Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Vintage Challenge ... It's About the Girls




I found myself with a nice relaxing opportunity to create today and thought I would take on the challenge over at Just Us Girls.  This week, it's the sketch challenge above, so here is my offering...







Since the challenge blog is in honor of all us girls who enjoy making art in a variety of ways, I thought I would start at the very beginning.  This vintage baby girl card has many layers which feature Graphic45 papers from the Baby 2 Bride Collection.



I distressed all edges with Adirondack ink in mushroom for a worn wallpaper effect.  These fabulous papers are double-sided for easy coordination.  I used a few of the matching die-cuts as well, including the sleeping angel baby.  The sentiment stamp is from  
My Sentiments Exactly.
 


The flowers are Spellbinders scallops and textured with Cuttlebug's brocade EF.  They are centered with a variety of sweet buttons and floss. Again, the edges were distressed using the same ink as the wallpaper.



I used beautiful pearl-embellished trim in between two different mirrored paper patterns which were accented using the Martha Stewart Loop punch.  The sweet little birdie buttons are also Graphic45 die cuts from the same collection.
I love adding sparkle to vintage pieces using Diamond Stickles.

This card will be up for sale in my Etsy store soon.  If you are interested in purchasing it before it gets there, please email privately at julieranae@hotmail.com.



A big thank you goes to Alice over at Alice's (little) Wonderland.  She honored me with the MeMe Blog Award.  I featured Alice's sweet blog awhile back on one of the Friday Night Favs lists and I know you have come to love visiting her, too.  As we all know with many awards, we are asked to share things about ourselves as part of the acceptance.  I hope you will indulge me if rather than list all those things here at this moment, I will do my best to reveal something new with each post this week.
Deal?  So here is my first installment.

Yesterday, I had promised to share with you what I believe is a most relaxing Sunday afternoon.  I have the opportunity to attend services at church either on a Saturday or a Sunday.  So assuming I have gone on Saturday, my idea of a relaxing Sunday is to sleep in a bit.  Then have a lovely cup of tea with Paul as we talk about whatever may come up.  Some days, it's what's happened earlier in the week and other days, it might be childhood memories.  I love that about our conversations.  I love hearing about his childhood in England and about extended family whom I will never have the chance to meet as they have already gone on before.  But my most favorite thing to do, especially as the weather turns cold and snowy, I love curling up next to him on the couch as he watches his favorite football game, of the English or American variety,  while I have a stack of my very favorite magazines at hand.  Of course, the tea keeps flowing all the day long.  So that's it, really.
Simple, but very lovely.


I hope you had a lovely Sunday...chat with you tomorrow.

21 comments:

Julie said...

Julie, this is oh, so gorgeous! You know I love this vintage beauty! All your layerin and lovely details--just perfection!

Glad your Sunday was perfection, too--so was mine!

Julie said...

Perhaps the challenge should be called Just us Julies LOLxx Fabulous card - wonderful vintage feel to it and so much detail - quite gorqeous!!! Juliexx

Jennie said...

wonderful card :) I like curling up on the sofa too! especially as the night sget darker and darker :(
xx

Anne Jagger said...

Julie this is stunning, I love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Julie! I love all the soft girly touches! You did such an AWESOME job with the Just Us Girls sketch challenge. :) Thank you so much for playing along!

Rachel said...

It's a beautiful card. Quite stunning. And now I understand how you use the sketches I keep seeing. Thank you for that as well.

eiyiyi said...

This is just beautiful Julie. All the layers and textures pull together so perfectly. A work of art! hugs, eileen

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is gorgeous. i love all the detail and touches. you can definitely see the love in this card.

hugs,

lynn said...

love the vintage card--all the layers and inking--love it!

Sarah Anderson said...

Julie this is stunning!!!! I love it. The flowers are my favourite I think!

Andrea M said...

What a lovely card! So vintage-y and shabby chic :)love all the layers and texture! Beautiful!

*Alison* said...

Julie,
This is SOOO cute.. :) great job.. I love the textures and the vintage feel.. HUGS

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi there, Julie!! Wow, what a surprise! It has been so long since we were in touch and when I saw your name my jaw dropped. I looked at it twice because I had another Julie join my followers list yesterday and I had to look twice at yours. So nice of you to find me so I could follow you back home and join your list as well. You have been busy and I absolutely love your presentation for the layout you just created. Totally awesome and the intricate details is magnificent. I look forward to many return visits...just about to break for evening dinner but so happy to hear from you! Special welcome hugs, Gayle (in Canada)

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Julie! This is such a beauty! You've done so many pretty things here, I can't just pick out a few...I love them all! One of my favorites for sure...congratulations on your lovely award! =D I enjoyed reading about your perfect Sunday afternoon. It's nice to snuggle up with the hubby...and a good magazine at the same time! Hugs, Paulette

MirjamC said...

wow!!!love your cards, beautiful!!! thanks for visit my blog and your kind comment! and i'll definitively play along with a challenge of 'the play date cafe', thanks for the tip....it's a great challenge blog!!!
have a nice day:) mirjam

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Julie - I have never tried french fries dipped in applesauce...sounds interesting. My husband puts mustard on his eggs so I can try most anything...I love your card...it is so vintage, dainty and sweet! :) Lovely!

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely beautiful baby card! WOW - love the vintage look and what a fun sentiment. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you again on Saturday for our next technique challenge!

Fliss said...

I adore this Julie. I love all the textures and the soft colours you've used and the vintage look is just beautiful.

♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

Julie! So many beautiful things going on here1 i can be here all day! :) Thanks for adding my button to your site! I truly appreciate it! :) Sending you my hugs!

Kristin Bueter said...

Julie, this is beautiful! I love the worn wallpaper effect you achieved! This is a look I admire greatly but have a hard time with, so I'm definitely inspired by your project!! Love those flowers and the buttons down the side and all your pretty little accents! Wonderful :)

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls. Please stop by JUGS to see a special, charitable challenge Lisa posted this morning if you haven't yet. It's for a great cause and blog candy is involved ;]

Sue Lelli said...

Really really lovely! All of the detail is just FAB! The more I looked at it the more I saw. LOVE the vintage feel!