Monday, June 18, 2012

Bonjour!

There's a challenge at Splitcoast called Featured Stamper every Sunday, and this week the special person is Emily Keaton, my very, very good friend.  I just HAD to play along!  Congrats to you, Emily, you deserve this special honor.  :D

HERE is Emily's card that I was inspired by.  Note the Eiffel Tower image on her card, and you will instantly know why I chose this one to CASE!  I looooove the French look.  :-)


I used an Eiffel Tower image from a set by Our Craft Lounge called Vintage Traveler.  See the gorgeous pearl and rhinestone bling above it?  It's from Want2Scrap.  The little roses (link below in details section) are from Inspired by Stamping --  love, love, love the flowers Joanna offers!


I colored a white doily by wiping it with a black ink pad.  Emily's card uses a white doily in this half moon shape, and I loved that detail.  The sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping's All Year Wishes I (link in details section below).



I am also playing in The Shabby Tea Room's challenge, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.  Here is their inspiration photo --


...and I'm also playing in a new-to-me challenge, Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week's theme:  'More is Better' - a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card entry that should have LOTS of embellishments.  I have quite a few on my card!

Before I go, just wanted to mention that my 'Mr. & Mrs. Toast' Father's Day card is featured at Laura Love's blog, Loves Rubberstamps HERE.  Thank you so much, Laura!  It was very sweet of you to do so.

Thanks for coming by today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Vintage Traveler - Our Craft Lounge; All Year Wishes I - Inspired by Stamping
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Whisper White - SU; Black & Ivory Designer - K & Co.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: black lace - SU; white daisy lace - Offray
Other: white doily - Wilton; bling - Want2Scrap; mini flowers - Inspired by Stamping; Double Embossed Dotted Lace punch - EK Success; Wide Oval punch - SU

33 comments:

Debbie said...

Gorgeous, Colleen -- simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

LOVE it Colleen! great use of embellies on the horizon!

Joan V said...

Wow, this is gorgeous.

Starr said...

Oh Coleen, your card is just gorgeous. I love how you've used your pearls! Beautiful! thanks for joining us at TSTR!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow Colleen - your case of Emzi is awesome! So pretty - love the image and colors and everything - but the bead/pearl work is absolutely scrumptious!!! I love the inspiration photo - that is kind of what Crystal wants to do for her wedding bouquet. Hugz (etreinte)!

Bonnie said...

This is just beautiful, Colleen, and a wonderful tribute to Emily! I'm so tickled for her!

Marisa said...

What a fabulous tribute to Emily, Colleen!! Just love the black and cream together and the flowers are a perfect touch.

Carole said...

Colleen, absolutely stunning! I LoVE everythng about your card, just beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Awwwwww, gee!! {blushing} Thanks, Colleen, for honoring me with this fabulous {FABULOUS!} creation! It is soooooo stunning. Hard to believe that one of my lil ol' creations inspired this thing of beauty!! I love your black and cream color scheme--makes this so elegant. And all of those gems make it so fancy and decadent! You are right on target for the Shabby Tea Room challenge--I sense another win in your future. Congrats on all of your latest honors, too--Ms. Mow It All!!;) You rock!

Lisa said...

Who needs to go to Paris...just drinking in the beauty of your card takes me there! French elegance my friend.

And oh yes...isn't Emily a sweetheart 😊

Jennifer said...

Oh my...another gorgeous creation! Took my breath away. There is so much to look at and see but it's a good thing lol. So many sweet surprises on this card, love that you "dyed" the doily black-may be doing that soon!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Congrat's on being featured on Laura's blog, this card is so amazing, I love it!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I LOOOOOVE your card--LOVE the beautiful papers and all those pearls!!!!!! OHHHHH LA LA!

Kathy said...

This is so beautiful! Love the black doily and all the wonderful gem accents-so dramatic!!

E.T. said...

OH MY GAAAAAAAAAHHH cant find my jaw, it dropped, bounced and went through the roof! This is mouth watering! GORGEOUSNESS OVERLOAD. beautiful beautiful. i havnt even read your post! i just had to comment how gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous this is! beautiful work Colleen! just brilliant!

Ellen said...

HI Colleen! I adore your card!!!! I think the black and white combo is what makes this card so gorgeous! The black doily just adds so much more depth than if you had used white. Love all the bling too!
hugs,
Ellen

Martha H. said...

OH WOW! This is a beauty! That black doily makes the card look so elegant, and those pearls... just a beautiful card!
I enjoy all of your cards!

Hugs,
Martha H.

Annette said...

wow stunning and such a perfect take on the inspirational photo...

Linda R said...

WOW!! This looks amazing.. It is so elegant. I just love that black doily. Lots of wonderful elements my friend..

Hugs~

Benzi said...

Outstanding and a fine case for Emily. I know she loves it.
I was away when Emily had her day as FS but I let her know I'll be doing a case of one of her cards...just as soon as I have time to breathe.
Workers are gone and the house is a wreck.

Michelle said...

Ooh la la!!! I love this card, Colleen! Gorgeous papers, bling, doily, lace, flowers....I could keep going!Really beautiful!

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Colleen! I love this in blacks and neutrals. So elegant.

You left a very kind comment on my blog re my PDCC entry -- "Whoa, Connie, if that's not a dead ringer for the inspiration photo next to the PDCC one...I don't know *what* is! Fabulous job on that big, bold, beautiful flower. Thank you for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)."

I just wanted to let you know that the inspiration photo Just Inspirational Challenges chose is a painting I did a few years ago that I called "Kaleidoscope." I thought it was a pretty close match for the PDCC colors this week, and so is my card, IRL, but the photography problems just don't show that. :-(

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness, this is so stunning! The black and white look so rich together and I love absolutely love the design:) Very creative inking the doily-this is just so beautiful and fabulous!!! LOVE it!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Joanna M. said...

Gorgeous Colleen! xx

Maria said...

Oh my! Tres jolie, Colleen! Am lovin' this gorgeous creation in elegant beauty with all the gems! Super spot on with the challenge...so lovely...great job!

Sandie Edwards said...

Colleen, this is so beautiful!

skywriter2 said...

Hellllllloo!!!

Never ever visited your blog before and the minute I saw it, you made my jaw dropped. THAT OS COMPLETELY STUNNING. GORJUSSSSSSS
You are REALLY TALENTEDDDDDDDDD!!!!!,

Carole said...

Oh so charming and delightfully lovely

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love your design and all of the bling. Black & White is one of my favorite color combos. Glad you found our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. See you again soon.
Renee

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another stunner ! Love the colours and all the elements of your design, Shirleyx

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! Yum! Col, you never cease to amaze me! This is an outstanding take on the inspiration pic!

Pauline said...

I love this very elegant design Colleen, what a beautiful card, Love the silvery doily, lace bow, and sweet little rose buds, and that iconic image of the tower. Stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, Colleen, I just saw that this card won you an Honorable Mention over at the Shabby Tea Room!! Way to go, my talented friend!!!!!!!!!!!

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