Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Cameo appearance

Hi there!  I am still in Austin, leaving for Montreal tomorrow as my flights were cancelled today through Dallas.  It sure is cold and windy here in Austin!  The temperature fell 30 degrees early this morning from 64 to 34.  The wind picked up and did some damage to a fence, knocked down  five panels, oh dear.  DH is in a snowy part of the country until Friday, Boston.  What a thing to have to deal with upon his return, but I just could not do anything about it today.
I had started this Cameo card on Monday, but did not have time to finish, so that's what I spent a little time on today.  The cameos that Cath showed us on the Moxie Fab World blog are so breathtaking.  Here is my humble attempt at making a card with one.  The Cameo is one that I had in my stash from Webster's Pages and I touched the ivory parts of the flower with a peach Copic marker and some craft SU blush blossom ink to add a very slight hi-light to the piece.
The papers are from Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime", a very romantic collection of 8 X 8 sheets with some whimsical images on the reverse side.  I added teeny tiny black rhinestones around the Cameo that was layered onto a scalloped oval.  I stitched around a Label one die cut (I cut out a section of the label shape to make it more rectangular) and used this as the "frame for the Cameo.  The sentiment is from the Well Scripted SU set and I also made a flower from the same patterned papers and added a Tim Holtz button to the center and set some of the same black rhinestones in the center. 
All of the paper edges are sponged with craft SU blush blossom ink.
That's it friends...
So, hopefully I will be getting to my destination tomorrow, although I just checked the weather and Montreal is expecting 20 centimetres of snow tomorrow...I will get to test my driving skills after having not driven in wintry weather for 12 years now!  Wish me luck,
Until later,


  1. Chriss this is so beautiful ... love the colours and your cameo ... have a safe journey!

  2. OMgoodness! This is gorgeous! I love every single detail! Came over from Moxie Fab!

  3. what pretty paper and that cameo is gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful! I love how you highlighted your cameo with ink, it really stands out.

  5. Hey Chriss! Thanks for entering the Appearance of Cameos challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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