Monday, August 31, 2015

One Year Anniversary!

One year ago...this happened...
Our beautiful daughter had her fairytale wedding in her princess gown...and her Prince Charming is just that! I am so happy they've celebrated their first year wedding anniversary this weekend.
I made an anniversary card to give them for this occasion...trying to use the soft muted shades from her wedding colors. My card is totally inspired from Lilybean Paperie's blog...nobody does shabby chic and beautiful like she does!!
Two vine die cuts, one in cardboard, the other in vellum...embossed with rose and gold detailed inks. A vellum overlay on the left panel, a floppy bow with underlying gold threads...stamped background in bridal rose ink with Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin Up and a few gold sequins to finish! The sentiment is also gold embossed. Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Wedding Card in Gold~

I rarely make wedding cards because I rarely get to go to weddings anymore...but my beautiful niece married this past weekend and my husband and I , both daughters and respective husband and boyfriend also travelled to Woodinville, Washington for the grand affair! Her colors were champagne and I decided to use this gold vellum heart overlay over a gold embossed floral paper for the base. The stamp is SU! and is gold embossed. Tiny rhinestones and a champagne were added for flourish. The card is 5x7...which seemed appropriate for a wedding. This was actually easy, but I think it makes a keepsake for the bride and groom.
And here you can see a little more of the paper underneath and the gold embossing...shield your eyes!
There seems to be no easy way to capture gold without glare. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly this card came together using the overlay. I used mini glue dots under a few of the hearts to prevent the vellum from curling up.
Hope you enjoyed this card...blessings on your day!

Shabby and Chic~French Provincial Style!

Good morning friends! I just returned home from my niece's wedding in Washington state this week, so I will be having a simple wedding card to show you in a few days...but meanwhile...of course I had to stop by Power Poppy blog and find this month's challenge!
I don't make shabby chic cards often...and after a lot of fiddle and faddle, I finally finished two cards for the challenge. That's because one kept wanting to go a different direction with colors...I'm sure you know what I mean. I wanted to use the Power Poppy Lilacs stamp and also try out these new Peerless Water Colors that come in long bookmark looking papers with beautiful deep hues of every color. Once I stamped in Memento ink and began with the colors...I noticed right away that the saturation and hue was so deep and rich...I couldn't go with the soft images usually seen in Shabby Chic. My colors were bright blues, purples, flesh pink, shabby shutters greens, and that bright yellow that resembles the wasn't until this morning that I could recall the exact place of this color inspiration:
It was a few years ago in one of our travel ventures to Europe. I was on a perfumery tour in Grasse, France...where fields of lavender are grown for the glorious making of is the best smelling place ever, and very intoxicating! The colors of that area were so beautiful...this card maybe partially captures it. And believe it or not...the actual color inspiration was a tiny bathroom in a little cafe that actually played itself out in my card today. It was the prettiest bathroom I had ever seen...and one that I won't be duplicating in my home as it was very feminine...but my memory bank stored that and here it the best of my limited artistry.
I do believe travel is one of the best ways to be inspired in all areas of, knowledge, idealism, is such a great investment and memories will find ways to stay alive and encourage in darker days.
Thanks so much for your visit today!