Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Morning Flower


Good morning and welcome to my post for Isabella's Sketchbook. Our challenge to you this week is to make a birthday card using one of Isabella's delightful digital images. This prize, going out to a random winner, will be two of Isabella's digital images plus a Cuttlebug Lace Tree Embossing Folder and the "I Won" badge. I hope you will stop by Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge Blog to see the birthday greetings the other talented designers have for your inspiration. And while you're at it, stop by the designer's personal blogs and check out their awesome work. We have some very talented designers on this team!

AnnikaCecDianaJackieJenniferLindaLisaPeggyPeriRandiSharonSueViv

When I sat down to make this card, I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do, but really wasn't sure. I fiddled with it quite a bit and really love the final outcome. Sometimes things just come together so nicely and this was one of those happy occasions. Built on a shell of Old Olive and River Rock, I layered embossed vellum and Tempting Turquoise of them. I ripped around the edges of a rectangular piece of K&Co. DP and sponged the eges with Vintage Photo. The edges of the vellum are also sponged with Vintage Photo. The digital image was colored with Copics nd the flower was printed a second time, colored and trimmed out to be popped up for dimension. I also repeated teh process with the other flower in the corner. Both flowers have a Kaiser yellow pearl in the center. The lace is by Prima and the vintage corner is a piece of cardboard cut with a Cuttlebug die and embossed with Judi-Kins Egyptian Gold EP. The sentiment was printed on my printer and cut with a Spellbinders tag die. I think that about covers it for this card.

Hope to see you playing along this week in the Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge. Wishing you many blessings on your day.

Hugs,

Challenges entered:
Crafty Catz - Petals & Pearls
Papertake Weekly - Say it with Flowers
MelJen's Challenge - Flowers & Blooms
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes!
Stamp Something - Celebrate
Die Cut Dreams - Lace it Up
Your Next Stamp - Cut it out and pop it up
Digital Tuesday - Use vellum
Crafty Angels - Ripping & tearing
All That Scraps - Dry Embossing

51 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

Wow Linda this card is absolutely stunning! I love this shabby look.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love this vintage card! You certainly have the "touch" with all these embellishments - love how you did the flower and mounting - so much to look at!!!

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Linda, this is a work of art! As Linda said, so much to look at! This should be framed!

Kelly said...

Linda, I love the softness and delicate look of this card, truly vintage.

Cec said...

AWESOME!!! The colours you have chosen are so pretty together and the flower spray just pops right off the card.
Hugs!
Cec

Lori said...

Oh wow Linda this is absolutely stunning, I just love all your cards, wow!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, gorgeous card and lovely details! :)

scrappyjan said...

HOLY COW this is STUNNING my firend!!!!!!!

Love all of the details!!!!! WOWWERS!!!!

your card below is done wonderfully... ROUGH ROUGH CHALLENGE!!!! can't do another like that...it might kill me... LOL..

hugs, Janiel

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Linda, wow this is gorgeous, I love the colours and embellies, well everything really, thanks also for your lovely comments I truly appreciate them, hugs Liz xx

Dani said...

Your cards are just pure works of art! So lovely!!

Lisa said...

Ok Linda you have outdone yourself again and I'm not surprised! I work with such talented artists!! Your card is a work of art! That will be one lucky recipient!

raindropecho said...

Do you ever run out of mojo? lol, this is gorgeous, Linda. Love how you have the image on there twice. Just divine!

Pam said...

you got it together fast to join us for The Pixie Cottage Challenge. Your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along.
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

diehex said...

Wow, a wonderful card, I love the nice details and the colours!

Sprytebyrd said...

WoW! Stunning card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck on the challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Annika said...

Haha, nobody can compete with you in vintage, you silly! lol I'm just messing around ... since I AM The Messy!
I am truly smitten with your card, the colouring is so gorgeous and soft and the cut out flower is just a touch of a genius!
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is so beautiful Linda! I love the whole darn thing :) Happy to have you back at the Pixie Cottage this week!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Linda this is one very beautiful card the vintage look is gorgeous thank you so much for sharing this with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

JACKIE M said...

That is a beuiful card Linda,I love all the detail and texture.

Jackie :)

Anne said...

A stunning card Linda! Love the lace... and all of it =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Becky said...

How gorgeous Linda, I love the design!!
Thanks so much for joining us at pollycraft!!
Love Becky xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at DCD.
xx

Viv said...

Linda I ADORE this card! This style is my absolute fav and you do it so well! Do you give lessons? LOL! Viv xx

Marit Meijer. said...

Oh wow...I love this card! So many pretty details! STUNNING! Thanks for joining us at the Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
Hugs, Marit.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING card! Your work on the images and all the details are AMAZING! THANKS SO MUCH for joining us this week at SHELLY'S IMAGES TTT:)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just simply stunning many thanks for playing along at the pixie cottage this week hope to see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxx

Lisa said...

Beautiful details!! Thanks for joining MelJen's Challenge this week:)

Grace said...

OMgoodness Linda this is sooooo pretty! I love the shabby chic feel and every detail totally blows me away! Love everything about this one!!! Congrats on the GDT spot at Shabby Tearoom! You are a perfect fit!!!

Cat said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the colors and beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

kim.mom said...

GORGEOUS!! Love that vintage shabby chic look!

Shelly's Images said...

Oh...sooooooo pretty. I love how you took part of the stamp and added it on the card as kind of an embellishment. I have to try that soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

And thanks for joining us at Shelly's images for our TTT Challenge. We have a new TTT Challenge up at the blog so please visit us again soon.

Peri said...

Linda, what a beautifully shabby-chic card. Lovely colours, beautifully embellished, just gorgeous. Hugs xx

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Just beautiful. I love the blend of the colors and the lace is so pretty!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Linda
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
hugs Dianne xx

Tanya Rudd said...

Simply one beautiful card. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Hugs
Tanya

scrappyjan said...

Very YUMMY!!! The colors are so BEAUTIUFL!!! LOVE the details!!!
hugs, Janiel

Suzie said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

Sue C said...

Wow Linda your card is so gorgeous ! Sue C x

Lisa Summerhays said...

Fantastic card! Love the layout and the cute embellishments. Thanks for playing along at Meljen's!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really beautiful!

Susie Sugar said...

This is so pretty Linda thanks for joining us at the DCD challenge this week for our "Lace it up" challenge
Hugs Susie & Vikki
xx

KAT said...

This card is stunning - love the vintage, grungy feel of it! Wow!

Katie said...

Linda this a fabulous card! So many wonderful details!
Be sure to link it back to The Pixie Cottage to be in with a chance of winning :)

Randi said...

Linda, you are so right as it all came together to make a breathtaking card. It is just beautiful!! Enjoy the weekend.

Adrina said...

Wooow, what a wonderful card.
So beautiful.
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Pam said...

Linda your card is absolutely gorgeous. What a little piece of art.
~Pam L.

Cassie said...

you always know just what to do with all those photo corners. beautiful card as always!

wordbird said...

Linda...you are truly the master of choosing just the right combination of colors, papers and embellishments! This is a fabulous card! ;D Diana Q

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! Goregous card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW last week, and hope you play along again this week with our sketch challenge!
hugs!
Sharon

Risa said...

What a stunning card Linda! I love the vintage look and beautiful embellishments! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage and I hope you join us again soon!
hugs
Risa:)

artish said...

love your fabulous layering work!
thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

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