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?