Thursday, June 2, 2011

Little Boy Blue

I am having my usual busy week, but I couldn't resist this week's color challenge over at CR84FN Color Challenge.  It's light blue, light yellow and kraft.  What a sweet color palette and I had another darling nursery rhyme image from The Graphic Fairy that fit the colors perfectly. Here is my take on their colors and I am so pleased with how it came out.

The Dets:  
Image - The Graphic Fairy and Dreams stamp from the Sweet Kids set from Crafty Secrets  Frame - kraft CS cut with two Spellbinders dies, corners embossed with Cuttlebug Fancy Corners embossing folder, embossed with my combo of UTEE and gold EP. The tiny metal pieces are from my metals collection at my Etsy shop.  They were bright brass, but I took an SU marker and colored them black and then rubbed some of it off to give them more of an antique feel.  
Flower - cut from Crinoline (tutorial here) from my Etsy shop and dyed with Barely Banana reinker.  The rosette style backing is made from the kraft paper twist ribbon in my Etsy shop.  I may do a quick tutorial later on how I made it.
Lace - was white from my Etsy shop and I dyed it blue with my Bashful Blue reinker.  It came out GOREGOUS, but as usual I covered most of it up.
Tag:  Spellbinders die plus a small scrap of rayon seam binding that I dyed with Barely Banana reinker and added a sweet safety pin with a couple of small pearls and bead spacers.
Yellow panel - Barely Banana CS cut with the SU Top Note Die and embossed with the Tim Holtz Collage embossing folder.  
Blue Designer Paper - Raspberry Road digital paper printed on my home computer
All edges scissor distressed and ink distressed with both Creamy Caramel and Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Hope you are having a great week!  I'll be back on Saturday with my post for Our Creative Corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you have any questions, I'm very happy to share.  Just post your comment here or email me at

Paper Sundaes - Vintage, Distressed
Tuesday Throwdown - DYI Embellishments
The Stamp Man - Tic, Tac, Toe (blue, ripped/torn, die cut)


Carole RB said...

Hi Linda

Your card is so beautiful, I'm speechless.

Have a nice day!

Suzi Mac said...

This is so so so Gorgeous, Love the colour combo, the image and all those beautiful embellishments. STUNNING!!
Suzi x

Margreet said...

love your treat for the eyes!
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

You do such beautiful work! I enjoy your posts so much. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Lelli said...

Wow Linda! So much to LOVE here! Your flower is WONDERFUL ~ THX for sharing the tutorial! LOVE the frame and the image and just EVERYTHING! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Anonymous said...

sooo beautiful linda! i adore your style. i just got back from your etsy store. love everything in there. was just supposed to take a peek but couldnt stop myself,lol.

Deborah Frings said...

Such a wonderfully vintage styled card - I do like that image! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

sara said...

wow thats just stunning love the image and all your details and that flower is amazing thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful details! So lovely and shabby chic! Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Linda this card is so amazing your style is just brilliant!

Scrumplescrunch said...

I love this card Linda, the touch of pale blue is so beautiful and you have just un-covered enough of it to have a striking effect. You have managed to keep warmth in the card even though the blue is from the cool spectrum of the colour palette, how you manage to do this shows your wonderful Talent for design and colour, well done, my friend.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I came, I looked, I saw, then I repeated it all again. WOW. This is surely a beauty. Totally amazing each time I visit.

Mona Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Linda! What a breath taking card! Love those gorgeous flowers and your stitching looks AMAZING! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Moz said...

Gorgeous colours and your attention to details amazes me!
Your cards are such a feast for the eyes and an inspiration to so many. I start drooling when I see The Funkie Junkie in my email subject
Thanks for sharing....

Christine said...

This is just yummy!

Unknown said...

I just love everything about this!!
That flower looks amazing..
Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Hugs, Linda

Andrea M said...

Positively STUNNING Linda!!! WOW!!! The card has such a fabulous antique, ornate, vintage look! It's AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Davi said...

Such a pretty card. Love how you used Mona's colors. The blue lace is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Hi Linda sorry it took me so long to respond. Having a little trouble with my laptop. Suprise me and send anything. All your items are just gorgous. Cant seem to send you an e-mail. Mine is Love all your cards and projects.....Hugs Rema

Alica said...

aww, this is soooo sweet! Love the image and colors. The flower is amazing too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Sharon Wheet said...

Linda, I wanted to stop by and say 'congrats!' on being selected as a winner for the CR84FN color challenge! Love the card! and how wonderful to be selected!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE how you coloured the carnations.. amazing..

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet image, love the framing and embossing and the embellishments top it off so nicely!

Barb Turpin said...

Oh my! This is really amazing! What an inspiration!

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