April 23, 2010

Recapturing Old Wonders ~Edited

Hi Ladies!  Until tomorrow morning, when I can properly right and take better pictures, this post is going to be short.  This is an entry for the Second challenge at Wee Memories and there's a whole lot of May Arts ribbon up for grabs.  Anyhow,  here's what I came up with from the beautiful image and some wonderful gifts from my talented friend Jessica.

I'll be back soon to update you on all the ins and outs.  Sorry for the rush!

EDIT April 24th:  Okay so now I finally have some time to finish this post and add some better pictures.  I had Wee memories inspiration picture on my desk all week but with all the Verve fun I put it aside waiting for just the right ideas and materials to come together.

Well yesterday I received a package from Jessica from Recapturing Wonders (hence my post title).  About a month ago I saw her using a pattern tracer on her cards and wanted to do the same but for all my trying to the right one (don't want the straight blade) I couldn't find it so she decided to do the sweetest thing and send me one. Such a sweet gesture to begin with but then she sent a few more goodies on top of it all!!! That girl just made me feel so special and I hope to pay that feeling forward very soon. 

Anyhow one of the items in the package was Making Memories Funky Vintage ribbon....exactly what I needed for the challenge!  I decided to use the 2S4Y sketch and flip it.  I decided to make a Mother's Day card for my grandmother since she would probably like something with a vintage feel.

I inked the edges of the card base with Soft Suede and and ran the pattern tracer around the edges.  It's hard to pick up so you might have to click on a picture to get a better idea.  I also got a chance to play around with the Delightful Dahlia set from PTI.  I embossed the small flower on the Blush Blossom with White Pearl Translucent embossing powder.  That stuff is amazing and I like it better than clear embossing powder!  It's got a nice pearly sheen but still takes on the colour of the ink (I used versamark) or paper underneath.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Paper: Kraft, Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon (Making Memories), White Pearl Translucent embossing powder, felt fusion flowers (SU!), Wild Wasabi brad (SU!), Rhinestones, pearls, labels 3 Nestibilities, pattern tracer
Stamps:  Delightful Dahlia (PTI)


  1. The lace scallop trim is so yummy on this card, I clicked to view larger to see the details! I really like how the pearls, rhinestones and flowers work together. Jessica sure is talented, isn't see? And very giving.

    I know you haven't the time to post supplies, but could you sometime let me know what die that is? I have a cute idea for it, I think!

  2. So pretty... love it!! Ty for playing!! :)

  3. beautiful details!! Great inspiration photos as well. Hey!!! Did you see your Verve win!!! Yay, a Kamloops win!! I ordered some sets last night too so a Verve stamp session is in order :)

  4. Great use of the sketch and the touch of bling is perfect.

    CONGRATS on your Verve win!!! Yeah Canada :D So nice when all the hard work pays off. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing your creations with your new goodies :D

  5. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!