Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vintage Key to My Heart Card

Hello everyone! It has been busy all around--summer days fly by especially quickly don't they? All of the heat is making my cats very inactive during the day, but it has been quite the opposite for me. :D 

Each week there are free live concerts at the park near my home. I would like to attend one, but my boyfriend is working in Pennsylvania during the weekdays now so I feel like all the mood is gone when I come home from work. Do you ever feel that way?--you want to do something, but going alone is just not as fun as with your partner so you end up not going altogether. 

Anyway, on to more exciting things...!!!

This week, we're all kicking it old school at Tuesday Alchemy--vintage! You can see how amateur I am in this area through my card! xD This is my interpretation of "key to my heart."

 I'm normally more of a modern girl, so it was quite a challenge for me. I do apologize if you feel offended that I interpreted vintage crafting as inking the corners in brown and using other muted colors. :X My knowledge of crafting vintage is very limited.

 The words are rub ons and the heart was colored in yellow acrylic paint with bits of white here and there. The surface dried a bit crackled, so I took that as a cue to dab on brown Perfect Pearls to attempt a distressed look. 

It's an awesome prize this week as Flonz is giving away a cool $20 Store Voucher to one lucky winner! Enter your vintage crafts for a chance to win!

This card will be entered in:
-Make It Monday #99

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Flowers w/ Buttons, Quilled Leaves Orange For You Card

Hello! We welcome you to another week and a new challenge at Tuesday Alchemy. How about some buttons

I rarely throw out old clothes as I donate them, so I don't normally get my buttons from that. Instead, I try to save the extra buttons I get with new shirts and pants to use. The larger button on the yellow flower center was from a shirt that I bought a while ago. The other 2 small, colorful ones are from an embellishment set I bought a few years ago. This challenge has brought to my attention that in all the years I've been crafting, I have not used one button! Isn't that weird? Well here it is ladies...my first card with buttons. :D 
For this card I used buttons on the centers of the flowers. "For you" was handwritten with orange colored pencil. Leaves were quilled using a mixture of yellows and oranges. 
Here is some extra button inspiration that I found from this lovely blog called It's Written On the Walls. They've compiled a list of button art on the web for you to consider. Check out this one for example:
Isn't it great? :)

Play along for you chance to win a lovely prize from Robyn's Fetish!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Husband & Wife Quilled Blue Flowers Wedding Card

*This post was set up in advance as I am away this week. Comments are always appreciated, but please excuse my delay in responding!!!*

There are many weddings coming up this summer, so I thought I'd take this week's Anything Goes challenge at Tuesday Alchemy to get myself going with wedding cards. Two prizes up for grabs this week: Live A Beadiful Life is offering a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner and The Greeting Farm is sending over a 4x6 Clear Or Rubber Stamp Set to a second winner! Very exciting prizes!!!
I was inspired by a wedding cake. Can you see where I was going with that? 

I found this Bride and Groom clipart from Computer Clip Art:
I printed it on my inkjet printer after filling the black parts with the color I wanted in Photoshop. 

I used both quilled flowers and white Prima flowers. Prima flower centers are quilled.

Sentiment was wet embossed with detailed silver embossing powder and there are various patterns that I dusted with blue Perfect Pearls, so it'll have a shimmer at certain angles. 
This will be entered in:
-Creatalicious Challenges #35 Anything Goes
-Mema's Crafts July Anything Goes
-Crafty Bloggers Network Monday Challenge #1 Anything Goes
-Make It Monday #96 Anything Goes