Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lace it up!

I think I may have finally got myself back into the crafty groove - January is always a hard month for creating for me. I tend to binge-watch TV shows (bless you, Netflix, for the 4 seasons of The Good Wife that is my current binge) and work on crochet projects. I finished a scrap blanket that had been in the works for over a year, got as far as I could on another project (need more yarn), and bored myself silly die-cutting for crocheted mats....so then I went to sit at my desk. And made some fun stuff :)

The current challenge at The Kraft Journal is "Lace it Up", and I CASEd one of my own cards that I never got around to sharing on the blog. I'll pop it in at the end (but it doesn't meet the challenge requirements).


Supplies: kraft card stock; PTI sentiment; papers  from Basic Grey; Brushed Corduroy distress ink; Hero Arts lace; Paper Smooches twine; Tonic edge distresser; flower made with Martha Stewart clay kit


I've been having great fun playing with this Martha Stewart clay - especially the white. You'll be seeing a whole lot more of these embellishments in the next week or so! 

Here's my original card, which I'd actually made for a previous Kraft Journal 'thank you' challenge and didn't get posted in time:


Supplies: essentially the same as above, with miscellaneous twine; classic small circle Nesties; and Tumbled Glass distress ink

It definitely feels good to be making things again - paper things, that is!
xoxo,
Jessi

13 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

I like both cards, great job on the flower you made with the clay kit from Martha. Great papers, love your use of lace and fibers.

Annette Allen said...

wow these are both amazing.. I love that big flower on the first.. so pretty

jimlynn said...

Triple WOW!!!! Stunning creative! Love that flower and can't wait to see more now.
Send some of that mojo my way....in a hurry!
Lynn

Karen Letchworth said...

I love the shabby country designs. Thanks so much for lacing it up with us this week.
Karen
The Kraft Journal

Greta said...

Oh wow, Jessi--these are some of my favorites--terrific cards!

Lindsey said...

You MADE that flower? Officially impressed. I think the whole card is quite awesome, as is the original.

Andrea W said...

Lovely cards! I really like your patterned paper choices and distressing. I'm glad you got your paper crafting mojo back. :)

Chris D. said...

Look at you, getting your craft on with clay! That flower is gawjus! Both cards are beautiful, Jessi! Glad your getting your paper craft mojo working again!

Emily Keaton said...

Just how awesome is that lovely clay flower embellishment??? What a stellar focal point!

Barbara Murphy said...

smart to case such a talented designer there girlie! this is beautiful...and oh so perfectly rustic and distressed! lovely!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the contrasts here - the twine with the lace and the distressed edges on the pretty floral paper. And that flower? So cool!!

lostinpaper said...

Oh my, you have the clay stuff.... is it good?? Gotta say that it looks fabulous on your card!

Asha said...

And this is what you create when you are bored? That's very impressive, Jessi! Love the distressed edges.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts