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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Waiting for Mr. Right

I got this stamp from Lost Coast Designs back in September. I got home, stamped the image straight away and since then it's been on my desk, waiting to be used... I love the image, but couldn't quite come up with an idea for a design for it. Then I saw the sketch over at Try Stamping On Tuesdays and thought it was time to make something with these ladies!

I added Old Paper Distress Ink over the image and heat embossed a birthday greeting in Norwegian in the bottom right corner.
I attached the image to a black paper with torn edges, then I mounted the panel on foam onto a DP from Authentique. I also mounted the DP on foam and attached it to a square of gray paper. This gives my card a nice, clean layered look but I wasn't able to capture this effect in my photo. For embellishment I tried various washi tapes and ribbons ans sequins before I finally decided on a a piece of grey lace from my stash. I used twine to give it a frilly look and a vintage style.

My New Year's resolution is to use what I've already got in my stash, and I'm certainly going to get the dust off this stamp and use it again. I think it would be a fun image also for a Valentine's card.


This card is for these challenges:
1) Try Stamping On Tuesdays - #149 Sketch
2) Seize The Birthday - Birthday with Numbers
3) Brown Sugar – #75 Use Ribbon or Twine
4) Card Makin' Mamas - #78 Anything Goes
5) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #157 Very Vintage
6) Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #16 One for the Girlies
7) Our Creative Corner - Use one of your Shopping Sins
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

38 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. So love the monochromatic vintage look.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hei, catching up here. Loved the sunburnst boy and this stamp is so gorgeous. Beautifully done too;-))m

die amelie said...

A brilliant card and a brilliant stamp! I can see why you had to have it (but I can also see that it is not an everyday stamp ;).

Thank you for sharing your lovely make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Happy New Year!
Claudia x

M said...

Great stamp and I love what you've done with it, especially the lace. Marina

Colleen said...

wow what an interesting stamp! those ladies are sure old school, aren't they? thank you for linking up with Seize the birthday!

Avril Ann said...

WOW, Pia, how wonderful is this image, evokes many memories, brilliant card hun, and can I say Happy New Year xxxx

Laine said...

This is fabulous Pia.
Laine
xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, such a fabulous image. I love the lace and twine detail too.
Sue xx

Lisa M said...

Hahaha...that's brilliant!!! The perfect sketch for the perfect image :)

Emma Dawson said...

Such a great take on the theme! I love the look of all the women sitting in a row. I love the little touch of lace you've added too.

Thank you for joining in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.

Emma x

Deepti Stephens said...

What a fun stamp, Pia!! Great card.. :)

Jackie said...

Another beauty Pia! Love the antique look & feel as well as the sketch you used! Very nicely done!!!!!

sue t. said...

Very cool- very tim holtz like! Thanks for playing at TSOT!

LeAnne said...

LOL...I LOVE this image! Reminds me of my DH's Italian grandmother and her friends!!!

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun stamp and love your ruffled lace. Fab card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous vintage image. Love the monochrome look. The image made me chuckle.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxxx

Chrissy said...

What a great image Pia and such a fabulous vintage card..love the lace and twine along the bottom...fabulous take on the sketch..

luv CHRISYxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, That vintage picture stamp is amazing I love those ladies the way they are sitting their is so funny. That is a great idea to use what you have in your stash but I have been doing that for years and my stash never seems to go down.
Hugs from Wisconsin, Patricia

chrissy xx said...

Well lol! They look as though they've been waiting some time!
FABulous Fun card..
LOving your lace too..
Chrissyxx
I'm still laughing..LOve it.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the vintage image and your lace and twine along the bottom is perfect. A great take on the sketch.
Pauline
x

Loz said...

I LOVE this stamp Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful mono and gorgeous lace
Hugs Kate xx

Mandy's Crafts said...

Love this..... So beautiful.

Redanne said...

It is a wonderful stamp and really makes you smile. I love the monochrome effect, it suits the stamp so well. Thanks for joining in this month at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

sandie said...

I seem to have missed a few of your cards! This sentiment and picture is so perfect for my sister, she has so may men chasing hew and still,she waits for Mr Right! The added frill at the bottom to me, gives a great contrast to the feel of the picture x

JaynEryn said...

Love this stamp! What a great card!

aussie aNNie said...

The design is gorgeous, love the touch of vintage lace with the 'string' through what a fab idea...you have made this beautifully and one wonders if this is what the maidens did in the olden days...fab.xx

Asha said...

Love the vintage vibe you've got going on here. Wonder how long those ladies have been waiting. You'd think they would have given up by now!

Wendy McCarthy said...

This is simply gorgeous Pia! Love the stamp and your designs always have such a polish and perfection to them, I always enjoy visiting your blog! Xxxx

shirley-bee said...

Ha, fabulous card! I love the image, and the vintage lace is the perfect embellishment!

Donna Nuce said...

Wow! This one caught my eye the minute I got to your blog. I love this image. The way you presented it with the lace really makes it a standout card. Have a great day Pia.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is hysterical!! Thanks for the giggle!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous vintage image. My 38 year old daughter would get a chuckle out of this! She is the single daughter I call glamour girl on my blog. lol

Love the vintage looking lace strung thru the twine...that was a brilliant idea!

Karen said...

Fabulous vintage image. Love your take on the sketch and the lace for the bottom edge. Great card, thanks for sharing with us at TSOT - Karen, DT

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

I really like the vintage look of your card, and how you put the twine through the lace to bunch it up...nice! Thanks for playing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
Sara H.

michele said...

Gorgeous vintage card Pia! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Buttons said...

Isn't it great when inspiration strikes and you realise how you can best use something! Love this card and the way you've pressed that stamp into use on it. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Jenny x

Glenda J said...

Such a cool vintage card! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.