Saturday, July 21, 2012

Let's Do Makeovers!

Good morning, friends and a happy weekend to you!  I'm back with you today to share a card I made for Lori Rider's challenge at Our Creative Corner.  This week, Lori asked us to find an old card or project that we had made and give it a makeover.  Above is my makeover of this card that I originally made when I first started with Our Creative Corner almost three years ago.   The challenge I made it for was to use light pink, hot pink, brown and white.
The challenge called for chocolate, but I have never been happy with how dark this card turned out to be.  So for my makeover I wanted lighten and brighten it but still retain the feminine feel that I tried to give the original.

For my makeover, I started by scoring one inch diamonds with my ScorePal on white CS.  I stamped the grids using a tiny floral stamp made by Inque Boutique (had it about 2 years). I used my new distress markers in Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint to color the stamp, huffed and stamped.  As you can see it took a lot of huffing and stamping to create my stamped BG but I was very happy with the way it turned out - and I found out that I really like the Worn Lipstick pink.

I created a two layer frame chipboard frame using the Baroque and Mini Baroque M&S dies.  The bottom layer was painted with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and the top frame piece was first painted white with Snow Cap paint dabber and then I mixed Watermelon alcohol ink with Pearl Mixative and a squirt of blender solution on a felt applicator and applied it to the prepped surface.

I included some tribud Venise Lace - so pretty and matches the Ranger color palette perfectly.  I created a worn silver piece by adhering a small piece of Ranger Foil Tape to a piece of CS and then cut and embossed it with an old Spellbinder die.  I went over it with a Pitch Black paint dabber, let it dry a bit and then wiped it all off with a paper towel leaving a tarnished silver effect.  The tribud was white and I painted it with my water brush by brushing across the Worn Lipstick pad, picking up ink that way and brushing it on the tribud.  Mixing the ink with water that way makes it really absorb the color rather than the color just sitting on the top layer.

I cut just two layers of crinoline with the largest Tattered Floral shape and dyed it with a bit of Worn Lipstick - smooshed the pad into my craft sheet, misted with water and created a small pool of ink to dye the crinoline.  The ivory venise heart is from my boutique and I created the heart center piece by die cutting a heart with the Mini Hearts M&S die, stamped as I stamped my BG and then gave it one coat of UTEE and sponged Vintage Photo DI over it.  I love the crazed porcelain effect it created!  My pink matting layer is simply what CS that I sponged the edge with Worn Lipstick DI to match my color palette.  That's it!  Let me know if you have any questions.

Now have some fun by checking out all the old cards and made-over new cards the design team has to inspire you over at Our Creative Corner.  And then find an old card that you would like to update and join in the fun with us for this challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Here are the links to the products I used from my Funkie Junkie Boutique. However, I am currently on vacation and the shop is closed, reopening on Sunday, August 5th.   Until then, you will have to window shop and create a wish list.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Linda
Can I say a card is delicious? This is like strawberry and cream, which is aeons away from Chocolate!
Love all that crackle you have going on, this card has a romantic feel and is light and breezy, just lovely.

butterfly said...

What an amazing transformation! Love the light, bright card you've (re)created!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

OMG.....These are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 1st one!!! Such beautiful ART!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Linda, love your new take on your old card. It has a wonderful old world feel about it and it reminds me of fresh linen and pretty quilts. Absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Linda, I love the scored backround and the beautiful flowers stamped into the diamonds. The frame is stunning too, I think I need to invest in the mini M&S die ! Sue C x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...the new card is so beautiful and fresh. I love it! ... :)

Lisa Minckler said...

Ahhhh, Linda's blog = happy place! The original heart looks sensational. I really like the color and texture to that one, but keeping with the romantic theme, you absolutely lightened it up and made a gorgeous transformation. Can't wait for you to come back...I'll have an order for you. :) No hurry, it gives me time to add more to the list.
Lisa xx

Sandy said...

Hey Linda - your new card is gorgeous and I cannot get over the difference. You smart lady you - every time you post, you have something I think I just HAVE to have. I feel so lucky to have found you and Lisa both -- I know I am going to learn a lot!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

So ultra gorgeous feminine! I love your lace and the little flower in the middle of the metal piece is such an awesome touch!!! Gorgeous pendant as!!!

Chris said...

Hi Linda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Lili said...

What a great makeover Linda! I love the romantic and feminine look you gave to your new card. The crackle gives a very special touch. You've done a great job combining all those products.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

I changed my font at