Sunday, 18 April 2010

Precious Marimekko!

Happy Sunday!

When people get to know me they soon realise that I have a thing for all things Marimekko!

Marimekko is a Finnish design company and ever since I first visited Finland with my mother in November 1999 a LOVE story began! My favourite design like many is the Unikko 'Poppy' design created by Maija Isola in 1964. It is a FAB design and now comes in many colour ways!

When I first started my design degree I was known as 'Marimekko Girl' until tutors learn't everybody's name! It's quite fitting that I chose to write my dissertation about the company. Anyway, on to today's card.

Whilst sitting at my desk thinking I should be doing more on my dissertation I was distracted and began to think about the material challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey! So I dug through my fabric pieces and found a small piece of the Unikko fabric I had used to make cushion covers.

I decided I wanted a fabric flower on my card and used a die from Sizzix. The small piece of fabric I had only had a small section of pink and white and was mostly the lovely poppy red colour. The combination of Poppy Red and Raspberry Pink with a white background and touch of black is one thing I love about the fabric and I used this for the colour combination for my card!

Above is a close up of the flower which is held together with a brad and fixed onto the card using foam pads. A simple sentiment from Blooming Button Bits and some metal accents add the touch of black! Well, it's inspired me to get on with my dissertation for a couple of hours before Sunday dinner!

Hope you all have a FAB day and enjoy whats left of the weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Stock: PTI Raspberry Fizz & Pure Poppy, SU! Whisper White
Ink: Memento Black
Stamps: PTI Blooming Button Bits
Accessories: Marimekko Unikko Fabric, PTI Raspberry Fizz Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Brad, Metal Accents, Black Fancy Cord, Fiskars Scallop Punch.


Aimes said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for giving me a heads up on Marimekko too - what fab designs and great points of inspiration!
Tee hee - so we got you distracted from your dissertation eh?! Well I hope your little crafty session has put you back on track!
Thanks so much for your wonderful entries to our challenge!

Dana said...

Haha, I also can rarely resist the temptation to sneak away from papers and assignments towards my crafting table. I'm happy the challenge inspired you to go on working on your dissertation!
Gorgeous card and colors, Beverly!! I've actually don't remember hearing / reading about Marimekko but that fabric design and your flower look so pretty!

Kate Lewis said...

OOh thanks for introducing me to Marimekka - I'd never heard of them before! I really love the feel of your card and your beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining in again! Kate xx

Kerry said...

Hello! This is gorgeous!! You know you have made me Marimekko obsessed now? Keep finding things to tell you about!! Can't wait to see the shop in London!! Kxx