Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Feeling Nostalgic and Thinking of You...Sweetstamps!

Recently I won some lovely stamps by participating in a Blog Hop. The company that put it on is Sweetstamps.com and this part of the Hop was commenting on Facebook posts. I won the Grand Prize which was 3 stamps of my choice from their newly released "Artsy Fartsy" series! It took me quite a while to settle on just 3....well, I couldn't so I ordered a 4th one too!
This lovely vintagey stamp is called "Parisienne Collage", and it is beautiful with just a touch of color added OR just as it is! I love the elegant, dreamy young lady and the old fashioned roses! AND the scrolly lettering!

I stamped the the main image as well as the little butterflies and the sentiment all in a dark brown ink (TH Distress "Walnut"), then colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers and Memento markers. The fancy label die cut behind the little sentiment is Spellbinders "Labels 20" and the matching stamp on it is from the JustRite set "Fleur de Lis", as are the butterflies.
I used 2 patterned papers: Lt blue background is GCD Studios and the rose cs is Kaisercraft "Charlotte's Dream" collection; the scalloped polka dot is a pre-cut from the same cs set; the solid green, white and kraft are from my stash! The lacey die cuts are Spellbinders "Pendants, Fleur de Lis". The edges of many of the layers are distressed with TH Distress "Antique Linen" and "Stained Walnut". A few rhinestones and some twine...all done! Hope you like it!
I took my layout idea from a few different sketches, but not sure it fits any of them perfectly any more!
Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:
Sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com - August "Wings and Things + A Touch of Vintage"
Craftycardmakers.blogspot.com - #97 "1, 2, 3: 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments (butterflies)
TheKraftjournal.blogspot.com - Make it Monday: "Layers"
Seemacrafts.blogspot.co.uk - August "Butterflies"
vssweetideas.blogspot.com - #14 "Twine"
Wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - #91 "Anything Goes"


Karen Letchworth said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Sandie. I just LOVE the vintage style to this and it's beyond beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing wit us.
The Kraft Journal

P.S. If you'd like, you are most welcome to also share your lovely card(s) here:
www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com - at V's Sweet Ideas, this month's theme is TWINE - this would be perfect our challenge
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - Word Art Wednesday is always Anything Goes. Hope you will stop by.

Lin said...

This is really pretty. I love the soft pastel, yet vintage feel, the shaped sentiment label and papers.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I have seen this card more than once today. It is stupendously beautiful. The pink is sweet and the sponging makes such a difference
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful paper craft project with us today at WAW. We appreciate your participation and love seeing your art.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

ScrappySandie said...

Thanks, Karen! I added those two as soon as I saw your comment! So nice to hear from you again!

Wendi said...

A beautiful card and image,your colour choice and layout is perfect
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Elaine said...

I love the image and colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Jo Ann said...

Such fantastic lay-out and coloring. Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Make sure you join us for our new Challenge starting today and to download our new free scripture Word Art. God bless, always!


Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, Sandie, so pretty! I love the vintage image and the little butterflies. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


Josephine said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining us over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog for our new challenge 'August Butterflies'.

This is absolutely stunning. I love the colours and the layout. The distressed detailing is so gorgeous. Love the embellishments and finishing touches.

I hope you will join us for more of our challenges, which run monthly. Great prizes up for grabs from the wonderful LEJ Designs who are our sponsors this month.

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx DT member

Tracy said...

Beautiful creation, love the image and a beautiful layout too Thanks for joining Stamping sensations. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissie said...

Such a beautiful card, I just love the romantic, vintage look you've achieved here.
Stunning stamps and lovely soft colouring too.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Francesca said...

Beautiful image and layout
thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month


seemacrafts said...

This is absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts

CheerDown said...

This is so lovely, the olive green with the pink and browns works so very well. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La Creations for our step back in time challenge

Alli x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous design, love the vintage look of the card. Love all the layers and the added touches of color. Awesome!!

♥Jan♥ said...

Coloring the image really made the whole card I think !! It is beautiful ! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Outlet !!

Sally H said...

What a fabulous creation, Sandie! Perfect for our theme! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!

mazza said...

this is beautiful i love the distressed detailing
thanks for joining us over at Seemacrafts this month, good luck with the challenge
Marie (DT member for Seemacrafts)

Anne said...

What a stunning card with beautiful soft vintage colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Ooh La La Challenge, hope you join us again this Sunday.

♥Jan♥ said...

Hi Sandie ! Just popped by to let you know we will be featuring this card, and YOU as our Featured Artist at The Kraft Journal. Watch for our Feature Me Friday post on Friday 8/23/13! We loved this card !!

ScrappySandie said...

Oh my! That sounds exciting! Thanks for the honor!

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

Hi, Larelle-Susanne here from Seemacrafts Design team just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering in the butterfly challenge. I loved your creativity and loved the sketch used. Beautiful color combo. Great share! I hope you are able to participate in future challenges.good luck ~ Hugs Larelle-Susanne

Lynn said...

Congrats on being the Friday Feature at The Kraft Journal! That is a lovely card and your blog is too!

rudlis said...

Gorgeous card! This is absolutely stunning!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just beautiful!!! Congrats on being featured at the Kraft journal! This is my favorite AF stamp... A new follower : )

Eret said...

Stunning vintage card. Love the soft green and pink with brown. And your tiny butterflies are so sweet too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Staming Sensation.
Eret x