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Friday, April 15, 2011

Bloggers' Challenge -- April Sketch

Truthfully, I had this one done before last night, but ran out of time to post this on time....I just started a new job recently and I'm having a bit of a tough time juggling my time and various activities. I bought this set a short time ago and it's been sitting neglected on my desk top, so I really wanted to incorporate Have a Seat into this week's Challenge. This week, Lisa gave us a great sketch.....I stayed very close to the original....didn't even turn it around!

The vintage look isn't something that comes easily for me, but I wanted to give it a whirl this time around......I'm pleased with the way it came out, although it isn't a style that will come naturally to me, I'm afraid!

As you can see, the bench-style seat stamp was used in the center of a piece of Very Vanilla and over stamped with the Sanded background stamp. The edges of this piece were sponged in Crumb Cake and distressed before being added to the Riding Hood Red and Basic Black Layers. This was then placed onto Dimensionals. The background of the card was texturized with a Texturz plate (Kit #4)....I haven't used them in such a loooong time! The background paper shown here is again from Love Letter...this package of paper just lends itself to so many looks! Not to mention that it is gorgeous!!

The ribbon is retired and no longer available, but when it was out I was so in love with it and afraid I'd never be able to get any more so I bought 2 rolls.....naturally, I still have some sitting around!...It's in Riding Hood Red and Very Vanilla. But, this time, the ribbon was cut in half length-wise and unraveled just a bit. The button shown is also retired from last year, but is in Riding Hood Red to match.

Stamps: Have a Seat, Sanded, Congrats (retired)
Inks: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
CS: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Misc: Texturz Plate (Kit #4), Big Shot, Button Bouquet (Retired), Linen Thread, Cutter Kit (for distressing), Linen Thread, Modern Label Punch, Love Letters DSP, Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Riding Hood Red (retired) 

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Lisa Somerville said...

Fab shabby/vintage card - love all the distressing and your paper choices!

Connie Paxman said...

Now that's my kind of card about the reds and the torn look...a beautiful and elegant card.
Nice to be back playing with you gals.
connie paxman

JP Card Crazy said...

Barbara beautiful layout. Never qutie know what to do with benches... you used it so well! Love the ribbon and button elements!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

You did such a beautiful job with this card Barbara! The vintage look suits you well! What a wonderful and striking mix of colors! Have a happy weekend! :D

Kathy W said...

wonderful job with the vintage look

Linda Monroe said...

Love that distressed black paper with the bench.

Ida said...

You did a great job with the "vintage" look and I love the frayed ribbon.

Terry and Shirley SU said...

Your Have a Seat card caught my eye in a really good way. I love it! It's striking.



Lisa Bohler said...

Wowza! I love the frayed ribbon and all of the distressing! Gorgeous card!!!

Basement Stamper said...

You would NOT know that vintage doesn't come easily to you as it looks awesome! the colors, the texture-fabulous job. Hope your new job is going well!

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! the distressing. {SMILES}

Asia said...

Beautiful card, love the colors :)

MJ said...

Great color combo--you made this set look awesome.

Terry said...

I would never have guessed that the "vintage" style was not you! I love how you used the bench stamp and your colors and layers are fantastic! Beautiful!


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