Friday, January 24, 2014

Vintage Blue Valentine

Hi All.....
I had this sitting on my desk the last few days buried in all kinds of "stuff"....
You ever get an idea...and then while working on it, it just sort of "fizzles" out??

That is kind of what happened here, but all at once it fell into place.
I "gotta tell ya"...I LOVE vintage....all the pretty vintage fabrics, lace, doilies
and such...my sister and I used to do craft shows and we were well known for
our"vintage flair"!!

When Graphic 45 came out with the Sweet Sentiments I just loved how it reminded
me of all the vintage postcards my Mom had for Valentines and Easter....
which was the base of how I built my card.


So anywho, this is how this card came about.....
I saw the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow
 (and by the way the girls there chose my card as last weeks winner...thanks so much)
was to use texture...not just the usual lace, ribbon, but fabric, fibers etc.

I dug in my craft stash and came up with this fabric flower, took it apart
and added the cute little center piece from Graphic 45....
The pink flowers I cut from an old vintage hat....
I hate to admit to my hoarding issues, but I have an entire bin of vintage hats....
all with some type of flowers to use in my creativity!!


The blue bow was made with the Zutter Bow It All....
and don't tell anybody, but I had to watch the video a zillion times and still am
not doing it quite right...hopefully it will be a light bulb moment with it at some point!

Then I came across the challenge at "The Kraft Journal" "Winter Blues"
to use "blue's and "kraft" paper or an item sold at their store...
I LOVE how kraft and blue work so well together.....
I even finished the inside of my card.

So, these are the challenges I am entering in"
The Kraft Journal "winter Blues"

and 

Sugar Creek Hollow "texture / fibers"

and

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge "Vintage"

and

Really Reasonable Ribbon "Valentine/Love  Ribbon"

and

Craft-Dee BowZ Monthly challenge anything goes & a handmade bow

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Diane!! I love the soft, beautiful colors!! The vintage image is so awesome!! You are doing something right with the bow because it looks fabulous!! Love this my friend!! It's stunning!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG!!! This is GORGEOUS Diane! You know how much I also love vintage and I'm just drooling over the beautiful softness of the fabric behind this adorable image! WOW! I just LOVE this! Hoarder or not ... you have some great stuff to play with to create beautiful works of art such as this ...
And what great colors ... I rarely use kraft but it's beautiful with this blue ... AWESOME! I just can't say enough (can you tell) about this creation! LOVE IT!!!

Cathi ONeill said...

Sweet soft card, love the image and your flower cluster and pins. Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oh wow Diane! This is such a lovely, vintage card! I just adore that sweet image and the organza petals that frame it! I'm so glad you joined us for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Dianne said...

Congratulation, I think all your cards are winners,this card is no exception,love all the layers, the marble hearts are gorgeous and that big flower wow fantastic, thanks for sharing..

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous, love the bow!!

Ros Crawford said...

Like I said ... so talented ... this is beautiful!

Cec said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Love the organza, the flowers and those sweet little hearts. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Kristi Schurr said...

Just stunning, Diane! So sweet and shabby chic! Your bow is delicious! I think you did great with it. ♥

Leslie Miller said...

Woah, this is pretty! All my Valentines are for guys. Can you give a guy a Valentine like this? I wish! Love the blue and all that tulle and satin! Gorgeous!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, how lovely! Everything just works together beautifully in this gorgeous card. I love the flower/bow combo. Thanks for playing along in the RRR Challenge #87: Valentine's/Love.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

gorgoues.....thanks for playing with us at RRR!

Donna Maligno said...

Stunning card with lovely soft colors. Thanks for submitting to the Craft-Dee BowZ January challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

YEAH! This GORGEOUS card won over at Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!! CONGRATS!