Happy Wednesday, blog friends!! How has your week been so far? Pretty good here...nothing too exciting going on right now. Just kind-of daily life...you know, the usual. :)
I'm on the My Mind's Eye blog today with some cards using the brand new Market Street "Ashbury Heights"
product. I *might* have squeeled & gasped when I opened my box of
new goodies the other day. But seriously...who can help it when new My
Mind's Eye arrives on your doorstep?! I love the dreamy & whimsical nature of the colors & fonts
used in Ashbury Hill, so I focused on the word "dream" and created two
sweet love cards. They are full of pink & different shades of green
& gold...and I just love them!
I used two of the Viva la Verve May sketches (week 1 and week 2) and the inspiration photo for Runway Inspired #60. I was drawn to the pink in her skirt, the mint on the floor & the gold on her sweater (it's more goldenrod on the photo - I chose to use metallic gold instead)....plus I was just inspired by the whimsical nature of the outfit as well! Here is what I created!
- Ashbury Heights: shimmer paper, dotted paper, 6x6 paper pad,
chipboard elements, chipboard buttons, decorative brads, mixed bag
diecuts, enamel dots, 3x4 cards;Necessities - Metallic: decorative tape; Now and Then - Mildred: alpha/word stickers.
For both cards I layered papers & journal cards together, and used stitching & foam adhesive to give the cards more dimension. I also slanted the sentiments on both of them to give it that eclectic, "thrown together" handmade feel...even though I very strategically placed every item. Lol!
For the first card I cut the card base from the "Ashbury Heights" shimmer paper. After cutting a block of polka dot paper & a scalloped border strip, I layered them together, then accented with a glittered paper strip & tied twine around the bottom. I layered this entire block to the top of the card with a doily diecut, popping the paper block with foam adhesive. I tucked a tab under the left side of it, then accented with twine threaded chipboard buttons. I added a little sentiment strip & brad to the bottom of the journal card, then accented the card with enamel dots.
For the second card I started with a blush cardstock base. I layered a
vellum & aqua paper block together, then adhered the "Dream" journal
card to the top with washi tape strips. After adding some zig-zag
stitching to the front, I adhered it to the card base. I added the
chipboard embellishments to the front, then finished the sentiment with
tiny alpha stickers. I finished it off my accenting it with enamel
These new collections have ignited my crafty mojo A LOT,
so I would highly suggest you add some of the Market Street goodies to
your stash. They have literally filled me with inspiration! Thanks for
checking out my cards, and I hope that you have a wonderful rest of