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Saturday, April 20, 2013

As If It Were Yesterday!

Greetings!  Welcome to my followers NEW and OLD!  I truly appreciate each one of you.  It is hard to believe, but it is time, once again for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  This time around, the challenge is to create a project around the theme of "Sentimental."  After giving this much thought, I decided upon this focal image by Queen's Dresser Drawers, which is extremely sentimental for me.  When I first saw the image, I was immediately taken back to my teenage years when my best friend and I walked to school and after school would often stop in down town to window shop, try on clothes and stop for a bowl of chili and a cherry coke!  To create my card, I began by marbling a piece of card stock with Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, and Barn Door Distress Paint.  The panel was then distressed with Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The image was inked with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and distressed, as well, with Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo DI.  To the right of the image, the word "Friend" was created from a plate by Artistic Outpost called Secretary Pool.  Paper string and a Philosophy Tag by Tim Holtz Idea-ology complete my card.  I hope you will visit FSC to see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with and I hope you will consider creating and submitting a project of your own.  Our generous sponsor for the challenge, Flonscraft, is providing a $20 gift card, which someone will win.  Best of luck to you!  Yvonne

17 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh I do luv this !!! and great story to go with it.

Darlene

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Yvonne ! Love the image you've used and the colours ! Sue C x

Pia S said...

This card looks fabulous! Love the layout and colors, and a great story too!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne, wow...such a stunning background!!! I love the weeping red backdrop to the green image. And the words in black just bring the whole piece home! Did I say this was stunning? Love it!!!
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

Yvonne this is an amazing card and a wonderful tribute to those memories of your teenage years. The image is beautiful and sits perfectly on that striking background with the red showing through and the word 'friend' provides wonderful compositional balance.
Happy Sunday.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card and image, loved reading why it was special to you.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

I do like this - and I love the green stamping, gives a very retro/vintage look.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Avril xx

Fliss said...

Fabulous Yvonne! The colours look amazing together and that background is so cool.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, wonderful green image.

butterfly said...

Oh, how cool are those colours - a brilliantly funky card!
Alison x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you've used and it obviously brought back some happy memories for you
Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

hazel said...

A brilliant card, I love the background colours and the fabulous image.
xxx Hazel.

Terry said...

Such a lovely card and what a sweet tribute to friendship! Love the background, the friends and colors! Enjoy the week!

Ellie Knol said...

GORGEOUS! LOVE your sentiment!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

That is just so special when a stamp can bring to mind such precious memories.
Beautiful card.
Wishes
Lynne

Esther said...

HI Yvonne - Such a gorgeous card, and thank you for sharing your lovely memories with us..Esther xx

Shirley Chillman said...

The inspiration from your card Yvonne is truly fabulous. Love the thinking outside of the box it really makes for an interesting card. The image is yummy and more.

Thank you for all your hard work sweets.

Hugs Shirley x x