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Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Musical Inspiration - An OCC Challenge


It's a new month and a new hostess over at Our Creative Corner. Jenny Gropp is our December hostess and she has challenged us to create a card or project inspired by The Twelve Days of Christmas. There is also a prize this week - a $25 gift certificate from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. The winner will be randomly selected from the players listed in Mr. Linkey and announced at next week's challenge on December 12th. Thnks so much to Carole at the Prickley Pear for donating a gift certificate for this week's challenge prize!

Such a vintage Christmas carol surely must inspire a vintage creation and here is mine. It's a wall hanging rather than a card this week. I have seen a number of wall hangings on blogs recently and have been wanting to create one for my home this season. I thought this was the perfect opportunity!

On a 5x7" thin cardboard backing, I glued/sewed a layer of Very Vanilla sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen and then stamped it with the SU Script stamp in Close to Cocoa, then ran a line of gold stitching around the outside. The next layer is a piece of distressed Cosmo Cricket Be Good: Poinsettia designer paper, also sewn with gold stitching. The musical score and the vintage image of the turtle doves are both from The Graphics Fairy, although I did modify the vintage image with my Photoshop Elements program to add the words 'Two Turtle Doves'. I glued a layer of gold net between the music sheet and the vintage image. The two small poinsettias are stamped with a Florishes stamp and embossed in gold, sponged with Close to Cocoa, layered and then I added gold balls for the centers.

Both pieces of chipboard are Tim Holtz Grungeboard, heat embossed with Judikins Egyptian Gold EP. The heart was pressed into my Riding Hood Red ink pad and then embossed with the Egyptian Gold. The 'Compliments of the Season' piece is also a digital image from the Graphics Fairy.


I hope you will take the time to join us in this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Check out the other design team members' blogs shown on my sidebar. They are fabulously talented and it's well worth it to spend some time surfing their blogs!


Update: This project was featured on Card of the Week.

22 comments:

Hanne said...

Really beautiful! Lovely elemnts and image!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hanne

Lori said...

Linda, this is beautiful - what a lovely wall hanging you created. I'm impressed with all the time you must have put into this work of art! All your little details are perfect, as usual!

Loretta said...

Linda, your projects are always a happy place for me. Another beauty here!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Linda - I so love your vintage style and this is another gorgeous card!!! Hugs ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!! You really know vintage....gorgeous in every way!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Linda -- your style and creativity just blow me away! I love this. So beautifully composed -- each and every element is the most perfect touch! Ummm -- you got my mailing addy??????

Wendy J. said...

So beautiful, Linda! You are the vintage queen! Love the image and colors you used!

Sue C said...

Ooh Linda I love this ! The detail you go to is absolutely stunning. Sue x

Yvonne said...

What a beautiful, beautiful wall hanging, Linda. Would make such a great chrismtas gift! You truly are a vintage expert!

scrappypug said...

This is just beyond spectacular.. love it!

Cheryl said...

wow this is really beautiful so much to look at love it xxxxxxx

Mrs B said...

Wow! really beautiful card! The detail you add is just amazing!
CindyB

Abby said...

Wow Linda your wall hanging is beautiful! I just adore all of the details...I'm sure it will look gorgeous hanging on your wall!

Abby:)

Shelley Germann said...

Hi Linda,

Thank you so much for the kind words you left on my blog. I have been so busy today I didn't know I had been selected. I was giddy when I saw my card on the OCC site. I'll get the badge on my site ASAP.

Also, have to say I just love this project. So, many wonderful details! And the Two Turtle Doves are incredible. I love vintage ephemera, too. I had not heard of this site. So, thanks for that info!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

I love all of the layers and textures!

Jane said...

This wallhanging is beautiful! I love the combination of all of the elements. Very well done!
Jane

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I like this! Hadn't heard of putting them there, but why not. They're so pretty you'd want to display them!
Brenda

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Linda,
This is such a gorgeous wall hanging!! I really love all the layers and textures you used here. Congrats on your card of the week feature, and thanks so much for linking this one up to my "Brag Monday" party as well.

Tammara said...

Beautiful wall hanging. I love all the detail you put into it.

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a Gorgeous project Linda! I LOVE the beauitful detail and gorgeous elements - you got going on!! Are you keeping this or giving it away?

Have a fun week ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

Artyjen said...

Stunning! Love all that is in this vintage hanging
xoxo

PetraB said...

I love the composition of the card and the layering. It all works so well together. Petra.

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