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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Not in Kansas Any More



Greetings!  Well here I am using my new PC.  All is not perfect as they "forgot" to load all the photos used on my blog, so I'll be carting my PC back to the store again soon.  I am also learning to navigate Windows 8... enough said.  I am pleased to be able to share with you a post for the latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme is "Red, Black and Brown."  I must admit, my first thought was one of concern as I don't often use brown and black together in card making, but now that I have worked with the colors, I really like the combination. For my card, I worked with a beautiful plate of images from Stampsmith. The focal image was inked with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and matted with red card stock and snippets of corrugated cardboard.  The background, white card stock, was stamped repeatedly with shoes in Black StazOn Ink.  Sentiments were added to the top and bottom of the card with Red StazOn Ink.  The background and focal image were distressed with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to create a vintage appearance.  The panel was layered onto red glitter card stock and then onto a Kraft card base. A larger pair of shoes were stamped onto red glitter card stock, trimmed and mounted to the card front with foam dots.  Burlap string was wrapped around the card front and the card was finished off with black Liquid Pearls.  I hope you will stop over at FSC and see the gorgeous inspirational pieces my Design Team Sisters have created for you and I truly hope you will share your own project with us for a chance at a great prize.  Full details can be found at FSC.  Hope to see you then.  This post is also for the Photo Inspiration Challenge at The Stampsmith.  Take care.  Best wishes, Yvonne

17 comments:

butterfly said...

It's a great combination in your hands, Yvonne - love the vintage look and fabulous ruby slippers!
Alison x

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh I love everything about this Yvonne! Gorgeous design, and so natural looking. I'm about to tackle Window 8 soon at work, so I hope it isn't too hard???
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Yvonne. The Dorothy stamps fit perfectly with the colour combination especially the red slippers which really pop. Good luck with the new PC.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sue C said...

Fabuloius card Yvonne ! I love the glittery red shoes, they really pop ! Sue C x

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, ooh love this! Great use of the stamps, and as always you have created a really stylish and classy card. Have a lovely day. xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Nice combination, love the shoe parts!

greetings, Alie :-)

Terry said...

Well your card is gorgeous and I love the image of Dorothy and the show background, but I laughed at the "Windows" remark! Lovely card! Happy Sunday and good luck with the new computer and Windows!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card and design, I love those red shoes.
Yvonne

Ellie Knol said...

Love your card. Gorgeous little shoe stamp you have in the background! Have a great week.

xxx Ellie xxx

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Yvonne, I just love how the ruby slippers coincide with the strappy red shoes in The Stampsmith Challenge! Awesome! You've rocked our photo inspiration theme! Thanks so much for playing along!
Val :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

This is a most fabulous card you have created Yvonne, absolutely stunning use of that stamp.
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely image, a wonderful card.

Anita Houston said...

Love those shoes!!!

Annie said...

This is beautiful Yvonne. I so love the stamp and the shoes are amazing....wish I had a pair that I could click together !!!

HUgs

Annie x

Maria said...

Hi Yvonne, I hope your new pc is behaving! One of them is next on my list. Your card is beautiful! I love the stamped background and those ruby slippers, and the image is really gorgeous.

Maria x

Debbie said...

Love this card Yvonne! Especially the ruby red shoes! ONe of my fav movies of all time! Sorry to hear of your computer woes.

Thank you for joining us at The STampsmith Challenge!
Wishes
Debbie

Esther said...

Ooh Yvonne this is lovely - fab glittery red shoes ! Esther xx