Whew! It's been a long time since I posted a project on this blog. It's not because I've not been crafting till the crack of dawn, because I have. It's not because I don't craft any more, because if you've been following the Itsy Bitsy blog, you know that I have. It's not because I've run out of ideas, because again all my ideas are showcased on ItsyBitsy. I guess I haven't posted in a while because the responsibilities of being a mother of 2 finally caught up with me. Between shuttling my son to school, dealing with daily homework, trying to manage my extremely naughty toddler daughter and ensuring I spend enough time with them, I finally had to give my craft blog a bag seat.
That was until I saw Corrinne's fabulous inspiration on Sindhu's blog. Sindhu is celebrating her first wedding anniversary and her blogaversary by hosting weekly challenges. Corrinne Dietrich of Dietrich Designs was the first host and her challenge is Wedding/ Anniversary Cards with Black and White and Lace. Corrine's inspiration card is totally to die for and from the moment I saw it, I knew I had to make something for it. Last night after putting the kids to sleep, I suddenly got an idea for it and I jumped up from the covers to craft! Here's what I made.
My idea was a lace parasol right from a Jane Austen novel. And I wanted it closed so that the frilly trim is dominant. I actually have 2 such parasols - actual versions one with black lace and one with white. I could never use them but they were so so so so pretty that I just had to have them. I followed the tutorial on this link to make the parasol with a few changes of my own. Here's a closer look at the parasol.
The ornate frame is cut from my cameo and the pattern paper beneath it is from the DCWV Lemon Flower stack. It's sooo gorgeous! Silver textured design, perfect for my card. Was delighted to find it in my stash but very reluctant to actually use it. It was so so so pretty.
Well that wraps up this post. See you around Blogosphere either here or on the ItsyBitsy Blog. Toodles!
Also linking to Lulupu's Load it Up Challenge (Thanks Doc Sonia). I have 4 layers over the base card and the 3 embellishments are - a lace parasol, ribbon and a pearl.
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