Saturday, January 2, 2010

My Vintage Love

Edit: this card won top 5 at #39 cupcake inspirations!

First, I've a confession.... It's my first vintage style card, so be generous with me this time....

second, but much more important:

It's my first GDT card for Simple Doodles!!! and I {heart} it!!!! tomorrow is the big day with the new challenge Trish is bringing to you, and trust me - you're going to {heart} it!

well, you probably figured out what that challenge is going to be about... LOL

Yes, it is all about HEARTS. I know the challenge will start only tomorrow, Jan 3rd, but Trish was so kind to let the DT post their work a day earlier, so that you'll be able to get your HEARTS prepared... LOL

That's not all for simple doodles! next week Trish will release new lovely images, all full of love, so stay tuned with me and the other DT, and you'll get sneak peeks. like I said before - you're going to {heart} that.

and now to the card itself:

The sketch is the challenge of day 281 at 365 cards. now here is my second confessoin for today: I hated it when I saw it.... LOL. Thats why I just couldn't make anything out of it.

But as always with my mojo, it takes time... and today it came big time. I took for the first layer an old letter sheet and I distressed the edges by cutting and inking them. I placed on this handwriting sheet brown and pink lace ribbons (the pink one is hardly seen). then a white lace doily (thanks to a former challenge at 365 cards, I dug it from my stash), after i inked it a little with a brown ink. the image is a rab-on.

The pink fan flower was made of a leftover piece of pink shining paper I puched with a corner punch for the wedding card I've made a few days ago. that is how it got its lace look. the other fan flower was made also out of left over of a music sheet, but this time i cut one edge of the strip with zig-zag scissors (I have several of patterns of them, and that's how I make scallop edge - have no other tools...). then I layered it on a tissue flower, that i inked its layers some with red ink and some with brown one. then I add some stickles to the fan flower for the glittery look.

Sentiment is a freebie from simple doodles and so is the heart, and i printed them on an embossed paper and then I inked the embossing and the edges with the brown ink. I like the effect of the embossing here because it goes in lines, just like the handwriting of the first paper. the brackets are from 1$ shop and the buttons are from my stash.

that's it.

so I've completed all December challenges at 365 cards (a little late, but I hope Pam will show some holiday mercy for me...), made my first GDT for simple , doodles, and still managed to have a lovely weekend with my family and friends .

and now for the challenges:

sketch - day 281 at 365 cards

hearts - #8 simple doodles (starting tomorrow, Jan 3rd)

embellish hearts - embellish magazine

thinking of love - #10 hand full of stamps

color combo - #49 color dare; #39 cupcake inspirations; #10 play date cafe; #13 colour Q

anything digital plus more challenges - #29 pile it on

flowers - #9 little red wagon

favorite - #11 crafty cardmakeres (mine on this card is the fan flower)

pastel colours - #4 lexi's creations

free/anything goes - #61 rosie & d's; #72 my time to craft

embossing + glitter - #26 inky impressions

buttoons- #6 pixie cottage; design dollies

etsy inspired - #69 etsy inspired, I was inspired by cupcake pillow

Thanks for your patience reading all my babbling around and I hope you enjoyed looking at my card. I sure enjoyed making it.

stay warm and cozy wherever you are.


Unknown said...

Another wonderful card!

Julie Ranae said...

Wow! You did it again! Great card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge....and congratulations on your GDT!

Make sure you stop by Julie's Open Window for a chance to win a terrific prize package!

Itzuvit said...

מאוד אהבתי את הפרחים וכל תחשובת הוינטאג'.

Crystal said...

Your Vintage love is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love all your details!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Chrissie said...

Thanks for joining us at My Time to Craft this time. Happy New Year!

lalkygirl said...

beautiful 2nd entry ,love the vintage feel to it,good luck in the challenge
lalkygirl x

Elena said...

Beautiful card! Love the vintage feel of it!
Thank you for joining Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Rose said...

OMGoodness this is stunning!! fantastic use of the digis :)

Anonymous said...

I love your paper flowers! So sweet! Thanks for joining us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

Unknown said...

Very cute! The vintage style turned out great! Love the buttons! Thanks for playing with us Dollies! xo

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very nice vintage design! Thanks for playing with an Embellish challenge!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Another beautifaul card, busy girl!!! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ!!!

Deanna said...

So shabby chic, love it!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's Challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

Charlene Austin said...

You did so good doing vintage. It's adorable!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Gorgeous vintage card! Thanks so much for playing in the EIC this week!

de said...

Great first vintage card and what a great first card for Simple Doodles! The inspiration you drew from the cupcake pillow played out beautifully!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at lexi's creations! Thanks for joining us!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Unknown said...

Another adorable card.

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's.

Hope to see you again soon.


Unknown said...

This is very beautiful!!! Love all of the details!!! Thanks so much for sharing it, and playing along with HFOS.

Gloria Stengel said...

You know how much I love vintage! This is perfect! Congrats on the Simple Dodles GDT spot!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful vintage design! Thanks for playing along with us!