Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps August Waltz


Being that it is the 17th of the month it's time for another Waltzingmouse Stamps blog waltz! After missing last month's waltz due to vacations, I knew I wanted to jump right back in and make sure that I made it for August. Then, I hear about the theme: Shabby and Vintage....

Not exactly my go-to style but I thought I would give it a go. For one, Claire's stamps fit into so many themes, but vintage and shabby are definitely what they excel at. Second, I remembered Paper Crafts just came out with their Card Styles issue about all of the different crafting styles. So set with great stamps and a little research, I embarked on my quest to try something new. Here's my final result (a little on the simpler side, but I think it has the necessary elements):





If you can believe it I did have lace in my stash but this is the first time I've used it. I then figured going with Fancy Phrases and Say It With Style were good choices that wouldn't let me down. I went with a feminine approach in my color choices. Finally, I thought some distress inking and sewing was just what this card needed. I was pleasantly surprised to find I actually liked the result when it was complete and I hope you do too. :)

So thanks for stopping by on my shabby and vintage adventure. Be sure to check out the rest of the ladies participating in the blog hop by checking out the Waltzingmouse Stamps Forum.

DETAILS:
Paper - Solids (Martha Stewart, DCWV)
Stamps - Say It With Style Flower & Sentiment, Fancy Phrases Label (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Embellishements - Lace (JoAnns), Ribbon (Stash), Ink (Colorbox), Distress Ink - Antique Linen (Tim Holtz), Sewing

21 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love the idea of a shabby/chic adventure. My husband couldn't believe I was spending so much time on a card I didn't like, but you gotta do these challenges, right? Great job.

Pauline said...

Such a sweet card, love that flower it's so versatile.

cbuswell said...

sweet card, love that lace frill!!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Laurie! Love the colorful flowers bg stamping, your stitching and row of lace - definately shabby chic!

anya said...

What a great design, Laurie! I love how much mileage you got out of that flower stamp! I love the DP you created with it. So glad you could waltz with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Laurie! Your stitching looks fabulous & love the addition of lace! So Shabby!

Latisha said...

I think you did great! I struggle with this style!

Genevieve said...

So very pretty. The lace looks fab :)

Helen said...

Such a pretty card Laurie - I just love the way you stamped those flowers. The stitching and lace is divine x x

Janet said...

This is great--love the colors and the design you created.

Belinda said...

Love the colorful flowers and the lacey frill at the bottom! So fun!

Carly said...

Simply so lovely!

Cammie said...

I love the colors and vintage details you've used!

Kelly S. said...

Love the background you made with those sweet flowers...the colors look amazing together!

Tracey Cuccia said...

I had a hard time with this challenge - so I know where you're coming from -- I think you did a great job with it, love the lacy trim, and the elements you pulled together to bring this to life :)

Charmaine Stack said...

Isn't it grreat how we get stretched with these forays into other styles? Your card is lovely.

Antje said...

great - looks like a happy card with the flowers. Love the lace!

Ren-Yi said...

this is such a sweet card. your colors are nice and bright.

Heidi said...

Your card turned out so pretty Laurie! You did a great job with the vintage/shabby chic thing! I thought it was tough too. :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

How pretty Laurie!

Lee said...

Very pretty. Love the lace trim.