I started with some Lemon Lush papers that called my name on a recent outing to the craft store. I cut the background pieces to 1.5", 2.5" and 1.25", then sponged them all lightly with Antique Linen distress ink and taped together. I cut a 2 x 3.5" rectangle from the stripey paper, then sewed directly to the pieced together background. I embossed the Have a happy day sentiment from Be Blessed in early espresso onto a vellum die cut circle and also stitched this to the panel. The birthday wishes sentiment is also from Be Blessed and embossed onto a scrap from one of the papers I already used. I wrapped some linen thread around the background three times, leaving room for a nesting of thread secured with a glue dot, then layered the birthday wishes banner over it and added a couple paper flowers and some enamel dots.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderfully creative week! I'll leave you with a little reminder that Verve's Anni-VERVE-sary sale is still going on with most of the store marked 20% off!
|Mojo Monday 359|
Stamps: Be Blessed (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Lemon Lush (Studio Calico), vellum, cream
Ink: early espresso (SU!), antique linen (Ranger)
Accessories: classic circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), enamel dots (Market Street MME), paper flowers, linen thread, sewing machine