Monday, May 9, 2011

A Pretty Pink Tribute to Mom

Good morning and welcome to my Monday post for the vintage Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog.  This week we have an Anything Goes challenge for you so you have NO EXCUSE not to play along with us - unless you don't care for vintage, that is!  

Since I could do anything this week and it was Mother's Day, I decided to make something pretty and girly for a mom.  You can bet that with all the pinks and the flowers and fabrics that I had a wonderful time working on this piece!  For this one, I used the inside of a book cover and stamped a bunch of vintage stamps randomly in Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The various stamps were from the Tim Holtz Curiosities and Papillon sets as well as the Tim Holtz Sequence numbers stamp and Hero Arts French Post.  The vintage woman on the Journaling Ticket is from the Artistic Outpost Paris Exposition set.  

I found the cute tin heart in some old cross stitch supplies that I discovered at the back of my closet - a lovely surprise, I must say!  I gave it a couple of coats of Claudine Helmuth Gesso and then rubbed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink once the gesso was dry.  The crinoline and burlap flowers were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die die as was the enameled rose.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut the flourish on the top of the tin heart, which was also painted with Snow Cap Crackle Paint and when dry, brushed with a bit of watered down pink ink and the again with watered down Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  

Full disclosure here - the Love You Forever banner, pink enameled heart and pink enameled rose were taken off a tag I made at Valentine's day.  It was hanging on my wall right in front of my nose when I was making this.  I looked up and thought how perfect they would be on this piece.  I was a tad pressed for time and didn't want to spend the extra hour to recreate them so I cannibalized them off the tag.  They were all made with several coats of Clear UTEE - very cool stuff!  I also had a scrap of the Francis Vintage Crepe Paper I used on last week's project still floating around on my desk, so that went across the top for a ruffle.  

That about covers it for this one.  Fun, fun, fun!  So why don't you join us?  Our ever generous sponsor has another $50 shopping spree in their Simon Says Stamp store.  And be sure to stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog to see what my team mates were up to this week - amazing work that's sure to inspire you!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.  I wish you a blessed week!


Netty said...

Beautiful collage Linda, so full of wonderful touchable textures. Enjoy your day. Annette x

Margreet said...

wow Linda, what a gorgeous creation, a real treat for the eyes!
xxx Margreet

Lori said...

Another stunning piece, Linda! Love the collage-y feel to it, everything is just wonderful!

Tanya said...

Wow, wow, wow! this is amazing!

marsha said...

Gorgeous collage Linda! Love all the pink and what a great tribute!

Lori said...

Wow Linda, this is such a collection of beautifulness, it just keeps my eyes going in circles discovering new treasure, what a creation!

Patti P. said...

Just gorgeous....I have some of those tins in my Cross stitch stash as well...tfs and the inspiration.

Christine said...

Just Wow!

Deb said...

Gorgeous Linda, fabulous flowers and bows and I love the colors and variety

Terry said...

Hiya teamie, well I don't have to tell ya that you made another AMAZING piece of ART, my goodness A mom will love your project to pieces....wowzersss. Thanks you for sharing sweetie hugs terry xxxx

Esther said...

Wow, how gorgeous!!!

BrossArtAddiction said...

Wow wow Linda!! Super stunning! Really love all the elements and details you add to your projects! :D

Big Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Irene said...

Morning Linda

What an stunning card, I love the idea of a book cover for the card base. Linda your work is just amazing!!!!!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I'm so far behind, My computer has changed my dashboard to goolge reader. So I am playing catch up and trying to fix the problem. What another beautiful card. Great layers and the second look reveals so much more. Great Post.

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