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.