Monday, August 30, 2010

Sugar & Spice, Ribbons & Curls

Well my dears, here it is again, another Monday morning and time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. At least there is one good thing to look forward to on Monday mornings, right? This week our challenge is Layers, which you can interpret any way that speaks to you. My layers project all started with these charming vintage images of little girls and that yummy row of blue and white lace. I decided to base it on that old rhyme - what are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice, ribbons and curls because she's a girl. How swee is that?

My first layer is corrugated cardboard that I painted with Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dauber in Snow Cap and then spritzed with Ranger Cranberry alcohol ink. I've had a box of K&Co. Christmas chipboard in my stash forever - never used it because it's not really my style. So I covered it with designer paper on which I had printed the title and rhyme words. Then I ran it through the Idea-ology Cracked Texture Fade and inked up the edges with Vintage Photo. I mounted all of the chipboard on a piece of cardstock DP, added the vintage images and a few pretty brads plus a grunge paper flower and my project was good to go. Sounds quick and easy, right? Well actually I worked on it most of the day Saturday, fiddling with this and that, trying one thing, changing another - my typical style with everthing I create. Let me know what you think of it. I'm never really sure if my art is any good or not.

I hope that now you're off to check out the blogs of the rest of the design team. They always have fabulous art, week and week out.

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Lori Hassler - I Been Thinkin'...'Bout Inkin'
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe

Hope to see your entry over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you care to leave.
Blessings & hugs,


Lisa said...

Oh Linda, this is absolutely fabulous!! So sweet and girly with such wonderful layers!! I just love all the embellishments and textures! I can see why they picked you for this team and to answer your question....YES, your artwork is good!

cheryl said...

good hun wow this is just incredible just had to come over after seeing it on the blog,totally love what you have created could sit and look at this all day would look awesome in my craft room, he he hugs cheryl x

Katharine Steff said...

Hey Linda,

Let's put it this way, if I saw this in a shop, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

I love it! So pretty! But I love shabby vintage and girlie things :)


Sian said...

Gorgeous, love it. There's so much to look at, it's amazing.

Created By You said...

Absolutely stunning Linda! Love this card.. you're so talented!

Lori said...

Just love all the layers, Linda! Really wonderful work!

Juls said...

love love LOVE this!!!! Just stunning! Hugs Juls

scrappin-scrappin said...

Oh, I love this!! Absolutely Gorgeous!! I haven't done much with the cardboard but love the look!

Unknown said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

sallysbitz2 said...

Well i think this is fab, it shows that you worked many hours on it xx

Good luck with your challenges that you have entered xx

CarlaKH said...

wow this is pretty and love the way you used the chipboard and the texture fades folder....

Nancy said...

I love all of the layers of this, and the "girlie-ness" of it - sweet!!!

Deborah "DeBB!e" Ann Emmons said...

Great job. I love it. Great way to use the K & co Christmas embellishments. Great textures!! I love the theme you chose.

email: said...

How awesome, Linda!! This is a great piece of art! I really love the exposed corrugated board in the back and the embellies!

Thank you for your continued gorgeous inspirations for Simon Says Stamp!!!


email: said...

Aw this is so neat!! It reminds me of my sisters when we were little girls :) thanks for the day-brightener!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!


Terry said...

Love this very sweet "all girl" project! Beautiful layers of sweetness!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER Linda this is totally amazing work of art it looks fantastic.
Lorraine x

Minxy said...

Oh sooo pretty, it would look just at home next to the piece i just made for the SSS&S challenge

Marjo said...

Hi Linda Gorgalicious creation. I am becoming a follower, maybe I can learn how to do vintage. I love your style. I am still a newbie and can use all the help I can get in my dashboard!

Hugs, Marjo

PS love the challenge's updates too! Thanks for sharing all that hard work..

tiggertastic said...

Ok I have spent a good 40minutes pooring over your blog with a big mug of tea, your work is outstanding, there are so many elements to look at on each of your makes, i love the fabric flowers and leaves you create and the mix of your cards from really busy to a clean cut are all amazing eye candy

Sarah xx

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