Friday, July 29, 2011

vintage with lace & pearls

There are several components that brought this card together. 

I've been waiting for a fussy layout for the sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces

 I had this image, which I printed some time ago (sorry, can't remember which vintage site I got it from). And when I saw the theme (relax & enjoy) and colours (yellow, green, pink + neutrals) from The Shabby Tea Room, I knew this was perfect for it.

City Crafter Challenge blog provided the inspiration for the papers (Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection)

and the details come from Make My Monday (Vintage with the addiition of lace and pearls). 

This is my card:

I'm not a girly and frilly kinda gal, so this is a different thing for me. My usual makes are more krafty and grungy than softly dreamy. I really wanted to do this though. Does she not look so relaxed and dreamy? 
~ Ü ~

The background paper actually came with a white base. I used glimmer mists to alter the papers for a better match. I even misted the translucent lace at the base of the border. The chipboard die cut was misted, and then edged with forest moss DI. Everything else was edged in my favourite DI, vintage photo.

I didn't have any edging lace or pearls, so i actually went out to get some. Which was why I had to delay creating my vision.

I found the ribbon wrap too wide for the border, so I folded and stitched it with a decorative stitch (with a sewing machine, of course! ). The pearls were then hand-sewn along the ribbon. I also used pearls to make a decorative pin for the ribbon bow.

There are lines of liquid pearls along the fancy die cut. I thought a big bouquet there might overwhelm the whole card, so I've kept it rather plain.

It fits the theme (shabby sparkle) over at Cupcake Craft Challenges, so I'm linking up there as well.

Thanks for looking!

supplies: Pink Petticoat papers, cheery lynn die, tattered angels mists, distress inks


louise said...

I love the soft and dreamy look of this card,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

This card is beautiful and yes it's very soft and dreamy - thanks so much for taking part in the Make My Monday challenge this week - Jacqueline xx.

Ros said...

Absolutely relaxed and dreamy ... looks like you have been doing this style forever .. it's stunning!! Thank you for playing along at CCCB

Sheri said...

Yep! Very soft and dreamy! Great inking! Thanks for sharing with us at The Tea Room ;-)

Mynnette said...

Fabulous! Wonderful job!

Maribel said...

I love, is very beautiful.Regards

Sharon said...

this may not be your 'usual', but it is done beautifully! great work! and yeah, she does look relaxed and dreamy! TFS

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hilda, another stuning card from you. All your exta touches are beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday again!

sari said...

Hi Hilda! What an amazing card with such shabbylious details! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

yvonne said...

Gorgeous! Love your attention to detail
Thanks for joining us at CLP

Fliss said...

Wow Hilda! This is stunning and that's my favourite image too. You've made such a gorgeous creation with her and I love everything about it.
Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a pretty card! Love the swirls! Thanks so much for sharing this with the Shabby Tea Room, and I hope you join us again for this week's challenge-its a fun one!

Aquarius said...

Definitely lace and pearls and that is one of my favourite images.

Linda R. said...

This is gorgeous. I just love that image.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so sweet!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So very LOVELY! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!