Monday, October 12, 2009

So many challenges, so little time!

I did it! From what I've seen and heard from fellow crafters and bloggers, I'm not the only one who has done it. I cleaned up my crafting space. I'm done cleaning up the general use space in my basement after the moving around due to my studio flood that happened last spring. I cleaned up my back room of my crafting space. I tidied up my craft closet (but this could use some more TLC). I cleaned up my studio and even put my butterflies up on my wall using the most darling little hammer in the shape of a shoe. Thank-you Faye!!!

While I was cleaning up, I found this Santa from Crafty Secrets and knew immediately I wanted to use it for last week's colour challenge - mellow moss, kraft (or taupe) and white. He SO fits that challenge. Then, the sketch challenge was posted and I knew that it was perfect for this image! Yahoo - I was off to the races.

I got the card front done and it sat on my desk so I could keep looking at it because it just didn't feel done. I stitched around the edges, but it still didn't feel finished.

I saw today's technique challenge on SCS and knew I would be done this card finally.

After all the Santa meditations I did with this card, it was easy to finish it off this morning, making it an easel card. BEAUTY!

Now, I'm off to finish making Thanksgiving dinner! Have a blessed day, everyone!

stamps; christmas joy (crafty secrets)
paper; wassail (basic grey), mellow moss, always artichoke (SU!), nutmeg, brown, coconut swirl, sand dotted swiss (bazzill)
ink; espresso adirondack, antique linen, tea dye distress ink (ranger)
accessories; fancy labels, petite ovals (spellbinders), mini scallop punch (ek success), white sating ribbon (offray), winter cotton scraps (crafty secrets), square rhinestone brads (making memories), snickerdoodle smooch (clearsnap)

4 comments:

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE this vintage card Loretta!! Gorgeous!! I'm so envious of your cleaned space too. I only seem to work in sections. And by the time I get another section completed, the original one is back to "normal". *sigh* Like laundry, it's never ending. *giggle*

Jane Wetzel said...

OMG..This is just gorgeous..Love love love this vintage image and you have made it look soooooo amazing...awesome job! :)

maryr917 said...

i really like this crafty secrets image-it has such a victorian look to it-great card

Leigh said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love that image and those papers match so well.

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