Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Vintage Birthday

Hi blogger friends!  

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my post.  I haven't been here for awhile because I've been pickling.  I know, right?  Why would I trade my crafting time for pickles?  But, now that the cucumbers are all pickled and some relishes made and canned, and while we wait for the tomatoes to ripen, (they're next on the canning list) I can play with my paper toys.

The card I'm posting today is for two challenge this week - The first is the gorgeous color challenge over at CR84FN - don't ya just love these colors and the great inspiration images? 

The second challenge I'm entering is over at Card Patterns with this sketch #129  challenge - 

Here's my card for both challenges.

The CS colors I used are from Gina K Designs Pure Luxury line - White, Sweet Corn and Kraft. I started my card by creating the bg using dp scraps I had and the Bargello Technique found at SCS.  The image is from the Springtime Silhouettes StampTV Kit.  I used DI Walnut Stain to stamp the images and once dry, I painted the areas on the dress form with my new Creative Inspirations Paint - giving the form a soft, iridescent sparkle and highlight.  (I love these paints).  The lace layer was made using a Cherry Lynn Designs "Italian Flourish" die.  I distressed around the edges of both the focal image and the sweet corn layer.  I finished the card off with placing the sentiment sideways and adding some nail heads, then tying a soft yellow silk ribbon along the base and embellishing it with a mulberry rose and some MS punched leaves. 

Thanks again, for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fabulous week.  



Mad for Paper said...

This is lovely. I love your combination of patterned papers.

Lisa said...

Oh so pretty Cheri! Love the blocked background and the bow with the sweet yellow rose!

Selma said...

This is gorgeous Cheri.

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love all the details and the colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty! Great variety of patterned paper! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Andrea M said...

What a beautiful dress form! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Sara I. said...

GORJUSS!!! Love the image and fabulous ribbon!!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty!! I just love the stamps you've used!! Great job with the color challenge, and the sketch!

Holly said...

What a GORGEOUS card! I love those colors and that gorgeous dress form. I'm so glad you used your new paints on here - aren't they awesome??

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! Love the dress form and pretty paper choices. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the stamps you used and all the details are fabulous!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns this week!!

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