Showing posts from February, 2014

I have a confession...

Valentines Day may not be the best day to admit this,  but I am having a love affair with the Bustle and Sew Softie patterns.   Meet Natalie: She is a pattern from the February Issue of Bustle & Sew magazine.  I made her for a very dear friend, she named her Natalie.

She is about 6" long from beak to tail. all hand sewn. Helen at Bustle and Sew makes the instructions very easy.  I had never made anything like this till a month or two ago when I made my first pig from her patterns:
Then my second pig as a gift for my sister.  She named her Genevieve. Now, Natalie, and I am also working on a third pig as another gift.   Apparently a lot of people like pigs!
I am not affilliated with Bustle and Sew, just a big fan. Thanks for stopping by, Ang

HOC February Challenge #1

Hi Everyone,

Today is the start of the House of Card February Challenge #1.   Here is the Inspiration photo and colors for the Challenge:
I really like bright colors and have a tough time with softer colors like these. My card:  I wanted to add a vintage look to the frame (after I accidentally made a gold smudge on it) so I just kind of scribbled on it with a gold leaf pen.  It looks best from farther away.  I also wanted a little texture behind the frame; I added a piece of SU white waffle paper.  I'm not sure if they even sell it anymore. I stamped the flowers in grey and then colored them in with ink and a water pen.   I really like the soft effect it gives.  Besides the roses, the first thing to catch my eye was the little ruffle at the bottom of the skirt. 
I wanted to include that somehow on my card. 
I pleated white paper after I had spritzed it with some pink and gold Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. The sentiment is a new Hero Arts. And, of course, a little bling. Be sure an…