Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow #12 Pearls & Swirls

Happy Pink Saturday!!
I have exciting news!!
Today is my first post as a new Design Team member for one of my favorite challenge blogs.....Sugar Creek Hollow.
The DT there is super sweet, and I love their creations!  So come on over and join us for this week's challenge!
 This week we need to use Pearls and Swirls.  So lets see some pearls & swirls on your Vintage, Shabby Chic or Primitive style paper creations!!
Here is my inspiration piece for this weeks Challenge.
I started out with a tag image that I created in GIMP.  You can find it here.  The sweet blue bird image is from the Graphics Fairy. All the pieces of my tag are die cuts that I created and used the print and cut feature of my Black Cat Cougar (digital cutter)to cut out.  I used my favorite flat back pearls in Champagne, Ranger Pink liquid pearls, ivory pearl sprays and flower pearl trim.  I created some swirls with the liquid pearls, and perfect pearls by Ranger in  perfect copper.  I used a "thank you" stamp with vintage photo distress ink for my sentiment.
 Used my favorite May Art Leaf trim, Pink Mulberry roses and Swirls of gold beading wire to give my tag that shabby chic vintage feel.  I used some Vintage looking Seam binding to make my bow, and added a few paper flourishes that I cut out with my silhouette SD a while back.
I painted the Maya Roads chipboard flourish with Ranger's "Antique linen" distress crackle paint inked with vintage photo. Here you can see the beautiful Clear Crystal Wheat Sprays.  I used a bamboo skewer to curl the ends of the wire part of the wheat sprays.   Here is the back of the card.  You will see I used more of the same embellishments on the back of my tag.
I did add some burgundy roses that I cut from a piece of trim.
Please come and join the challenge!  
Please stop and visit our Guest Designer
 The rest of the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team
for fabulous Inspiration!

I will be sharing this with a couple linking parties

I will be joining the following challenges
Creative Craft Challenge:  Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room: Shaped and photo inspiration
(not as fancy shaped as my other shaped entry, but it is not a rectangle or square)

All my Beautiful Embellishments are from 
PRO 31 Designs

Thank you for visiting!!
I really appreciate your comments!


  1. A beautiful tag, it's gorgeous. I love the soft clours and images. The added peals are brilliant.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

  2. Wow, Heather! Great project! Love the pearls, as always. Congrats on becoming part of the design team.

  3. Oh so yummy! I love this tag!
    That bird is a perfect touch!
    Pretty Pretty!!!

  4. such a gorgeous shabby chic tag!!! Just lovely with all those pearls! I'm so glad you joined our DT and can't wait to see what else you create!

  5. Such a delightful spring tag :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a treat for SCH, I can't wait to see all of your new creations as their new DT! Your new pieces are just gorgeous!!!
    Big Hug!

  7. A gorgeous tag, love all the details and welcome to SCH.
    Yvonne x

  8. That tag is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back next week!

  9. Congratulations, what fantastic news !!!
    And your pieces are yummy yummy...xoxoox

  10. Anonymous7:06 PM

    heather i just love this tag the paper is wonderful love the designs and the colors gorgeous

  11. Anonymous7:20 PM

    Beautiful! I love the colors!

  12. Beautiful pink tag perfect for a Pink Saturday! Hope you had a good one!

  13. Heatheer this tag is stunning...loveeverything...Kimberly

  14. Lovely spring tag - great use of your digital cutter too! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  15. Congratulations on your new DT post Heather - your first piece for them is so beautiful, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Heather.....Welcome!! As always, your beautiful creations are full of so many lovely details that I just have to browse and browse. Love the wheat and pearl trims that you added. Your backs are always as lovely as the front!! So happy to be working with you at SCH!!

  17. Welcome to the team and what a wonderful first project. You always add so many wonderful elements to your creations and this one does not disappoint.

  18. (((((Sigh)))) its just divine!

  19. What beautiful tags! Thanks for sharing with The Shabby Tearoom!

  20. Wow, what a wonderful tag. I love the colors and the little birdie is so lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

  21. Gorgeous tag! The colors are beautiful!! I love all of the pearls! Thanks for joining us at DCD!!

  22. Lovely piece Heather! Congratulations!! I know you have been crazy about Sugar Creek Hollow - they are fortunate to get you!! Hugs,

  23. That is such a pretty tag - has a romantic Victorian feel about it.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx

  24. Love your tag, just got some liquid pearls yesterday and was pondering how to use them, thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Simply EXQUISITE!
    Love the tag in its entirety ..
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  26. Gorgeous little tag! Beautiful colors and lovely details. I came over from MIM.

  27. Hi, Heather! Thanks so much for the wonderfully kind words on my blog! I LOVE your tag--it's amazing! All the pearls are GORGEOUS!!! And your vintage images are too sweet! :) Hope to see you at Technique Tuesday!!!

  28. It's a beautiful tag!

  29. What a beautiful tag! I lov everything about it -- the soft colors, the roses, the pearls, everything! Thanks for showing it.

  30. Oh wow this is so stunning and the back is equally beautiful. Saw you on Make it Monday

  31. Hi Heather

    Oh my this is so pretty and feminine, just gorgeous!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  32. Beautiful, love all the pearls. Thanks for sharing with us at By The Cute And Girly this month.

    ** Kate **


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather