Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WMSC #9



Well, long time no post! I've been so busy between company and household stuff that just has to be done (and I'd rather be creating so I'm even more reluctant, LOL), I didn't have any creative time until yesterday. I got three cards photographed tonight, so at least there will be three posts this week! :-)

This card is one I made for this week's Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge. They always have such interesting and different sketches, don't you think? For this one, #9, I made my first attempt at vintage/shabby chic. Waltzingmouse is having their customer blog hop on August 17 (details here), and the theme this month is vintage/shabby chic, so I thought I'd practice. :-D I love how that style looks, but hadn't given it a try yet, mostly because I am more of a--well, I don't know what my style is, but it's not vintage/shabby chic! I loved making this card. I'm going to be annoying and say that the picture doesn't do the card justice--it looks amazing in person, IMO (not so humble), as in one of my favorites ever.

I used lots of Vintage Cream cardstock from PTI, and the most adorable paper from Cosmo Cricket's new Togetherness 6x6 paper pad. That little piece of paper inspired me! The Togetherness paper as a whole is just delicious; I can't wait to use more. I cut some flower nesties in different sizes and roughed them up with smooshing and inking. I stamped a little dot in each scallop (would you believe it's the period from WMS' Victorian Alphabet set?), then added buttons--some with floss, some without. For the biggest flower, I used a rolled fabric flower from Ryann Marin Designs' etsy shop. I stamped a gorgeous flourishy outline and my sentiment on a nestie label, and added some crocheted trim and tulle netting. What do you think? I can't wait to try this style again!

Supplies
Stamps: WMS--Victorian Alphabet, Very Vintage Labels #5, and Fancy Phrases
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream; Cosmo Cricket--Togetherness
Ink: PTI--Aqua Mist; Ranger--Antique Linen & Tea Dye Distress Inks
Buttons: PTI--Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream
Dies: Spellbinders--Blossom and Labels 5
Fabric Flower: Ryann Marin Designs
Punch: Corner Chomper--Scallop
Tulle: Michaels
Floss: DMC Ecru
Distress Tool: Heidi Swapp
Crocheted Trim: Stamper's Dream

28 comments:

Karen H. said...

Beautiful! I love the antiqued look. The netting is so cool - a great accent. The rolled flower looks fabulous. Great job with the sketch too.

Lorraine said...

Oh, Jill, this is gorgeous! Love the soft colors & details. Looks vintage/shabby chic to me! Oh and congrats on winning Diane's candy! You were so nice to give out prizes in your challenge, it came back to ya!

Marge said...

It is so vintage, so perfectly shabby & totally chic -- LOVE it!!!

Melissa said...

SO gorgeous! Love these colors! This is a great style for you!!

Karen B. said...

This is a beautiful creation and I think you should try more of this style for sure!

Ryann Salamon said...

This is beautiful Jill! I agree with Karen, you should definitely do more of this style - you do it so well!

Thank you so much for the mention and for letting me know to come look - I'm so happy that I did! :)

Baseret said...

Oh my Jill, you knocked this out of the park!! I love the colors,your flowers and the stamps that you chose.I'm so glad that you took the plunge!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I LOVE this Jill! The flowers are beautiful and I love the tulle!

Anika said...

Looks great, Jill!! Love that blue flower!

Keva said...

This is so lovely! Great colors and yeah, the sketch is kinda cool and different.

Lori said...

Jill your card is gorgeous!!!

Emm said...

This card is beautiful! I love the color scheme and that fabric flower!

Annelies said...

Such beautifull colors! And the gorgeous flowers! I love it!

Lisa V. said...

Jill, this card is awesome! I love everything about it and the flower is fantastic.

Lindsay said...

Great card Jill! I love what you did with the sketch! It is so soft and fabby!

Amy said...

Holy cow!!! You totally rocked this sketch! I love that focal flower and need to make one sometime but your vintagy feel is super!! Your tulle and fun shaped corners are neat touches!

Kara said...

beeeeeutiful....love the stripes and the floral....i love masculine and feminine mixed together like this...love it:)

Julia Aston said...

Great card Jill! love the shape of it at the top and your beautiful big flower! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch again! Can't wait to see your shabby chic creation for the waltz!

Michelle said...

I have some of those flowers from Ryann - - aren’t they fun? And this one matches perfect. Love the tulle – this style is really fun…you’ll love it if you do more!

recordkeeper said...

The colors are great and the flower really sets it off. So fun! Good job!

Savitri said...

Ooooh, so very pretty!! I love how you used your flowers!!! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week. Hugs!

Barbara said...

I truly, truly love this, Jill. Pure perfection.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning card Jill! Love those flowers! Thank you so much for playing along with the WMSC - hope you come join the fun tomorrow :)

Karen said...

Love it! No wonder you're proud of it. I just ordered the Togetherness pad. Can't wait to get it.

Danisha said...

Love this card, I think you did a very good job for your first vintage/shabby card!!!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous card! Those flowers are soooo pretty and perfect for the sketch!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Fabulous colours, fabulous flowers - just all round fabulous!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love love LOVE this card! Wow!!!!