Friday, November 9, 2012

Violette France

This is my second post for today.  Please 
click HERE for a Fleur de Lis Anniversary.

My friend Audrey, aka audreyann in the Splitcoast galleries, was chosen as Queen For The Day (a week-long honor) over there.  They've already chosen a new queen, so I am late, but really wanted to play along for my pal.  Audrey makes THE most amazing cards.  She is a talented, gifted paper-crafter, and sweet as heck to boot.  I chose THIS card of Audrey's to CASE.  I used the same layout and a similar embossing folder on my version.

I used a new-to-me stamp from the Hampton Art/Graphic 45 set, Olde Curiosity.  When I visited the Houston area in early October, I picked this set up from Hobby Lobby.  Man, we NEED a Hobby Lobby in the South Jersey area!!  What an awesome store.

I stamped the bottle first, then the label.  The set is neat 'cause you can mix and match bottles and labels.  After coloring it, I sprinkled clear glitter on the 'glass' sections and added a tiny twine bow.  The velvet ribbon is my new addiction, too.  It's from May Arts and feels so soft and luxurious.  You'll be seeing more of it from me!

I'm entering this at Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Inspiration Francaise.

On a personal note, yesterday I spent hours weeding through our closets and cupboards to gather donations for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  In my little town alone, there are donation drives all OVER the place, with people driving buses, trucks and cars filled with needed supplies to the hard-hit areas.  It makes me feel good inside to share what I have with folks who lost everything.  My heart aches for them.

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Olde Curiosity - Graphic 45/Hampton Art; Kind Words - Verve
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake - SU
Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; gray velvet - May Arts
Other: Infinite Loops punch - Martha Stewart; pearl; Copic markers; Floral Ovals die - Spellbinders; Ornate Flourish embossing folder - The Paper Studio


Lisa Elton said...

Girl YOU are on a crafty roll today ~ this is super duper pretty! What a feminine bottle this is and there you go again with those gorgeous labels ;) LOVE the embossed background too!!

Lea L. said...

Ooooh...this is pretty! I love that stamped perfume bottle!

Annette Allen said...

so how you embossed only the top half..that perfume bottle is so pretty..

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Loving the little jar!!!!

Hussena said...

What a pretty card i love that perfume chic!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful! More beautiful ribbon! I love to half emboss my card fronts and have not done this in a very long time. Thanks for the reminder.

It is so sad. Matt's been flying relief missions and doing aerial assessments. It's heartbreaking.

Marisa said...

Love the bottle and the lovely nestie you used to frame it. Great case of Audrey's card!! Well done helping out too :)

CraftLein* - enjoy creativity said...

Lovey France card! Great job Colleen, I love that parfume bottle so much.

Love from The Netherlands,

Anonymous said...

C'est bon! Wow, this really is cool. I can almost smell the sweet scent! I love the little bow on the bottle but that velvet ribbon looks like I would love to run my fingers through a clump of it! I really like the rich colors you chose too. Great job as always. Wouldn't it be fun to be named Violet and have these as your signature card to send people?

Chris R. from Iowa

P.S. We have been contributing too. Mike has a colleague whose daugter is still without power.

Unknown said...

What a pretty card. That embossed background is so pretty. And so is the cute little perfume bottle.


Tracey said...

Hey Col!!! So happy to see your beautiful card.....that is such a pretty stamp! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Benzi said...

I love perfume bottles and this one is so pretty for our friend, AudreyAnn.
It always feels wonderful to help out when there is a great need such as this. Good for you!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so beautiful, Colleen! What a great creation to honor Audrey's beautiful art. I love how you made the perfume bottle sparkle!

Thanks for the message you left this morning! (BTW, you are welcome, of course!!!) The kids are home today for Veterans Day and we got a later-than-usual start to our day. You must have caught me in the shower when you called! We've been tackling some long-overdue kid-department cleaning and tidying. Goodness, if I see one more stack of Valentines-saved-from-second-grade (or such like!), I think I'm going to gag!! Yup, these kids of mine have the pack-rat gene, and there was a lot of hand-holding going on whilst sorting through it all, but we are getting there. Now i need some time for *me*!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it

Sandie said...

Such a pretty stamp, wow .... and love how you designed this card, with the ribbon segregating the embossed area to plain.

Bonnie said...

That perfume bottle is gorgeous, Colleen! I love the partial embossing and sweet diecuts too!

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