01 February 2011

Just for Fun!

I enjoyed some crafty time today, and played along in a couple of challenges. It's been forever since I did that - it's just so much fun! I got out one of my all-time favorite Lizzie Anne Designs sets, Far East (this is one of the first sets I ever got from them!), and used some Crate Paper I've had forever. Recently I've been going through my stash, donating all of my old 12x12 papers to my daughter's art class. But I couldn't bear to part with this paper.
I started with The Play Date Cafe's challenge for this week (well, for last week - it ends tonight). The colors were black, white, and a splash of lilac. I used cream instead of white, but it worked better with my paper. I stamped my small flowers and the lotus flower in purple, and added some lighter lavender hand-stitched thread around the edge of the main panel.

I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week - it's so fun! I love the concept of round or square week - so much variety :) I accented all of my cut out flowers with half pearls in different sizes. My card also fits the brand new challenge for the brand new challenge blog Desert Island Crafts! Twice a month they'll share an itinerary, and to play along you have to use a certain number of the items from their list. This week I used 3 things: Stitching/Piercing, Pearls/Gems, Flowers. I think I'll make another card tomorrow and see how many more I can get on a card! I had a great time being crafty today, even though I made a simple card.

19 comments:

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing :)

Maria Levine said...

OH I LOVE IT! I have that set!! :-) Fabulous job!

Sandie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love that sketch, must save for when I get time.

Julie Ranae said...

So great to see you have a little crafty time to yourself and that you shared it with us in The Play Date Cafe! Really lovely 'splash' indeed!

Michele Gross said...

Oh its sooo pretty! What a great splash and so glad you got some free play time today ;) Happy to have you join us at The Play Date Cafe!!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Beautiful card girlfriend! It's great to see you freely creating again! The results are stunning. Hugs.

Fiona said...

Taylor I am loving your card :) Love the way you've combined the elements, and added a splash of lilac! Thanks so much for playing along at the PDCC this week!

~Tammy~ said...

This is so cool!

Alison said...

This is really pretty! Your paper and images are beautiful! Thank you for playing along with the first Desert Islands Crafters Challenge!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I love your little wave of flowers! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Minta's Creations said...

Love the flowers. love the oriental look..it's really pretty.
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jo said...

Great card Taylor!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful oriental card! LOVE those flowers and the sentiment is perfect:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous Miss Taylor! Love the color combo and your take on the layout!
Cyndi

Allison said...

Heart this so! Love the colors esp. that purple!

*psychangel* said...

Fabulous card Taylor! Love the flow of flowers. Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Desert Islands! Good luck, Ang x

Louise said...

This is really lovely Taylor. So elegant.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a lovely card Taylor. Love the B&W and all the pretty flowers. Just perfect. :o)

Diana Queen said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Welcome to the Outlawz DT!! ;D