Saturday, December 6, 2008

Card Crazy Chicks Challenge...



Challenge #2 for my blogging group, Card Crazy Chicks, is Lauren's vintage challenge. Vintage is not easy at all if you were to ask me but I gave it my best shot. I picked a very simple image from memory box called pine branch . I added so much ink to the background to make it look as vintage as I could that I even forgot all the inks I sponged on... Oh well... I added some red gel dots for berries to the image along with my favorite white gel pen... A friend of mine gave me some wonderful mother of pearl pieces hand cut by her father when he worked for a jeweler...So what more could be more vintage then Mother Of Pearl .....



38 comments:

Shirley said...

This really is a work of art and......you should keep it, but if you must give it, give it to a cardkeeper!!!!!

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I love how you sponged the background.

Tina said...

This is so pretty! I love all of the details.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is so awesome Erin. I haven't ad two minutes to myself lately and am really missing checking out all the blog stuff.

Brenda said...

Erin what a beautiful card. I love the mother of pearl accents, and your sponging is great. It is hard to believe that vintage cards are hard for you, I think you nailed it.

Lauren said...

This is just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in this week. xx

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful card! You nailed the vintage look. :-)

Juliann said...

Well when I seen the name Fish Lips I just had to pop on over here and see who you were!!!!
Boy am I glad I did! Your work is FABULOUS!!!! So talented!
I am off to peek around the rest of your blog...and I will be back!
Have a great weekend!

Christine Riley said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning! So elegant! It's just beautiful, TFS!
Hugs, Christine :)

Dawn said...

This is just lovely! I love the color combo and the use of the Mother of Pearl is just perfect! great job... as always!

Marnie said...

Beautiful the mother of pearl is the perfect touch!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, this is gorgeous, Erin!!! I just love the background and that big eyelet with the ribbon treatment is just AWESOME!!! Such a beautiful Vintage look!!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

Very cool, I love the look of the sponged background looks great.

Natalie said...

Erin this is beautiful. x

Theresa said...

Erin, this is gorgeous! I love the vintage feel. You rocked the challenge!

scrappinmominky said...

Very pretty card. I love the mother of pearl. Awesome.

Rachel Brumley said...

Erin

What a beautiful stunning card! I love the pearls pieces and the way you tied the ribbon!

A "WOW" card!

jennifer said...

This is such a gorgeous card! You did a beautiful job of capturing the vintage feel.

Lyn S said...

This is so pretty Erin...I just love your background!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! First off, I love the color combo...very vinatge feel to it! Then you put mother of pearl on it?! Mercy! What a cool touch!! So very, very pretty!

gale said...

Beautiful card! I love the background-it's gorgeous.

Laura said...

well my "fishy friend" that is one awesome card!!! LOVE it!!!
hope you had a great weekend!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! What a gorgeous Creation Erin!! Love your technique on this!! :) TFS!!

cardcrazy said...

Wow! Great job on the challenge!

CraftyC said...

A stunning card Erin. I'm so sorry for not getting in contact. 'm up to my eyes at the moment and am just managing enough time to make a card a day. ttfn
Clairexx

Naomi said...

Love it! I see that you have already won the blog I was on here to tell you about. Anyway, your blog is definitely one of my faves, and I was recently awarded the KReativ Blogger award, and you definitely deserve it! So, on my blog it's there for you! You may already have one, but two is better...LOL!!!

Ann said...

I love all the sponging and the ribbon--gorgeous! :D

cadnileb said...

Very pretty! :) Great job with the challenge! I'm definitely stumped on the vintage part!

Susan (rainy) said...

You've made a beautiful vintage card!! I love all the sponging and that corner ribbon treatment is absolutely gorgeous!

Kathi said...

Beautiful card. If "vintage" is outside your comfort zone, you could never tell. You did a wonderful job with it!

Kcherrie said...

So beautiful! Love that big green bow on the side:)

Traci said...

Great card! I totally agree, vintage is not an easy thing to do. Yours turned out wonderful. I love the look of your background and that great bow. The pearls add a great touch, so nice of your friend to share them with you.

thescrapmaster said...

Great card. It is just stunning.

~Samantha

Amber (bambi64) said...

This is so pretty. Love all the details.

Melissa said...

ERIN!! OMG THIS IS GORGEOUS!!

You are soo talented!!

Melissa

virginia said...

Wow so beautiful, very vintage looking!

Phree said...

Love this, so clean and simple but so effective.

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