Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bring Beautiful Back/Vintage Beauty

It is Bring Beautiful Back time at Flourishes and the challenge this month is:
Vintage Beauty: What’s old is new in stamping. With lace, buttons and a beautiful stitched edge, we know card makers can create beautiful things with a vintage feel!
 Oh I think this challenge was made for me. These are all things that I usually put in every card. This challenge was right up my alley.  The stamp set I used was the Butterfly and Blossoms  set.  I used this set recently, but used the larger size of the Clematis vine and pretty butterfly.
I  tried tried to grow Clematis when I lived in Iowa.  Unfortunately the deer loved it and I always found it chewed to the ground along with my Hostas.  It grows like crazy here in AL and even comes back out for a second show in the fall.  I think I will try 2 different varieties and grow them up my big arbor in the backyard.  I will take some pictures this spring when I plant them.
                           
I used some pretty bling from Want 2 Scrap in Pink.  Love how it looks on the side of my Spellbinders frame.  Pair that with some lace, pretty buttons, some satin ribbon, and  you have Vintage Beauty.


I know most of my followers love vintage, so play along and I can't wait to see what you create.  You don't have to have Flourishes stamps to play along.

Check out the rest of the DT's stunning creations:
Cindy Coutts
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Beate Johns
Yvonne Hagane

Thanks for stopping by,
Heather

39 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

very pretty card, heather! looks like a fun challenge. for this challenge, we have to post in a gallery? i've only participated in the timeless tuesday. i love flourishes stamps, hehe. thanks for sharing and have a great week!! *hugs* steph :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Beautiful Heather!!! The soft colours, buttons, lace and ribbon make this vintage at its best!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous Heather! I keep saying I am going to buy some of those stamps...I love the colors you chose for the flower!

Geri said...

Hey, Heather...this challenge WAS made for you...you add the nicest vintage touches to everything! It's lovely!!

lynn said...

precious card-just love the prettiness of it!

Ros said...

Gorgeous card Heather ... great challenge too ... though yours will be hard to beat! your colours are beautiful

Lynnda Hosni said...

ONE WORD ~ B E A U T I F U L.... I adore this card..... so sweet...I'm so swoon... Heather...xoxo

Linda R. said...

I have to agree with Lynnda above.. This is beautiful.. I love the DP, the ribbon, the buttons, the lace.. Yea, I love it!

Hugs, Linda

Debgem said...

This is such a pretty card, with lots of beautiful details in the ribbons, lace and buttons. And the image is fab!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!! Gorgeous colors ... and everything about it!! Shabalicious! Have a blessed day Heather!
Melisa

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

The stitching, lace, buttons, ribbon, coloring, all of it Heather, just makes this such a beautiful card. I love everything about it.

Yvonne Hagane said...

That`s absolutely georgeous, Heather! Love the colors you`ve used and the lace and buttons...Just perfect.

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Heather!
Hugs and smiles

Becky said...

Gorgeous card.

Monique said...

Happy New Year Heather... And Congratulations on the DT spot on Mona's Challenge blog... This card is just beautiful love all your elements and great image.. :)

Stella said...

Yes I can see this is right up your alley and I think this is one of your best creations. Your coloring is fabulous; I just keep staring at it...Wow!
Gorgeous color scheme and a perfect vintage card...I LOVE it!!

Amanda said...

This is a fantastic card!! I love your papers, coloring and layout design!! You have great vintage taste when making cards!:)

Rizzi said...

BEAUTIFUL, HEATHER....LOVE ALL THE EMBELLISHMENTS. I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A CARD LIKE THAT..
MAYBE I WILL TRY IT. HAVE A NICE WEEK. RIZZI

Lori said...

Heather - this is a gorgeous card! Congratulations on the DT spot!

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely card and just wonderfully put together.

Becky T

ChristineCreations said...

Oh what pretty lace to go with this vintage card Heather! Lovely!

Silke Ledlow said...

Perfect vintage design Heather! Love your beautiful card! Hugs ~S~

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colors!!! I love clementis also and they grow very well here in NW FL. - I have 3 arches in my backyard - 2 of the 3 are completly overgrown in the summer and the 3rd one is getting there - half that one is a new plant from seed instead of a pot so its taking awhile to catch up...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Heather! So soft and feminine!

Michele said...

This is gorgeous! Love the pretty colors, the image, and the bit of lace!

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Heather.. LOVE the colors you chose. Super job on this challenge.:)

Sabrina said...

Yup, this is so easy for you ;) A very pretty card, as always!! xoxo.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Beautiful indeed!! LOVE this!

~amy~ said...

sooo pretty heather..

Stella said...
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Stella said...

There is something for you on my blog and you can find it right here:

http://alittlebitofthethingsienjoy.blogspot.com/2011/01/award.html

Hugs,
Stella

Betty Wright said...

GORGEOUS, Heather! Beautiful colors and detailing! I really must get my hands on this butterfly and blossoms set! Beautiful card!

Susan Hogan said...

A very pretty card and I love that stamp set. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Leslie Miller said...

I was thinking this challenge certainly was made for you! Oh, how I love the vintage style, and you do it so beautifully. Gorgeous card, Heather!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful work dear. Love the flowers image n PP too.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous vintage card! Lovely image and coloring!

Inger said...

Wowwww this is just wonderful Heather!!!
Beautiful work.
Happy 2011!

♥ Hugs, Inger :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Heather!

Silvia said...

This is so beautiful, Heather!

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