TLT- Make Your Own Embellies Anita Style

It's TLT Time - and this week it is "Anita Style"...she chose for us to Make Our Own Embellies...always fun and the girls have rocked the challenge once again!

Me?  Well, you can't really say I "rocked" the challenge, but hey, I tried!  I used the fabulous Flip Flop image from Ladybug Crafts Ink.

The layout is from TCP Tuesday - I flipped it around a bit to make it work.  The little flower is made from a paperback book.  The brad in the middle was originally white, but I colored it brown with my Copics, added Glossy Accents and then some clear microbeads.  Not sure I really like how it turned out, but TOO.LATE.NOW!  :D

The flowers and straps of the flip flops were cut out and adhered with rolled up glue dots for a nice 3D effect IRL.  The sash on the bag and the flowers on the flip flops were enhanced with a clear spica glitter pen - very sparkly IRL.  I originally did not color the sash on the bag with the glitter pen, but Kaity-bug informed me it 'would look better'; hence, it received a coat of glitter!  (she was right, but let's not tell her, mmmm K?)

I added some funky stitching to the Kraft layer and then straight stitching to each panel; I included a picture of the inside which also allows you to see all the dimension on the front - mega dimension!

The image was colored with Copics and rather than running the ribbon OVER my image, I actually threaded it between the nestie oval and the scalloped oval.  Ahhhh...that way I didn't have to cover any of the magnificent image!

Yeah, I'm in love with these new images from Ladybug Crafts Ink, Shoes 'n Bags - LOVE.THEM.ALL...and YOU.NEED.THEM.ALL!  :D

Thanks for stopping by, be sure you hop over to the TLT Challenge Blog and join us; great prizes to be had and we LOVE seeing all your creativity!

...sunshine and flip flops...
Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Ladybug Crafts Ink Shoes 'n Bags
Papers:  PTI Aqua Mist, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, DP by MME
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories:  Copics, nestie, brad, glossy accents, paperback book, SU! ticket corner punch, PTI Dark Chocolate twill ribbon, dimensionals, Janome Sew Mini


  1. Love the layout with those three scattered panels that look like towels lazily laid on the beach...
    Why don't you like your flower, I see nothing wrong with it?

  2. Too cute!! Love your layout and stitching and gorgeous little flower!! perfect card Michele.

  3. ooh this is gorgeous Michele.. i love that layout and your flower is fabarooni.. especially with the glitter lol
    Lisa x

  4. I thought you didn't like sewing???!!! I LOVE all the stitching and that flower is flabulous. What a great idea to rip apart a book lol...will try that one :-D You had great patience cutting out the flowers and straps for the flip flops but they look great. Inside looks great too. xx

  5. Gorgeous card, love the layout you have used x

  6. Lovin' that matting, Michele! A totally great card full of gorgossity!!

  7. This is just gorgeous Michele, I love the idea of 3Ding the flip flop, it looks amazing! Pami x

  8. Love your card, fabby design, gorgeous papers and love your stitching!! Works so well with that funky image :-) Sue xx

  9. Michele this is so great in your photo, wish I could see it in real life with all that dimension! Never thought to run the ribbon between the two nesties but brilliant idea!

  10. Beautiful card Michele. Love the papers and your stitching looks greate. Your image is colored beautifully and your flower is fabulous. Thanks for the gorgeous card for this challenge :)

  11. I'm not sure why you weren't totally satisfied with this card, because I think it's great! I really love your coloring on the images. Super cute!
    Sorry I haven't been able to comment much these days. Please know that I still love following your blog in my reader, even if I don't always get the time to let you know.
    Hope all is well! :)


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