Saturday, May 14, 2011

Au Naturel With a Twist

Good morning and welcome to my weekly Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.
 This week, I'm the hostess and my challenge to you is Au Naturel with a Twist.  Here's the deal.  I want to see projects created using only neutrals (and gold/silver or metallics).  The main project must use only pale neutrals (ivory, white, beige, tan, gray) with darker neutrals (dark gray, brown, black) as accents only.  The twist is to include lace and buttons.  

Here's my sample.  I started by stamping with Vintage Photo distress ink onto Very Vanilla using the large text stamp in Tim Holtz's Papillon set, the butterfly stamp and the small flourish in the Fabulous Flourishes set.  Then I brushed gueso over the entire panel.  I used a page from my vintage songbook and punched it with a Fiskar's boarder punch.  Then I made a ruffle out of the kraft paper twist that I'm selling in my Etsy Store.  I did it by cutting two pieces from the short side and then gluing them in just one place end to end.  I created the sentiment on my computer, the first part printed on vellum.  I inked the back of it with Vintage Photo distress ink and cut it out freehand with my pinking sheers.  The SOAR piece was also computer generated.  I punched it with an SU punch and sprinkled gold and UTEE around the edge and heat embossed.  This sweet piece has been embellished with seam binding (dyed with Creamy Caramel) and two sweet Venice Lace butterflies.  The stick pin is also from my Etsy Store.  

That's it for another Saturday at Our Creative Corner.  Please do stop by the site and check out what the other designers have done for this challenge.  

24 comments:

Suzi said...

Beautiful card Linda, love the papers, butterfly's and that pin is placed so beautifully. A very vintage and amazing card. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Suzi x

Irene said...

Morning Linda

Wow this is just amazing. So beautiful and gorgeous.

luv
irene
xxxx

Tanya said...

Ooooh, gorgeous! loving those embroidered butterflies!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda and I absolutely LOVE your background ! It works so well with the neutral colours. The font you've used for the word Soar is gorgeous too and the pin is so classy. Sue C x

Carole RB said...

Hi Linda

You made an amazing card, so gorgeous.

Have a nice weekend

Nancy said...

Love this, Linda!!

Sharon said...

I always love to stop by and see what wonderfully creative things you come up with! The gold UTE has been pretty popular these days, and I love how you used it! The stick pin is to die for! How wonderfully girly! Great card as always! Love the dyed seam binding, too! (Creamy Caramel was one of my all time favorite colors, sad to see it go.)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great Start to a wet, dreary, cold morning. Love the warmth of your colors and total beauty of your design. Have a great weekend

Cindy said...

Love cards done in all whites, creams, browns and yours is totally gorgeous!

Margreet said...

what a beautiful card Linda....love all your stuff....it is so precious....you inspired me to enter (although I must learn a lot in this branch)....enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my goodness this takes my breath away!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This card is so gorgeous. I love the punched music and the wonderful lace butterflies.

Linda R. said...

What an amazing card.. You have come up with a wonderful challenge.. I would love to play along.. Maybe I could find some time..

Hugs, Linda

Marjie K said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Linda, and a nice challenge as well.... I'll look forward to playing along.

Sarah Gough said...

pretty, I love that border punch!

Esther said...

Such a gorgeous monochromatic card!
Love the butterflies and the border punch!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, I so love the layering of the strips, great details on the butterflies and your pin is lovely

Denise G said...

Such a pretty card! I love the vintage look and think you have mastered it! Those butterflies are so cute.

Patti P. said...

Linda, what a pure piece of art this one is.....just stunning!! I just couldn't stop looking at all of the beautiful elements that you have created.TFS

Vicki B. said...

I so admire your style Linda! I love how you can put so many elements together and make such an awesome card!! It is always pure perfection!!!

coldwaters2 said...

I sit here looking at this beautiful creation in total awe, Linda, the detail, colours and design look stunning.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jen said...

WOW! This is stunning!! You make such beautiful cards and projects!!
hugs,
Jen

Netty said...

Oh wow Linda, everything about this card is so perfectly gorgeous. Loving all the textures and the beautiful design. Have a happy week, Annette x

Denni said...

This is STUNNING! Just beautiful!

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