Saturday, May 26, 2012

Elegant Lady

The challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow is called VINTAGE FASHION.  We want to see vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards with lots of vintage fashion such as the dress this elegant lady is wearing.  She is one of the digis from our fabulous sponsor this week, Digi Doodle Shop.

One random winner will be awarded a $10 gift certificate from Digi Doodle Shop and a winner's badge from Sugar Creek Hollow. The Design Team will select one card as their Top Pick and the creator will receive a winner's badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

I tried some new things on my card this week.  I put roses on the mauve card stock with a brass stencil I picked up at the dollar store and some Creative Inspirations Paint.  I also made the flower out of organza and while it took a few tries before I got one that I didn't burn when I was heating the edges to get them to ruffle, I am happy with the result.  I just have to adjust the sizing next time because it could be a bit smaller.  I took a fancy florish digi, changed the colour, cut it out and then highlighted it with a Clear Purple gel pen.  Finally I took a pearl headed pin from the dollar store and added some beads to it to make the stick pin.  Some tulle and lace and voila, my elegant lady.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Studio - Hats Off To You (include a hat)
Southern Girls - Die Cuts or Punches
Crafts and Me - Flowers
Divas by Design - Flourishes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspirations - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Craft Room Challenge - Add Fabric
Party Time Tuesday's - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Alphabet Challenge  - H is for Handmade Flowers
Hot Shot Crafts - Die Cuts
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Image:  Vintage Dress 3 (Digi Doodle Shop), Flourish (Shery K. Designs)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Purple (Recollections), Mauve (Bazzill)
Paper:  My Stash
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Lace (My Stash), Organza & Tulle (Fabricland), Pearl Pin (Dollarama), Beads (Michaels), Gel Pen (Sakura), Chalk (Mungyo), Gem (My Stash), Stencil (Dollarama), White Frost Paint (Creative Inspirations Paint), Scallop Scissors (Fiskars), Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


  1. Beautiful Cec! Your flower turned out the color! Love the added beads to your stick pin too, beautiful coloring!! The lace, tulle and flourish are perfect finishing touches!!

  2. Fab card and I just love that flower...

  3. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x

  4. Stunning card, love details and the flower is fabulous.
    Yvonne x

  5. just lonving this Cec, the swirl and flower look lush and the image is so eleant

  6. Saw this card on Sugar Creek Hollow and thought it very beautiful. Love the monochromatic look and the touch of netting used. Fabulous - thank you for entering the "use fabric" Craft Room challenge this fortnight...Wishes, Suzanne :)

  7. I love purple and you have used it beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  8. Very elegant card, classic vintage the fabrics and very stylish purple. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. What do I not love about your card....nothing! The stenciled bg is gorgeous as is your flower and loving that pin!! Great job!

  10. Fabulous card.Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's

  11. Such a beautiful card, I love those colours and your handmade flower is gorgeous - now if it was me sealing these edges, it would be a trip to casualty, lol. Thanks for sharing this over at the Craft-Room challenge, and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  12. she certainly is elegant :-) and that flower is so showy, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

  13. A beautiful card - gorgeous colour and image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Wow this is beautiful I love how you have used the pin and that leafy flourish :D Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

    Amy xx
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  15. Small world Cec. And here I thought we were the only ones with that sir name (lol). Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Love your card...very elegant with great detail. Hugs, Pat K.

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  17. what a knockout! love how you placed that flourish, at first i thought it was a feather - so elegant!

  18. wow beautiful ♥
    Thanks for joining us at SGC


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