Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LOC A Vintage Touch

It has been great having so many of you call across and visit - I do appreciate you taking the time, I know life is so busy for everyone!  You make blogging such a great place to be!  My card for you today is created using both Layers of Color Art Stencils and Clear Art Stamps.

I sponged the DP using with the Layers of Color Botanical Swirls Art Stencil, tearing one edge and sponging it with the distressing ink - I used Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint to get this look!

A row of chunky lace has been added along the lower edge - I love the texture this adds - I had actually put it aside in my 'one day......' pile - I am glad I kept it!!

The flowers from the Nature Walk set  have been stamped, cut and coloured, popping them up on foam tape in several places.  I add some tape under some of the leaves to add more dimension.  Black brads are added. A strip of an old Hymnal has been pleated and sponged, then added beneath the lace!  The SU sentiment has been punched with a 'Ticketed' Punch and tucked in with the flowers....you can never have too many of these cards on hand.

I have tried to capture the two colours on the sponging with the Art Stencil, but it is overcast and not such a good day for photographing....but you can see the gorgeous Vintage Corner that was added as a finishing touch, along with two small black gems.

I am linking this to the following:
Stampavie - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Your Next Stamp - Flower Power

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered.  You are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. Another beauty, Lida! Saw this on my quick visit to SNR yesterday.

  2. Another beautiful card! I love the details on this card, especially the folded paper ribbon at the bottom! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime (TWICE!) this week!!!

  3. What a stunning card, love the soft tones you have used.
    Thanks for joining in at J.I Challenges

  4. What a fabulous card, just love all of your fabulous details.

  5. So very pretty! Great job! Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  6. This is such a beautiful card Linda! Love the muted colors (browns are a favorite of mine) and you have made this set and stencil sing!! Pray you are having a nice day!

  7. so unusual love the colour scheme thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational hugs

  8. Love this Linda - so gentle and yet full of meaning, especially for those who believe in the power of prayer.

  9. Hi Linda - fistly thanx sooo much for thelovely comment on my blog - I just had to swing by yours and visit! I must say I LOVE your style - you have some fascinatiing stamps and your use of textures is wonderful! Have become a follower so I can keep and eye on you - LOL

  10. Linda,
    This is just a beautiful card! Love the flowers, lace and the decorated left corner :)

  11. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Love the look of the background you. creating and the flowers are gorgeous! What a beautiful card.

  12. I love the layers and the warm coloring on your card! Creative idea to make brown tinted flowers, it gives such a vintage feel. Lovely, Linda!!


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