Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A Little Bit Of Vintage Time For A Friend

Good Evening peoples!!
How are we all doing?
Did you spot my brand spankin' new header??
isn't it GORGEOUS!! 
The fabulously talented and oh so lurvely Jo made it for me!
Thanks so much Jo, I love it to bits!

Today I'm here to share a card that has been on my desk in pieces for the last few days...
You know when you have an EXACT idea of what you want a card to look like, but its just not happening!
well this was THAT card... I kept having to leave it, and go back to it, because things just werent working how I wanted them to...

This card is SMALL, only 4 x 5 inches, which seems TEENY when I'm used to working with 6 x 6 inches...
I wanted to use this GORGEOUS vintage boutique image, but she's quite small, She would have been lost on a larger card, but I did find it tricky fitting everything else into the small area!

Anyways, heres my card
(excuse the dreadful photos, there's alot of shiny elements on this card, and it was tricky to capture)


The card was actually based around the fab Whiff of Joy sentiment. 'Friends get better with time'
I tried to play around with the 'time' theme and created a clock frame...
Its basically hand cut from Kraft... The numbers were drawn with a silver gel pen, and I've doodled around the edges with a black fineliner...
The swirly, shiny leafy things is cut from a DCWV page from the rockstar stack... I didnt think I would EVER use this paper... hadn't thought about cutting it up!
heres a close up...

The Fabric flower has been made following Anitas fab tutorial over on the Simply Sassy blog...
These are SO fun to make, and so easy too!! I think these are going to be appearing ALOT!
The buttons are both recycled from old jeans...
(hubby thinks I'm mad saving EVERYTHING!!, but you just never know...)
heres another close up...

The papers are all scraps... I think MME, Echo park and Basic grey!
except for the little black and white strip on the right, I made that my doodling some lines with a black promarker!
I've coloured the Gorgeous Sassy by just shading with a pencil... NOT intentional... I was just SO tired when making this card, and my promarkers just werent playing with the teeny details...
I actually like it like this though now!

to finish I've just added some doodling with various pens... some dew drops, and a rose charm...

phew... are you still with me?

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Stamp With Fun - Friends
Secret Crafter - Include a number (on the clock)
Squigglefly - Kraft

Thanks so much for visiting!
Paula xx

15 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Oh wow this is so pretty Paula!!

Mary J said...

Flippin' gorgeous Paula! Love how you've used the dew drops!!

Joey said...

GORGEOUS card hun, love that layout specially! Joey x

Lou Mac said...

Paula!! This is soooo pretty! I love the combo of papers - I too have that Rockstar paper pad and I have NO idea why I even bought it, but you've given me a fab idea! ;)

Love the electic mix of buttons and charms! The yoyo flower is gorgeous - I wish I had some scrap material so I could try it!

Love the whole time theme - you're so smart! I think the whole card works well and everything is nicely proportioned!! Nice job at a smaller card! ;)

xo

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Oh me likey allotah!!! I like it that it's differend than you usually make... great thinking outside the box hun!!!
Hugs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous take on this weeks challenge at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
I have candy if you are interested

Cazza said...

Oh WOW Paula!! Your cards are all totally amazing but this is beautiful and shading the sassy in pencils really makes her pop. Gorgeous colour combo, just soooooo beautiful!
xxx

Dan said...

This is a great card - I love that there are so many details and elements to admire. The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Faye said...

Your new header looks faberoony. As for your card, love all the fantastic little details. Super doop. xxx

Jo said...

Paula, this is FABULOUS! your cards always leave me wanting to reach into the screen to have a feel of them :)

Thank you for linking back to me, The header looks great and fits perfectly, more importantly, you are happy, and that makes me happy too :)

Jo xx

Trish said...

Beautiful!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Paula.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Numbers" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colours...and your fabric flower is fab!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Anita said...

This is gorgeous Paula! I love the colors and papers and that image is beautiful. Wow, I just can't do monochromatic people but yours looks fabulous. Eeek, I see a yo-yo flower too - aren't they so much fun?