Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lovely Lady 'n' Lace

I love this image. It is from one of the first stamp sets I ever bought. But back then I was so new to stamping I had no idea how to use it. Seriously- I was so intimidated by it. I was just doing such "beginner stuff" back then, and yet I bought it merely because I loved it and just hoped some day I would acquire enough experience and knowledge of stamping techniques to be able to do this pretty lady justice.
Finally the time has come to ink her up!


As soon as I started making this card, I knew I wanted it to have several romantic elements and accents:

Such as, these wonderful brass birds...


And a few pretty blue rhinestones to pick up the hue in her dress...


The dainty lace for a couple of corners....


And some distressing of the paper edges and spays of glimmer mist.

All put together, it was the look I was after for this lovely lady.
And, since I did something rather out of character for me by not adding a sentiment, it is somewhat versatile and can be used for whatever "kind" of card desired (birthday; thinking of you; friendship; missing you, etc.).

It's funny: although all cards I design are "by" me, some turn out being more "me" than others, if that makes any sense. And this one I definitely feel is one of those "me" cards.

Thanks so much for looking! I love and appreciate any comments and feedback you care to give me!

Supplies used for this card:
Stamp: From the SU! set See With The Heart
Papers: Watercolor paper; Basic Grey Perhaps; unknown floral designer paper; SU! River Rock
Ink: Jet Black Ranger Archival ink; SU! River rock for paper edges and light sponging
Accessories: SU! Watercolor Wonder crayons; Michael's $1 bin rhinestones; brass bird finding;
lace corners; distressing tool; Tattered Angels gold Glimmer Mist

9 comments:

Laura said...

Wow so elegant! It's just lovely, Sarah! I love the classy, vintage look.

Roxann said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

maureendb said...

This card reminded my of Pink Paisley's new line coming out. You should check it out. I was blog surfing last night and saw previews of their new lines. Normally Pink Paisley is probably more my style, but check it out and let me know what you think.

Lucky Girl said...

The details on your card are amazing...what a beautifully made card.

Tracey Cuccia said...

Absoutely beautiful, and so elegant Sarah!! Love all of the extra "touches" like the lace an the birds... gorgeous :)

Cass said...

Sarah, this is stunning! I love the vintage look to it! I really think you should submit some pretties to some magazines, your creations are just beautiful! You put a lot of time and love into each one and it shows!

Have a great day!

Pam W. said...

Yep. This card screams "Sarah made me". So very pretty. Every detail is gorgeous!

~~Deby said...

I love this feminine look to a card..you sure captured it..
Deby

Jaspere said...

I just love this. All the details you've added are really showcased.