Friday, February 11, 2011

Bits and pieces

Hello everyone!  Hope your week is going well and that you have some fun things planned for your weekend.........Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  I'm here today to play in the Play Date Cafe Challenge # 68; didn't Julie choose some fun shabby-chic images to get our juices flowing?


I picked out a few things from the inspiration pictures - the seed packet and those pale pink roses, and then dug into my collection of papers and started arranging:


I remembered a post from Jacqueline where she used this vintage cologne bottle label and referenced it here at the Graphics Fairy - thank you, Jacqueline!  The only stamped image here is a scrap from a white-embossed lace background; everything else is a scrap of printed paper.  The little bit of music is something that Jacqueline sent me awhile ago.  I hand-dyed the seam binding using spun sugar distress ink, and also used it to color in the center of the digital label.  I also used antique linen to darken the lace that Carole sent me and edge some of the elements.  The tiny pink roses are Martha Stewart. 

23 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What a GORGEOUS card Lin - everything appeals to me, especially the colors and the patterns! Love how you put this together! TFS!

DebStampsLife said...

Beautiful collage Lin! A lovely take on the challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning colllage card, Lin! Love the soft colors and you sure did an awesome job to put all the lovely elements together!

lynzw21 said...

Gorgeous card Lin, so elegant!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aaaack! This is soooooo gorgeous, Lin! I love looking at every little detail of it. I've got to have a vintage label like that; it's too cool! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe. :)

Barb said...

Wow! Didn't this turn out beautifully?! Every beautiful piece seems to fit perfectly with the next! Just love this, Lin!

Ann said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful project. Don't you think this would look stunning in a box frame Lin. I love it!

Arlene said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Yummmmmmm

Tiffany said...

So so pretty! Now you know my heart melts just looking at those roses, right?

Tracey said...

Oh Lin!!! I am in LOVE :) Such a gorgoeous assortment of beautiful embs and papers!!! Thanks for joining us again at the Play Date Cafe :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Wow! Lin, Your card is stunning, elegant, and romantic. I love this.

Sanne said...

so elegant a very beautiful Lin :)

E.T said...

beautiful card. GORGEOUS papers!

Michelle said...

So shabby and beautiful,Lin! Great mix of patterns and beautiful focal point!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Love the vintage label, mix of papers, flowers, and ribbon!

susanne said...

Oh, I'm in love with this beautiful collage Lin! It's a wonderful collection and arrangement of pieces of patterned and textured paper and lace! And so special when some of the pieces came from friends!

Brenda said...

So many beautiful elements Lin! Great take on the challenge!

Michele Gross said...

Stunning! I love this card! So soft and elegant and it is pure vintage loveliness! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Andrea Ewen said...

How perfectly vintage, Lin...you certainly are a master at card making! Lovely design and beautiful accents! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Janetcraft said...

this card is gorgeous...you blend the colors with the details well!

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Lin, so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Beautiful vintage card as your focal point. The little roses are so pretty. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

jen said...

just lovely!!!! congrats on your fab 4!!!