Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Touch of Vintage

Today is a beautiful day in New England. We have finally shut of the AC and the sun is shining bright. This is my last week of vacation to myself until the middle of August. My husband is off next week and then summer school starts and I work it every morning for 4 weeks. I am taking full advantage of this week by playing and creating a lot.

This card is one that took so much longer than I expected. I got the adorable new stamps from Lili of the Valley and couldn't wait to color it. I ended up doing 3 times because I wasn't sure how I wanted to use her. I finally decided on a vintage card. I haven't done one in years and forgot that they don't come easy to me because I can be a procrastinator and a bit of a perfectionist so I kept changing my mind about different things on the card. I do have to say I am happy with the final outcome though, so it was worth the extra time.

Here are some wonderful challenges that fit my creation
Allsorts Challenge Week 58-This week the challenge is to add embossing to your card.
Challenge Up Your Life challenge #23-The challenge is "Vintage" perfect for my card!
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #24-"Inky Fingers" is their challenge this week. I sponged distress inks around each piece of DP and Cs on this card. .
Lexi's Creation Challenge 17-This challenge is to add layers. I actually "popped up" all my layers for more dimension on the card.
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge 56- Their challenge is this great sketch that I used to go along with their wonderful stamps!
Magical Crafts Challenge #18-This challenge is Flower Power.
My Time to Craft Challenge 97-This challenge is to use zig zags on your card. My ribbon has them down the center of it. Fun challenge!
Quirky Crafts Challenge 31-Their challenge is to use ribbon on your creation. I used this beautiful antique ribbon.
S2G Challenge #62-This challenge this week is to use "something new". This cute stamp is the "new" I used!
Sew Many Challenges #19-Their challenge this week is "Anything Goes".
Stamp Something Challenge-This challenge is to create something vintage with flowers!
Tandastamps Challenge #149-"Yesteryear" is their great challenge!
Craftalicious Challenge #2-Their challenge is "monotone" this week. Fun challenge to play!

These are all fantastic challenges, so please be sure to check them out and play along!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley
Paper: Bazzill CS, Papertrey White Cs, CTMH Beige CS, and DP Graphic 45
Inks: Copics, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, Memento Black
Accessories: Nesties, Paper Shaper Corner Punch, MS Lace Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, SU Pearls, Hero Arts Mini Pearls. Prima Roses, Misc Pins, Antique Ribbon unknown

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Ann English said...

WOW! I am in LOVE with this card-positively gorgeous creation! Thank you for playing twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls!

Peggy said...

Mary this card is absolutely beautiful. You did an amazing job with it!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is beautiful Mary!!! love all the layers and details you've added!

Pop's Cards said...

This is a cute image that you have chosen, love your choice of colours, fab job with Dawny;s sketch too, thanks for playing at LOTV this time big hugs Pops x x x

Spyder said...

Very very pretty card. I do love these LOTV images, lovely colours and detail!
Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's
"Ribbon" Challenge this fortnight, hope to see you next time too!

Michelle Quinno said...

This is so pretty, Mary!

Enjoy the rest of your time!

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, perfect colours & such a sweet image
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and Magical Crafts challenges xx

Lena Katrine said...

Great card, beautiful colours and details!
Thanks for joining us at LOTV this time - good luck!
Hugs, Lena

Georgia said...

Wow! Your card is lovely! Thanks for playing at s2g tt.

Lisa said...

Stunning creation! I love that image and your layout is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card, love the image and all the beautiful layering. Thank you for joining us at MCFC this time, good luck with the challenge xxx

Cat said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at S2G for our "Something New" Challenge! said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love all the details!! TFS at SMC!

biggi-al said...

Oh - your card is soooo lovely !!!!
Thanks for joining us at CUYL.

Jane said...

Wow! Such a beautiful, feminine & delicate card!!! Good luck at Crafty Cardmakers XX

Kirsten...x said...

Fabulous card love the image and the embossing looks great...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs kirsten...x

Anonymous said...


sue law said...

This is a really pretty card, you say you find vintage difficult, but I think you absolutely nailed it!
Thanks for joining us on the Tanda Teaser this week!

Daisychain said...

Oh, I really love this card! I love the gorgeous image and the pretty colours. Thanks for joining LOTV this week and good luck! Hugs Christine x

Lexi said...

this is beautiful!! gorgeous colour and the detail is fab...super cute image:D thanks for playing at LC

hugs lexi xxx

Rachel said...

Awww this is adorable! The vintage works really well with the image :)
Thanks for playing with us at Lexi's Creations.
Hugs, Rachel xx