Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Hello Dear Friend



Hey everyone! I wanted to give you all a little update on Liberty.. She is doing much better.. :) We were having trouble getting her to urinate after her kidney reflex surgery.. but SHE IS PEEING! okay..I know that may not be a big deal to some.. but for us.. it's HUGE :) Thanks for all your thoughts prayers and well wishes..!!
-My card for you today is one that I thought of late last night before I fell asleep.. anyone else do that? Sit in bed and think of creations?:) Okay I am a Unique.. that's okay :)
All my papers are from the Cosmo Cricket collection Salt Air. (I LOVE Cosmo Cricket papers)..and these colors.. :) Cosmo Cricket is having a sketch contest going on right now too.. so I thought I would join in and use these amazing papers! :) Oh if you look at the bottom of the card.. those scallop circles float too :)
For the middle of the card I used my circle punch and made my own scallop center.. I guess you would call it.. The little white dots are .59 cent puffy paint.. (love this stuff.. ) I bent every circle to give it more texture and so it would almost fall like fabric.
The stamp "Hello dear friend" is from Unity's Could I Be Any Cuter set.. LOVE IT! I used my sewing machine and sewed around the card. Bakers twine to tie it up. Using Colorbox Cat Eye dark brown chalk ink, I distressed the card. I used stickles in the middle of the mini May Lilly prima flowers. To stamp the sentiment I used Unity's Burnt Amber ink pad.. Okay I am going to let you all in on a little secret.. shh.. don't tell.. when I was stamping my image I put to much pressure and got the "line" around the sentiment.. I was so bummed.. but knew I didn't want to make another card.. I mean.. who would want to start over right? So I placed some little white puffy paint dots on the "mistake." Who would have guessed that I LOVE how it turned out! Sometimes using our mistakes makes our creations have more interest!
Thanks for stopping by.. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.. HUGS
Challenges-
Cosmo Cricket Sketch Conte
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All things unity-anything goes
The Playdate Cafe-color challenge
Kraft-Movie or song (Paul Mccartney Hello)
Little Darlings-Pleats or Ruffles
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33 comments:

Marlena M. said...

This is so lively and cool! ;)

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Alison
So glad Liberty is peeing!!
Your card is amazing - wish I could come up with ideas like this just before going to sleep - lol. Love how the gorgeous papers fall and your cleverly disguised mistake is brilliant.
Hugs
Denise xx

RiNNE said...

Yay for successful reflux surgery!! And yay for pee!

Your card is wonderful ... Love the circles and all other elements!

Anne-Marie said...

Alison, I LOVE this creation....those colours are so gorgeous....and yep....I come up with ideas just as I'm falling asleep, but then can't remember them in the morning...ha!
So glad Liberty is on the mend....must have been a worry for you. :0

Annette said...

wow now that is talent... your creativity is amazing.. Love this card...

Mette said...

Fabulous creation and looks like "fabric". I love Cosmo Cricket too - their frest bold colours. Love the white dots :).

Hugs, Mette

Mette said...

Fabulous creation and looks like "fabric". I love Cosmo Cricket too - their frest bold colours. Love the white dots :).

Hugs, Mette

lynn said...

so glad to hear she's doing better:) love all of the scallops!

hope your weekend goes more smoothly!

Suzy said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog :)

scare_easy said...

I love all the layers - both the circles and the papers behind! Super cute card.

Carmen said...

Alison, this card is so beautiful! I love the colors, the puffy paint and the 3D feel of the card. Just lovely!!

E.T. said...

what a super fub creation!

jen said...

*love*!!!! this is amazing- and your white dots add the perfect amount of interest- they make your 'mistake' look intentional!! :D

Jenny said...

Just love how you shaped the circles and the puffy paint dots are quite a contrast to the colours.
Glad to hear Liberty is doing well now, fingers crossed she continues to progress :)
Jenny x

Lisa said...

What a fun card! I love all of those layered scallops and the tiny flowers!!!

Tracey said...

FABULOUS card!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The PLay Date Cafe :)

Angie Blom said...

gorgeous card. I just love all the amazing details Alison.

Hanne said...

Wow! Amazing card!
Hanne

Angela Fehr said...

I love curling little bits of paper too - so I know how long this took! Very cute result! Thanks for commenting on my blog - at first I thought it was my sister - she's Alison (with one L) too!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is absolutely breathtaking, Alison! Punching and arranging all those circles must've taken forever. I chuckled when I read about you dreaming up card designs in bed. I sometimes come up with the best ones right before I fall asleep and then have to wake up and write them down! LOL

I don't think I was following your blog when your daughter had surgery but I'm so happy to hear she is doing better!

Amy Papale said...

Awesome card! Love all of the detail in this masterpiece!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a beautiful card, Alison, the colors are just marvelous and the design is simply stunning! Great work! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

StampinCathy said...

This is just GORGEOUS! Love the dp and all the fun details. Very inspiring.

Lynn said...

congrats on top 3 @ the Kraft Journal, rightfully so...this card is so unique! love the little scallops, very cute.

Jinny Newlin said...

Another gorgeous creation! LOVE all those scallops and stunning penning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous! I love how you have made the peer the focal image--very creative!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! What detail! LOVE the papers and your stitching! Great images and super design:) THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:) And thanks for playing along with us over at ATU!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my goodness what a fun trendy brilliant card Alison!

Sussie said...

This card is wonderful! You did put alot of work in to this and I love it!
Have a nice weekend!

Angie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Little Darlings Challenges.

Angie

sara said...

fantastic card love all papers thank you so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x

JOAN said...

WOW Alyson, this card is super amazing!!! I really love it!!!

Hannah said...

Alison, this is such a striking and amazing design. I love it :) Love all of the stitching, patterns and colours :) That panel of circles is such a cool idea :)
Thanks for linking this up for my blog candy question :)