Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dream ♥♥♥

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!
 Supplies:Market Street - 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 dots!

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 your day!

Until later,
~L.

4 comments:

  1. So pretty! I am loving the embellishment choices and that gold washi is just delicious!

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  2. These are absolutely gorgeous! Every little detail is scrumptious.

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  3. Wow, these are stunning! And I'm in love with that collection too! :) Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

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