Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vintage Young Lady in Garden

"The fact is that, to cats, we humans are, for all our grotesque size, unbelievably slow and clumsy.  We are totally incapable of managing a good leap or jump or pounce or swipe."
                                                                                      --------Cleveland Amory

Hi, Friends......

I am back with a layered vintage card.  I was inspired by a piece of patterned paper in my stash with earthy oranges and browns.....and then I didn't even use that piece!!!  :D

I used this exquisite Young Lady in Garden stamp that I snagged in a grab bag in a thrift store.  You might recall I asked for help in identifying the stamps in this post.  I still would love help, if you happen to know any info about these stamps.

This is such a lovely stamp that I merely stamped it in brown and heat embossed it.  I think it looks more vintage this way, too.  Gives it sort of a sepia look.

I inked the edges and layered several pieces of patterned paper (DCWV and K&Co.) from my stash for this.  I also included a scrap piece of lace-printed kraft that was the tail end of a roll of gift wrap.  I couldn't bear to throw it away!!!  Way too pretty for that.  

The ribbon layered over the lace is from my local thrift store....surprise, surprise!  Have I ever posted a card that did not have some thrift store treasure????  :) 




Here's the sketch I used for my card from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.










I used Prima flowers and various little beads and sequins for the centers.  I had a leftover gold-embossed butterfly I made when I was in a butterfly card craze.  It seemed like it needed to be next to those flowers.  I like the added touch of gold.  I finished the card with a few self-adhesive pearls.  

Do you like my card?  I appreciate so much when you leave a comment.  And I also get a ginormous smile when I get a new follower.  Want to see what that looks like?????????  Try it and see!

Have a lovely day!!!

<3 
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #214 - Vintage
2.  Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #221 
3.  ABC Challenge - M is for Monochromatic 
4.  Lawnscaping Challenge #83 - Embossing
5.  Use Your Stuff Challenge #138 - Patterned Paper
6.  Suzy Bee's Challenge #31 - Layer it Up 

14 comments:

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Beatiful vintage card - and your embossed butterfly is the perfect touch!
Thanks for playing with us at lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

Janis said...

Thank you, Karin. I am not sure if this genre of card is really what you have in mind for your Lawnscaping Challenges, but I thought I would throw it out there because your rules didn't specify. It's not very "cute critter-ish". :) Thanks for your sweet comment.

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Janis

Stampsnob said...

Very peaceful and vintage Thanks for sharing at MFP............Lis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis. I appreciate your kind words.

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Janis

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: layer it up - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Janis said...

Hazel, thank you so much for visiting for leaving such a nice comment!!

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Janis

Angie said...

This is lovely! Beautiful butterfly and floral embellishment! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Angie. Love all the MFP challenges!!!

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Janis

Emz said...

Lovely card if fits out theme perfectly, thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge for our 'Monochromatic' challenge xx

Janis said...

Thank you, Emz. Your visit and nice comment are greatly appreciated!! I really love the mono look.

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Janis

Michelle Looi said...

This is just amazing! Love the vintage outcome!
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

Janis said...

Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to me!

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Janis

Karin Åkesdotter said...

We love all different kinds of styles for our challenges as long as the follow our theme. BUT the Lawnscaping rules are; 3. Challenge may be combined with up to THREE other challenges only so if you want a chance to win a prize in the future you should mind the number of challenges you enter! Hugs, Karin

Janis said...

Thank you, Karin. I thought I had read all the rules carefully, but I guess I had not. Still fun to toss my card in with the others. See you again!

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Janis