Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May Flowers

A good Tuesday morning to you! So happy you stopped by to see what I have made for this fortnight's Creative Card Crew challenge. It was my turn to set the challenge this time and I decided the theme would be April Showers Bring May Flowers. I think most of the rest of the DT went with the April Showers part of the theme, but since I already did an April showers card last week, I decided on May Flowers. I really wanted to do a vintage image for this project and rather than actual flowers I decided on seeds for flowers. I thought this Burpee's Seed catalog cover from 1901 was the perfect image for this project. I followed last week's Shabby Tea Room sketch. I was really challenged by that sketch and didn't think the first card I did for it was quite right so wanted to try it again. Unfortunately, I forgot that I couldn't publish this card until Tuesday so I missed submitting it for last week's challenge. On second thought, after thinking about this further, I am going to enter it into the Shabby Tea Room for this week's challenge. The theme is Comforts of Home and I think a flower garden definitely qualifies as a homey comfort.

Okay, the details - no stamping here, but ink distressed the edges with Creamy Caramel ink (what is Stampin' Up THINKING? Discontinuing my favorite distressing ink and one of my favorite card stocks?), the wonderful vintage image was downloaded from the Shabby chic papirskatter. I used the SU border punch from Sell-a-Bration. Card stock is Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla. Flower by Prima, colored with Copics, ribbon from Michael's sale bin and button from Foo-fa-la.

Now it's time stop by the Creative Card Crew to see what the other DT members have for your inspiration today. You'll want to be sure to make a card for this challenge to be entered into the drawing for this lovely Rachel Ann Miller stamp given by our sponsor Crafty Addicts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comment you care to leave. Have a wonderful day!

Blessings & hugs,


Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Vintage Style

Practical Scrappers - Floss, Fibers & Ribbon

The Shabby Tea Room - Comforts of Home


Justine said...

Wow this is so Amazing. Thank you for the info on images. Absolutely love what you have done with this one. Are you on Facebook? The Vintage Image company that I am always speaking of has a group and they are constantly giving away free images. Right now they also have a Contest going on.
If you join make sure to tell them that Justine sent you. (no I don't get anything, just like keeping my name fresh in their heads).

Juls said...

such a gorgeous image! Love the colours and the fab vintage feel! Hugs Juls

Paula said...

Oh wow Linda this is so stunning i love these images you use and as always your attention to detail is superb.

Hugs Paula xxxx

Annika said...

Here I am again ... lurking, sneaking looks at your fabulous, precious creations - boy you have so much talent it must be just overflowing!
Love your work!

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful, gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Linda, this is STUNNING!! Love the way that you do VINTAGE sweetie!!!!!!
hope you are having a great week.
hugs, Janiel

Lori said...

Oh wow, I love the vintageness, such fabulous colours too, great card!!!!

Beautiful Greetings said...

Another gorgeous vintage creation from Linda! :) This is just stunning. Your distressing is so perfect, sometimes when i try it turns out just looking dirty :)

marsha said...

So gorgeous Linda! I love these vintage images and your creations are always so stunning!

Hugs, Marsha

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Beautiful as always!! I just love your cards. :)

♥Jan♥ said...

It is always such a pleasure to come here and see what incredible things you are doing. I really don't know how I ever found you, but it was long before I ever started blogging and making cards every day. You are such an inspiration, I truly truly say that with all my heart.

Nicole said...

Great job with this pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

Unknown said...

Gosh, another card of yours that I absolutely adore. This is really beautiful.

Unknown said...

Ohhhh this is so beautiful vintage!! I love the soft look!
Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Simply gorgeous! Love the vintage image and all the soft colors you have used to build it. Just beautiful.

Debbie said...

Glad our challenge this week could fit the bill for your design! Another stunning creation from you, Linda!! That image is simply beautiful. Thanks for being a regular in the Tea Room :)

Maria Matter said...

Linda, your creations always knock my socks off! lol
Gorgeous, and I love your thinking for this challenge piece!!!
Blessings, Maria

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous card, Linda! LOVE that seed catalog image, and you did a fabulous job with last week's sketch. Love that border punch, too.
I sent you an email yesterday about the Webster's Bloomers. Hope you got it.
Thanks for playing along with us again at the Shabby Tea Room.

Unknown said...

Stunning card Linda - love everything about it - such a gorgeous vintage look.
Pauline x

Unknown said...

Oh I love this, so beautiful!

Betty Wright said...

Linda, this is stunning! The colors and vintage detailing are just perfection! Wonderfully done! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

peggysue said...

Great image choice. It looks marvelous in this card and I agree, a nice little garden is a very homey and comforting thing. Lovely job!

Jen said...

Hi Linda,
This is stunning work. I love the soft vintage look, very feminine.
Jen x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the vintage look... great stitching job... pretty embellishments. :o)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Oh Linda, this card is stunning!I love the vintage feel. Thank you for using this image! I'm working on a luminary for National Nurses Week and this fits in perfectly. You are a constant inspiration to me!

Thanks for your kind comments on my organza flower card.:) It means a lot!


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