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Saturday, October 22, 2011

OCC...Fabulous Faces


Happy Saturday Peeps, 
It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 
This week our hostess is the fabulous Marjie Kemper  from She Who Stamps & Scraps. Her challenge for us is
Fabulous Faces:

Whether you like stamping, card making, altered arts, scrapbooks or collage, I bet faces have played a part of your artwork at some point.  
Show us what you’ve got… whether you like vintage ladies in lace or fresh and funky kids…. steampunk engineers or shabby chic chicks…. even photos of yourself or your family. 
 Please show us your favorite faces this week.

After a bit of thought I knew exactly what "face" I wanted to use. My favorite Christmas girl from the Stampin' Up "Greeting Card Kids" stamp set.
I stamped this sweet vintage little girl onto some very vanilla card stock with black stazon ink. I went to my DSP packs to pick my colors and decided to use the "Letters to Santa" papers, I love the vintage feel to these. I had used this paper for the first time earlier in the week for another card and knew that it had a "blue" paper in it and I wanted to dress/color my little girl with that color. I checked the catalog and found that the blue is Marina Mist so that was my staring point. Her dress and hat is colored with Marina Mist and I used River Rock for the dress and hat trim. The gloves and tights are a combo of the blue and a bit of riding hood red.
 I paired this DSP with some Crumb Cake card stock for the base and some Early Espresso for matting.
When looking for a sentiment to use on my card I pulled out the "Bells & Boughs" stamp set and the idea to use the Holly leaves for an accent hit me. I stamped them onto very vanilla and colored them with my aqua painter and cut them out  and added them to the oval frame.


I added some crystal effects and dazzling diamonds to the berries. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and I added a bit more holly and berries by it. I made a double bow with some crumb cake seam binding ribbon and an antique brad I added some crochet trim over the seam binding ribbon across the card. I finished it off with a few basic pearls on the top corners.


Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge. I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

17 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Vicki! Wow! Love that sweet image and your folliage that you added to the image panel and again on the sentiment! Fantastic layout!

Hope I can play along this weekend....adding it to my list!

Kathy Martin said...

Precious card! Love the soft colors! :)

Lorri said...

YOU DA BOMB!!! LOVE all of your work Vicki!!!! :)This is SO CUTE! Just got this set! WOOHOOO!

Patti Willey said...

Sigh! Another beautiful card of Vicki's!

Pauline said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card! Love all your details.

Carolina Little said...

Absolutelly gorgeous!!!. Love your style. Your cards are beautiful!!,

Vicky W said...

So cute & gorgeous Vicki. All that cut out holly just adds to the card...

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is adorable Vicki, I love that sweet image and I soo admire your patience, your fussy cutting is perfection ... love the papers and I really the combination of the crochet and seam binding ribbon together ...beautiful in every way!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I love that sweet retro image of the little girl. The colors and DP are terrific, but what I think is really stunning is the way you have fussy cut the holly and used it as an embellie - that is the perfect finisher for this card!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Hugs,
Linda

Marjie Kemper said...

Super sweet, Vicki! Love how you've colored that image and the way you've decked out the mat with the berries/holly. Also love the detail on the sentiment. Very cool!

Beth said...

This is adorable - lovely vintage feel to it! Super papers and ink colours and I really like the seam binding, crochet lace and antique brad combination!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Beautiful card! You always do such a fabulous job coloring the images.

Anne Marie said...

Hee hee! I LOVE that we used the same papers this week. Totally agree with you that great minds think alike, too! On to your fabulous card...this is SO pretty Vicki. I love how you used the holly to accent the GC Kid image. Ugh, I think I am going to break down and finally get that set after all. Especially after all of your adorable projects as inspiration. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Hugs! :)

Holly Kean said...

What a sweet and special card. I love the soft coloring and of course, the holly! Hope you have a great week, Vicki!

Pam Sparks said...

Love your card Vicki! I have this set and still haven't used it! ugh! I need to and this is just the inspiration to get it out and use it! ALWAYS love holly! TFS!

Kristin said...

This is so sweet! I love the touches of holly in the corner and the papers are so beautiful! (you and Anne seem to be on the same paper ;)!) I'm a little behind on my comments, but had to stop by and drop a line!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Whoops....I'm behind on comments too (sorry). Your card is adorable~ I love your sweetly colored image!