Monday, January 3, 2011

Bring Back Beautiful Vintage


Hello Everyone!!!!  Happy New Year and welcome to the first Bring Back Beautiful Challenge of 2011!!!  Take a trip back in time with this BBB challenge and show us some vintage beauty on your card or creation. Use a little lace, a vintage looking button or some decorative paper with an old time feel. Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB06. You have until January 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we'll share our True Beauties, those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog! 

 Today I was inspired by this beautiful hat image from Flourishes' Friendly Reminders stamp set!  Doesn't it give you a feeling of Yesteryear?  Maybe I was having an Anne of Green Gables flashback! :)

I decided to use a base of Very Vanilla (I really like vanilla for vintage giving that soft and aged feel) and layered with some pink bazzill I found in my stash.  I punched the pink with the Martha Stewart Deco Fan border punch and then layered with some Kasiercraft English Rose DP.  I punched the paper with the SU scallop punch and then sewed some wavy lines around the edges.  Across the bottom I added some more vanilla that I paper pleated and topped with some of this divine pink ribbon that my sweet friend Angie sent me!  I stamped and coloured the hat image twice, one I cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities and my Grand Calibur, the other I cut out only the hat with a pair of scissors and popped it on foam tape.  

I stamped on X-press It Blending Card and coloured the image with Copics - E31, E33, E35, R81, R83, R85, G20, G21.  I used E51 to airbrush the white card and white paper doily to give it a more vintage feel.  I then framed my image with more pink cut with Lacey Circle Nestabilities, attached it to the doily and popped it up on foam tape.  Next I stamped the sentiment, also from Friendly Reminders, framed it with more pink (using Small Circle Nestabilities) and popped it up on foam tape.  Finally I added a few Kaisercraft Blush Pearls to the top corners!

Wait until you see what beautiful projects the Beauty Girls have for you today!!!!

Stamps - Friendly Reminders (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Very Vanilla, Pink Bazzill, Kaisercraft English Rose DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large, Small and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Grand Calibur, Paper Doily, Scor Pal, Pink Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Scissors, Foam Tape.

I hope you play along with us this month - I can't wait to see all of your beautiful projects!!!!  :)

23 comments:

Edna Morrisedie said...

Looks great Kathy, I was just watching AoGG, very much of that era... the hat image is very pretty with that paper... go the crooked stitching too!

Judy I, St. Louis MO USA said...

What a lovely card. It does remind me of Anne of Green Gables - still one of my all time favorite books. Fussy cutting that hat ribbon had to be tedious but well worth the effort.

Julie Koerber said...

Charming doesn't begin to cover it Kathy! Love what images, paper and extras you used to create this beauty!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Kathy, what a beautiful and elegant card, just like everything else you make. You're such a source of inspiration for me!

Beate said...

Kathy, your card is beautiful! I love that you layered the hat and that the ribbon is going out of the oval.
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kathy this is so sweet and pretty.

Yvonne Hagane said...

*Sigh* That is one feminine, vintage beauty, Kathy! I absoutely love your coloring and the colors you`ve used. Gorgeous!

Becky said...

This is stunning!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This is really beautiful! Hugs to you my friend!

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Kathy! Totally perfect for that era with the colours and DPs etc. You nailed this one big time!

Amanda said...

Oh, oh, oh! I am so in love with your card and all of it's lovely colors!! You have a superb vintage card, for the ages! Great job :)

velta said...

The first word that came to mind when I saw this was "divine!" Literally I am in awe of you...and now a little bit "green" with envy at your creation here...Thanks for sharing girl...Love it!!

ChristineCreations said...

Absolutely sweetness :) Love your Anne of Green Gables theme...gorgeous ribbons and the doily is so perfect behind the nestie! Beautiful Kathy!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty and feminine. Love the hat and pretty ribbon and border strip. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful and so girly Kathy...I love it!!! So glad you are safe!!!I'm praying for you all!!! Happy New Year to you...hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Kathy! Love the layered lacey circle and doily!

Dawn B. said...

Kathy this is beautiful. I love that you used this set.. It is perfect. Great job.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Beautiful Card Julie :)

Leigh said...

I absolutely love this card Kathy. How pretty.

Betty Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring and detailing, Kathy! I am so loving some purple/plums lately and this is just stunning! Beautiful! Happy New Year!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Kathy, This is just lovely. Everything is perfectly vintage.
Wonderful work. :)

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my, my, my! I knew you'd have something fabulous for this challenge. I SO LOVE your work! Gorgeous and femine and beautifully vintage!

Angi Rankin said...

Gorgeous card, and all the details are fabulous!

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