Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Vintage Beauty!


We don't have any exciting parties to attend this weekend so I think I'll just spend the weekend trying to get caught up a bit in my crafting cave!
But before I do, I wanted to play along in one of my favorite challenges!  And, that is over a Cheery Lynn Designs.  This time around the challenge is to FRAME IT!  Here's what I came up with!

If you know me, you know I love vintage ANYTHING!
I purchased a pack of vintage images from the TJDesigns booth at the Akron Adventures in Stamping a few years back and this image just called out to me this morning!  Isn't she beautiful?  Yet she looks a little sad ... or maybe they weren't told to 'smile' back then because they all have a bit of a despaired look on their faces in most of their photos.

Vintage just isn't vintage without lace & pearls.
This gorgeous die from Cheery Lynn Designs is called 'Polynesian Sails Oval' (DL153) and was just perfect to frame today's vintage beauty.  Of course I had to add Kaiser pearls in the flower centers.  Finished off the look I was wanting to achieve perfectly!

And, how surprised was I to find this beautiful Darice locket that mimicked the beautiful necklace our lady is wearing.  This sheet of heart embellishments has been hanging on my embellishment wall for a very long time ... and it too called out to me today!  I love it when a card comes together so quickly and so beautifully!  
My other lacy elements are the lacy border created by the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Anastasia Border' (B136) die and the corner treatment is also Cheery Lynn Designs ... Lace Corner Deco E (B165).  My black Offray satin bow was created using the Craft-dee Bowz bow making tool ... so quick & easy!  LOVE IT!!  Perfect every time!!

Here are a few other challenges to share in today!
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #72 - Bingo (pearls, bow, charm)
Tag Along Challenge - Vintage Inspired
Craft-Dee Bowz August Challenge - Anything Goes w/bow
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Using your punches and dies
Crafty Creations Challenge - Something OLD from your stash (locket)
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in today and I truly hope you have a FABULOUS weekend.
Hard to believe Christmas is right around the corner!

As always . . .


Diane said...

WOW...This is gorgeous and elegant...BEAU-TI-FUL!!!! I think this is a favorite of mine...wowzers, you go girl!!!! Love that addition of the locket, a perfect finishing touch!!

Donna Maligno said...

What a striking card - very elegant in its colors and simplicity. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge!

Maria said...

Absolutely lovely, Darlene! The die cut oval frame is fabulous around the beautiful image! Sweet bow and locket, too! A true vintage beauty! Have a great weekend!:-)

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Beautiful card with such a lovely black frame! The locket is a pretty touch as well. Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week.

Irina Gerschuk said...

So stylish and elegant!! Love the colors and the vintage style)))
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

jrmom said...

Wow is this classy and beautiful! I can picture your face when you spotted the matching locket. 😘

Karen Lunagirl said...

Gorgeous photo, and I love how you have framed and enhanced it. Glad to see you at the Tag Along challenge!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

This is just gorgeous Darlene!! Such a lovely vintage image!!

Hope you are doing well!! ;)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Chana said...

Beautifully done! We liked it so much that you are one of our featured artists on our Facebook page today! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar, this is breathtaking!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh wow Darlene, this is so elegant! That background paper is stunning and I love the fancy frame! Your little heart charm is a perfect match to the pendant in the image, how clever and fabulous! hugs :)