Monday, August 30, 2010

Something old, something new

That's the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room this week.  I just received some new Hero Arts stamps this morning, and the first one I couldn't wait to ink up was the new Music Background cling......it does NOT disappoint!  With a little bit of distressing, doesn't it look just like an old piece of music paper?  After I'd stamped that and ripped the edges, I started looking around for an older stamp......I decided on this Watercolor Rose.  I added some subtle handwriting and more distressing to the edges.  And then I found this old piece of lace, which I believe was a scrap left from the curtains I made for our new dining room back in 1985.  I rubbed some Palette Burnt Umber ink on it to make it look older.  The other brand new thing I added was this pink gingham ribbon, which helped to pull the pink from the rose; it also came this morning in the mail from Really Reasonable Ribbon, my winnings from a challenge I entered last week. 

The effect I was going for was an old-fashioned Valentine; I'm pleased with the way this turned out.


Supplies: pink, parchment, kraft cardstocks, Versafine onyx black, Pallette Burnt Umber, Hero Arts bright pink cube ink, green marker, Hero Arts CG222 Music Background, H3806 Watercolor Rose, LP123 Artistic Windows, CL181 SparkleClear Messages, scrap of lace, bright pink gingham micro ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, twine, Heidi Grace heart stick pins

25 comments:

Tanya said...

Beautiful card Lin,I love how you have distress it! I haven't had time to play with this stamp yet, hope to have some time soon.

CinnamonSally said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lin, love everything about it. I adore the vintage look!! (Must get that music stamp!!)

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous card, LIn!! i WANT that music background, too!! LOVE the shabby look and design! fabulous card!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love all these beautiful, shabby layers, so GORGEOUS!

Barb said...

How beautiful! I love all the different ways you made this look old, Lin! So creative and so pretty!

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful card Lin! You brought the music background to life and made the rose sing!

Audrey Pettit said...

OOOH, this is beautiful! I adore your music note stamped background and the lovely flower tag, too. Gorgeous stamping and distressing and vintage style. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Tiffany said...

This came together so beautifully, mixing the old with the new...love that! I've never seen that watercolor rose, very nicely done Lin!

Diana said...

BEAUTIFUL distressing Lin. BRAVO!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! So many great details.

AnitaRex said...

You made me laugh with this old piece of lace from curtains I made back in 1985!!! LOL! So funny! But what a lovely card! So jealous of you and your musical stamp! Love it! :>

Lisa said...

OK now I NEED that music background stamp! I love how the rose looks so great all distressed against that background! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the TSTR.

Nat said...

stunning design Lin, love thoes heart pins and all your gorgeous details!!

Stamping Cafe said...

Totally gorgeous, Lin! Love the colors and design, I have the watercolor rose too... thanks for the inspiration! That music background stamp is a must have, I got to order it soon!! :)

Heather Maria said...

Lin you card is wonderful and I love the way you have combined old and new on it! Fantastic design, combination of stamps, embellishing and distressing! I love it!

Jacqueline said...

Super beautiful and creative!

Nicole said...

So prety! LOVe that flower image, along with all of those yummy layers! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Nancy said...

I've been busy the last few days and missed so much gorgeousness on your blog! You continue to amaze with your serious talent for artsy design. Loving your music background, it's distressed to perfection and is the perfect backdrop to that yummy rose and delicious layers of paper and lace. So wonderful!
bless you!

Hellemor said...

WAU, SO SO lovely. Love all about it. The flower stamp is beautiful and match your new music background stamp. This stamp is also my new bay and after seeing your card I am inspired to use mine.

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Just gorgeous, Lin! Beautifully beautifully done!

Suzanne C said...

Very sweet! Definitely achieved an old fashioned valentine. Love how you distressed your music image! Beautiful card.

Leni said...

Very very beautiful! I really like the music background! It goes right on my wishlist! And oh what are you good at shabby!! Hope I can get better in it because I like it so much!

Debbie said...

And you should be please with this turnout ... it's simply stunning!! I love the rose stamped on the text DSP background and all the distressing ... wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Lin! This is absolutely lovely! Amazing direction with the lace and the pins! :)

dustypenny said...

Beautiful card, Lin. Hugs.