Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Thank You Challenge and a DT Call


Good morning and best wishes for a blessed New Year.  I hope you all had a happy and safe New Year's celebration.  We're kicking off the new year at Our Creative Corner with a Thank You recipe challenge:  make a thank you card with a blue and cream color palette, use some vellum and add some metal.  Easy peasy, right?  And so much fun!  And our designers did a fabulous job with this challenge.  Be sure to stop by and get inspired.

We are also having a design team call over at Our Creative Corner.  It starts today and runs through January 14th.  We want to round our our team by adding 5 new designers.  There is a tab at the top of the OCC blog that has all the information you need to apply for a spot with us,  

About my card - I was inspired by Mojo Monday's current sketch.   I just got the Tim Holtz Fabulous Flourishes set and decided to use it for this challenge,  I stamped white CS with the flourish in Old Paper Distress Ink and clear embossed it.  Next I sponged over the entire piece with Stormy Sky and Antique Linen Distress Inks, then used my square Nesties to cut the four squares and sponged their edges with Vintage Photo DI.  A piece of vellum was embossed with the Textile EF and sponged over the high points with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Then I embossed a thin line of gold around the outside and layered the sheet over a piece of Baja Breeze CS.  I created the sentiment on my computer and cut it with a circle scallop Nestie, then overlaid it with a frame I made with a label die and a circle die.  The vellum there was also dry embossed, sponged with Vintage Photo DI and edged with gold EP.  The flower was handmade using an assortment of Spellbinders and Tim Holtz dies.  The ribbon is rayon seam binding that I hand dyed with Antique Linen DI and a tiny spritz of Vintage Photo and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.  The brad started life as silver but I changed it to gold with Gold Alcohol Ink Mixative.  I dabbed some on the gold pearl too to take off some of the brightness and make it look more vintage.  Okay, that's the dets on this piece.  If I missed any descriptions or you want more info, you can email me privately or just leave a question in the comments section and then check back as I will update this post with your requested information,

Again, wishing you a blessed New Year!

Hugs,
Challenges Entered:
Mojo Monday - Sketch 
City Crafter Challenge Blog- Stamp it Out (my background is stamped)
Crafts and Me Challenge - Anything Goes
Cooking it Up With Katie - Show Me Your Favorite Ribbons and Brads
Drunken Stampers - Something New (my new Fabulous Flourishes set)

28 comments:

Margreet said...

Wih you all the best for 2011 Linda...your card is so wonderful!
xxx Margreet

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love the soft colours and all the embossing! Hugs Juls

Sue C said...

Gorgeous Linda, I love the sentiment and as usual your vintage style is just stunning. Sue C x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Linda,I love the shabby look.
It would be perfect at ALLSORTS too
Happy new year Hugz Fleur xXx

Cor* said...

Stunning! Love the ribbon touch and isn't a sketch only a template.....as long as it looks like it, you can add what you like to make it even better? That's the way I look at it! A gorgeous sentiment card!

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda this card is another beauty! I love what you did with your vellum panels, Thanks for a fabulous challenge.
Looking forward to creating along side you this coming year! Wishing you all the best in 2011!

Diane

Marlis said...

Wow Linda !! A gorgeous card !!!!
Hugs Marlis

Isabella's Sketchbook said...

Happy New Year to you too, Linda. Another very beautiful, very Linda-like card.

Sian said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, the card looks very delecate.
Happy New Year to you and yours and wishing you health and happiness in 2011.
hugs

Mags said...

This is gorgeous! The ribbon is so lush!

Happy New Year!

luv, Mags x

Lori said...

This is fantastic! Love the ribbon and the flower, really lush!

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous card Linda, great way to start 2011. Happy New Year. Annette x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

A gorgeous way to start 2011, but I don't see any sewing :-)

Pysselfröken said...

This Card is lovely. Nice colors and details. Happy New Year! Hugs from Sweden

Linda R. said...

Soooo Beautiful.. Looking forward to seeing all you wonderful card in the upcoming year!

Hugs, Linda

Doreen said...

A stunning card.Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

Joseline said...

Happy New Linda!! Your card is stunning!! The simplicity of it is so romantic!!

Justine said...

What a beautiful project. I love the details of the Thank You Challenge. I am putting it on the top of my list for tomorrow's project. Needs lots of Thank You cards this time of year. Happy New Year

raindropecho said...

So so so very gorgeous, Linda! Your perfectly placed and arranged ribbons always amaze me!

Wendy J. said...

Linda, this is just beautiful! I love the embossing and the gold edging. Beautiful. And I love that you changed the metal pieces to match the gold embossing!

Ros said...

What a brilliant card to start the year ... thank you so much for joining us at CCCB

Gemma said...

a fantastic creation! Thanks for joining in our Thank You challenge this week at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Teresa said...

A lovely card thank you for joining in at crafts and me this xmas.
Teresax

Terry said...

Love your new flourishes and how beautifully you used them. Beautiful card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the vintage look, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So beautiful! LOVE the colors! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Paddington fan said...

Wonderful card, love the shabby vintage look! Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. for our thank you challenge. Happy New Year, love Jacky x

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card & such a unique style ... Always love seeing something new & different. Just beautiful.
Hugs, Janie

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