Thursday, May 17, 2012

OCCC - It's a Sketch? Oh no!

Not really "Oh no" but you KNOW I find sketches challenging, although I'm getting a bit more confident by continuing to try them. Anyhow, this week Our Creative Corner is challenging us to create something based on this sketch, before Friday night:

I'm also following along with the Three Cool Chicks "Let's Get Trendy Now" workshop (it's free, and lots of fun!) being hosted by Amy Tsuruta, Yvonne Yam, and Julie Tucker-Wolek - this time I'm working with a doily.

Supplies: patterned papers from Kaisercraft "Bubblegum Hill;"
standard circle & butterfly Nesties;
Wilton doily; making memories stick pin;
girls paperie seam binding; Tumbled Glass distress ink;
Versamark & clear EP; Studio G sentiment

To 'cap' the sharp end, I used 2 flatback pearls

Four butterflies, cut from scrap vellum
Want a plumbing update? No? I'm giving one anyway :)
It took all day to get a plumber out - yesterday was a big plumbing day, apparently. The cause of the sewer backup was tree roots in the pipe. About 1/3 of the basement is affected, and we've had the insurance adjuster out, and the restoration guys working since yesterday getting it cleaned up. Since we had most things downstairs stored on pallets (just in case something like this happened) the loss is minimal considering the type & amount of water damage. We are fully insured for the cleanup and replacement costs, so I can't quite tell you what a relief that is. It still means a lot of work ahead, though, even after the restoration company is finished sanitizing. It could have been so much worse, and everyone working with us has been really fantastic. 
Off to check out some more of the damages - the restoration company decides what is/isn't salvageable, but I still need to check so I don't end up looking for it at some point :) 


~amy~ said...

Way to multi-task! I LOVE your card..that doily is perfect. I now have the butterfly nesties on my 'wish' list...LOL.

ugh on the plumbing problems...luckily you guys have everything on!

Marie said...

Water damage and you still found time to create a beautiful card. WOW you go girl! Love the soft colors, beautiful butterfly and gorgeous bow!

yyam said...

Ooooh...your card is just beautiful! Love the soft delicate feel!

Glad there's minimal damage in the basement.

lostinpaper said...

Sooooo pretty Jessi! Love your subtle colours and that gorgeous layered butterfly!

Dana said...

Amazing!! I love the butterfly!! So pretty!!

Unknown said...

beautiful! the patterned paper is so subtle, but it's perfect for the large butterfly to shine. gorgeous card

Meihsia Liu said...

Such an elegant card. Love the beautiful butterflies and doily. Thank you for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner.

walchowDesign said...

Love the softness of this card, Jessi! You could enter this card into as the monochromatic theme fits into this month's challenge.

JJ Bolton said...

So beautiful! The doily, pearls, and vellum just give it an ethereal look!

Hope the pipe repairs are done quickly! Thank goodness for insurance, whew!

Emily Keaton said...

SO beautiful, Jessi! I lover all of your great (and trendy!) touches!

Sounds like you've had your hands full (overflowing?) with clean-up issues. Yuck. I feel for you!

Jen W. said...

Love how you laced the ribbon, capped the pin and made the multi-layer butterfly! You're definitely killin' the sketches these days!

Crazy plumbing nightmare. So glad to hear that everything was on pallets and that insurance is actually going to pay for something (will wonders never cease!). Hope not too much is considered unsalvageable!