Thursday, May 12, 2011

Coming Up Rosettes!




Two of my most favorite challenge groups, CR84FN and Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, put forth a pretty hard challenge this week.  To be honest, I sort thought, um, er...might be a good time to shampoo the dog (AKA Filthy Diseased), herd the neighborhood's cats, polish doorknobs...anything but attempt the challenges!  Seriously, I was drawing some hardcore blanks and working up a bit of a sweat.  So much so, that it was kind of funny.  Funny because, although I absolutely admire circular shapes in you crafty minxes' glorious work and I do have a fair few tools and a stamp or two to do some myself, I always seem to bail and go another option most times.  Odd really.  And if you add bright/hot pink/fuchsia to the mix, I head for the hills more often than not.  So, I definitely had to laugh when I saw the two challenges for this week: *the following is said like Jerry from Seinfeld to Newman*  Hellllllllooooo  Circles.  Helllllllooooo Bright Pink.  *shifty* Could this combination be my crafting nemeses?

Nevertheless,  instead of doing my usual, I decided to put on my big girl crafting panties and do my darnest to show those bright pink circles who's boss.  *crafting panties donned*  *deep breath, deep breath*



And there she blows... my attempt to conquer my crafting demons.  YAY!



Thank you so, wonderfully, much for popping by and allowing me to share just some of my many (neurotic) musings with you.  You're the best! x

Supplies: 


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Vintage Labels 2 and Vintage Banners.  
  • Paper:  Optix Gray C/S, Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream C/S, 7 Gypsies Camden DP, and CR8TIVE DP (fuchsia)
  • Ink:  Adirondak Mushroom, Brilliance Starlite Black, and Distress Ink in Pumice Stone
  • Accessories:  Acrylic Paint in Gray and Cream, Provocraft/Cuttlebug Embossing Folder in Gouchi Script, Spellbinders Nesties Labels 2 and Beaded Circles, Tim Holtz Rosettes Die, Cream Bakers Twine, Keisercraft Rhinestones, and WRMK Corner Chomper in Scallop.  

13 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Jen! Those fan fold embellishments look fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN and the WMSC :)

Cyndie said...

Ha-ha! You are so funny! I'd say you conquered your fears in outstanding fashion--this card is drop-dead gorgeous!

Debgem said...

Hi Jen - I think your combination of these challenges is fantastic! I do love the rosettes. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Kelly S. said...

Jen you just crack me up...big girl crafting panties, heeee! Also love the filthy diseased dog comment (I have me two of those :)This card is as lovely as ever with the hot pink rosettes (really, what other color could the be??!!), and the silvery background just compliments them perfectly!

BethieJ said...

Jen your post made me LOL!!! SERIOUSLY! Your to funny! Your card is FABULOUS!! I LOVE it!!! Great job!!
Have a GREAT day!

Diane Jaquay said...

I would say that the circles didn't get the best of you, YOU got the best of the circles ;) LOVE your card, those rosettes ROCK!!

Jenny said...

Love your card Jen, isn't it great when you can combine two challenges. Thanks for visiting my blog :)
Jenny x

Kelly S. said...

I tried and tried to comment yesterday! I was so afraid Blogger would come back and you would see 16 posts from me, all the same! What I was saying was...you are hilarious, and your posts always crack me up (big girl crafting panties, filthy diseased dog, etc, hee!) I LOVE your pink medallions (because really, what other color could they be?!) and your silvery vintage background. This is totally creative and "Modern Vintage"...I think you have a lock on this new style :)

cbuswell said...

Love the rosettes and the PINK!! fab card! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

Anne B said...

Safe to say you did conquer those rafting demons. Love everything about this card - definitely a 'yay' from me :)

Karen C. said...

Great pink rosettes, Jen. They really make a statement: Yah!!

Kristin said...

WOW... i just love your style! so fresh and new! those pink pleated circles are perfect!

Jill said...

Get those big girl crafting panties out again, Jen, cause they work! ;-D Love the POPS of PINK rosettes, girlfriend! Yay!