Sunday, January 24, 2010

Midnight Madness Challenge #38 Vintage Lady

Here we are with #38 for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Today's card is a D'Amour Alure Rubber Stamp called Estella Vintage Lady and can be found here at McMahon Five Designs. I love vintage style cards and pulled out some of my vintage buttons I have been saving to create this.

My image was colored with pencils and blended. The image is a total of three layers that have been popped up. I stickled around the edges and added tiny rhinestones down each side of her lace placket. My buttons are the old fashion type that have metal shanks on the back. I sat at my craft table trying to figure out how I could manipulate them to attach on this card. So I got out my pliers and were able to compress the button so it would lie flat.
I felt that I wanted to take this card to another level. So I created a poem for the inside that I thought would reflect on the theme of the image. It goes like this:

One your Birthday,
Put on your fancy clothes.
Your trinkets and jewelry,
And paint your toes.
It's time to celebrate,
Your special day.
In your own stylish,
Classy, fashionable way.
So bring out the baubles,
Bangles and glitz.
For a Birthday Celebration,
fit for the Ritz!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty! I love your border! Your coloring and the rose details are stunning. Gorgeous embellishing! Beautiful take on the sketch!

Christina C. said...

I love the vibrant colors and, of course, the image is simply gorgeous. Beautiful card!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Carol, BEAUTIFUL card!! The colors on it are FABULOUS! Love her blue eyes, You even pulled out your vintage buttons for this card, You're so sweet to do that. The boot button is so rare to see! Thanks for putting your special touches, it makes me so happy! xox ~Jeni

Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol your card takes vintage to new heights! Wow so over the top both inside and outside. Your sentiment is the perfect finishing touch!
Fantastic as always!

Carolyn said...

Very beautiful card, Carol! I love the antique colors and real vintage feel that you have achieved. Very cute boot up in the corner too. The inside is gorgeous too. You always go all out to really finish a look throughout.


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

She is one glam gal!! She is ready to hit the town, she looks wonderful ~ great coloring everywhere and wonderful vintage style embellishments. Bravo ~ TFS, Jane

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Oooh Carol what a gorgeous card and poem too! You are just so talented...what I wouldn't give to be able to write poetry! The inside of your cards are always as spectacular as the outsides. Perfection to a T! Fabulous coloring, edging and stitching! Beautiful work my friend!

Priscilla said...

hey, are you sure you did not snag this card from my home?? That looks like it needs to be in my collection..LOL Just beautiful Carol.

Phyllis said...

Such a gorgeous card, so many wonderful details!! Great colors and flowers around the circle. Just lovely!! Your cards are always so beautiful and I think I would like to make cards like that but I never can or do.

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Lovely Linda said...

HI Carol - this is just DIVINE and you did take it to another level! I could not go past without having a close up look - your details are amazing AND I have the same buttons and boots - does that make us related!?!? LOL! Love the blues in this, her eyes are gorgeous! Well done Carol, your poem just finishes it perfectly! Thansk for sharing - it is always a pleasure! {{{hugs}}}

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful creation Carol. Lovely image dimension. Fabulous inside and out of your card. The color scheme and the punched frame is lovely.

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol, this is such an elegant card! I love the muted colors and the lacey effect of the border punch. The lady certainly is ready for the Ritz! TFS

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Carol, your vintage brass buttons are the perfect accent for this card! The softness of your color choices has such an elegant feel too. What a gift to be able to write poetry! :) Hugs! Michelle

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Carol! Fantastic job with the stamp and sketch this week! WOW! Your embellishments are perfect as always. From the tiny pearls, to the shoes to alternating flowers and buttons! Just beautiful!!