Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer day on the lake

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This is my first attempt at trying to do a "vintage look". I don't know if I totally succeeded or not. You'll have to let me know what you think. I feel that it still needs something, but I'm not sure what. The image is from some software that I've had for years. The lace is fairly new, but I'm not really happy with it, it was entirely too white, so I coffee and then tea died it, but it still didn't come out exactly how I wanted.

This is the first image that I have only used chalks on. I've actually had these chalks for over 25 years; I used them when I did ceramics. The punch is by MS; ribbon, buttons and butterfly are from Michaels dollar bins.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch and Stash Challenge - sketch and my stash is the chalk and new item is the ribbon
Allsorts Challenge - summer
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - summer
Wee Memories - summer
Tuesday Morning Sketches - summer plus favorite past sketch #43
The Creative Cottage - texture
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - recipe: 1 ribbon, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything

Thanks for looking and for any comments that you leave.



Debs said...

beautiful and elegant card
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Melissa Craig said...

Wow! This is really pretty. I think you did a great job with the vintage look. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketche.

Courtney said...

This is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Suzie said...

Very beautiful and so elegant. Thank you for joining us at SCSC this week. Suzie x

Sue said...

beautiful card and i love the vintage look,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


Karen said...

Very nice, great punch work too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Judy said...

What a gorgeous card! Just love it. Thank you so much for entering in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Dorcas said...

Hi Deb! I think yuo were very creative here and it was a fab idea to dye the lace with coffee (or was it tea?) anyway....
To answer your question, don't worry I didn't recieve multiple emails when you had trouble posting yesterday. Only one. :-)
hugs,Dorcas said...

love your vintage card..... thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.....


Julye said...

I love how one recipe can be interpreted in so many ways. Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Monika Reeck said...

wow very elegant vintage this!!!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week, hugs, Monika

Jackie said...

lovely colours, great card, thank you for playing along at Pennys, x

Suzie McFloozy said...

I think you nailed the vintage look hun - very elegant x
Thanks for joining us at The creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Jenny said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing my challenge at Wee Memories, A new challenge was posted yesterday :) Hope you can play again!! Hugs :) :) :)

Theresa said...

Very pretty card! I don't think you're missing anything.

Thanks for celebrating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Theresa

hayward69 said...

Love the vintage look you have used and the colours.

Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

Jayne xx

KymKreates said...

Your project is splendiferous!!! I am so happy that you have joined us at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week and Good Luck!

DT Coordinator

merniebug said...

Fabulous! I love yur vintage card. Thanks for joining us here at DDSB for this weeks ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Amber said...

Elegant and vintage! Love it!

Judy said...

Congratulations hun on being one of the top 3 at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.