Saturday, August 7, 2010

Speedy the Cat's Friends

Vicki Dutcher asked me to be a guest designer for the Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge on the MFP blog for the month of August. The challenge for my first card of the month was definitely quite a challenge -- make your own embellishments. So, after thinking for quite a while, this is what I came up with.




I stamped the woven pattern from Backgrond Fun onto a small piece of MFP Desert Sand, then cut and shaped it into a basket. I punched lots of greenery, using the Martha Stewart branch punch, from August Greens -- my new favorite green. I made the flowers by cutting the very centers of the camellias from Apples and Camellia, sponged them a little bit, and attached them to some twisted wire with glue dots. After I put the basket together, I added the stickles. I cut the rick rack from some cardstock with the pinking blade on my cutter. The "dew drops" were made by punching out three circles with a small circle punch and adding some Alene's Crystal Glaze. Whew!!!


Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers Background Fun, Apples and Camellia, Flourishes and Frame
Paper - MFP August Greens, Desert Sand, Deepest Mahogany; Basic Grey Cappella DP
Ink - Tim Holtz Distressed - Vintage Photo, Milled Lavender, Wild Honey, Barn Door
Accessories - MS branch punch, Wire, Stickles, Circle punch, Crystle Glaze, Pop dots, Pinking blade



This salt and pepper shaker set is actually two pieces. The salt shaker is the flowers, and the pepper shaker is the basket.

11 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with this basket of blossoms, Lois!! What a sensational design!!

Claudine Poch said...

This is great! You are so creative with this basket weave stamp! Have fun on the blog team!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOIS!! What a FABULOUS (and a lot of work) CARD! You shame us all lol~~ love the basket and of course your flowers!! Thanks so much for GDing this month! I look forward to your cards!!

Julia Aston said...

Welcome Lois! I love your wonderful basket of blooms! that woven BG stamp is so fun!

Joanne Travis said...

Welcome to the Speedy's team, Lois!!
Your samples are incredible beautiful! Love the assortment of cat cards too, they really show how versatile this stamp is.

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Lois, I made a mistake on the cat cards comment, at first I thought that one was yours. Need to finish my coffee and wake up. Doh!
LOVE your beautiful basket filled with flowers. What a fabulous and creative way to use that weave stamp. LOVE this!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lois, this is gorgeous! I am really impressed... What a fabulous basket filled with flowers... and you made it all yourself... WOW. This is such a great design. You really nailed the challenge!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your little basket of posies is so cute! I love how you created the basket and all the greenery looks amazing with those tiny flowers! So pretty!

BeeBeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card tfs!!!

Bahb said...

When I first got to your Blog, there were two cards with bird houses for the MFP Blog Hop, but they disappeared. Now there is only the basket with posies, and that is sooooo clever! You must be a model of patience, fussy-cutting that many camellias.

Benzi said...

Whew is right! What a wonderful job you did with this card. Lots of work but fabulous. Love that unique salt and pepper shaker.