Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage again!

This piece was done to meet several challenges. Over at Split Coast Stampers, the Crafty Secrets challenge is to use calenders somehow. So I used the Crafty Secrets calendar (free download here!) for the month of February of next year to create this Valentine, with the design sketch from Papertake Weekly. I just LOVE this Heartwarming Vintage image...it's one from the "Best Buds" vintage postcard kit. The paper underneath the image is from a DCWV paper pad called "Ciao Bella..." what FABULOUS Victorian papers! Underneath the picture of the Valentine is a pic of the gift card, which is taped to the inside. The gift card shows much larger here than it actually is. It fits inside about a third of the card. I did this to meet yet another Crafty Secrets challenge, over at Paper Craft Planet, which was to create a gift card. The stamp on the front of the card is an old PSX stamp, and the one inside, on the gift enclosure, is a Crafty Secrets image. Over at Crazy Amigo, the challenge is flowers; at Three Muses, it's hats and crowns and wings and things; Gingersnap Creations, we're challenged to use botanicals, and the Creative Cottage designers want us to use green.





Thanks again for taking the time to stop by today. I wish you a happy and creative week!

32 comments:

wendy said...

Beautiful cards!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Deborah, these are great, and you've made a beautiful take on the Botanical theme for our Gingersnap Creations challenge! Thanks so much for playing along!

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Deborah. So many details and embellishments. I like how you put it all together. So glad you joined us at PCP.

tracy said...

beautiful cards love the images you have used and gorgeous designs.
Thanks for joining in with this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge.
Tracy x

My Little Space said...

Such lovely creations Deborah.

Thank you for joining in with our sketch challenge at PTW this week.

Mandy

Terrie B x said...

Hi Deborah..I love your shadow box..the picture of the children is `fabulous`!!!!!!Beautiufl cards too!!!!TFS
Have a fab week:)x

ScrappySuzanne said...

Deborah,,,beautiful creations, my favourite colours! Thank you for joining Gingersnaps Creations on the Botanical theme

Becky said...

What beautiful creations!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage Challenge and Good Luck!!
Love Becky xx

June Houck said...

This looks like a ton of work! My favorite is the gorgeous dress on the left :)

Sandee said...

Deborah, just love your Shadow Box card! It's so beautiful! And I love your other card too! Very very pretty!

Shantaie said...

What a cool way to display a photo, I have never thought of altering a photo that way....me likey!!!
TFS

indybev said...

Beautiful work, Deb. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge this week. We look forward to seeing more of your talent next week!!

IsaNorris said...

Beautiful Deborah!! gotta love those Crafty Secrets ;)
hugs,
isa

Femmy said...

so beautiful!!!

Hermine said...

Lovely artwork

Margret Brandt said...

Both are really beautiful cards...

Rosie said...

Just wonderful.

Rosie

Taluula said...

Beautiful colours Deborah and a very nice take on the Three Muses Challenge. Thank you so much for joining in and I hope to see you again soon.

Terri Kahrs said...

So lovely! Hugs, Terri

Silvia said...

Wonderful work.

joanne wardle said...

lovely work, thanks for taking part in the gingersnap botanical challenge

Michele said...

These are absolutely beautiful! And Welcome to the team!!!

Suzanne C said...

I am always amazed at your beautiful and elegant designs and that you can mix in so many challenges in one!

Jan said...

Beautiful!

Shelly said...

Hi Deborah! Your calendar is so pretty, I love the vintage look and the rosebud details! Thank you for Going Green with us at The Creative Cottage!
Shelly ;)

Karen W said...

Beautiful, Ilove crafty secrets and the gorgeous vintage looks. Congrats on the DT, by the looks of your blog we will see some fabulous ideas.

Anonymous said...

I am indeed a huge fan of you and your work! I love it all! ~Cheryl/Shadoob

cottagerca said...

Deb, love the soft tones of green in those cards........oh so vintage
ava

Nora said...

Your artwork speaks to my soul!So Beautiful!

Annes Art said...

Beautiful!!

Debby said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations!

Ozstuff said...

Exquisite artwork, Deborah. Thanks so much for participating at the Muses this week. Hope to see you back again when you have the time.