Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fancy Five #207 & #80

Happy Saturday!  Well, I'm the hostess this week over @ Our Creative Corner.  I really do like being the hostess.  I love creating a challenge for everyone to participate in.  I think that if the challenge makes you think, take inventory as to what you have on hand, and/or use products/colors that have been neglected, then it is a good challenge.  So, this weeks challenge is to use a 'number' in your paper craft item.  Sounds easy, huh?  I think it sounds fun!
To help me get my creative juices flowing, I selected the current layout from Mojo Monday #207.   I also needed a little more guidance, so I selected the color challenge from Shabby Tea Room #80: white/cream, kraft, and brown/black. 

Here is the sketch from Mojo Monday:

Here is the inspiration photo from Shabby Tea Room:

 Here is my card:

I really liked that both the sketch and the inspiration photo had oval frames in them.  I also loved the various flowers and all the white-wash-ness in the inspiration photo.   For the OCC challenge, I used 'No. 5'.  Now, 5 doesn't mean anything to me, except that's my oldest granddaughter's age.  But, I just LOVE the font!   It's so pretty and elegant.
Lately, I have been on a scrap kick.  I have been using scraps to create my cards.  I know, that sounds aweful.  But, you should see the size of my scrap box!  
The card uses 75%/+ stampin' up!.  The card base is Crumb Cake card stock.  The black matts are Basic Black card stock.  I used Very Vanilla card stock and the new frame embossing folder.   I stamped the 'No. 5' in Basic Black classic ink.  I used First Edition DSP to create the rolled flower.  I used a small piece of Beau Chateau to make the leaves.  So the kraft polka dot and black/cream pattern paper I have used before.  But, at this point I don't remember who makes either paper.   The brown crochet trim is a scrap piece,  and I attached that to the card with a staple.  I added a wooden button.  I tied some linen thread to the wooden button and added a faux half pearl.  The multi-loop bow is made with Vanilla seam binding.  I held it together with a vintage brad.
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope that you have a chance to play along with us this week!


Cindy said...

Wow this is so pretty. I love how you used so many layers with so much texture. Thanks for including this in this week's challenge in the Tea Room.

Magda(i)Lena said...

Very pretty! So many layers with so much texture - wow! Thanks for visiting my blog ;-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, Sharon! Love the No 5 and those two gorgeous and very different handmade flowers.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

A great take on the sketch and inspiration photo! So sorry I didn't have time to make a card for this challenge. I had one all sketched out and everything too- it just never got made :( Hope you have an awesome week!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely card, Sharon. The vintage palette is so warm and inviting and I love the rolled paper flower and the scrap of lace you used! What a fun challenge this was - great job!

Hope you have a great week!


Tui Nathan said...

Oh my Sharon ... I think this is a beautiful take on the inspiration pic - love the soft neutral tones with your layers and textures!
Beautiful and elegant .... awesome work!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow, Sharon! This is gorgeous! I love the pretty neutral color combo and all of the details you added. It's shabby vintage in a clean and elegant way. I am especially impressed that you made this beauty out of scraps. Thanks for the inspiration, as always. I just love your work! Hope today is great for you! Hugs! :)

Lori Rider said...

This is really pretty, Sharon - I love how you used the sketch and inspiration challenges. Beautiful soft colors and embellishments - just gorgeous! Thanks for two fun challenges!