Monday, March 7, 2011

Sarah Kay’s “Juliet in the Field of Nasturtiums”

I'll be back later today to announce the winner of my Anniversary Blog Candy - but first I wanted to share a card and project I made for Stampavie's CHA booth! Both with the new Sarah Kay's "Juliet in the Field of Nasturtiums".
Isn’t she just gorgeous! Colored with my Copics – to match the My Minds Eye papers – Then matted with a fun Martha Stewart Pansy Border punch. Ok, so I know pansies and Nasturtiums are not the same, but they are close, and I love the flower border around her, especially once you add rhinestone bling for the centers of each one! Each layer of the card is attached with foam stickers for the shadow and depth on the card.


Then I went BIG! I took the same image, stamped her out and then copied her on my copy machine until she was big enough to be the center on a large wooden purse.

But first here is the inspiration of my wooden purse -
 I love this, one of my special items :0) It has LOTS of wear.. a few dings, scratches and a handle that won't stay attached any longer. But this little purse is probably on the edge of being classified and antique now! LOL I was pretty small when Grandma made this for me!

My version has more of a paper crafter feel to it - as you can see... But if Grandma had all the supplies then that we play with now... no telling what my little treasure would look like - she would have loved all these toys.. ahem... supplies.

So back to my purse -
When I saw this raw wood purse at Hobby Lobby.. I knew exactly which image had to go onto it. Juliet! My background I kept very simple. The wooden purse is “aged” and colored with a few different Distressing ink pads. Then a lace background punched with a dotted scalloped border punch. Yellow and white checked paper from my scraps, then my large Juliet that I have colored with my Copics and torn out. A few coats of Modge Podge is painted and let dry over night – For her “bed” of flowers I went through all my flowers and pulled lots of oranges, yellows and cream colored flowers, punched some Martha Steward Frond leaves and glued them all down. Centers again with lots of bling!


Will I carry this purse? Probably not, as I would tear off all the flowers first trip out. But it sits on my desk and holds some paper mementos from CHA. It is bright and cheerful and makes me smile. So have you ever enlarged your stamped images to make larger projects? Sometimes we forget we can do lots more with these beautiful images than just cards… think BIG!

Hope you enjoyed - and do pop back later today to see if you are winner of my Blog Candy!!!!
HUGS and-

11 comments:

Vika Dolya said...

Очень нравится идея, красиво и забавно! Класс!

Kirsten Alicia said...

The image is SO beautiful, I love the colours you chose. She looks just as lovely on the card & the wooden purse.

Carol Dee said...

WOW, I love the card and the purse. I really like the old one Grandma made. Too Sweet! And a treasure for sure! I had not seen this pansy border punch fromMArtha. Oh Dear, My must have list just got longer... LOL. Hugs...

Helen said...

Hi Michelle, your card is gorgeous; feels like summer is coming (instead of spring). It is a very shiny card with a lovely image. Your grandma's wooden purse is a treasury which you should hold on to. I love the way your wooden purse turned out with all those beautiful flowers and Juliet in between. I'd better not stop by so often, every time I see something which makes me greedy (must have things.....). OK I know I'm addicted (like most of us)... Hugs from Holland.

Riet said...

So beautiful Michelle,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Rosa-kreattiva said...

io adoro reciclare e trovo la tua reintepretazione fantastica... ciao rosa.kreattiva

♥...Mo...♥ said...

I love it...
Is so Beautiful...

Shelly said...

Both your card and your purse are sooo beautiful, Michelle.

Peachy Wessels said...

What a really cute idea. Who wouldn't just love to have this little beauty sitting on your desk! Sometimes, we forget to make something just for ourselves, because are so busy making and sending out our goodies for others to enjoy. It is nice to have that cute little something that you made, that will give you inspiration and make you smile. Great job!

Kelly Schelske said...

It's so cute Michelle! I love the pansy border on the card!

Rufus said...

What a treasure you've got! I'm sure that you're right, Grandma would have loved all the toys, ahmm, supplies that we have available.
R/