Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Feel Better Soon


How are you today? It is Tuesday, and it is going to rain (again), but I'm feeling pretty great - I made something! I feel like it has been weeks since I've been in my studio just to play, the kitchen had been eating up all of my (very limited) free time. But now the kitchen is almost done. I just need to paint my windowsills and door frames and that's it!

I made today's card for this week's Play Date Cafe color challenge (PDCC82). So glad to be back playing along! Here is our color story for this week:

This is one of my favorite color combinations (and happen to be the colors I used in my kitchen!). Here is my card:

The label image is from Very Vintage Labels 18. I stamped the label first that was going to be stamped with the text, and then built the rest of the design around it. A post-it note was used to mask the label to stamp the text inside. I am addicted to Say It Loud - I just love all those little phrases.

Before adhering the cream piece to my card base, I punched two small holes above and below my sentiment label and threaded some baker's twine through it. I wanted some twine on the card, but didn't want it to overlap the design - problem solved! Plus, it draws your eye to the sentiments and creates some dimension on the card. I just love these colors together!

Before I take off, can I share something else with you? I made this in Ceramics class.

Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen? Oh I love him. I started with a tall bowl that I flipped upside down. Then I hand built the rest of the design - he's a luminary! Even the glaze turned out just as I had hoped - that is unusual! I have some more ceramics projects to share in the coming weeks, they aren't quite finished yet, but let's just say that some of the images from the Dainty Doilies sets look awesome in clay! :)

Have a super day!


Stamps: Very Vintage Labels 18, Say It Loud - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink; Baja Breeze - Stampin' Up!
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Cappuccino Baker's Twine - The Twinery; Vintage button; Sewing machine


  1. Hey Anya that little owl is adorable!! So neat! I bet he looks even better lit up!!

  2. You are so incredibly talented--just look at that fabulous luminary! I can't wait to see more of your ceramics.

    Your card is absolutely lovely, as well. I just filed it away for future CASEing! Beautiful stamping and such a creative use of twine.

  3. Great way to make your own patterned paper, Anya! This is so soft and so classy. THanks for sharing it with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. WOW! Pottery and cardmaking! Such talent! I love the pattern on your card! It definitely stood out in the bunch!

  5. Love your soft take on the colours Anya - great stamping, love the button/twine combo :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

  6. Your car is stunning...I love the frames and how you masked the sentiment.

  7. Totally amazing! I am really 'wow-ed' by this card!

  8. Anya...you are so creative girl!!! LOVE your design and card...as usual!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe:)

  9. Great owl and I love how you've made a patterned paper out of the frames.

  10. This card is stunning - love how you've used that frame as a background. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

  11. Your card is gorgeous Anya, I love the CAS design! The gentle sponging really adds to the softness and the button accent is so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  12. Firstly I just LOVE your little owl, how clever! So cute!

    Your card is lovely! I've literally just got that set in the post and it's great to see how you've used the little words. I love how you've created your own background paper too, fab job with our colours. How funny that they match your kitchen, we must have good taste lol. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  13. Hey, I love your cards but just had to say how impressed I am with your owl. Clever thing. Looking forward to seeing the Dainty Doilies in clay.


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