Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Welcome Home - Peaches and Cream

Hello, Crafty Makers!
This week's theme at Shopping Our Stash challenges us to make a project that represents where we live or where we come from.  I was born in Pennsylvania, lived for nine years in Florida, and now call Georgia home.  I decided to go with Georgia because I have been in the Metro-Atlanta area since 1970. 
 It should be no surprise that I decided to embrace 
"The Georgia Peach and Cream"
I used one of my off-brand $2.99 dies to create this "Peaches and Cream" gatefold card.  I don't mind waiting for these dies to ship from China because the shipping is free and three dollars beats thirteen to fifteen dollars every time.  Actually, this set came with two dies this floral and a vintage lamp post die.
The vellum is such an elegant touch and I like the graphic tension that is created by using the rustic twine against the elegance of the rhinestone-bedecked floral and vellum gatefolds.   The Georgia Peach sentiment strip also brings another rustic element to the design. I think the project embodies the spirit of Metropolitan Atlanta a great mix of both rustic and elegant living!
I created my own peaches using a Ranger Blending Tool
 I simply could not represent Georgia without including a little "Pine Green" since we are also known for our Pine Trees.  I looked through my stash but did not have a single stamp or die of Dogwoods or of our fabulous Azaleas!
"The Official Georgia Peach"
These fun gatefold cards are easy to make and there is plenty of room to write long notes!
 Hello, from Decatur, Georgia!  We just love all y'all!
Chana Malkah