This time I used the painting in the Paxton outdoor furniture collection as inspiration. I started with something so different that the vintage feel of this card surprised me! Well, I guess that's another thing I like about cardmaking.
This pretty faced lady was sitting on my craft table while I was working and sort of calling me. So I'm happy I found a place for her in my card, meaning my focal point...duh! (I'm slow...) It's a gift from M (stampmuse) I got in the mail this week. I am spoiled or blessed, whichever I'm still happy she thought of me when she saw this stamp. It's from Great Impressions, for those who want one. Just teasing. LOL
The frame is from Terri, she probably won't recognize it, because I stamped vintage photo distress ink on it any which way and then added blobs of stickles and let it dry! The idea comes basically from the man himself Tim Holtz:
My version of it is very minimal. Check it out though, he's good.
I wanted the card to look like someone left a picture of a loved one on a desk with a piece of paper under, mind you it wouldn't have the beautiful swirls, Anne Ryan sent on it, but for the sake of art I had to add those, I distressed the lined dp also, and added a flower Lim sent me. WOW, I'm realiszing this is a "joint" creation. Thanks everybody for your bits and pieces of love!
Thanks for looking and do enjoy
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2009 GMT Views: 250
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61619
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 2:00 PM
Minimal? Not. C'mon girl, there's no way this card is minimalist no matter how i turn it...upside down, right side up. You've added such interest with the colored frame and sweet image. Your flourishes are the perfect touch if I say so myself. Your dp really reminds me of beadboard - you probably have another name for it in Quebec, but that's what we call it here. Now go look that one up! I dont know the french translation. Sorry. Great card, PIC.
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Registered: May 31, 2008 Location: Seattle Posts: 14542
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 2:40 PM
What a beautiful vintage feel this card has, Peggy! I just love your frame, swirl and that yummy dp! You've colored the pretty hat lady so perfectly, too! tfs
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Registered: June 14, 2008 Location: Canberra, Australia Posts: 6737
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 @ 3:01 PM
This card is lovely Peggy, love the vintage feel and the combined elements - don't you just love the way everyone contributes without realising it!!! Great distressing...you are doing great work Peggy!!! Thanks for sharing!