My husband thought that if he bought me a new sewing machine, I wouldn't have to buy pillows anymore - pffft!
It's not happening, darling! Besides, the fabric and pillow form would probably cost just short of those lovelies I pick up at TJMaxx, or HomeGoods!
I had a wonderful time with our inspiration photo this week... I adore the dreamy ethereal quality of that floral print. Here's my way of achieving it with a bit of DOX smooshing onto water color paper...
... then, stamping over, and die cutting...
So simple, and makes a soft statement, right?
Hope our Inspired By #72 pillows speak your language!
oh ya...yellow gingham, flowers and that fab texture... you are hitting it on all cylinders.
Glad I'm not the only one who LOVES pillows and buys a few more than I really need!! And when you can use them for card inspiration too?? Well that's a cost savings right there, RIGHT??!! BEAUTIFUL card Michele...love how you were inspired!! :0)
Love the "smooshing" technique. It does make it more simple. Can't wait to try..
Perfect take on the photo inspiration, Michele.
I love the freshness of the yellow gingham behind those beautiful flowers.
So, so pretty, Michele...you are really on a roll!!!
Gorgeous florals, but I LOVE that yellow checker placed in the spotlight behind that peek-a-boo window! Yum!
OH I remember the days when I thought sewing would be cheaper than buying a wardrobe (snicker) and that making cards would be cheaper than buying them (snort). Wised up to that pretty darn quick! But your card...oh my goodness gracious, Michele is fantastic. I adore with all my heart the yellow gingham. And those flowers. Be still my heart. Thank you so much for filling my eyes with beauty!
You made a perfect choice for inks and coloring technique (smooshing) to resemble the dreamy and ethereal look of the pillow, Michele! And placing the gingham behind the tilted window as a backdrop is a fantastic idea! A few white dots and the sentiment balance out well - great design!
Love the way you inked the paper then stamped the florals, Your card is gorgeous! Love the gingham.
Love everything about this. What die did the stitching around the frame? I've never seen that before.
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