Friday, March 9, 2012

Wobbly dream

Ok, this challenge was really a challenge! Over at Squigglefly (, the newest challenge (SFC0912) was to have an element in your creation wobble or move. When I saw that description, I thought, "How in the world?!?!?" But never fear, my great friends at ScrapbookPlace came to my rescue and found a link to home made "Action Wobbles." Let me tell you, I am not mechanically inclined at all, but this was easy to make. The wobble is under the fan and makes it look like a breeze is making it move when it wobbles!

I also tried something different with my coloring on this image. I used my CTMH ink pads and a CTMH blending pen. I didn't want it to be bright and bold, but subtle. I like the way it came out. Something out of my comfort zone for me.

Here's what I used:
Japanese Fan image by Chesney Young -
White Daisy/Black/Juniper/Sweet Leaf/Vineyard Berry cardstock - CTMH
Wings patterned paper - CTMH
Blending pen - CTMH
Grey Wool/Vineyard Berry/Sweet Leaf/Juniper Exclusive Inks - CTMH
Vineyard Berry grosgrain and organza ribbon - CTMH
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart
"DREAM" chipboard - K&Co
Classy Red Pearls - Queen and Co.
Foam dots and double sided adhesive - unknown

Unfortunately I didn't get to meet my goal of posting a new project everyday for a week. Short by one day. Dad had sprained his foot and helped Mom to take him into the VA clinic to get it checked out. Luckily it was just a foot sprain.

I hope everyone is ok after the recent outbreak of tornadoes and storms.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Holly said...

Wow Melissa you came up with a wonderful image to make wobble! I love the glitter you used on the fan and the pearls on the butterflies are great! Your background paper is really pretty. I love the whole card! I had to make my own wobble too, and found them rather simple if you have the right gauge wire! I'm so happy you didn't let the challenge scare you off! Thanks for playing! Glad to hear that your dad's injury wasn't more than a sprain!

Linda W. said...

Oh Mel. This is just gorgeous! And I echo everything that Holly said in above comment. You are so gifted; our friendship is a real treasure!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

WOW! Great job. I love what you did on this project. I am so proud of you for going for it. Linda is a great inspiration, isn't she. Your card is just awesome!

Anonymous said...

Mel as usual you rock girl, LOVE just love it!

bumblebee creations said...

oh my goodness, I love this so much!! what a great choice for an image to use for this challenge too!!!

Sue in CT said...

That is so different. I love it. Very pretty! Good luck on the challenge.

Charlene Mitchell said...

Your card is beautiful! Awesome image to make wobble and I love the idea of it blowing in the breeze! Thanks so much for entering the Squigglefly challenge!
SF Design Team