Happy Thursday everyone! I am joining in on a brand new challenge created by Linda Coughlin called Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog! I met Linda recently when we were both asked to be Guest Designers for Artistic Outpost. I immediately fell in love with Linda's style of card making and really appreciated how she always includes a list of products in her posts of items used in her creations. She also has a fabulous boutique of items to tickle your fancy. Congratulations Linda on this new adventure with your very own Challenge. Speaking of the challenge, for the very first challenge, we are asked to submit a creation using "Your Favorite Vintage Style."
After viewing the Frilly and Funkie inspiration pieces, which are just gorgeous, I find myself in a quandary. I love both frilly and funkie styles! I decided to just start pulling items out of my duffel bags. (We are currently away from home and my dear husband asked me to lighten my bags for carrying purposes, so I now carry two lighter weight bags instead of one heavy one and probably got a few extra items out of the deal!)
I began with a light grey card base, and stamped each of the four corners in Black StazOn ink with a complimentary image I received with an order of stamps by Crafty Individuals. I distressed the edges of a white paper doily with Antique Linen Distress Ink and mounted it to the card front along with a black paper doily. Clip Art from Love Letters I by Crafty Individuals was added next along with some lace and pearls. I also tucked a butterfly image by Crafty Individuals behind the main image. To balance my card, I added a paisley swirl and sentiment, also compliments of CI. A bit of black crochet trim finishes my card.
Best wishes to Linda and her talented Design Team on the success of the Frilly and Funkie Challenge! Have a great day everyone. Yvonne