Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fly

Hey, everyone! Happy hump day! It's been a crazy couple of days weather wise around here. We've had high winds and storms, which knocked out our cable & Internet connections (and no, I don't live out in the country either). I'm hoping it's up and running again soon...I missed Glee last night!

My card for today plays along with two challenges: Embellish magazine's vintage color challenge and Etsy Inspired #111.

When I first saw this color combo, I was stumped. Add in the fact that I don't do vintage, and yes, I had a true challenge on my hands.




Once I started searching around this week's Etsy shop, Stilettoheights, I began to think maybe I could combine the two challenges.

I chose this print as my inspiration.




I started with some Pink Paislee paper. It was already distressed, but I added my own touch by inking the edges and adding a few smudges.


I used a birdcage stamp I found in the dollar bin at Michaels, along with a couple of sentiments from another set. I added the pearls and ribbon to finish it off. For not being a vintage girl, I think it turned out okay.

What do you think?

Stamps: birdcage (unknown), Butterflies & Birds (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Lemon Tart, Pink Paislee pp
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls

16 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

this came out great!

de said...

Ann, love your combination of the two challenges! Your card is beautiful!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Emily Branch said...

This card is sooooo beautiful and soft with that delicious vintage feel!! I was in the same dollar bin at Michael's and saw your stamp, and it's also a rub on!! I bought the cute little typewriters! Hahahaha

I love the patterned paper that you added, it works fabulously with the birdcge! LOVELY!!! Thanks for playing EIC with us!

Karen said...

I love it! Vintage is my favorite. I love to make cards as well. Check out my blog when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Who says they don't do vintage? It turned our great! Love that bow! Thanks for joining the challenge!!

Belinda said...

Oh how neat! Lovely!

~amy~ said...

very pretty Ann...love that birdcage stamp...I bought a couple of them in Oregon...haven't decided to keep or give as blog candy...their stamps are getting hipper and hipper..dangerous!

Simone said...

This is really cool! :)

SmilynStef said...

I loved those stamps from the $1 bin and was sad they were pretty much gone by the time I discovered them ... what a fabulous inspired design.

BonnieRose said...

Beautiful.. thk for sharing with me.. LOVE IT!!!!!

Kathy said...

Lovely. I personally love vintage, so I think this is fabulous!

Ayana Posadas said...

Beautiful card, Ann! I love that big bow at the top. I sure hope the weather improves for ya!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! this is amazing. What a super fantastic design!

Trinh said...

This is beautiful, Ann! I would never know you don't do vintage with this card!

Kristii said...

Such a wonderful card!!! Love the birdcage, the pearls and the bow!!! Fantastic!

Maile Belles said...

Love this simply vintage design, Ann! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.