Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Viva La Verve #2 - Wedding

I'm a little behind getting my Viva La Verve challenges done, but still okay if I finish before the end of January.  This is Sketch #2 for January:


I combined this with a new-to-me challenge, Jay Gee's Nook.  (thanks for the inspiration, Tammy!) Here is the inspiration picture:


The bits that I honed in on are the fabric design and birdcages on the bottom row, the lacy parasols in the top row, and the keys on the middle row.


The background is a Hero Arts stamp called Large Fabric Design, which is a recent acquisition for me.  I used DewDrop Versamagic Chalk Ink in Wheat on white cardstock.  I love it!

The lace is by Offray, and I wove (weaved?) a ribbon scrap through the holes, then tied it off in a knot on top.  I purposely frayed the edge for a different effect.


This key stamp is from Classic Icons by TPC, bought at Michael's loooong ago (probably two years).  It's the first stamp from this set that has seen ink!


For the oval, I layered on three stamps:  the sentiment and rings are from Verve's Love Story, and the bird cage is from Stampin' Up!'s Nature Walk (another set that I haven't used until now).


I embossed the rings with gold embossing powder, and an accident happened.  The word 'happiness' right above the rings was still wet, though I didn't know it.  Now it's got a speckly, flecked kind of look to it...and I decided it looks alright.  (Heck, I did NOT want to do this panel over; too many steps!)

I'm entering this also at Hero Arts January Contest, where the theme is love.

Thanks for joining me, and I'll see you tomorrow morning with another Play Date Cafe challenge!

Colleen

Stamps:  Love Story - Verve; Nature's Walk - SU; Classic Icons - TPC; Large Fabric Design - Hero Arts
Paper: white - PTI; Early Espresso - SU
Ink:  DewDrop Versamagic Chalk Ink - Wheat; Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark - Tsukineko; Antique LInen Distress - Ranger; Crumb Cake, Early Espresso - SU
Punch:  Acanthus Leaf - EK Success
Other:  Big Shot; oval die cuts - Spellbinders; lace - Offray; ribbon scrap; pearls; gold embossing powder - SU; heat tool

20 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Beautiful card Colleen! Your background looks stunning. So glad you found us and thanks for playing with us at Jay Gee's :)

~Tammy~ said...

Colleen, this is amazing and I am alway in awe that you have so many things that match perfectly to things that either inspire you or in an inspiration photo! You bring those things in such a magnificent and beautiful way to create your little works of art. Whoever receives this will be truly touched.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so pretty! That lace is gorgeous~

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!

lynn said...

your lace and woven ribbon is lovely, colleen!--perfect for a wedding card:)

Anonymous said...

Once again, a great card! Gee, maybe I need to get a divorce and then hopeful remarry so you could send me this card! Just kidding, nobody else would have either of us! :-) Hint, hint - our anniversary is 4/7 though! Once again, just kidding! Love that woven part and that background "fabric" stamp is really cool! How do you keep coming up with these time after time?

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

So many beautiful details, Colleen! You did an amazing amount of stamping for this card--I loved reading about all of it. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who's had an embossing accident like that--that's happened to me, too!! Best of luck with all of those challenges--I think you nailed them all. :)

Lisa said...

This is magnificent Colleen! Love all of the pretty elements you've pulled from that great photo. And the lace you've used is SO PRETTY!

Linda Callahan said...

What a beautiful card! Your details are always perfect :)

Joan V said...

Gorgeous card and so many beautiful details. Love it!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the frayed ribbon! A great take on the inspiration photo!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card, Colleen! I love it!

Marisa said...

Lvoe the lace treatment and what a fabulous card :)

Benzi said...

Accident? Pooh.....it looks great just the same. Your paper was perfect for the Jay Gee Nook challenge and you've made an outstanding creation!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow-this has "Shabby Chic" going on. I love that pretty lace too. Pretty card. Look at the bird cages in the inspiration photo....hmmmm....lol Still haven't created with mine yet. It is just too dark in my craft room during the winter for me to want to go out their and do stuff during the week!!!

Stella said...

I know I wrote it before and I might sound boring; forgive me...But this is so...sigh...elegant. You always add that gorgeous and elegant touch and I am smitten!
That background stamp is a jaw dropper and that key stamp has somethnig "antique" It gives border something special! Love what you did with the lace....
Have a great day!
X

Donna Bowman said...

Love this wedding card! The design is just gorgeous!

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! Colleen, this card is simply stunngin! I love everything about it. Thanks so much for playing along with us this month ... Ange

Sue Lelli said...

Colleen, this is so ELEGANT! LOVE it all but my FAV details are the ribbon woven through the lace, the pearls and the embossing! GORGEOUS card!

Andrea Ewen said...

Magical! I adore that lace and how creative of you to weave the ribbon through...it's a wonderful effect! This card is so perfectly romantic!

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