Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another Howling Sweetie

This week I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #19. The sketch features a long oval and as soon as I saw it I thought of this vintage girl on the swing. Ever since I started using this stamp set (Clear Art Stamps - Glamour Girls) I thought that Flower Soft would look great on them, the problem was that I didn't have any. It's not carried in the stores I can get to on work days but this week I was furloughed on Friday so I took a trip down to the scrap book store that I knew carried it and picked up a kit. So this is my first effort using Flower Soft.
Before I forget if you like blog candy and who doesn't, stop over at "Priscillastyles" (that's the home of Midnight Madness) because there's some blog candy up for grabs, you can see the picture in my sidebar and click on it for that. Then there's the Blog Hop that's going on now. Ten very talented stampers got together and formed Stamper United. They've got some great prizes up for grabs. If you've got the time to do a hop you should go.
Back to my card, I think this stamp calls for soft subtle colors. So I was happy to see that the Stamp Something Challenge is to use your favorite colors, makes it easy for me. I love to use pink and brown together and then I found the OCC Challenge -A Yummy Color Challenge to use light pink, hot pink, brown and white. They very cruelly put a lovely picture of petit fours up to illustrate the colors, thus leaving me craving cake. I will be making a bakery stop after finishing this post. (REALLY). The Color Dare Challenge #34 is to use Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip. Since I was going to use Blush Blossom for the girl's dress that was covered and with all the flowers and greenery the Certainly Celery fit in nicely.
So here's the rest of the deets, the image was stamped with Stazon Brown on Stampin' Up Confetti White card stock and colored in with SU watercolors. The ovals were cut out with Creative Memories shape makers. The edge was punched with Fiskars "Give It A Swirl". The brads are from Close to My Heart in garden green. Now the yummy paper, that's from the S.E.I. "Chocolate" collection. It's double sided paper and there are two sheets of die cuts. Some of the papers are glittered beautifully. For this card I used Papillon, Cherie and Cafe au Lait. The back side of the Cafe au Lait is a dead ringer for Blush Blossom. The ribbon is from My Favorite Things spring collection and those cute little ribbon roses have been in my stash for at least 25 years from back in the days when I made wreaths. Now you know that I am a hoarder and never throw out craft supplies because you never know when you're gonna need them.
Thanks for stopping by and as usual I have to ask you to click on the pink ribbon before you leave.


  1. Your card turned out beautiful :) I love the vintage feel..well done :)Thank you for your wonderful post too. You make the MM sound so good ;)Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges and It just would not be the same without you and that howling logo LOL
    MMSC Hostess

  2. This is so beautiful!! I love your colors and the vintage feel!! Beautiful dp, butterfly, flowers and design!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC!

  3. A beautiful card with a vintage flare!!! The colors you picked for this surely compliment the image and give it that shabby chic style. That butterfly is scrumptious! Thanks for playing with us at MMSC this week. We sure to appreciate it.


  4. Wow. What a beautiful card. I love your use of the colors and your stamp is gorgeous. Great job! Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare...hope to see you again this week!

  5. This card turned out well, favorite colors and vintage stamp, best combo to have! Thank you always for your wonderful words about the MMSC, we love to see your cards! xox ~Jeni & MMSC Dt

  6. Oh, your card is just beautiful! I love the embelishments! Thanks for playing along with us at the OCC!

  7. Gorgeous card! I'm glad that you made the trip for the flower soft because it works beautifully with this card. The paper and the little roses look great too. Great job!

  8. Beautiful pink and brown card. That image is really wonderful and I love how you have colored it. So happy you were able to play along with us this week at the OCC!

  9. This is so pretty! Thanks for playing in the Color Dare!

  10. Gorgeous card! I love all the details! Thanks so much for joining at Stamp Something!

    Janna :)

  11. I'm so glad you like the photo. It came from . But be prepared to crave some more cake. I love your card! Thanks for playing along with us at OCC this week!!!


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