Saturday, April 2, 2011

Vintage Charm



It's rolled around to another Saturday and I'm back with my sample for the Our Creative Corner.  Our hostess this week is Sharon Wheet and she wants us to reflect Girl Power! on our projects this week.  That's right - make it girly. This challenge requires the inclusion of three types of embellishments:  1) a handmade paper flower, 2) ribbon and 3) bling.  Get going - the more girly you can make your project, the more we'll love it!

I started my card with Very Vanilla and Mauve Mist and added a distressed layer of Springtime Vintage DSP.  The vintage newsprint came from a shopping bag that I upcycled.  I added a cream colored vintage doily and a ribbon of ripped cotton fabric.  The image is  from Garden Collage - an old SU set - and I added a bit of color with SU markers.  The blessings stamp is PTI and the glass glitter and pretty rose cabochons are from SU too.  

Hope you will join in our Girl Power challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.  Be sure to stop by to see what the rest of the team has to get your mojo started this Saturday morning!

I'm so glad you stopped by.  Hope you have a great weekend!

NOTE:  Just a quick update, a reader asked what I used to adhere the glass glitter.  It was Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, which is pretty much the same as Ranger Glossy Accents.  It works great.  It's the same process as I used last week to adhere the glass glitter and the micro beads to the brads I used for the crinoline flower centers.









Challenges Entered:
The Kraft Journal - Flowers
Order of the Opus Gluei - Fabric
Tuesday Throwdown - Florals
Little Red Wagon - Fabric
The Pixie Cottage - Stitching
Paper Romance - Bling
If The Shoe Fits - Sew Crazy
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Glitz

36 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Oh my!!! I love your card! The torn fabric ribbon, the paper flower, the glitter, the flowers, I could just go on and on!! It's just so pretty!
Thank you for sharing! :)

Marjie K said...

Beautiful, Linda. I love how much brown you included in your girl card - that's my kind of girly!

itsallaboutstamping said...

Oh beautiful, Linda! Again so many interesting details. I could sit and look at your projects to pick out all the details for hours. I especially love the doily and handmade flower!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love all those scrummy layers!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great display of Shabby Lady. Love all you elements and layout. Have a wonderful weekend.

Esther said...

Beautiful, beautiful card!
Love the shabby ribbon and your gorgeous paper flower!

Sharon said...

Linda, I always love visiting your blog! You always make the most beautiful things, and today is no exception! I love all your little touches. The ripped fabric 'ribbon' is just too pretty and so perfect for your art piece. I love the glass glitter trim on your stamped image. Beautiful bling!

Sue said...

I have just read everyone's comments on your card Linda, hoping to mention something that was missed but your followers/friends seem to have it covered.
So I will concur with all and add that it is a beautiful card.
Smiles:)

Sarah Gough said...

this is so pretty - those little roses are a gorgeous touch!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! I love the cloth ribbon! Great idea for leftover strips laying around. Very pretty handmade rose too.

Kristin said...

How wonderfully vintage! I love each and every detail, the shopping bag re-use is genuis! Have a great weekend!

Netty said...

If I had a mojo like yours I would be ecstatic. Such a fabulous card and so beautiful, Linda. Have a great weekend my friend. Annette x

Jana said...

Absolutely stunning. So many layers and all of them are perfect. That fabric ribbon is gorgeous. I love the whole card. Very girlie. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Judy Rozema said...

Such a gorgeous card with so many things to look at! Thanks for sharing it at Paper Romance!

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Wow and Wow again, I just love your card, it's beautiful every single detail, its just perfect.

luv
irene
xxxx

Lori Rider said...

This is gorgeous, Linda - beautiful combination of images and embellishments. The glass glitter really sets off your image - I haven't done anything with that glitter yet but I should give it a try!

Rosemary said...

I love how beautiful this is, I love everything girly and this just has so much to LOVE! Very pretty and so beautifully put together!

Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Joy said...

Just beautiful!! I love the "brown-ness" of this card! I have always been a big fan of brown and pink together.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Linda, I am always impressed by your cards. You manage to add so many details, without it looking cluttered or over-worked....truly a talent! Hope you have an amazing week :)

Linda said...

Wow Linda this is amazing. I love vintage! Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your wonderful card.

Janiel/ janny said...

Holy cow girlfriend this is stunning!!!! Your cards are always over the top!!!
hugs, Janiel

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

This card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Annika said...

Now THAT is a perfect pink!
I think ripped fabric makes a gorgeous ribbon - tried it once and really liked it, should use it again. Lush and shabby at the same time.
I don't know what you used for sticking that vintage glitter for bordering, that's another thing I've tried and the bleedin' card kept shedding thick glassy shards all over the place, ended up assigning it to the circular file, lol
Annika
PS. Thanks for tutorial suggestion - will put it onto the list! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Linda, this is gorgeous! isn't that SU! glass glitter so addicting?! my stars, I am in love with mine.... seem to be using it on EVERYTHING lately! :)

I have to say, I wanna know where you shop that you get a fabby bag like that to get such a wonderful bit for scrap! so smart of you to save it.

have a great week!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Fabulously shabby! I love how you used fabric as ribbon and seems you are still inspired by my challenge to reuse your packaging! :) beautiful.

Sherry Goodloe said...

love, love, LOVE your creation!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

always love your projects! you are the Queen of embellishments (-:
hugs
Linda

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just gorgeous, Linda! Absolutely stunning!
Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal.

Sadilla said...

stunning card, rich of detail, and lovely color combo!!! =)
thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage
hugs
Sadia

Vicki B. said...

Linda all your creations are just pure perfection, and this one is no exception, I love all the added details you use and how you make them work so well together!!! So amazing!!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card, so girly and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week
Hugs Sue x

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely vintage, like the framing with the glass glitter and the lovely rose!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for stitching in The Pixie Cottage :)

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh yes, that's definitely 'girly' Linda, and beautiful with it too!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is absolutely beautiful what gorgeous embellishments and design I so love looking at your work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

lesleyworth said...

Linda this is AMAZING! it's so hard to pick just one...but this may be my absolute FAVORITE of all of your creations! thanks so much for playing along with us at the Shoe!

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