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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

As for Me...

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is to make a project about the home to reference "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15. Additional challenges for me were to use a mix of pattern paper, sewing, and stamping on patterns after reading an article by one of my favorite designers Julia Stainton. Julia's great article is over at Ellen Hutson's. This oversized easel card (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) has as the "stopper" a cuttlebug textured throw rug which would not be complete without a little kitty and a ball of yarn. I have been fussing with this project for several days and while rummaging around in my studio I was delighted to discover a stamp I didn't know I had: Joshua 24:15 in the frame. Ta Dah! -- I was then inspired! So I cast aside all the ribbons and embellies I had been working with in favor of making just a comfortable little home spot. Some of the details: the pillows and kitty are on dimensionals, the frame has diamond glaze for the glass in the frame, and the sofa doiley is touched with glitter. Speaking of inspiration, I encourage you to visit the challenge spot to view all the creativity from the design team members -- Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. And, speaking of kitties, when I went outside to photograph this card -- look who was on the roof supervising:

Stamps: Hero Arts, G-rated, Darcie, Stampendous, Background (stripes) unknown
Art Institute Glitter, Diamond Glaze, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
watercolor pencils, prismacolor markers
Lots of fussing around time

Thanks so much for stopping by, please let me know what you think.

my hand
Awarded Stampin' Sisters in Christ Shining Star!

13 comments:

Julia from findingbeauty@home and BellePapier said...

This is adorable! I just love the whole concept of this card...the verse, the way the rug holds the accordian fold up and the texture on the sofa. Love how you mixed the home decor styled prints and the darling pillow details. Good for you for stepping out and trying patterns!

stampinfrog said...

I love the living room scene you have created!Fabulous papers and verse!
Hugs,Connie

Sue said...

Martha, what a great scene you have created. I can see why you were "fussing" for a couple of days with this, all the details you have added!!! Love the kitty and the yarn, and the real kitty is so cute. The rug as the stopper for the easel is very creative.......you go girl!!!

Randi said...

Martha, this is too cute for words! All of your efforts rummaging through your studio paid off as the scripture stamp is darling.

Thanks for sharing your art with us at SSCC.

Helen said...

Too cute! I love it! This is one of my most favorite creations that you've made! It's awesome!!!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!
Blessings!
~H

debby4000 said...

Love the living room card, its fab.
luv
Debby

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Martha - this is a very 'Kool' easel card - I love the scene you have created in this warm and cosy home - how perfect for this weeks SSCC!!! Your attention to detail is fabulous Martha, it makes your card such a delight! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda LOC Design Team

Chrissy D said...

Fabulous living room scene! Fabulous take on that SSIC Challenge!! Have a great day!

Pigott Clan said...

FABULOUS card!! Wowzers, lovin it!!

Sandra1968 said...

This is a great card!

peggysue said...

Oh is that darling! The little rug and the whole scene you created, wow! I believe you were fussing, I would have been fussing too with all those details. Thanks for participating in the SSIC this week!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sooooo awesome Martha! I love it!!!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so fun! I love your wallpaper!!