That's right. Totally skunked on the Artisan Award this year, not even making the finalist list! I am happy to say that my buddy Wendy DID make the finalist list this year, which almost makes up for not making it myself. Wendy has gone too long without, so it is her turn.
Of course, that means you, my lovely readers, are the beneficiaries, because now I have 10 blog posts' worth of things to show you! It also means I don't have to spend money on a gown to go on stage with at Awards Night! I don't even have to go to Awards Night if I don't want to and I just may skip it and hang with my buddies instead.
So here is the first card I made with Artisan in mind. It was inspired, actually, by one of the Dowager Countess' outfits on Downton Abbey, this one:
I got totally hooked on Downton Abbey (all Wendy's fault!) and watched it rather obsessively until after the 5th time (or was it 6th or even 7th?) through, I finally got my fill. Maybe. Until season 3 comes out, that is. Anyway, I love the costumes and was very inspired by this one. Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Field Flowers, Frame It, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper - In Color 2011-2013 Print Patterns DSP, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush; Ink - Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder; Other - Whisper White Organza ribbon, Basics Jewels Pearls, Framelits Labels Collection, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Ticket Corner punch, sponge wedges, dimensionals.
I also made an envelope to match:
Yes, it's really GOJUS! (YILM!) But just not what they were looking for, apparently.
Even if I don't have an Artisan Award or being a finalist to look forward to, I did receive this from my daughters today:
It doesn't come with $1000, but I am told it does come with 1000 hugs. I am one very blessed mom! Ta!