Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Girl and Her Dog

Happy Wednesday to each of you! After an overnight in the hospital, my dear husband is back home and doing much better. Thanks to each of you who expressed concerned. It's always a good feeling to have normalcy, isn't it? I managed to steal away for a few minutes today to make this card while my DH was having some tests. I have decided to try making some cards in a new shape. Change is good, yes? Using a robin egg blue card base, I added some beautiful white lace to the top and bottom edges. For my focal image, this adorable clip art image from a Miniature book by Crafty Individuals is matted and mounted to a white doily. I added Idealogy gauze flowers to the each side. The bow is fashioned out of vintage, gifted ribbon. The paper hearts by Martha Stewart hold vintage pale blue buttons. I am not sure what the buttons are made from, but it is not plastic. They are quite heavy and almost feel like clay or pottery! They are from my son-in-law's elderly grandparents who ran a General Store for many years. To add a bit of whimsy, I've stamped this Artistic Outpost sentiment from the Think and Wonder plate with Black StazOn ink. I hope this post finds you healthy and content. My best to you always, Yvonne


Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card & beautiful colour and composition. I'm the opposite to you as I always make square cards so I will have to try a different shape too LOL. XX

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Brenda Brown said...

This is stunning Yvonne, such a gorgeous shade of blue and wonderful white embellishments.
Glad hubby is a bit better, hope he is fully recovered soon.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

craftytrog said...

A beautiful vintage card Yvonne, the blue is so pretty! x

Anonymous said...

Always a treat to see what you have in store to share with us. I adore this image from CI and adore your card. It is tricky to find the perfect Robin Egg blue, at least I find it difficult to source. Beautiful little touches.
What a beauty.
So glad your husband is back home, hope he has a much better day today.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the pastel shades. Hope your OH is on the mend.
Yvonne x

Mrs.B said...

Oh Yvonne this card is beautiful, love all the white lace with the blue.
Glad your husband is back home with you, hope he has a speedy recovery.
Avril xx

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

another beautiful card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful romantic piece, looks fantastic.