Friday, October 22, 2010

Embellish Magazine challenge

The Embellish Magazine challenge this time is to do a vintage project and use green, yellow, and rust:
The dt examples on the blog were so gorgeous I was inspired to give this a try.  Here's my card:


I started with white cardstock, and stamped and white embossed the circle doily image.  I followed that with sponging on wild honey distress ink all over the page.  I overstamped ferns in peeled paint, and some script in burnt umber inks.  My flower is 8 layers of yellow cardstock flower shapes in descending sizes, wet and scrunched to give it some character.  After it was dry I added some touches of spiced marmalade distress ink for detail.  The ribbon was a white polyester that I also wet and then dragged paprika ink across the surfaces to dye it.  And the butterfly is a punched Martha Stewart one which I sponged with the same paprika ink and also some fired brick distress ink. 

Supplies: white, yellow, and green cardstocks, Hero Arts CG168 Circle Doily, LL040 Woodland Ferns, S4878 Old Letter Writing, CL119 Happy Thanksgiving (sentiment), versamark, VersaColor Paprika, wild honey, peeled paint, fired brick, orange marmalade distress inks, Memories art print brown, ribbon, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch

16 comments:

  1. Oh Lin!!!!!!!!!! SO GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE all the detail and work you have put into this beauty!!!

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  2. Now this is vintage! Beatiful!!!

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  3. Wonderful mix of colors and stamps, Lin! Love this bright, beautiful card!

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  4. gorgeous card Lin. So much colour and texture - your flower is perfect

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  5. Beautiful vintage card! Love your flower and butterfly. :)

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous cards Lin! I can't believe you turned white CS into this lovely card! I love ALL your vintage creations this week. You are so talented - and so PROLIFIC!!!

    PS - I've just got to buy that lovely Hero Arts wreath stamp - seeing it on all my fav blogs.

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  7. What a stunning card! Gorgeous, Lin!

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  8. WOW Love your use of the colors! Your vintage style really makes me smile! Great job!! Thanks so very much for joining the Embellish Vintage Color Challenge.

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  9. I am in admiration of the design team's cards too. And yours is just as lovely! Great job!

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  10. Love what you did with this, the colors are so striking! I'm going to try and make time to play, hope I'm not too late, can never keep track of any of the deadlines on these challenges.

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  11. ooo - i haven't done my card for this challenge yet - feel a lil bit intimidated by vintage since that's not so much my style. but you really are giving inspiration. this card is just gorgeous! from the doily to the flower and the inked edges.

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  12. stunning flower Lin...lovely texture too..WOW card...and great take on the Embellish Color Challenge,I just join the challenge too dear Lin....and my card is number 82, would you like to see my blog?Many thanks before :) Hugs, Monika

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  13. Wow, gorgeous use of the challenge colors and love that flower! So glad you joined us in the Embellish challenge!

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