Sunday, August 12, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge 133

Good Sunday Afternoon,

Well as you may notice it has been a bit since my last post.  We took a two week trip to Alaska and just returned.  What a beautiful state - so many wonderful things to see and do.   On our way we flew to Seattle had a 2 hour layover -- thought of giving Sandy (our fearless leader) a call to say hello (just kidding)  -- we know how busy that girl is.

I did find among all the many, many, many tourist shops a store that had a couple of rubber stamps.  I'll do a card using them and post it too.

Anyway -- back to today's sketch.  I had in my head "vintage" today (not sure why) -- so I did my best to make this one on the vintage side.   Still didn't turn out like I had visioned in my mind's eye so I'll work on another to see what else I may be able to do.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and crafty week.

Blessings to all,


The background I used SU embossing folder Vintage wallpaper.  I painted it
with Folkart Vintage white acrylic paint then lightly sanded it when it was dry.
I also used the embossing folder Fancy Fan from SU as well as two die cuts - one from
SU Apothecary Accents Framelits and Spellbinders Nestabilities deckled rectangle.
To get a worn look on the brown I spritzed a bit of bleach on the brown paper.  I
cut the flowers from packing paper and spritzed it with clear smooch.  I used
MS button punch, the sentiment is from Hero arts, the pearls are from SU.  I added
a bit of scrap lace too.


Sarah said...

Adorable card-- sooo jealous to hear of your vacation-- wish I could have gone too :) I bet Sandy would have been tickled if you called her!

Carol L said...

This is gorgeous Sharon, and I love the way you did the sentiment panel. The flower is a beautiful accent too! WB from Alaska, glad you had a good vacation!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card...Did you get to see any Northern Light? TFS!!!

Jen said...

Maybe not how you imagined it, but still very lovely! I love that flower!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Sharon! I love how you aged everything for a perfect vintage look. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

coco said...

Sharon, what a gorgeous take on the sketch! I so admire the vintage look, and you did it so well! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your kind words about my sketch samples-- Carol.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Sharon, glad you had a great trip! Your card is really gorgeous; love all the texture and vintage effects. Beautiful!!

Valerie said...

this is very elegant and beautiful!

butterfly said...

Super elegant card, such subtle, pretty neutrals!
Alison x