Oh MY! What an absolutely wonderful site to-day. My head is so full of inspiration it's about to pop off! I had a heck of a time trying to make up my mind but finally settled on this little beauty http://eglantyne.shop-pro.jp/?pid=34878379 . The background folder is from SU and the frame is a spellbinders I picked up a couple of weeks ago from Mike's ..on sale..love it! Being a needleworker my eyes couldn't stop looking ..never mind that I couldn't read a word! LOL I used a piece of antique Filet lace from my collection as background. The tiny rose I tatted using very thin silk thread. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart and the greeting is good old Mike's $1.50. The tag is metallic paper from Mike's again...where would I be without him!
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2013 GMT Views: 911
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 22873
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 1:35 PM
I know what you mean about all the beautiful needlework on this site. This is lovely Sue. Your bg lace is wonderful for that ornate spellbinders fame and how about tatting your own rose..that's so pretty and creative!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 59423
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 2:09 PM
Sue, this is incredible on many levels. A beautiful card to start with, but your tatted rose blows me away! Obviously, you are a multi-talented gal. The filet lace and pretty ribbon all go so wonderfully with your soft, aged look.
Registered: December 4, 2009 Location: Beautuful Sonoma County, Ca. Posts: 18528
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 2:43 PM
Beautiful tatting, Sue!! What a wonderful and beautiful treasure for whomever gets this beautiful card!! Too bad you're in Canada, I'd adopt you for my Grandmother! Oh how I loved to sit with her and watch her work wonders with shuttle and thread, and I treasure all the beautiful pieces I have!
Registered: September 21, 2006 Location: In the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, Home of the Paper Clip Project - The National Cornbread Festival Posts: 23846
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 3:35 PM
Oh my, I am so envious..... I crotchet, some knitting, cross-stitch, piece quilt tops and etc, but I have never been able to figure out tatting and have always wanted to do it sooooo badly... I think that it is so beautiful, the lady I stayed with at night as a teenager, tatted and I would watch and fell in love with it, but could never figure it out... This is such a beautiful card, love the embossed background, but the dark die cut with the tatting really pops on this one.... Thanks so much for sharing....
------------------------------ Happy Stamping
One of Kota's Kids ***A Proud Fan Club Member ***
Registered: December 15, 2006 Location: my heart remains in France Posts: 21950
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 @ 6:37 PM
This is soooooooooooo lovely and elegant!! I LOVE this vintage look!!
------------------------------ Thank you all so much for all the cards for SCS member Ladybug91743 Marie-alice. She is done with chemo and surgery. She is now waiting to undergo radiation treatments. She loves the cards!!