Sunday, June 16, 2013

Inspired By A Wine Barrel

Happy Father's Day!  I'm sure I don't have too many dads reading this blog, but wanted to shout out to them just the same.  :-)

My husband makes delicious wines as a hobby:  chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot, shiraz, pinot grigio, valpolicella and more.  I gave a nod to that hobby by making this card the other night, while brownies were baking for my 15 year old's birthday party (just watch me juggle!):


I was inspired by this photo, found online:

Photo Credit
I used the grapes, the colors in the photo, and the lines of the wooden barrel are echoed in the striped paper.  I used a couple of metal brads, a reference to the bands around the barrel.  The round sentiment tag (that's a word from Technique Tuesday's Simply You) reminds me of the circular shape.

This is genuine vintage twine, found at a thrift store in North Carolina.  I love the creamy patina that time has given to it.  The grape stamp is one of my oldie-but-goodies from Stampin' Up! (Sun Ripened II).


Inside, I paired Technique Tuesday with some Verve.


I'm linking up at City Crafter:  "All About Him".

The Disney-themed costume birthday party was a hit last night, and I hope to post pictures sometime soon.  The birthday girl had lots of fun, and isn't that what it's all about?



Stamps:  Sun Ripened II - SU; Simply You - Technique Tuesday; Purely Sentimental  - Verve Paper: Crumb Cake, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Going Gray - SU; stripe - Julianne - K & Co. Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: vintage thread Accessories:  brads - SU; distressing tool - Tim Holtz; Copic markers; Classic Tags die - Memory Box; Postage Stamp border punch - EK Success

17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hello gorgeous!! I love love love the colors and the distressing!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Watch you juggle indeed! Holy moly, Colleen, you rock :D Absolutely gorgeous - I'm in love with that fab twine!

Bonnie said...

So pretty, or should I say handsome! Perfect for a wine maker! Wish my hubby would take up that hobby!

Maria said...

What a lovely card for your husband for Father's Day! Those purple grapes are gorgeous! Sounds like a fun hobby he has of wine making! And, glad that your daughter's Disney bday party was a blast! Take care, hugs!

Marisa said...

Have always loved that grape image and you have used it fabulously! Great card. Jealous of all that wonderful wine!

~Tammy~ said...

That is a stunning image and you have colored it beautifully! Gorgeous as always dear!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your inspiration and what a cool hobby! LOVE how this card is so perfect for your hubby! The grapes are colored so well and the inside sentiment is FAB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful card!
Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

Fabulous card! I wish my hubby could take up this hobby! Lol! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

lisa808 said...

Fabulous card! Love the image and distressing, and your beautiful coloring.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful image and love your layers. The texture & colours are fabulous! Cheers, Shirleyx

Charlene said...

Wonderful card!!!! I LOVCE the coloring and design Colleen!

Lisa said...

Well now isn't this perfect for your hubby, wonderful Colleen! Brownies sound good, what time is the party ;)

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful Father's Day card for your hubby. That grape stamp is gorgeous and I love how you combined a lot of the elements from your inspiration photo. Such a perfect card to celebrate him ... and his wonderful hobby which I'm sure you benefit from :) Loll xx

Leslie Miller said...

Very nice! Gorgeous, really. It's perfect for your wine making hubby!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous Colleen! Thanks for joining us at CCCB. Hugs and cheers :) Wendy

Linda R said...

What a wonderful Fathers day card. How cool that your hubby makes wine.

Hugs~

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