Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Paris in the Springtime


Here is my final guest design team member card for Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is to make a feminine card. What fun - a license to go for it - as frilly and girly as you want! The design team was given a choice of three digital images by Lauretta's Digital Stamps. You may remember that I tipped my hand last week by using one of the images a week early. So last week's Flapper Girl was one of Lauretta's images and now this week my Paris lady is also one of her images. I was a little hesitant about digis, but they printed up very easily and colored very nicely with my Copics. When brainstorming about how to use this image, I kept thinking of vintage Paris. I had fun visiting some of my favorite vintage sites to find just the right feminine, flowery vintage images to use. And I found a post card of the Eiffel Tower too. I had intended to include some lace, but in the end did not want to cover up the vintage images or any more of the pretty K&Co. DP (which you can hardly see because I did cover up most of it). That's the problem with designer paper. I see it, I lust after it, I hunt it down, I buy it, I hoard it, then I use it. And when I use it, I cover it all up - aarrgghh!!! Can you identify???

I felt the card needed a touch of gold so I stamped a pretty vintage toile and a flourish around the edges and gold embossed them. After I finished assemblng the card, I decided it needed some sort of finishing touch. I was tempted to add more flowers, but finally decided on the Prima black rhinestone flourish which I layered right over the vintage images. I stood back, examined my creation and decided I liked it. It wasn't as frilly and lacy as I had hoped, but somehow satisfying nonetheless!

I've also found some challenges to play in with this card:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #51 - Make a card inspired by something starting with the letter P - I think Paris and Pink qualify
Color Chef Challenge #36 - Light pink & dark pink
Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week

21 comments:

Rosanne said...

Very pretty card!

Julie Ranae said...

What a beautiful card, Linda! Being a guest designer certainly agrees with you! They were lucky to have you!

Hope you will stop by The Open Window and take a peek inside : )

Edith said...

What a pretty and elegant card, Linda! I agree with Julie: they were very lucky having you as a guest designer:)

Beautiful Greetings said...

What a beauty Linda! I love the colors and the softness of the card. It completely looks like a vintage Parisian postcard :) The flowers are gorgeous too!

Annette said...

This is such a beautiful card, lovely colouring and what gorgeous flowers, just read your tutorial below on how to create them, definately going to give them a go with my CM punches, (don't have nesties yet!) Thanks for sharing, take careX:)

Chris said...

I so look forward to each card Linda, they are a treasure!

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

Ohhhh i love you card Linda, You have such a beautiful style.. I really love what you do with my images :)) WOU!!! thumbs up sweety!! :) xx

scrappyjan said...

Hi Linda, LOVE THIS!!! You have done such a Beautiful job with this image! It's fun to see your little pieces of art!
hugs, Janiel

Sue C said...

Beautiful Linda ! I love the vintage images and the swirl just adds the perfect touch. Sue C x

Joseline said...

OM goodness Linda!! This is outstanding!!

Lea L. said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love all the vintage layers and the beautiful jewel flourish! Great job with the challenges!

♥Lea

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous layout and love all those little details. Beautifully done!
Hugs,
Cabio

Juls said...

fab! Love the collage feel, such a romantic creation! Hugs Juls

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda fab job you did of the image . Glad you enjoyed the stay and welcome.

Carla aka scrappypug said...

this is just gorgeous~! I just love your creations!

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Linda, this is gorgeous!!!
Blessings, Maria

Denise @ kc242 said...

You do vintage the best of anyone that I know! Miss you on MLDT. Lovely work Linda! I would love to see you stop over at Midnight Madness and try one of our sketches in your lovely vintage style.
Denise
MLDT
Midnight Madness DT

MiamiKel said...

Well HI LINDA!! I just found you through Tracy @ SCH and just thrilled to pieces to see another South Florida paper crafter!! I'm also from Miami and got such a kick out of your beach card and the 30's weather - it was nice while it lasted! So nice to "meet" you and I look forward to paper crafting with you this month as a guest designer, too! Beautiful blog you have - blessings!

Betty Wright said...

Saw this at SCS, Linda! Beautiful detailing and shabby chicness! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

Silke Ledlow said...

Linda - your take one the *p* challenge is perfect!!! Love Paris and the color pink!!!

Hope you'll have time to play our annniversary challenges tomorrow???
Hugs ~S~

stephanne said...

You have done an amazing thing with this image, as you did last week with the sneak peek you made for us, building anticipation I think!! Everything screams romance, and everything's been put together perfectly!!! Gorgeous work, you will be a huge inspiration to work with at Creative Inspirations!!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

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