Monday, February 1, 2010

My Vintage Valentine

I was looking at all the wonderful challenges that are going on right now and there was one that really caught my eye. It was a challenge that is is over at the Cuttlebug blog. The challenge is to make a vintage valentine. So I thought no problem, sounds like fun. I worked on this card for about two days. Vintage is not so easy especially if you want that collage or shabby sheik sort of look. I finally decided on a different direction with a more elegant look by using pearls, crocheted lace, dressy ribbons, and petite yet elegant flowers. I thought of lots of different textures to use and decided to use green (not normally thought of when you think valentines) with the pinks for my colors. I also thought this pale DP would also add to the vintage feel.

I just bought this digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and thought that I would take love in a different direction by showing love through the eyes of a child. I am sure most of us have a wonderful memory of a special doll that you loved well after you stopped playing with dolls anymore. It is a valentine love filled with innocence and purity. Hopefully I will find a special little someone to give this Valentine to.

There are lots of wonderful challenges this week so this card also fit perfectly for some others
Cuttlebug Challenge #68-Vintage Valentine, I hope I came close enough to vintage and a valentine.
Little Red Wagon Challenge #13-Their challenge this week was to use hearts on your card. I used a doily heart that I sponged pale green, a large heart that I cut from my Spellbinder's Heart Nesties, and a small gold heart charm.
PaperPlay Challenge Week 4-The challenge this week was a color challenge, pink, green, and white. These colors are really pretty together so it was easy to use them on my card.
KL Stampin and Scrappin Challenge #15-The challenge for this week is a fantastic sketch. It was a really fun one that worked perfectly with my theme.
Creative Belli Challenge #83- Their challenge is to use things you have hanging around your craft area, this week it is hearts. I have them everywhere so I couldn't pass up playing this fun challenge!
Dare U 2 Digi stamp Challenge #30-The challenge is always to use a digi stamp, I used one of Mo's Digital Pencils digis and also have hearts on you creation. You can never have too many hearts right?
If The Shoe Fits Fashionista Friday #20-This challenge is to make a vintage creation. There are some wonderful DT samples to see on their blog, you should check them out!
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #3-This is a great blog for challenges and they have come up with a wonderful one for Valentine's day, create a card using hearts! Be sure to pop over to their challenge blog and check them out you'll love it!
Raise The Bar Challenge #3-This challenge was a great one for me, it is to use old DP on your creation. I have been trying to clean up and out my crafting area and have lots of old paper that I hoarded and then forgot about. These are two of the papers that I found!
Hand Full of Stamps Challenge #14-I Give You My Heart, this challenge is to use hearts, they can be stamped, paper or an embellishment. How easy is that for a challenge, you should come play along!
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #68-This is another great challenge that asks you to use at least one HEART on you card! It is really hard to stop at just one!
Lexi's Creations Challenge #6-This is a new challenge spot for me. The challenge this week is to create a Valentine! I really like being challenged with fun themes.

These are all fantastic challenges to play along with, stop by and try a few of them. They are all so much fun!

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil Digi Stamps
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss CS, Papertrey White CS, and DP Roses unknown and back round DP Graphic 45
Inks: SU Mellow Moss, Copics
Accessories: Paper Heart Doily, Circle and Heart Nesties, SU Ribbon, JoAnns Crocheted Lace and Pearl Strands, Petite Roses Unknown, Recollection Sticker Pearls, and Heart Charm

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I have been working on. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary C


lesleyworth said...

absolutely adorable! fantastic all the elements and the layers! Thank you for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Tracey said...

this is beautiful! you did vintage well! i love teh knitted lace trim! thanks for joining us at the shoe this week!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

AWESOME!! Vintage is my most favorite style and you have put this together perfectly!!! What a great job of covering challenges too! WOW! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar. We do hope you'll come back again next week for more RTB fun!

Davi said...

Your card is beautiful. All the wonderful details and the sweet sweet image!

Amy Schultz said...

oo love those roses! Very vintage!

lalkygirl said...

stunning card,love the vintage feel and that rose is fab
thanks for joining us at lexis creations good luck in the challenge
lalkygirl x

Mel X said...

Aww, this is so gorgeous. Love the layout and various elements used here. Lovely soft colours. Wonderful take on the challenges!

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC, hope we see you again real soon.

Mel X

{Jane} said...

Super cute

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Peggy said...

This image is adorable. I love it. The lace and roses are beautiful. Great job Mary.

Lexi said...

what a beautiful idea! Great vintage card hun thanks for playing along at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

mamichelle said...

That is so beautiful, Mary!!
Yes, I actually still have my doll!

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful Card, love the flowers and lace! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the soft colours and the lace!! Hugs Juls

Deirdre said...

Wow, you covered off quite a few! LOL!!

Love your vintage card - I think it is absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Avril Tanner said...

Very Pretty! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon this week!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Adorable card! Love the vintage feel of it, and all the lovely flowers, ribbon and other details. Nice job. Thanks for playing along with us on the Belli Challenge!

Shirl said...

I just love vintage Mary and this is really pretty and oh so girlie x x x

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your lovely work!

Saskia :)

Maggie said...

luv the romantic feel to the card.
omg I luv luv it :)

~*Joni said...

Mary you aced it flawlessly! I would have never thought of pairing one of Mo's awesome digis with a vintage flair but you have done it so well. I love the CB details you did, and the overall combo of colors is perfect. So happy you could pull out old DP for this! Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week! :D

CJ said...

Hi, what an awesome card, i have become a follower, i would love it if you would join mine
stamp'en with cj

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Mary! Your image,coloring and detailing are fab! Thanks for participating with the KLSNS Challenge.

Trish Hughes said...

Wow, how beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing and playing along with HFOS.

Chris said...

A very sweet card and such a cute image! Love your colouring and design too. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS this time. Chris :)

Kristen said...

Super cute card mary. Did you see that Mo's is having a guest designer spot. You should go for that.