Sunday, March 18, 2012

Live In the Moment

Hello!

Hope you have had a great weekend! Yesterday I was copped up with a sick little one and a husband that got called in on a mission, so it's not exactly what we visioned, but hey that's life. It was just gorgeous out, so it stunk sitting inside knowing it was a perfect spring day. It also didn't leave anytime for playing with paper so I am burning those midnight hours again. However, the "little" seems to be getting better. Pretty bummed he had to miss a birthday party.

So, I have a card that uses a variety of stamps.  I love to mix and match brands and collections just to achieve the finishing product I am looking for.
I started with a rustic cream card base. I added a trimmed Whisper White layer and distressed the edges. I stamped the dress form from Crafty Secrets Material Girl in a Charcoal Gray.  In the upper left corner, I stamped two hearts from Crafty Secrets French Mail in New Sprout ink by Momento.  The fancy little decorative design at the bottom is also from the same stamp set.

I added some seam binding tied in a fussy bow adding a button and curly twine. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Cuckoo Clocks and was nested on a Fleur de Lis Spellbinder die cut square.

The old fashioned bobbin is from Crafty Secrets which was stamped in a Bubble Gum pink and fussy cut.  To give it some realistic texture I wrapped some twine and adhered to my card face with a dimensional.

I created this with inspiration from these challenges.
Just Us Girls: Color Challenge
Retrosketches: I took some creative liberty with flipping the sketch and moving the two elements at the top. :-))))
That's it for me! 
~Tammy~
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{Recipe}
Stamps: Crafty Secrets: Material Girl and French Mail, Hero Arts: Cuckoo
Paper: CS: PTI, Stampin' UP!
Ink: Momento, Jenny Bowlin, Palette 
Other: Dies: Spellbinders, Buttons: Hobby Lobby, Twine:Joanne's, Seam Binding: Etsy, 

28 comments:

Karen B. said...

Absolutely beautiful Tammy, what a great set of elements and colors coming together for one amazing design.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Tammy,love all your details.xxx

VanessaB said...

huge WOW! this is soooooooo gorgeous. beautiful soft colors, so much texture: awesome!

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous! So feminine! Love the mixing of stamps to achieve the look you intended! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I hope he is feeling better now!! I loveeeeeeeee your card!! I love love love the soft colors, the dress form and loving the thread!!

Pauline said...

Love this beautiful card Tammy, such a romantic vintage feel to it! Beautiful Seam Binding Treatment too, so pretty and crinkly!
Hope you little one is better soon, xx

Ryann Salamon said...

Such soft, feminine and lovely card, Tammy! I'm glad your little is feeling better :)

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word...what a gorgeous design!!!!! I love all the Crafty Secrets stamps you used and adding the twine to the bobbin was such a genius idea...Shabby Chic at it's best!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card dearie!!!

Lynn said...

So elegant and beautiful. I hope your little one is on the mend quickly! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Lorraine said...

So pretty, Tammy! Love the soft colors and your design!

Sherrie K. said...

So beautiful!! I love the textures and the soft colors! Fabulous card!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

kasia c. said...

Wow!! Tammy this is absolutely stunning. :)

Joyce said...

This is so very pretty. I was working on a card for the retro challenge today, too. Posting tomorrow.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love that it has so much texture but still has such a soft feel. Hope the little one is all better!

jen said...

This is so yummy! Love all your elements- they're combined perfectly! And congrats on your WIN at the shabby tea room! :D

Tan's Hobbies said...

Absolutely beautiful and sweet card, Tammy!! I love the color combo that you used. Love the overall design.

Jackie Rockwell said...

Love all of the feminine details Tammy! Sooooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Retrosketches this week!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! So pretty!

Lucia said...

This card is beautiful and so tender! I love it, beautiful :-)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fabulous combination and oh so chic!

Stella said...

There is something subtle and serene in this card. I love that charcoal grey you used for the dressform and that little accent of thet hearts.... Abd your bow; Oh my. I can only sigh :)
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Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! ;o)

Laurie said...

How gorgeous is this? I love the soft colors and that beautiful bow!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I love your Style! And enjoyed looking around your blog so much I just became a follower.. Stop by my place and maybe follow me too.

Kathryn B said...

Love the mixture of images and bling Tammy! Your card is beautiful! So glad you could play along with Just Us Girls this week!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful Tammy, love it!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous card Tammy - I love all those elements! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!