Thursday, April 19, 2012

Trigger Tuesday Inspiration

For those who don't know Moxie Fab World has a Trigger Tuesday Inspiration. Cath posts an image along with details for entering the challenge. This is the image for the inspiration and you have until the 29th of April if you are interested in joining the challenge. I will post the link at the bottom of this post. LOL! I don't want you running away before you see my creation.
 This dress is totally fabulous. I wouldn't mind opening my closet to see it hanging in there. It would bring a smile to my face.

I love the butterflies and love to use butterflies in my projects. The color combination is totally fabulous. I wish I could have duplicated it exactly but I tried to come close with what I had on hand. Which happened to be a couple of paint sample cards. I also love the detail of the lacing. Of course this gave me an excuse to do a lacing piece for on the card I made.

Oh you wanted to see the card instead of reading a novel because I'm rambling on. Drum roll please!

After I snapped the picture I realized that Cameron had popped into the frame just as I snapped the picture.  Guess he wanted credit for cutting the white card stock which I laced the ribbon through.

The butterfly is one I stamped in the previous post. At the time I didn't know what I was going to do with it. I added buttons to pick up the pale pink in the dress. As I already said Cameron cut the card stock which I chalked orange to pick up the orange in the dress. Then laced purple ribbon through it. My ribbon was the perfect width. I placed the ribbon strip horizontally to cover the seam where the two piece of paint chips meet. The background is orchid blush and watermelon smoothie paint samples by Glidden. (LOL! I may just have to pick up these colors to paint my old dresser.) I painted watered down white pearl acrylic paint on the paint samples. It turned out to be more silver than white.

I wasn't sure I liked this card when I got it done but it has been growing on me. Let me know what you think.

If you want to join the challenge you can find the link here: Even if you don't wish to join the challenge I encourage you to find an image and see what you can come up with using it as your starting point.

My frugal tip of the day is to gather paint samples when you see them. LOL! They are a cheap alternative to colored card stock. Many of them also come in fairly large size now. I actually had to trim these to fit a standard size card.

I'm off to work on a card I saw in a book. Thank goodness I opened in Studio the template I scanned in before returning the book to the library because I ended up taking a picture of it. LOL! Cameron will be happy as he will be doing the majority of the work. Fingers crossed it all works out so I can post it next time.

Thank you for stopping by. Do come back. Happy frugal crafting till we meet again!


  1. I love the colors and the stamped wood piece really added some nice oompa. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Hey Myoriah! 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! :)


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. :)