Friday, October 12, 2012

Antique Pretty

If there was a way to get an extra hour or two out of a day, I'd be all over that! This week  Ok, every week, seems to rush by.  Maybe, if I sleep less.  Well, I'm not sure if I can really function on under 5hrs of sleep.  So, lets cut something out.  Uhm.  I'm still thinking.  But while I'm re-calulating the time in my day, have a look at what the talented ladies over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday have in-store for you this week!   Patrice, has given us a wonderfully workable sketch to work with!  LOVE IT!

This sketch is so easy to work with, you just have to play along with us!  You can rotate or flip the sketch, if you would like more horizontal space.  And don't let the rectangles limit you.  Here is what I created:

I replaced the long vertical rectangle with a banner piece.  I replaced the horizontal rectangle with a circle.  And then, I just jazzed it up!
I used pink pirouette card stock for the card base.  The main panel is very vanilla card stock that I ran through the lacy brocade embossing folder.  I matted this main panel with a piece of soft suede card stock.  The banner is cut from a scrap piece of fan fair DSP.  I wrapped a scrap piece of crochet trim around the top.  I took a wooden button and rubbed it onto a very vanilla craft ink pad.  Then I dunked the wet button into a tub of dazzling diamond glitter.  I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time.  I used a length of linen thread to tie the button to the crochet trim, and then into a bow.  
For the circle, I stamped the sentiment from the blooming with kindness stamp set, in soft suede classic ink.  I used the 1 3/4" circle punch, to punch out the stamped circle.  I added a piece of first edition DSP to the stamped circle, and hand trimmed it.  I used a sanding block to help smooth out the rough edges.  I used a small piece of champagne glitter paper and the delicate doilies die to create the beautifully scalloped circle.  I used dimensionals to pop the sentiment off the glitter paper.  I added three tiny half pearls under the sentiment, to continue the vintage look.
I edged all papers with crumb cake classic ink and a sponge.  I wanted the card to have a vintage feel. 
Now, won't you play along with us @ Sketch Frenzy Friday?  We would love to see what you create!


Deb said...

So beautiful! I just love all your sponging and texture! And the glimmer paper is SO perfect on this card! Love everything about it!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, Sharon! Just so feminine--LOVE it!!