Saturday, December 31, 2011

FSC - New Year, New Stash!

As this post goes live, it is a New Year in many parts of the world! Over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge, they thought it might be fun to use some of your new stash you received over the holidays to kick off the New Year! For my own card, I received a new stack of designer background card stock from my daughter. The stamps from Vintage Circus and Big Top Circus by Oxford Impressions were a gift to myself and are making their debut with this post. I stamped the various images and sentiments with Black Memento Ink and water colored the images with a variety of Distress Inks. I elected to keep the colors muted to give a vintage feel to my scene. The embellishments are limited to some Black Liquid Pearls and some black and white Baker's Twine, which I also distressed to tone down the bright white. You will absolutely want to check out the other Design Team Members samples for inspiration, and then it is your turn! Please remember to check FSC for the specifics. I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

( I am also adding this card to Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge - Celebrating the Circus Coming to Town!)


Terry said...

Now this is festive! Love all these fun details and we both used "Admit One." Hope you are having a wonderful evening! We are about to meet up with some friends! Happy New Year!

Ink Art Designs said...

Oh Von, I have looked at this stamp set and put it on my wish list...I love how you have put it all together, it is like actually being at the circus! Happy memories! And the background just makes everything Pop.
Dot x

yours truly said...

Awesome how you put everything together!

~ Ü ~ hilda

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous design Yvonne, that little boy is so enjoying his experience of being at the circus with all the wonderful sights to see. Your card is so evocative of the circus coming to town all those years ago. You have inspired me to look out for these stamps.
My very best wishes to you, my friend, and Jack and your family, for a year full of love, health, peace and happiness.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Yvonne, your new stamps are gorgeous. Happy New Year to you too ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Fantastc card, it sure has the circus atmosphere.
Happy New Year.
Yvonne/Meggymay x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Yvonne, you really have created a vintage circus atmosphere with the colours you have used. Great selection of stamps.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year.
Avril xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, what a stunning card, loving the vintage circus theme, it looks so dimensional. I have never seen these stamps before and will have to add them to my wishlist, can you let me know who makes them. Thanks. Wishing you a Very Happy and Crafty New Year. XX

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Yvonne.
It has been so lovely getting to know you in 2011 and looking forward to what you have in store for 2012!
You and I have the same taste in stamps. I received Vintage Circus as a surprise not so long ago and love it (even though I don't like the circus!). You have created a fabulous card with both sets.
Warmest Wishes

Claire said...

Wow Yvonne what a gorgeous card, those papers are fab and I just love your new stamps. Happy New Year
Claire xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy New Year, Yvonne. You've created a wonderful card, love the circus theme.

Fliss said...

A fabulous card Yvonne and those stamps really are amazing. Love the way you've put everything together.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2012.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Shirl said...

Happy New Year Yvonne - Your card portrays the big top beautifully, an amazing layout which the little boy in the corner finishes the picture off perfectly.

Thank you for another superb DT creation at FSC.

Hugs Shirley x x

Notes by Nina said...

Happy New Year Yvonne, your card is fantastic I love all the wonderful details.

My name is Erika. said...

Great card. I love how you used so much circus imagery and it looks fantastic. And the circus is a cause to celebrate, isn't it?

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a fun card to celebrate the beginning of the year! Love it!!! ;)
Happy New Year!!! Hugs, Joanna xx

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful card, Yvonne! Love your choice of stamps and the colors are gorgeous!
Happy New Year!
xxx Ellie xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Love how you collaged the images for your wonderful circus theme! Thanks so much for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge - wishing you a Creative 2012!