Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Vintage Hues

This is my post today at the Classy Cards 'n Such blog...
I hope you can join in the challenge with us this week.
Head on over and see what the DT has for you this week

Hello My Classy Cards 'n Such friends.....
We have a fun  (and pretty, too) challenge for you this week
using the gorgeous Inspiration Photo below.


I designed my card with two of my newest dies in mind.
As soon as I saw these dies I asked Beverly to order them for me.
She has both "in stock" right now, so don't miss out!!
Oh wait, I bet you want to know what I am talking about right??


The first die is what I used for my "base" to build on.
It's called "Billies Circle" by Joy Crafts...
I have a love for lattice dies, so intricate and detailed, and this one
has both...beautiful!!

The second "new" die is also a Joy Crafts called "Ribbons and Bows".
This in an interesting die, as you could weave ribbon through it if you wanted to,
or do as I did, and just lay a piece under the die for a contrast!

I added a flower I made with a Cheery Lynn Designs die "Judy's Blooms".
(Did you know that right now ALL Cheery Lynn Designs dies are on sale?)

I colored my flower with Susans Gardens "PanPastels Flowering Coloring Kit"
 using the colors Magenta and Permanent Red
 I sprinkled a tiny bit of Sparkle & Sprinkle "Crystal Ice" glitter on for some added "texture"!


A few foliage "embellishments" were added to the flower using
 Marianne Die "Anja Leaves 2"
and Cheery Lynn Designs "Olive Branches".

That's it for today, I hope you enjoyed today's post and will join us in our challenge for this week.
Don't forget, next week our challenge will be a handmade flower from the Susan's Garden
collection...need one...you may purchase one here, there is still time!
I can't wait to see "your" creations!!

10 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful card Diane ... I love the softness of the MF papers and your doily and flowers are just so pretty!!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful soft colors and a gorgeous card! Love that flower and also the way you did the ribbon by placing a contrasting piece under it.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, Diane!! I absolutely love the colors!! The dies you've used are perfect together!! This is just fabulous my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is just gorgeous Diane! LOVE those new dies and your flower is so pretty!!! Great choice of papers too! Well done! Certainly has beautiful vintage flair! Okay I'm inspired ... now I need to get busy making my card!! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said......

Diane I have to tell you, every time I go to comment I want to call you Nellie LOL. I have caught myself but someday I might just forget and call you Nellie, but Nellie is so cute I dont think you would mind. I love your card and we seem to like the same dies and the same kind of dies. I love what you do with them, your very creative. I was squinting to read the little birdie poem, now I want to know what the rest says thats covered up by your ribbon, its so cute...........

Mulberry Mindy said...

Lovely, lovely card Diane. The dies you used are so beautiful, unlike any I have ever seen before. I am working on a submission for next weeks flower challenge, I hope I get it finished in time. Have a great week.
Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

Joan Fricker said...

Very pretty card Diane. I love all the different dies and the colors are beautiful.
Joan
www.joanstouch.com

Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card:)The colors are so beautiful! The dies are awesome...wow, fabulous details!
Sherrie K

Shirley said...

How very lovely, Diane! Your colors are so soft and the way you colored your flowers, etc. is just breathtaking!!

Leslie Miller said...

Aren't those the prettiest colors! I just salivate over the Design Seeds blog. What a gorgeous card, Diane! You do truly use those beautiful dies so well and you've sure got me looking and thinking about a lot of things. The bow/border die is very clever. I, too, love all things lattice and, of course, the flowers, sigh... So pretty!