Saturday, September 1, 2012

a focal point for jen (Moxie Fab)

There is a new challenge out there that requires you make a card in 10 minutes.  This card would DEFINITELY NOT qualify.  We're talking three days of pondering, shifting elements, looking at the inspiration photo again...

Did you recognize it?  It's for the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.  Coupled with the Focal Point challenge also at Moxie Fab.   And the desire to create a card in support of Jen Scull who is battling breast cancer.   Ellen Hutson is sponsoring a blog hop to cheer Jen up.  Add to that my quest for CAS, and this is my result.

Anyhoo, "softness", brown polka dots, fabric, hexagons and the embroidery floss bow.  That's what hit me.  That teensy strawberry caught my attention too.

Worst problem was translating that into tiny elements that make a gentle focal point and also leave lots of white space.  Tough to do when you've a stash that could fill a small room.  Could?  It does!  Ya know the luxury problem of  "too many choices"...

Stamped a masked circle with Picnic Patterns to carry the fabric feel.  Created faux stitching with a colored pencil.  Die cut a hexagon from fabric and stitched the edges.  Die cut the butterfly from polka dot PP (this was the first element I KNEW I wanted to incorporate!) and backed the heart hole with felt.  Die cut chipboard and stamped it with CHF gingham stamp with Distress Ink and anchored the 'shroom with twine to it.  Die cut the "j" and stamped it with Picnic Patterns too and bedded it on a cute snip of lace.  Placed the setiment to draw the eye when it circles the elements and ends up down at the 'shroom.  Figured the twine pointed "the way" to it.  Thanks for visiting.

And huge hugs over the airwaves to Jen :)

Supplies Sending heartfelt wishes:
Paper: card base Buttinette, PP Fancy Pants, recycled chipboard
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse, CHF, sentiment The Craft's Meow
Ink: Amuse, Versamagic, Distress Ink
Tools:  circle die for mask MFT, hexagon Sizzix, other PTI, sewing machine
Other:  fabric, lace, twine, felt, colored pencil, sticker


  1. gorgeous card! the flow is awesome...and the colors are spot on

  2. This is really beautifully done, and such lovely inspiration for the Trigger!

  3. Beautifully interpreted - loved reading how you came up with the design elements and the end result is so soft & pretty!

  4. This is gorgeous! LOVE your CAS card! You combined your elements well and their placements are perfect! :)

  5. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

    ...and thanks for supporting Jen. :)

  6. Hey Maria! Thanks also for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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