Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vintage goodies

Well, I haven't felt much like creating lately at all. The heat this summer feels like it's turned my brain and bones to mush (lol). It's just grand to feel a little cooler air this week, and that's sent me right back to my happy room! I'm catching up with some design team projects, and decided to look over several of my favourite challenge sites for inspiration.

There's a brand new challenge site around..Art Journey...and since I love love LOVE their stamps (from the Netherlands), I decided to play in their first challenge...friendship. The Creatilicious challenge and the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge are both vintage. The Secret Crafters challenge is to do clean and simple, which is what I tried with the first two cards here. The Art Cards challenge is to use direct to paper, which I did with Vintage Photo ink around the edges of this first card. Have you ever seen a stamp, and decided you just HAVE to have it? That's the way it was with this beautiful rose. I've kept these cards intentionally simple, because the rose is just so perfect. Just some stamping on kraft cardstock and a little chalking, and I'm happy! I stamped the roses with Vintage Photo ink and the sentiment (Hero Arts) with Versafine Black.



For this one, I computer generated the sentiment.


Since I had my Art Journey binder out, I decided to use another Art Journey stamp for the Creative Card Crew and Wednesday Stamper challenges...September and school. The City Crafter challenge is "one for the boys." The Creative Cottage challenge 22 is "celebrations," and back to school sure does qualify! (lol) One Powerful Hour's challenge is "hittin' the books." The Wee Memories challenge is to incorporate babies or young children into your creating, and Our Creative Corner's challenge is to incorporate letters or numbers. This sentiment is computer generated too. I'm sending this card off to my little grandsons, who are all attending school this year, after a long time home schooling. Just LOVE this stamp! The wing stamp is from Crafty Secrets.

This next card is my birthday card to my daughter, who'll
be travelling west later this week to defend her master's thesis while I happily do Grammie duty with her children. This young woman just ROCKS...yes, I'm biased. I always make very "girlie" cards for her, as she lives in a veritable nest of testosterone with her husband and four little boys.

I'm so happy you visited today. I'll come see you too if there's a link in the comments section. I wish you a creative week, doing whatever you like best!

21 comments:

lakeslady said...

What a beautiful selection of card designs Deborah, and I love the simplistic look of the rose cards.
Your designs give me so much pleasure...thank you.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

really lovely cards you've created...I was especially touched by the card for your DD, that little winged one is so precious!
oxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a cute vintage image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Godelieve said...

Your cards are beautiful and elegant Deborah, as always!

Tracy said...

gorgeous cards love the vintage style. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Sija said...

Wonderful cards Deborah!

Willy said...

Wonderful cards, Deborah. The first one with the roses is my favourite. Thanks for joining us at Art Journey Challenge # 1.

cmoh said...

I love all of these...the rose is a gorgious stamp and I love all your rhinestone uses very elegant.

The Back to school card is absolutely perfect...the glitter on his wings is lovely...perfect composition. I think this may be one of my all time favorite cards I've seen on your blog.

Thanks for joining us at One Powerful Hour!

Sue said...

Hi ya
gorgeous cards, beautiful design, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

The Wired Angel said...

These are lovely.. both are very creative. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew this week! Peggy x

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS and so classy!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

Linda Robinson said...

So many great card.. You are very creative.. Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

Rebekah said...

This is adorable! Thanks for playing along with my celebrations challenge at the creative cottage challenge blog this time hugs Rebekah xx

craftytrog said...

Stunning cards!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

so lovely! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

Helen said...

Beautiful cards - love the sentiments!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, very elegant.

Mummylade said...

What fantastic work! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Saskia said...

I love these cards, especially the top one. Such pretty and subtle pink colouring.

Paula said...

wow wonderful cards

Piddawinkle said...

love the wings card for your grand-daughter and further takes on the rose friends card