Monday, August 2, 2010

OTWC Challenge No. 18 Entry No. 3

Here's my last entry for Kim Wilson's Off the Wall Craftiness Color Challenge No. 18. I tried to remember a sketch in my head for this card just as I was about to fall asleep. Sketching out cards for me never works. I'm such a sloppy drawer that the card inevitably always ends up different than the sketch I've drawn. When I was in high school I shopped at The Bon Marche (known as The Bon and The Cube) but now it's Macy's. I loved FOSSIL handbags, and then loved their watches, and little did I know that they had jewelry until last week. My husband and I ate dinner out for our anniversary and did some shopping. Having a Macy's attached to a hotel is a very dangerous thing! I fell in love with a FOSSIL necklace. I would show it to you if I could, but it's not on their website. Had I known how difficult it would be to find the other necklaces, I would have picked them up too. This necklace inspired this card. The other inspiration for this card is Dawn McVey of Papertrey's Design Team. I read her blog on a daily basis and she frequently uses vintage book print on her cards. She picked hers up at a thrift shop, which is hard to come by in a large city like mine. I have Goodwill and Value Village. This book was published in 1919 by L.M. Montgomery (the author of Anne of Green Gables) and is called Rainbow Valley. After I bought this book, it has sat on a shelf just staring at me. I don't want to tear the pages out! I feel guilty! I don't know how Dawn does it, and I think I'm going to have to e-mail her and ask her when all this CHA stuff settles down. Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps: Friends 24-7(SU!), Sweet Spot (SU!) Paper: White and Enchanted Evening(Papertrey), vintage book print Ink: Inky Blue (Vivid!) and Dandelion (Dew Drop Memento) Embellishments: Spring Blossom Dew Drops, Twine Tools: Three Petal Punch (SU!)


  1. Love your card! The flowers are adorable, and I like the little touch of the twine and the clear embillishments! Awesome job!

  2. Super cute Melissa!!! Thanks for playing and good luck!


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