Thursday, June 14, 2012

Watch The Sunset

Hi There!

**I am honored that this card was chosen by the City Crafter Design Team for Spotlight Artist Recognition on 6/19/12**

I love anything to do with the beach and this beautiful inspiration photo we have for you this week makes me sigh!

Here is my card today!
My buttons are showing up more aqua/green, but they are from PTI Ocean Tides which is more of a lighter sea blue. I think my camera flash has thrown it off a bit.


This heart started off as a Trader Joe's cracker box. I cut it with my cricut and and embossed to add texture and finished with painting it Vintage Cream and sanded for a weathered look. Some coarse glitter was added giving more texture. 
A postage tag which has had the edges distressed was added above the doily and patterned papers.  The vintage image was adhered at a slight angle to provide more visual interest. A fussy seam binding bow, twine and button were added to the top of the tag along with two Nautilus stick pins.  A pennant banner was added to the top! The final finishing touches include some blue flowers and buttons.

Further inspiration was found at The City Crafter Challenge: Buttons Buttons Buttons use 5 or more buttons.  I have used 9

Playing in Paradise: Texture 

I hope you all are off to a Terrific Thursday!
~Tammy~

36 comments:

Annette said...

oh my word this is adorable....I LOVE IT...

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is so soft and pretty! LOVE that vintage image and the fabulous glittery heart ... such a wonderful project!!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful Tammy, what a sweet vintage image! love the beach inspiration pic too, what a fab card!

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is so beautiful oh love that image and those colours and your embellishments are sheer eye candy perfect hugs Cherylxxxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and wonderful layout.xxx

onecraftymama said...

omygosh I love it! Teal nautilus pins? That's just awesome. Love the fun vintage girl - look at those cheeks! - and I so want to go to the inspiration photo. I just want to crawl into it, lol. I love this card, and I'm so glad to have you playing in Paradise with us again :)

Susan Flynn said...

This is stunning Tammy - there is so much pretty detail on it! What a sweet image too. Hugs Susan x

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning card, Tammy. I just love all the layers, the image is very sweet and the pins are so cute, I've never seen any like that before. Deb xxx

Ros Crawford said...

What a wonderful card this is Tammy ... I just adore it ... many thanks for plying along again at CCCB

Arlene said...

This is absolutely adorable Tammy! The colors are amazing. :)

Joanna M. said...

This is so beautiful Tammy! I just love everything about this card! It should be on the front cover of a magazine! It is just so stunning!!! Hugs, Joanna

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wow!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the colors, the buttons and LOVING the vintage girl!!!!

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a beautiful card! Love everything about this! You really did a great job with the challenge...perfect!

Martha H. said...

WOW, so many details that makes this card shine! I love it.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Maria said...

Love every inch of this vintage card! Sweet image, buttons and flowers, and gorgeous heart! Great job, Tammy...lovin it!!!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous creation, Tammy. I love the pretty vintage image, which fits perfectly with the inspiration photo. Beautifully embellished, too x

Denise Price said...

Okay, now I'm so ready to visit the beach! Love it all, but especially the shell pins.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Tammy!! The colors are so fabulous and the entire design is amazing and beautiful!! The image is soooo sweet!! What an awesome card!! :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Creations by Shirl said...

Super beautiful and love that image...

Julie E said...

So good!

Barb said...

wow Tammy, this is so beautiful. The soft blues and subtle bling is a perfect complement. Those shell pins are so pretty :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very cute vintage bathing beauty! Love that glittered heart, too.

Sherrie K. said...

What a gorgeous card Tammy!!! The image is super sweet and your coloring is amazing! I love how you always have so many fun embellishments on your projects:) you have a great eye for detail!! Love this!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Lovely! That retro image is so purdy! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Stella said...

You are fab with nailing challenges:) And this card; my oh my....do I need to say more? Stunning!

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card, love the vintage super cute image. There are so many wonderful details, Thank you for Playing in Paradise.

Angela Fehr said...

This is so beautiful, Tammy. I just love it. Thanks for Playing in Paradise!

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! I love the beach theme and those pretty colors. Your collage design makes this SO interesting--I love all the different details to look at!

Bernie said...

This is so beautiful, Tammy! What an sweet vintage image. I love these colors and your embellishments as always are perfection. Love that heart.
Hugs

Sue Lelli said...

Okay, Tammy, I LOVE the beach therefore I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! Shell stick pins - oh how FAB! GREAT image and yummy details!

Lisa S. said...

Your colors are amazing and I love the tag too, how clever!

Linda R said...

Hi Tammy, I have to say I just love everything about this card. So glad you played along with us again over at CCCB!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Aww!! This card is so sweet and pretty!! Love all the embellishments that you used! Such a great take on the challenge!! The overall layout is absolutely stunning!

VanessaB said...

WOW! soooooooooooooo gorgeous. :)

cnelson said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that image! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!