Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dreams and Dressing Up

Good Saturday morning to you all!  Thanks so much for starting your weekend off by dropping by to see my most recent Our Creative Corner card.  Our host, Wendy Jensen, has thought up such a cool challenge for us this week.  It's called Let's Play Dress Up.  She's given us a very basic sketch and is challenging us to dress it up.  Well, you don't have to ask me twice!  I was off and running with this one and here is my dressed up card.  I started with some K&Co. DP and added Always Artichoke which had been embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder.  I did a little punching along the border of the green and added some hand dyed lace.  Then came a panel stamped with the lovely filagree note stamp from the SU! Notably Ornate set that was stamped in Frayed Burlap DI and spritzed with my Vintage Photo glimmer mist.


My handmade flower is from several dies including Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and was made with paper and crinoline, sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks and the dabbed with some of the gold alcohol ink mixative.  The Tim Holtz clip was also painted with the mixative and I  also applied the mixative to the bead caps which started out life silver toned.  The flourish is from Boss Kut.  The sentiment is from one of my all-time favorite SU! stamp sets - Happy Harmony.  A scrap of crinkled seam binding and natural hemp finished the card off.


Thanks again for visiting this morning.  Hope to see you back again soon.  And thanks, as always, for the lovely comments you leave.  I am trying to visit everyone's blogs once a week or so to repay the favor.  Have a great weekend.
Stampin' B's - Use a Die Cut
Sugar Creek Hallow - Fab Fabric (used crinoline in the flower)
Flourishes Bring Back Beauty - The Beauty of Vintage

28 comments:

Sian said...

Stunning card, I love the sentiment and the flower is gorgeous.
Happy saturday :)
hugs

Sue C said...

I love reading about all of the different things you've used, and seam binding is a new one on me ! Gorgeous card and I love the sentiment. Sue C x

PapierGirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the flower and the colors are so pretty! Have a great weekend! :)

Joseline said...

This is absolutely stunning Linda!! And your new blog gorgeous!!

Lori Rider said...

So pretty, Linda - you are the queen of dress up! Everything on your card is just beautiful. I love it all!

Sarah Gough said...

Very pretty, I love that flourish image as a background layer.

Lori said...

I think you're having too much fun with that Tattered Florals die! lol! This is fantastic, of course, all the layers make one really lush piece. Love that Bosskut flourish.

marsha said...

WOW- my jaw has just dropped to the floor, this is just amazing! You just have your own unique, fabulous style - can you tell I love this? Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and a very Happy New Year to you too!
Hugs,
Marsha

Stephanie said...

The Notably Ornate stamp is one of my favorites evah (!) and it is so wonderful to see that you used it as the base for your focal point. Your card is so gorgeous, all the detail is so well thought out and very beautiful (as usual)!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

another stunning creation - just gorgeous - love how you have the best embellishments!!
happy belated New year and the new blog is beautiful - love the color palette (-:

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the texture on the paper and the flower, love that die behind it too!

Heide said...

Stunning, just stunning! I love the distressed look and vintage feel on your card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow, so glad you could.

Grace said...

Hi Linda! Oh my goodness every time I visit you I drool a little bit on my computer!!! Your cards are amazing! LOVE the hand made flower with the addition of the crinoline and using the gold mixative was a great idea! LOVE your vintage style!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment!!!
hugs,
Grace

bosenberries said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful new stamp!! Love all the distressed but delicate detail! Thanks for sharing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Cec said...

Linda, this is fabulous as all your creations are. You have added such fun elements like the clip and that wonderful flower. When I grow up I want to create like you:) Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow and please come back again because we would love to have you.
Hugs!
Cec

Tamie said...

what a great way to use the clip!!! I would have never thought to pull the seam binding threw the holes of it! The sentiment is awesome. Oh and the brad is perfect too. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Benzi said...

What a beautiful vintage and the flower is gorgeous, as are all the other details. Outstanding creation! Thanks for joining the Stampin B's die cut challenge this week.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This card is phenomenal! I love the vintage style and the subtle earth tones. I think your flower is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. I love all of the distressing too. I'm so glad that you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow for our fabric challenge.
Hope to see you again next week!

Reneé
Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE your flower, it is sooooo pretty. You always have such wonderful elements to your cards and your flower is no exception! Beautiful job on this week's challenge.

scrappychica said...

I love the card, the vintage feel is so warm. I'm curious what is "crimoline' that you used in the flower, I'm sure I'll figure it out but jsut wanted to let you know that I admire this card very much, trully gorgeous and should be displayed.

itsallaboutstamping said...

Linda, this is just lovely! I have really grown to love your style and don't you dare call it "junked up" again! I love your take on the sketch and HH is one of my all-time fave sets too!

Netty said...

Oh wow its super gorgeous. Annette x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! I just love your vintage style creations!! Awesome work!!

Happy Weekend!!
Hugs, Hege

Julie said...

This is absolutely fabulous! It is perfect vintage. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Julie

Jen said...

Love this card!! So beautiful, love that flower you made!

Sharon Basel said...

Oh my Linda this is absolutely stunning. Beautiful vintage style with such rich details. I am such a fan of your creations and style - so wonderful to have you join us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. We'd love to have you play along in our challenges again!
Sharon
SCH-DT

Annika said...

Your self-made embellies are always in the class of their own - that flower is just amazing!!
Hugs
Annika

Heather Jensen said...

Linda, this is beautiful! Love all the pretty embellishments. I think your style always fits "Beauty of Vintage" :)
Thanks so much for playing with us at BBB.

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