Monday, September 13, 2010
More Medallion Cards
Hello Blogging Friends!
I thought I'd share some more medallion cards. I'm finding these medallions kind of addicting! It's a bit of a challenge limiting the design to a 2-1/2 inch circle, but as I start adding layers I begin to see something evolving. I'm not really planning them before I start - just cutting circles and squares, digging in my stash of accessories and seeing what happens. On the card above I used DCWV Green Stack paper. The circles were cut on my Cricut, and the leaves and the label were cut on my Cuttlebug. The label is a Nestabilities die and the leaves are Sizzix. I also added some texture to the white circle on the medallion with the Birds and Vines embossing folder.
Here's another one! Again, the circles were cut on the Cricut. I used a Nestabilities scalloped circles (2 layers) to make the flower, cutting the petals by hand. The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch, and I added paper flowers (the little red ones) and a chunky sticky-backed pearl for the center of the flower.
Here's a close-up of another one that has a bit more detail. After cutting the circles I added a die-cut heart, punched flower, stickers (the Wisteria seed packet and the word Adore), and then I cut out a sparkly pink bird from a scrap of background paper and adhered it to the medallion with foam tape. Ooh I also addes some pink rhinestones too.
I'm planning on heading back to the craft room tomorrow - after I run errands. I'm working on lots and lots of pumpkins for fall cards and I'm thinking about making some as scrapbooking embellishments to put in my Etsy store too. I can hardly believe it's almost fall! The pool is getting cold now and my garden is starting to wind down, which is kind of sad, but it's okay. Usually by the end of September I'm ready for a break from working in the yard anyway. I do have a new flowerbed to plant with spring bulbs though. I was thinking of planting a huge mass of white tulips there, but my hubby says he'd rather have red, so I'm thinking we'll have a huge mass of red and white tulips instead. Marriage is all about compromise, right? :o)
I'll leave you with another shot of something that's been taking up a lot of my time this summer. Mind you, this was all harvested this last weekend, so you can see the vegetable garden is still going strong...
Yes, I'm still picking veggies pretty much every day - tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green beans, jalepenos, banana peppers, green peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and lots of herbs too. This is the first veggie garden I've planted at this house so I'm quite happy with how much we got!
I hope you're all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!