Saturday, March 29, 2014

Best Friends

It is time for a new two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this time we want you to MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND.

Thanks to Cathi O'Neill of our Design Team, for this challenge we are pleased to welcome a new sponsor coming to us from Australia.

The folks at Molossi have a wide variety of products and you can see what they have to offer when you check out the challenge post at Sugar Creek Hollow.

They are providing a wonderful prize pack for one random winner.  Look at all the goodies you could win.

Here are the details of my card from the bottom up:

I started my card with some Bazzill card stock for the blank and then I created my background.  First I tore all sorts of papers from an old book, some scraps from my stash and some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap.  I used some Ranger Glue and Seal to glue the torn papers to a piece of cream card stock and then gave them another coat on top..

Then I stenciled over the whole piece using a Moroccan Lattice stencil from Heidi Swapp and some Olive Archival Ink from Ranger.  I then covered the whole piece with Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom  and Red Geranium Archival Ink.  The final step for the background was to use a Tiny Circles stencil from TCW and Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste.

Next I took some corrugated card stock from Michaels, inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo Distress Ink and distressed it a bit with my scissors.  On top of that I added a panel of net that I picked up in England and then wrapped some satin ribbon from Fabricland around all of these layers and made a bow on the side.

The next layer is a piece of cream card stock that I embossed with a script folder from Cuttlebug and then inked with some more Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The Friends Forever text is computer generated and the image is part of a Darkroom Door collage stamp provided by our sponsor appropriately called Friends that I stamped using Coffee Archival Ink from Ranger and then inked with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The lock and key are chipboard pieces provided by our sponsor that I rubbed with Onyxite and Rose Quartz Treasure Gold wax paste to get a rusty look.  Finally I added the lace flower, also provided by our sponsor but I took the liberty of swapping out the pearl and crystal centre that it came with for something that fit a little better with my colour palette so I hope they won't be upset.  Even though I didn't ask for permission, I am asking for forgiveness :)

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

Challenges and candies - Embossing
Craftyhands - Shabby Chic
Fussy and Fancy - Shabby Chic
Red Rubber Designs - Very Vintage
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Vintage
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Vintage


  1. Fantastic creation, Cec! Every detail is gorgeous and I can't wait to try the techniques you used. Amazing. Thanks for organizing another fun challenge!

  2. Fabulous make hun love it and ty for joining us at Craftyhands - very good luck Judith DT xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Cec, love the background layers and the super main image.

  4. What a wonderful vintage creation, Cec! Love the monochromatic color scheme--just adds to the vintage flavor! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  5. Gorgeous card Cec! I love it! Such wonderful creativity. Love your image and all your fabulous embellishments. Very Vintage. Perfect for the DS4J Vintage Challenge.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Digi Stamps 4 Joy. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I don't know why my picture isn't showing; but it wouldn't allow me to download one; although it is normally there. LOL!

    Hope to see you again for the next challenge. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Gloria DT

  6. Beautiful card Cec, love the added texture of the corrugated cardboard. Sue C x

  7. this is a gorgeous card Cec.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  8. Very pretty - love all of the different textures and patterns you created! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  9. This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘VINTAGE’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Amazing card Cec!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen

  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining Challenges and Candies challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Keti (DT)

  12. Such a beautiful vintage card Cec.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

  13. Lovely vintage card! Choice of colour works so well
    Thank you for joining us at stampotique designers challenge

  14. So you started with one of my favorite colors and then you had to add all that lovely texture and detail. This is definitely a creation to be proud of. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Red Rubber Designs.

    Mary Anne

  15. Such a beautiful vintage design! LOVE all the elements!! Especially love the colors you used!! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  16. Your background is amazing and I love the image you chose-it reflects the vintage theme perfectly.

  17. it shows that a lot of work went into this one, and the result is beautiful!
    thanks for playing with us at Stampotique :)))

  18. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at Fussy and Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

  19. Just gorgeous!! Fabulous texture and colors!! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  20. Beautiful card you made! I like your embossing :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  21. lovely warm card. Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  22. brilliant make. Thanks for joining us on CraftyHands :-)


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