Monday, September 2, 2013

I'm a Heart 2 Heart Guest Designer!

I was so excited when I learned that I was the Top Chick last month for one of my favorite blogs, Heart 2 Heart. I love their challenges and I try (not always successfully) to play along with every one each month. So you can imaging the squealing in the Stamp Pad when I was asked to be a guest designer for Heart 2 Heart this month! The first project is a color challenge - Sunset, Barn Red, Cashmere, and Gypsy. I knew just which stamp set I would be reaching for, too...Happy Autumn was screaming out, "Pick me! Pick MEEE!".
 So I inked those lovely flowers in all for colors, rolling on the layers of color and popping up layers of petals with lots of foam tape. I used the patterns in Washi Wonder (a special hostess only stamp set) to add texture to my sentiment label and the banner peeking out behind the sentiment. I built the glitter stripes using sanded strips of Cashmere Cardstock over a layer of adhesive. I sprinkled on prisma glitter to fill in the spaces between the distressed cardstock. My center panel is embossed with a big dot cuttlebug folder, then sanded heavily to bring out the dots. I got to machine stitch the distressed panel onto my Huntington paper panel, because my sweet CTMH team was here all day on Saturday rearranging and unpacking everything in my Stamp Pad, so I now have an actual sewing station! Of course, I wouldn't be me if the first thing I sewed wasn't paper. And boy, oh, boy, am I ever grateful to have such amazing and wonderful women on my team!

I used Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday sketch for my card inspiration. I'm also linking up to the Just Us Girls Distressing Challenge. I hope you'll head over to Heart 2 Heart to check out the inspiration projects and play along with this week's color challenge!

6 comments:

Dawn's Daze said...

Wendy, I love your card!! You used just the right amount of Gypsy (I thought that was a tricky color to add). I love the machine stitching too. My husband bought me a sewing machine just for paper stitching over a year ago for my birthday and I am such a procrastinator I haven't used it yet. I'm afraid of it and just need to get comfortable using it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy Ball said...

Wendy, your card is SPECTACULAR! I love everything about it and especially that you included embossing.

Katy said...

WELCOME, Wendy!!! We're so happy to have your creative juices teaming up with us this month! Love the card, too!!!

Casandra Bennett said...

Congrats! It's a beautiful card.

Kigz said...

Soooooo excited to have you on board this month, Wendy! This card is just one of the many reasons I love your artwork! Always brilliantly unexpected in some way. The flowers are gorgeous, the alternating sanded and sparkly stripes are striking! Can't wait to see more! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

What gorgeous, luscious card! Thank you for sharing :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...