Friday, March 21, 2014

Retro Sketches #106 - Thank You

What a busy day!   My daughter goes to a local college and takes the car for her commute.  Friday is her day off - thus it's my day to have my car!  Actually I really like dragging her along with me to help me load up groceries.  We enjoy spending our time together talking as we run from errand to errand and usually stop and have lunch together.   The rest of the week it's school and work for her, and keeping the house in order for me.   My husband is having some friends over to play cards tonight and I'm cooking for them.  Of course they had to pick a Friday during Lent so I had to get creative with the menu since no meat is allowed.   

I'm slipping this one in just under the wire at Retro Sketches.    I just couldn't pass this one by.  I love the simplicity of the design and enjoyed trying to find different ways to fussy it up a bit.  I used a background die for the base to add some layers.  I moved the sentiment to the bottom and stamped it on a border die.  It still seemed to need a little something so I added a bit of ribbon and a bow - and my latest addiction.  YES!  Those bitty wooden accent pieces that I'm starting to see at more stores.  I hate paying shipping so if I can find it at a store near home ...  I'm there! I found this butterfly at Joann's.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Lil Inker Designs  Mom & Dad Sentiments
Cover Up Die:  Lil Inker Designs Swirls, Border Die  Stitched Scallop Border
Wooden Butterfly Jillibean Soup
Ribbon:  5/8" Stripe Twill Teal May Arts,  1/4" Satin Turquoise Offray
Card Stock:  PTI Canyon Clay, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper Farmhouse 6x6"
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black


Tracey McNeely said...

Hi Jeanne! Two words for this gor-geous!!

Marybeth said...

I love the subtle way you use this cover plate! Uggg now I want that too!
Sounds like a nice day spending it with your daughter. Card game sounds fun as well.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. You are so talented--to take such a simple sketch and find ways to make it colorful and layered. Love how you used the butterfly, too.

Lynn Hardy said...

This is bright and pretty - I like the background die!

Catherine Pooler said...

I LOVE your mix of patterns and colors and elements!

Catherine Pooler said...

I love your mix of colors, patterns and textures. Fabulous!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful Jeanne! Love those bright and vivid colors and that sweet little butterfly, so fun.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Gorgeous, so FULL of SUNSHINE it hurts, in the BEST way!!!

Sharron said...

The patterns and colors on this are just amazing! Love how you used the cover plate. And the accents of blue and wooden butterfly are so pretty.