Thursday, 22 July 2010

Vintage pastel for MAWTT challenge

Good morning everyone

I am hosting the challenge this week for the very first time over at Moving Along with the Times and I set the theme as Vintage Pastel together with this sketch.

Our sponsor this week is Lilac Lemon Designs who have a range of rubber stamps in their store, including some lovely art deco images. Why don't you pop over and take a look at what they have got in stock. The winner of my challenge will be getting two stamps of their choice.

I had great fun with this card and went to town on the hand made embellishments, nearly everything I made myself. As per the theme I kept the colours light but still inked edges and of course used lots of stickles and glitter pens, I have also used pearlidoodles. The two larger flowers are new to me, I found this great torn paper flower tutorial on a scrapbooking blog, and the stuff Gabrielle creates is fabulous. I love her style.

The papers are from my box of bits plus some freebie downloads. The frame I made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities and glitter. The butterflies are a MS punch with baby blue pearls down the body. I had some old pink lace in my lace jar and I sewed it onto pink paper then mounted it onto music paper.
 The pocket watch is from a set of stamps by the Artistic Stamper. I stamped it twice on different papers so that the face has a subtle design on it, I backed it onto the same music paper I used behind the lace. The hearts were cut on the Cricket and I sewed them together and added the little flower and gem and the key and lock are a Quickutz die. The smaller coloured flowers are bought but I cut them and overlapped one petal to give extra dimension and edged with DIs. The little white flower was from Hobby Craft. So that's about it really, seems simple enough but it took hours - I have really slowed down again lately, don't know why.
Challenges I would like to enter are -
Paper Sundaes - Make your own flowers
Lots to do - Stitches
Alphabet Challenge - L for lace
Mami Doodles - Anything goes
Townscrapper - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Stitching
Crafty Angels - Shabby Chic
Wild Orchid - Flowers
Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Project Tuesday - Paper flowers
Stampavie - Anything goes
Creative Cottage - Touchy feely
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

For those of you who have read to the bottom here I have a freebie give away this week to celebrate hosting my first challenge. I have 2 papers, a border and a tag as a set for you to play with. They are from a CD called Piquant, Shabby 'N' Chic. The designs are copyright to Chris Warner 2009 who kindly has given me permission to offer these to you on my blog. Of course there are the usual provisos, they are for personal use only and must not be passed on to or sold to other people. If you know someone who would like them, please direct them here so they can download them for themselves. Thankyou.

Well have a happy crafting day and weekend and lets see some pastel and vintage designs from you on the MAWTT site.

Luv B xxx


chris said...

Hi Brenda talk about perfect, it really is and such an amazing sketch.
hugs chris xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Brenda, Well Done on your first hosting, Its great, Love the card too, Love Hazelxox

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, and fab first hosting, loved the challenge, even if it made my head spin lots lol
hugs shell xx

Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for a fabulous challenging challenge Brenda .. it was great fun and some fantastic creations have come of it.
Your card is just beautiful with some fabulous clever techniques.
I cant wait to see the entries
Lisa ;)

Janis Lewis said...

This is so dainty and beautiful! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Cor* said...

This is so shabby chic meets vintage beauty! I love what you have done with all your homemade embellies. Great flowers, watch image and heart!! Also great sketch .....i love the softness of it all. thanks for joining in at Fussy & Fancy this week.

Lisa said...

This card is STUNNING! I love the layers and shimmery goodness sprinkled all over the card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime!

Harriet H said...

What a fantastic card ... I love vintage and you sure achieved it on this card..... thanks for joining Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge....


Zoechaos said...

Beautiful very vintage and very stylish. Love it xxx Zoe

Gem said...

oh this is gorgeous Brenda, so soft and pretty :) Xx

MauMau88 said...

I like your project.

(Alphabet Challenge)

Carolina said...

Very beautiful card and great details.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

Lesley said...

Very beautiful card! I love the vintage style, Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Netty said...

Wow Brenda, this is just gorgeous, love it. Annette x

Berry said...

Gorgeous card Brande, I love all your textures! Thanks for the fab freebie too! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge hugs Rebekah xx

Liz said...

Cor Love your shabby chick Brenda I listed one today too Well done its fab!

Liz xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, great first DT post, well done you!

Love your card, just fabulous,
hugs Heidi xx

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Brenda, wonderful sweet details.

Lexi said...

stunning card hunni thanks for playing at lexi's creations

hugs lexi xxx

crafty creations said...

Stunning card Brenda

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda

KymKreates said...

Your project is splendiferous!!! I am so happy that you have joined us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week and Good Luck!


Jayne Hayward said...

So cute. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card Brenda, great colours and layout! JO xxx

Judy said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Alica said...

So pretty! Love your flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Zoe said...

Hi Brenda,
I love your card so much! It´s really great and the colours are stunning. Thanks for your lovely comments and thanks for the challenge! It really was one and I had lots of fun!
xx Zoe

Justine said...

Everything about your project is just to die for. Love the soft colors

Monika Reeck said...

Your project is adorable....Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

Lena Katrine said...

Georgeous creation in lovely colours, and with beautiful embellies! Thanks for joining our first challenge at WOC - good luck!
Hugs, Lena

Stampin Mindy said...

What an amazing card. Love the colors and the embellishments. Great job!

Thanks for joining us at F&F this week!

merniebug said...

Wonderful card. SO Creative. Thanks for joining us here at DDSB for this weeks ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! This is amazing! Love the soft pastal colours, your gorgeous mix of images and the touches of sparkle! Just stunning! Hugs Juls

Amber said...

So feminine! Fabulous!