Thursday, November 10, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 06: All Occasion Inspiration

Time sure does fly by!  It is already time for another challenge from The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.  The challenge this week ~ create a card that demonstrates an "all occasion" sentiment.  Use the sort of sentiment not tied to a personal celebration or holiday.  Create to send to anyone at anytime and maybe include a handwritten letter.  Do you remember the last time you received something of this sort and how it made you feel?  Or, even the last time someone took time out of their day to handwrite you a letter?  I love getting mail just for this purpose - the purpose of being thought of not because it is my birthday, a holiday, or due to sickness.  Just a greeting.... ahhhh ;)

The twist is to use the below photo as inspiration.  What do you see?  Pillows?  Colors?  Chair?  Ribbon? So many possibilities... What do you see?

I see three different color combinations and textures and below is my interpretation of this week's challenge:

First closed, then open:

Do you think I can remember the name of this fold?  No, I can't.  I just did it from memory.  Isn't that ironic?

  • "Enjoy the little things!" is the sentiment I chose to use.  
  • The left side of the card is the pillow in the front with all the ruffles - that says autumn to me.  
  • The right side is the middle pillow with the ribbon accents criss-crossing and circular embellies - the colors are cool, more like winter.  
  • Then the middle diamond is spring to summer ~ the changing of the leaves from the green of spring through summer changes to yellow and orange.  Red ribbon was also used as in the third pillow on the chair.
  • And the main design?  Mine.
  • Coloring used on the design:  Tim Holtz Distress Stains - I am in love with these.  The little dots on the leaves were made using the Stampin Up Spritzer and their chocolate chip marker.  The entire scallop was then coated with Glazon Pixie Dust for a bit of a shine.
  • The tag sentiment was embossed using A|Muse gold, then Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Marigold, followed by GlazOn Pixie Dust.  Using the heat gun then to dry quickly until it bubbled slightly and concentrate on the corner just until the smell of burn causing the brown corner.  The little bit of this entire card being the brown right before the snow falls in MinneSnowta!
I have never had the opportunity to live anywhere but Minnesota.  Would I miss being here?  Yes, as I love all four seasons.  Winter use to be my favorite until I had children and the bundling, buckling, snowsuits, hats and mittens. But, when they were just babes they were out in the snow.  If I was shoveling the walks and the driveway I would bundled them up, bring outside their little chair on wheels with a tray, stuff them in it, and throw light flakes their way causing them to giggle and do that hard laugh we all love to hear from children.  I loved taking our golden retriever, Phoenix, out for a walk, especially the first snowfall, as he would walk the sidewalks with his snout to the walk enjoying the build-up of snow on his face.  I love blizzards and more snow than what one knows where to put.  But, winter here is about seven months long so there is mucho to squeeze in to be able to enjoy the last three seasons.

If anyone actually reads my entire post do you hear in your head the Wawawaaaaa of Charlie Brown?


Jennipher said...

Love all the techniques and time you put into this. What an amazing creation. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Sarah Bennett said...

Wow- that is one heck of an interesting fold, Sassy! ;-) Very cool how the pic inspired you. I especially love the ruffled ribbon and the glitter. As for your post- I lived through my fair share of Winters and am afraid I did not handle them as well as you! I want Summer all year round, lol! Wawawaaaaaaa!!! :-) Glad you still enjoy that time of year and that you have such fond memories of it! Anyway, I love your card and thank you for playing along again at The Perfect Sentiment!

Scrappin Abby said...

I am with the fold you did. Your cards are always something I look forward to seeing..all the different folds/techniques you them. Fantastic card & I love your interpretation of this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at the Perfect Sentiment (love your new blog pic btw)

Jeremy and Samantha said...

love all the textures and colors, you are my artist idol :) Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment!

shaunnaRooskie said...

this is just gorgeous, Sassy! love the inspiration you drew from the photo for this challenge :)

jan farnworth said...

what a creative card sassy nicely done thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.