Saturday, April 7, 2012

Frilly, Funkie and very, very Dusty...

Evening Easter Greetings to everyone!
Here in England it's Easter, the school hols and a Bank Holiday Monday weekend so hopefully some of you will get some rest. Whether it's a celebration of faith, family time or even a DIY time (all three here!) here's to a great weekend, a little more sunshine and, go on then, chocolate...
I wanted to create a special card for my auntie and there's also lots of new kid on the block challenges, so the perfect reason to spend a few hours in my inky zone... and 'old school' vintage moods.
I've had this wooden Inkadinkadoo stamp for years and still think it's such a lovely image, especially as we are looking from behind, wondering what words are being whispered. I inked up Manila cardstock with Rusty Hinge and Weathered Wood Distress Inks, flicked on some water, stamped the image, masked and stamped the script...
Then my favourite... lots of shabby layers, torn edges, lace and stitching... and a stamped sentiment.
My old Design Team buddy Linda has launched the fabulous Frilly and Funkie challenge... Obviously I'm being frilly with my words... and WOYWW? friend Neet is in full flow with the great Artful Times where it's tags. I got me one there peeking out! Thirdly, sparkly new Unruly Paper Arts is about getting inky...
My card is standing proud on the freshly sanded floor - all thanks to my all shook up and be-goggled super dusty hubby...

Time to head off into the dust dunes and empty the next room. Sigh.
Loving you and leaving you until Monday, Sarah.

32 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Sarah, love all the vintage layers and the stitching. Love the added memo pin too. That image is lovely and perfect for your recipient. I've just emptied our hall stairs and landing ready for painting on Tuesday, yippeee lol. From one dusty buddy to another. Enjoy your Easter. Tracy x

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull card you have created, great image of the couple and what bright and beautifull colours, I really love it ans so will your aunt!!!

Greetings
Maria

Michelle Webb said...

I love, love, love this blog! Michelle x

Hels Sheridan said...

stunning card Sarah, love all those layers, tis perfect x

kissinia said...

Oh, Sarah! This is adorable!

sam21ski said...

Well Sarah, what a totally gorgeous card. You've got some much going on, all those layers, the stitching and that fantastic image, I'd love to know what they are saying too!!

Thanks for playing along with our very first challenge over at Artful Times, with your sneaky little tag.

Sam xxx

Sue said...

Hello Sarah
I am just loving this creation, I love all your work but this I especially love, your bold DI with the subtle image is a WOW, then you extend further and add a Vintage appeal with your stick pin, lace button etc.
Wonderfully constructed card.
Smiles:)

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh Sarah - this is stunning!!I love it!!!! Nice art work, very pretty.
Sandy

Kate said...

Love this! Gorgeous! I like how you blended the colors and added lots of layers.
Kate

mandysea said...

gorgeous Sarah Love how the blue fades into the gold!! the image is cute too!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sarah,
I love this stamp - and the thought of what is being said between the lovers.

What is the font on the sentiment? I need to learn how to write like that!!

Hugs,
Kay

Linda Cain said...

This is so precious, I love it!

~Linda

Neet said...

You know I am a fan of all you do and this is no exception - love the card and you managed to sneak a tag in it too.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, (friend on WOYWW) Neet xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is stunning such amazing detail great layout hugs Cherylxxxx

Laura said...

Looking tremendous. Love the colours and distressed layering.

Gisèle said...

Oooohhh, this is stunning...

Redanne said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card Sarah and wouldn't we all just love to know what is being said by that couple. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Von said...

There's no dought that this is a stunning card Sarah with a sneaky tag lolso thank you for joining our first challenge at Artful Times
Von x☻x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super gorgeous card! Happy Easter, take care Zo xx

Jan said...

Ooh this is so lovely
and 'vintagey'. Beautiful design, stamp and colours.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, I love all of the shabby layers and the sewing. The image is fabulous and the sentiment is perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is my favorite "vintage Sarah" style. You do some amazing and inspiring work, but this is the style that first attracted me to your art and what I find so appealing - your signature color palette, wonderful layers and random stitching plus all your fab bits and bobs that you bring in. That is such an intriguing image too, just really pulls you in.

So great to see your entry in the Frilly and Funkie line up this time around. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us and hope you will be a regular visitor to our site.

Easter blessings to you, my friend!

Hugs,
Linda

Annie said...

Hi Sarah what a beautiful vintage card. I love your layers/colours and the stamp is perfect. Good luck in the challenges.........Annie :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Sarah, I love all the layers to your gorgeous card, and how you've colored the panel with the couple. So much eye candy here... very glad to welcome you at the Frilly & Funkie challenge, as well as Unruly Paper Arts!

Terry said...

Very pretty and romantic, Sarah. Love all the layers and vintage feel in this card! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

Strangely Creative said...

Lovely! So vintage and I love all those distressed layers, it looks as though its been hidden away for years and then discovered. I love it!

Shar said...

Gorgeous card! Totally love how you used color!

Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous creation ;)
xoxo Sioux

PetraB said...

Absolutely delightful image and the colours work so perfectly.

SannaS said...

this is absolutely stunning!! the PERFECT card...love it!!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Kezzy said...

WOW stunning gorgeous card, I love the shabby vintage feel, you do the whole vintage theme fantastically. I'm off to check out the challenge blogs, I could do with trying to get inky, I have the stuff just need to use it lol. Kezzy xx

Candy C said...

Sarah, this card is so gorgeous. I love all of the distressed edges and the layering of papers that you do so fantastically. The colors are amazing and so are all of the little details that you add to each and every piece that you do. The stitching looks fab, too. Beautiful card...really it's more a piece of art than a card. <3 Candy