Thursday, June 16, 2016

Pastels, Pearls, Pretty Papers

Earlier this week I cleaned my craft space.  It was a long time coming, and my dust bunnies were all fashionable because they were wearing glitter.  Summer vacation is my time to recharge, clean, and spend time crafting/reading craft blogs.  There are several blogs that I visit on a regular basis (check my blog list on the right), and I've luxuriated in reading and playing in my space.

Yesterday after I had lunch with some friends, I came home and just played.  I pulled papers and dies and paints and Perfect Pearls and all sorts of goodies from my stash.  This is what I came up with:

I'm loving all of the layers I added.  Papers from Teresa Collins' 6x6 Designer Pad He Said She Said, pearls, die cuts, cheesecloth, paper doilies tinted with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls.

An image from a set of ephemera that I received for my birthday.

Tiny flowers cut from my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die with pearls added to the centers ... they make me swoon!

A large tag with more swoon-inducing pearls. Add to it a Cheery Lynn Designs B117 Fanciful Flourish Right die that I cut and tucked into various locations on the card.

And a little sentiment tag cut with my Tim Holtz Tag & Tie die as well as a little resin flower gussied up with some Alcohol Inks.

I am entering this in the following challenges:



  1. Beautiful colors and design.Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Design challenge. Best of luck to you.

  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty. Good luck on your challenges!


  3. I love the colours you chose! All nicely put together. Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create challenge. Hope to see you again. Mary DT Member x

  4. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  5. Oh my words this card is sublime love the orange colors and all the beautiful layers! Thank you so much for taking the time to play with us at the Cheery Lynn Designs blog and good luck hugs Amy xox

  6. WOW!! what a gorgeous card.. love the choice of papers.. lovely the dies you have used..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.

  7. Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  8. WOW, this is GORGEOUS! The color pallet is beautiful and I love all the wonderful details! So pretty!
    Sherrie K

  9. Dodie, I'm loving all these shades of peach and cream! Beautiful layers and great use of pastels and pearls. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie Pastels and Pearls Challenge!


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