Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dang! Really? 6 Days?!!!

I didn't realize it's been 6 days since my last post.  I'm coming to the end of the wedding party alterations I have to do.  1 bride is fitted and loves the bustle I did for her.  It ended up not being what she asked for, but it works better with the dress.  Her dress gets picked up tomorrow.  I have to shorten another wedding dress and a bridesmaid dress.  Gotta bustle the wedding dress.  The bridesmaid is pregnant and I have to let her dress out as far as it will go and hope for the best since the wedding is in 5 weeks.

I really needed a little break today, so I stole a little time after tweaking the first wedding dress to make this card;

I got the idea for my card from this card by Tosh Leyendekker; Know How Much I Love You.  It's a real beauty.  I used it as my starting point and gave my own spin to it from there.  I got some goodies from i {heart} papers last week (*sigh*) and have been itching to play with them.  I pulled out Le Romantique from Graphic 45 and used Unity Stamp Co, Artist in You for the sentiment - I just love this set!!!

I found this tutorial by Becca Feeken on some different uses for border punches.  I gave it a whirl for the border, and well, I need some practice.  I really like layering the punched borders, but I really need to play a little.  I only went on one side with the border punch, but I love the double edge that Becca does and I do want to give it try.  Gotta have a little time to play!  I used a butterfly charm embellished with a bow to add a little interest in that corner.

I just love it when I have waking dreams about stamping so that my time in my studio is *UBER* efficient!  I'll have a little more time to simply play after this wedding sewing stuff is done.  I'm so looking forward to it!

stamps; The Artist in You (unity stamp co)
paper; le romantique (graphic 45), walnut creme, brown, hazel (bazzill)
ink; espresso, juniper adirondack, antique linen, tea dye, vintage photo distress ink (ranger)
accessories; butterfly charm (blue moon beads), gothic arches, eyelet lace (martha stewart), ribbon (su!), silver pen (zig), hanging sign (sizzix)


Deb said...

Stunning, Loretta! What a beauty! Absolutely GLORIOUS!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This is gorgeous Loretta!! I love your trio of panels with the sign, and of course all the butterflies and colors. And your border is awesome!! I'm so honored to have been an inspiration. Thanks for the warm fuzzies!! Hugs!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous...I just love the Graphic 45 papaer!! So elegant!

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Loretta. I love the Unity Stamp. I might have to get that myself. The DP is outstanding!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the different papers, the detailed butterfly with the tiny bow, great use of the die!

HappyCrafter said...

What a gorgeous piece of art!! That edge on the bottom looks wonderful, and I really like the dp and how it ties in with all the elements.

Velta said...

Every time I visit...it gets better and better! Thank you for sharing your ideas girl....I need it :)

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