Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Morning Meadow, RS85 & DD74

Greetings, Stampers! We all know that chevrons, hexagons, mosaics and other geometric shapes are very much in style now, and I've embraced them all. However, I've really missed the more traditional and vintage style that I'd say is more my own. I'm feeding that craving today with a shabby chic card using the Morning Meadow Stamp Set and Dictionary Background Stamp.

I love the colors this week from Dynamic Duos! As a matter of fact, if you scroll back up you'll notice that these are the colors in my blog header, so I coordinate perfectly today!

It was also love at first sight for the challenge this week at Retro Sketches, lots of yummy layers to play with!

I stamped the Dictionary Background Stamp with Basic Gray Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock for a soft, vintage feel. The floral image from the Morning Meadow Stamp Set was colored with markers and stamped, then stamped again without re-inking. The sweet little bird was stamped in Calypso Coral Ink and cut by hand. The So Saffron layers were distressed with the Distressing Tool, and the other layers were sponged with some Crumb Cake Ink.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Dictionary, Morning Meadow
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack
Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Markers: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Tools: Stampin' Distress Tool, Scallop Edge Border Punch
Accessories: Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Natural Trim, Linen Thread

Thanks very much for stopping by, and I'd be quite happy to hear your comment!


Brian King said...

This is beautiful, Sandy! That bird pops wonderfully against the muted background. Lovely card.

Julie A. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love your style of stamping! I always look forward to seeing your creations:)

LeAnne said...

This is lovely, Sandy....I am right with you, craving some more traditional styles as we usher in the fall and winter seasons! Very pretty indeed!

Bonnie said...

How pretty, Sandy! I like the softer style myself! Love your ribbon treatment!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful!

AB. said...

Gorgeous, stunning card! I can't do this sort of style so I am in awe when I see a card like this. I agree that the traditional cards should not "go out of style" have made a beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. :)

Katie Melhus said...

Lovely stamping, lovely card, love your shabby chic style! Great take on this week's sketch! -Katie :)