Friday, April 8, 2011

Frilly Friday Frivolities...

Hello again,

Mmmmmm...C'est le weekend and that is reason enough for me to feel good, be me and just do what comes to my mind and fingers. I have a few DT projects on the go and other deadlines but the girly challenge over at Our Creative Corner tugged at my sleeve all week. So I brushed the official stuff aside and gave myself over to pink, lace and feeling sweet. Am I feeling a little cliché or twee - not in the least.. and why not? Because I can be anything I want and do anything I want amongst my paper, stamps and inks. Sugar today, grunge tomorrow. My style ...? I do Sarah!


The challenge is to use ribbon, a hand made flower and a touch of bling. I decided to go for a vintage style card and my adoration of torn layers, ink and frilly bits. I started off with a tag and then let it develop from there.

Day Dream a Little seemed just perfect for this sunny Friday evening...
I used a lace paper doily behind the tag, stamped a butterfly in Sepia for a little contrast.

 The stamped image is one of my faves from Crafty Individuals. It is stamped on a gesso swished dictionary page. I chose this page especially as I wanted the word feminine to show through. My bling is some gold thread and a hair clip I found somewhere and thought - mmm I'll keep that. I also remembered that Crafty Individuals also have a challenge on their new blog using the theme squares...so popping over there too.


Spent ages making all sorts of flowers...too big, too flat, too modern, too pink and all of them wrong (more stuff for the bits and bobs box). So I ended up going for some ribbon rolled ladies, layered up with some lace and leaves which worked out just fine eventually.
Just a close-up of the layering, textures and yummy pinks...I toned down the pink ribbon with some distress ink to get a better tone. Talking of layers...I think that is the April theme for The Artistic Stamper. I'm on a roll!

Here you can see a bit more bling with a glass button and the folded paper frill which I really like. Just folded it randomly and  stitched it on the machine. I like its crooked look! Makes things a little less cute.

I'm also going to join in with some more challenges...
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 
By the Cute and Girly

So there you go. That's me all pinked out for a Friday. Enjoy your weekend and get your face and soul out in that sunshine.

See you soon,

Sarah.

21 comments:

Jean Hardy said...

Beautiful Sarah. Thanks for joining in. Jean

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooooohh, I'm lovin' this one, Sarah! That stamp is terrific and I love the way you stamped it on a dictionary page. Your ribbon flowers and scraps of lace turned out to be the perfect embellishments. It looks like you used paper from the TH Vintage Shabby pack which reminds me that mine sits unused on my shelf - I really had forgotten all about it! The folded paper frill is a nice touch too. So happy you found time to join in the fun with our girly challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.

Hugs,
Linda

Vicki B. said...

What a beautiful pink vintage card!! Love the flowers you made! Thanks so much for joining us on the OCC girl power challenge this week!!!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Beautiful details and design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous details and love the soft pink

Marie

Dragon said...

Well I think you were just right to do "you" this is a lovely card a d just the right pinkiness!!!
Frankie
xx

Milla said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Sarah! I love all the pink and the layers and the sweet little details and... well, I love all of it! :)

Lesley said...

Love this! Gorgeous pinkness and oodles of texture and layers. Fabulous.

florenceandfreddie said...

This is gorgeous. So pretty.
Regards Florence.

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is beautiful

Dena J said...

So much fabulous detail! And I enjoyed reading how the project evolved. Thanks so much for inspiration and something really fun and beautiful to look at. Glad I found your blog.

Anesha said...

Great creation, love the flowers.

Netty said...

Beautiful card, Annette x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Sorry I'm late, but... your card looks lovely again. I really like the pink colour and all the details.
xFranka

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! I've put a little shout out for you on my blog today :) Have a fab creative Sunday xx

Tinemor said...

This is so lovely!! Love the flowers and the color. And all of the details :)

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs Tine

Femmy said...

it's beautiful!!

Sherry Edwards said...

What a fabulous card - love all the exquisite detail!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - and the rolled ribbon flowers are gorgeous
Love the vintage style
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa x

Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!!! so creative! I just adore it!!! Hugs Juls

Artyjen said...

Stunning attention to detail! :) Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux