Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bit different for me!

Look, I've gone all distressed and vintage, and I wasn't forced to do it for a challenge either lol... My regular visitors will think they've come to the wrong blog!



This is a large 8" square card for my Auntie and Uncle's 25th wedding anniversary, which is tomorrow.  I knew I wanted to use this photo that my mum gave me to use, but I was struggling for ideas a bit... then I noticed Allsorts had a 'you've been framed' challenge and finally the cogs started whirring!

So... I cut a nestie circle out of the centre of a square of GCD Studio 'ella blue' paper and used that to 'frame' the photo.  Everything, including the blank card, has been well inked - very unlike me!  The flowers started off white and have been part coloured with promarkers, then sprayed with gold 'spray & sparkle' and then spritzed with bronze cosmic shimmer spray.  I curled the wires that were attached to the flowers instead of cutting them off as I usually do, added some pearl pins and a LOTV sentiment.

The inside is also decorated and I made a matching box too, but the photos are rubbish so I might add more pics tomorrow if I can get better ones!  So many of my lovely Ella Blue papers went into making this card... I think it might be the first paper pad I ever manage to fully use up lol.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

We're being brave (or stupid!) and taking Dex to the cinema for the first time tomorrow, seeing the Smurfs... not convinced he'll sit still for long enough so we'll probably end up only seeing half of it.  Still, I'm not that bothered about the film so I don't suppose it matters lol.  He seems very excited about the popcorn!  Right, off to squeeze in some commenting as I'm very behind as usual...

39 comments:

Claire x said...

WOW Lisa, this is absolutely stunning and the recipients are going to love it. The colours are just perfect, it's so pretty. Good luck with the cinema visit tomorrow - I'm sure Dex will be fine. Hugs, Claire x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, my goodness this is just beautiful! Love the papers and all the inking. I'm sure your Aunt and Uncle will love it! Good luck with the cinema - we've taken Emily a few times now, she seems to like running along the corridor in the cinema more than watching the films! Sarah

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is beautiful Lisa, they'll love it! I love the gorgeous vintage colours and lovely flowers too :)
Kelly.x

Amanda said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous, love the papers and you have tackled one of my phobias ....inking the edges lol

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

This is gorgeous Lisa, and very romantic♥. Love the papers and flowerdecorations♥.
Good luck with the cinema tomorrow☺.

Hugs Marita♫♫

Carol said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lisa, love the papers you've used. Good luck at the cinema! Carol x

Denise and Louise said...

This is stunning - they are going to definitely love it. You should do distressed vintage more often - you do it so well!!
Hugs
Denise xx

Joey said...

Lisa it is so different to your usual "style" but it is just as gorgeous, a beautiful card I am sure it will be treasured. Joey xx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning Lisa you should do this more often, absolutely gorgeous.
Chris x

Jules said...

Lisa this is stunning .. .. I would love to see your Auntie and Uncle's faces when they open their special box.

Snap .. . this is the only paper stack I can say I have truly loved every page in it!! I have made so many things with it and still love it. It is disappearing slowly .. .. I will have to get another one day!! LOL!!

Hope you manage the whole film tomorrow!!

Love Jules xx

Jan said...

Oh, this is really pretty! Gorgeous flowers too. Jan

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I love vintage & this is perfect WOWWWWW...

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Lisa, what a great anniversary card! I'm sure your auntie and uncle will love it!
Hugs Lynsey x

Debs M said...

gorgeous, the flowers and pins set it off perfectly. they will love it x

Katina said...

Lisa this is stunning!! As you say, it's not your usual thing but you've done a fantastic job! Yet another creation that showcases your versatility - wonderful! xx

jackid said...

Lisa it's beautiful yes different for you but truly stunning all the same and I am sure your aunty and uncle will love and treasure it it's gorgeous
Jaxki xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Wowweeee Lisa, this is gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

So beautiful Lisa...it will be cherished! Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx Jenny xx

Folly said...

Beautiful! Not your usual style, but you're VERY good at it. :-)
Michelle.

Lorraine said...

What a pretty vintage framed card - I am sure they will totally love it! and yes, I did a double-take when I first looked at the creation, lol.

Craftdee said...

This is beautiful...it's nice to step outside your comfort zone occasionally, and if the results are as good as this it's very satisfying too!! TFS, Dee

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous photo and distressing :-) We took George and Charlie to see the Smurfs last week.... George was good as gold, Charlie, erm, wasn't...! Oh dear... :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jackie said...

Oh wow, it's a stunner :o)
Jackie xx

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow stunning gorgeous creation dear.

MARY B said...

This is gorgeous,it certainly paid off doing something different. Mary x

Vicky said...

This is beautiful Lisa. It's good to sometimes step outside of your comfort zone!! Good luck wiht the smirfs!! :-)
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Janette said...

Wow, Lisa, this is just gorgeous, what a stunning card, they will love it.xx

coops said...

wow this is absolutely fantastic lisa.love the gorgeous ella blue papers and love how you have distressed them and fab flowers and pic :D
really beautiful hun

xx coops xx

Tara said...

Just beautiful!
Tara

heidy said...

OMG Lisa,this is gorgeous,your aunty and uncle will love this!
Hugs Heidy

Cheryl said...

WOW absolutely STUNNING and those papers are beautiful!!!
Hugs xx

Jessica said...

What an amazing card Lisa - it's fabulous!!! Your Aunt and Uncle will be delighted - it's gorgeous. Jxx

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER girl!!! This is so so amazing!!!! I adore your Vintage style and such a keepsake you've made!! What a lovely project and so wonderful to see on your blog hun!! TFS!! ;)

Feebsy said...

Lisa this is wonderful, such a beautiful gift for your aunt and uncle I'm sure they'll treasure it!

I love the vintage style and the flowers are perfect.

Feebs
xx

p.s. I hope the cinema trip went well.

Helen said...

Gorgeous, Lisa - I bet they were really pleased with it!

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire Designs!!

Helen x

rosie said...

gorgeous Lisa. It doesn't matter what you turn your hand to - its always stunning. fab idea. love the flowers x

Louise said...

This is stunning Lisa - I bet your Auntie and Uncle loved it!
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claires xxx

Sue said...

Gosh Lisa. You have had a very creative time with this one. It's fabulous, I love it. Sue.x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi hun, WOWEE gorgeous card, loveing all of the colours, thanks for playing along with Little Claire's Challenge this month, hugs Heidi xx