TSG50: Pleats

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello crafty bloggers!

How was your weekend? We had a pretty low key one since I wasn't feeling all that great and there was a ton of laundry to do. Syd had a sleep over at her Narnie's house and The Man and I were supposed to go out and enjoy the night off, but I had cramps all day and really wasn't up to getting dolled up for a night out on the town. But it was nice to sleep in the morning! :)

Since it is Monday, I have this week's challenge from There She Goes (TSG50), and you're going to LOVE it! It's all about pleats, pleats, pleats!!

I've seen them all over blogland but I haven't made one because I never knew exactly how they were done. Well, that was until our fabulous Trendsetter, Heather Pulvirenti, showed us how she makes them with her tutorial for last week's Wednesday Trends! Yay! She made it look so easy!

Since the challenge called for it, I gave it a go and even though it doesn't even come close to a Heather ruffle, it's a pretty good first attempt right?! :D

I couldn't resist using the Sweet Pea mini set again since it's my new favorite set! It's designed by TSG's newest stamp designer, Chris Dark and I have a feeling we're going to see a whole lot more of Chris's designs after the popularity of this mini set! I used Pale Plum to color in the sweet peas, then added just a bit of Elegant Eggplant at the base of the petals. Since the Basic Grey 'Green At Heart' paper had a earthy base color to it, I used some Frayed Burlap from Distress Inks and applied it to the background of the flowers. For some sparkle, I spritzed the image panel with some Glimmer Mist.

Now it's your turn! Create a card that has a pleat or ruffle on it, then go to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (April 19). The winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

By the way, have you signed up for our There She Goes Mother Of All Blog Hops yet??? You can check out all the details.......HERE! I can't wait to see all the beautiful creations everyone is going to create!!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Sweet Pea'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Distress Inks 'Frayed Burlap'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP - Basic Grey 'Green at Heart'
Access: Spellbinders Small Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestibilities, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Ribbon, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals


Serafiia said...

WOW - I love it!
Your coloring is awesome and all the colors and papers fits perfectly together + the ribbon looks amazing.
I think I really need to get this stamp too!

Lisa H. said...

wow, another beautiful card with this stamp set! sooo pretty!

Unknown said...

sandra...this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! love the soft colors, and your pleated ribbon is wonderful!

Gretchen said...

Just lovely! I like how you sewed around the main image- just a beautiful creation, as usual!

Pam Varnell said...

This is so pretty Sandra. I just adore your coloring and that pretty pleated silk ribbon is the perfect added touch.

Tasha said...

Sandra this is so beautiful. the colours are lovely and soft and the ribbon detail is fabulous
love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty Sandra. Totally sweet and feminine. Absolutely awesome

Heather P. said...

Holy wow! This is soooooooo gorgeous, and your pleats are sheer perfection! :)

Shirley N said...

Beautiful! Your ribbon is lovely.

Unknown said...

Sandra... This card is just beutiful! It comes across as so soft and elegant and I think for your first time you ROCK at this whole pleat thing! Gorgeous work hun!! Xx

Jessica Diedrich said...

Gorgeous, Sandra!

The Spotted Chick said...

Sandra this is GOR-JUSS!! It looks like suede in the photo, so soft and elegant. LOVE IT!!!

milena60 said...

Я влюбилась в ваши работы супер.

Anonymous said...

How did you get the distress ink to look so great??? Love this one girl, I am totally casing it!

kadie said...

So so elegant! I need to do some 'thinking of you' cards and this is such great inspiration!

Related Posts with Thumbnails