Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vintage Blessings

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! With Sunday comes another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge. This week our hostess is Linda. She has chosen Proverbs 27:17 for today's Scripture.

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.

The challenge is to use some form of metal on your project.

These past few weeks have been difficult ones for our family, as my dear Father in law is making his final journey from this temporal body to his heavenly home and I have had to make a quick project for today's challenge, and have had to keep my posts brief.

I used a vintage image from Crafty Secrets Journaling pad. I cut off the journaling lines and plan to use that on the inside. I matted my image with Bazzill Rasberry and SU! Mellow Moss, then ran a piece of Very Vanilla through the Cuttlebug to emboss, and sponged lightly with Mellow Moss Ink. My birds are both from Layers of Color Art Stamp set "Royal Birds". It's the first time I have played with these as I just recently got them and what fun they are! I colored them with Chalks. I need to learn more fro
m Linda on how to do that! LOL! They are popped up on dimensionals. My metal piece is a ribbon tie on from Making Memories and the raspberry twill was from my stash.

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We'd love to have you play along! If you do, please leave a direct link to your card on the SSIC Blog and please link the challenge in your post!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration for this week's challenge!

I also wanted to play in the Shabby Tearoom Challenge this week. We were to use the following photo as inspiration, and add metal.

Thank you so much for visiting! Your comments bless my heart every day!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Grace!! I so love your design with the doves and how you incorporated the metal. Stunning my friend.

I hope you and your family are doing well. You are all in my thoughts after your loss!!

seamom said...

Another fabulous card! The embossed background makes it all look so rich. I love the birds in flight, the "Blessings" tag, the burgandy... Wonderful!

Basslady said...

a marvellous noble and romantic card!

GREAT job!

many blessings, silvi (germany)

Miesje said...

Oh Grace, this is beautiful! Your cards are always so incredibly elegant! I know that this has been a difficult time with the loss of your FIL. Peace to you dear friend!

Becky said...

Grace this is stunning..Love the image and those gorgeous birds, wonderful embossed background.
sending you my {{huggs}}:)

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ooo, this is marvelously feminine and pretty! I adore it, Grace!

Sending cyber hugs to you!

Cindy Coutts said...

Grace, such a stunning and elegant card, like everything you do. Truly beautiful.

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Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace,I love the images and the colours.
So beautiful papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace~

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May He comfort all of you, as only He can do.

This is surely one of my top 5 favorite cards I have seen you make! I love every thing about it! And, to say you made it quickly is just not possible for me to comprehend. I love the flowers in the uses my favorite colors, and I love the embossed Vintage! The birds are wonderful! I don't think you need to change a thing, or learn more about chalking. Look at all of the colors in this. (Lovely Linda does love to color her bird images well though, doesn't she? And, the ribbon with that one perfect word, "Blessings" is just beautiful, Dear Grace. Love it! Love you!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

peggysue said...

Beautiful Grace! This is lovely. And you and your family are in my thoughts.

Lori said...

Hi Grace, I'm a bit behind. I wanted to let you know that I am sorry for your loss, but filled with joy at the knowledge that he is home, with the Lord.

Your card is beautiful and a fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Great job!

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Fran, said...

Super beautiful card.. so peaceful.

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Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - this is just divine! I love those flowers and what a soecial touch the Layers of Colours birds are - they are some of my favourite images of ALL TIME!! Your colouring is perfect Grace - you underestimate your ability! God bless you my friend - you and your family are in my prayers! {{{hugs}}}

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