Thursday, December 13, 2012

Something the cat coughed up?

So I checked out the awesome tutorial on Splitcoast yesterday for the Crinkled Ribbon Flower, and for the first time in history went over to my desk to make one RIGHT NOW. I have some sheer fabric that came in a collage pack, and I used that for all but the 'fringed' piece. Once I assembled the whole thing I admired it and then made a mistake. I showed it to my husband, who said:

"what's that supposed to be?"


"it looks like something the cat coughed up."

I swore it would look better once it was ON something, so here's hoping it does:

Supplies: paper from Sassafrass; cream adhesive lace from Hero Arts; leaf die from Memory Box; Olive Vine Glimmer Spray - Tattered Angels; Peeled Paint distress ink; Studio G sentiment; brad from stash; stick pins made following Yvonne's fabulous directions here. 

I am loving those stick pins - I'd like to find some longer corsage-style pins but these ones will do for now! And I have a LOT of beads left over from previous crafting explorations, so I could conceivably make a lot more of these. At least a million. 

Well, that was a nice little break from Christmas. Now back into that mess ;)



yyam said...

Ooooh...this is sooooo pretty! I love the mix of textures! And how lovely are those pins! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous flower and I love your pins too!!

Linda Pekrul said...

It doesn't look like something the cat coughed up to me! LOL. Very, very pretty. I will have to give them a try.

jimlynn said...

LOL!!! You just gotta love those husbands when they come up with something like that!! Sounds just like something mine would have said too!

Jessi, this is so beautiful. Love the colors and all the different element you used on this! So very pretty.

lostinpaper said...

Aren't they just a piece of work... mine offers his opinion sometimes.. but it's getting less and less, I think he's learnt something! I think it's just gorgeous, what would he know anyway lol!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

So beautiful! Love your card! have a nice week-end, hugs, Karin

~Tammy~ said...

I learned a long time ago to NEVER show anything creative to a MAN! It's beautiful and DOES not look like anything the cat coughed up!

That crochet trim is beautiful too! Wow!

Emily Keaton said...

Yes, I do believe that showing your husband your sweet little creation may have been a mistake. Honestly! Something the cat coughed up? Not even funny. (Well, maybe a tad bit funny, but not at all applicable.) I love the fabulous accent you made with it. Those beads on the pins make it all look so fancy!!

Lyndal said...

LOVE it Jessi, FAB use of the Sassafras paper & love your flower :)