Monday, July 22, 2013

Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch Challenge #25 & Chance To Win!!!!!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Clearing Your Desk, Clears Your Mind!
I got busy in the craft room this past weekend - trying to dig out from the explosion of creativity that had been taking place in there!  Combining a hectic travel schedule with bursts of creativity makes for an impossibly messy craft room!  So, I spent time clearing and cleaning and now, every time I pass by the doorway to the craft room and look inside, I smile!  I forgot how refreshing it is to see a clean and tidy space!  It's so inviting!  It also allows my mind to be come and creates space for new creative ideas to take hold.  When I created this card on my clean craft table, I made sure to put everything back in its place - clearing my desk definitely clears my mind!
Today's card is for this month's Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge #25 over at Craft Project Central!  I am in love with the new Smoky Slate color and thought it looked quite elegant with this pattern from the Venetian Romance designer series paper!  I added the floral image from Happy Day, stamped with Smoky Slate ink.  I layered the stamped panel onto some Crisp Cantaloupe card stock for some added depth.  Next I punched two labels using the Decorative Label punch.  I sponged the edges with Smoky Slate ink.  Then I stamped the Label Love stamp set and punched it out with the Artisan Label punch.  The sentiment from Pennant Parade was stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the 1" circle punch.  I layered and glued the labels together and added them to the card with dimensionals.  For some bling, I added a rhinestone to the center of a Vintage Faceted designer button and then added that to the label with glue dots.  Some knotted Natural Trim finishes the card.  I hope you like it!
Make a card of your own and post it to the Craft Project Central site and you might win a free one-month subscription to Craft Project Central!  Of, if your creative juices aren't quite flowing, feel free to leave me a comment here...telling me how you manage to keep your craft space clean...and you will be entered to win a free subscription to the month of July over at Craft Project Central!  I will be announcing the winner on Sunday, July 28!!!!  Good luck!!!!


Anonymous said...

Oh, Michelle...I spewed coffee all over my keyboard when I got to this part of your post: "how you manage to keep your craft space clean". I struggle with getting my space clean, let alone keeping it that way!! I've now got 2 (yes, 2) spare bedrooms set up for my crafting supplies...I've bought 4 new Ikea Billy bookcases (the tall ones, which are already full)...I also have a second 4 drawer filing cabinet and an extra chest of drawers that used to belong to Mom. That's in addition to the storage I had previously set up. And still there's stuff all over the desk and floor. But I haven't given up, and your post (timely, as always) has given me the inspiration to tackle this chaos yet again. Pretty, pretty card. Very soft looking. --Doris XOXO

Jacque said...

I just cleaned my craft space too after having it be a disaster area for 2 months since i got a new puppy! And yes, now i feel like my creativity is back! Love the beautiful colors in your card! So soft and pretty! Thank you for sharing and giving me more inspiration!!

SeeJulieStamp said...

Beautiful! I love the softness. Thank you for playing along with the Creating Pretty Cards challenge!

Lorraine said...

Yes - I love the new gray, or is it grey? I hope that you're able to keep up with your craft space. I spent quite some time earlier in the year to organize things and then we went and did a major, no, make that 2 major jobs in the house that made me realize that I have entirely too much stuff. I don't think that there are enough hours left in my life to use all that I've accumulated. But if I had one suggestion, it would be see-through containers.