Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Crafters of Faith

Good morning! Well, it is morning... My head isn't as foggy as yesterday, so that is good. I finished my project yesterday and decided to grab photos later, well my bed called and I didn't get back to my desk until this morning...lol
Being the last day of the month, it is time to post for y Crafters of Faith blog group. These ladies are the best prayer warriors and always know just the right thing to say as way of encouragement!!

Sharon was our theme hostess this month and here is what she said:

2013 is here! What a great time to clear out the old to make way for the new.

* For this challenge, I would like to see you use both old stash and new stash to create your card/project.

* To add a little fun to the challenge, I'd love to see you try a new technique -- something you've never done before. You can check out google, youtube, or even the SCS forums and galleries for inspiration!

* Make sure you tell me what's new and what's old and post a link or give a little description of the technique you used.


Using from my stash, comes natural. I am trying not to buy (I have bought a few things....GCs from Christmas, you know), so the new part of my stash was hard...lol

What I came up with uses paper from last years Sale-abration from SU! and a ribbon spool I just added to my stash after 'cleaning' up my area. My spools of ribbon are kept on long dowels and many were empty, so I decided to start the new year cleaning....lol

My inspiration came from Close To My Heart:


And now, I am sure you can't wait to see my interpretation....lol
First, let me tell you I broke out some Adirondack alcohol ink.....never opened, to color the interior of the spool and distress the edges. I stamped the flourishes and fussy cut them and then added half pearls and some twirls....and, I used a MFT rose die (which I HAD to have and never like the finished project). All stamps from CTMH, everything else from my stash....

And, here it is!



And, a close up of the top:



Let me know how I did....please ;-)

Make sure you stop my the other COF blogs (see my sidebar) because they love luv too!!

Thanks for stopping by!
HUGGZ,
April

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16 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh be still my heart, this is a vision! I do believe this is your most beautiful project yet (and they are ALL beautiful!) WOW! Love the softness this has and all the details! Superb project this month, my friend!

Blessings and having you as a COF sistah, you make me SMILE! love you!

Jackie said...

OMGosh! This is FANTASTIC April! I LOVE, LOVE your project Hun....it's absolutely fabulous! I'd say you pulled out all the stops on this one girl...awesome, awesome work on the challenge & TFS!!!

Melina said...

Oh my! I love the tags and the flowers and all the wispy things on top! Great project :)

Barb said...

This is stunning April--I love it and it is so creative!

kadie said...

April, this project is AWESOME!! oh my goodness!! You rocked this challenge. I'm so inspired--you're so creative. HUGS, kadie

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

April, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Wow! You really outdid yourself on this one. Great interpretation of Sharon's theme! Unique and Gorgeous!!!

maryrose said...

April, this is awesome! And it's a good thing you had that MFT die because those rolled roses are so sweet! Love it!

craftykarla said...

Wow, way to use up your stash. : )
Love the flowers.

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Well, this is nothing short of incredible!!!! WOW! If you can't tell, I really love this, lol. Makes me want to run out and find some ribbon dowels so I can make one. Thanks for playing along.

Carol W said...

Holy Hannah girlfriend...you rocked this challenge in a BIG WAY...awesome project...I'm still drooling and my jaw is on the floor...this is GREAT...you did AMAZING...for sure...♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

April, this is really a great project. You did an amazing job. I love the colors and how much depth you gave the project. You really outdid yourself on this one.

marsha said...

Wowzer, what an amazing project! I absolutely love your creation, every bit is gorgeous and so creative!
Hugs and blessings,
Marsha

nwilliams6 said...

Wow April! This is wonderful! I love it and I feel inspired myself. You come up with THE best ideas - I totally love it. I saw that same spool in the catty but never thought to do this - that is how I know you are a creative GENEOUS. Seriously great idea. Hugz!

Liz Williams said...

I have to agree with Kelly. April, this is one of the cutest projects I have ever seen. Lots of great work and such a fabulous piece.

AnnMarie said...

Awesome project!! Just beautiful!! :) Thank you for visiting me on my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Darlene said...

There you go again. Creating another show stopper!!! Love these colors together and your take on the original idea is remarkable! Simply amazing!