Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Challenge Day at Kenny K!

It's Sunday again!! Already this year is flying and it has barely taken off! Today marks the start of a brand new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Krew. The theme this time is "Vintage" which really did make it a challenge for me; not because there isn't a plethora of Kenny's images that will work for this purpose but because I always find it a bit troubling to make something LOOK vintage, even when I use elements that plainly are just that... old.

I chose "Socialite" for my image and focal point for this card. partly because I have had her for ages and had never gotten around to coloring her and also because I thought she was a perfect fit for the challenge theme. I bought the paper as a single sheet a couple of years ago and had cut the manufacturers name off so I don't remember who made it but the soft color tones makes it feel vintage to me. I like that the flowers aren't a true pink but more of a peachy pink because I wanted to create a vintage Valentine card.  I just wish that our lovely Miss Socialite wasn't smoking a cigarette, albeit with an elegant-looking holder. I gave up that nasty habit several years ago and as it goes with most ex-smokers, I really detest it now! The mere smell of tobacco makes me nauseous. Okay, enough of that mess! LOL

Let's just get to the point, shall we? Here's my card for the challenge.

The lovely lace border stickers as well as the adorable heart-shaped buttons were part of a blog candy I won from my friend, Vicki, at Stamp Smiles. Thanks so much, Vicki!

The greeting was created with 2 stamps from a Fiskars stamp set called Lasting Love Quotes. First, I stamped the heart in Quick Quotes' Mango Mai Tai Powderpuff Chalk Ink and colored it in with Copics R22 and R20. Then I stamped the word "ADORE" over that in Memento Black Tuxedo ink. The cute butterfly is from my stash.

I didn't have the exact shade of ribbon I needed so I used a very pale pink organza as it tends to pick up some of the colors around it. It looks better in person than it does in these photos but it's not so bad that I have the urge to change it out! Too much work!

The flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves were created with a Sizzix die . 

Here's a closeup view of the lovely Socialite. She can be purchased from Kenny's store.

 And here's what I did with the inside of the card. Again, the 2 heart doilies were part of the candy I won from Vicki. The heart die cut is the smallest Spellbinders Nestie from the scalloped hearts set and the sentiment was made from a Studio G clear stamp set that I got from Michael's for $1.00. I cut it to the size I wanted, mounted it on a piece of scrap card stock from the base card and applied adhesive to 3 sides to make a little pocket to hold the tickets. I colored it both the stamp and the inside part of the heart with the R20 and R22 Copic markers and used a white Jelly Roll pen to create the highlights. The Kiss tickets were made with the same Fiskars stamp set I used on the front greeting.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Shelly's Images - Easy As 1-2-3 (one word sentiment- ADORE; 2 pieces of patterned paper - background and butterfly; 3 pieces of bling - 2 rhinestone flourishes, butterfly body).

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I love reading your comments and appreciate that you take the time to let me know what you think of my projects. I have topped 300 followers now and I'm thinking about hosting a candy giveaway to try and get to the next major milestone.... 400! So look for that very soon! I'll be back in a day or two with a layout and after that a couple more Valentine's Day cards. Yep, it's right around the corner, my friends! Until next time, have a lovely day and a wonderful week!

Happy crafting!


  1. As usual, your coloring looks amazing! Plus, the design of this card is perfect for the image - even though she is smoking that cigarette. Glad you gave that up, honey! :D

  2. I think you have done a gorgeous job at a vintage Valentine's card! It's beautiful! Love the inside, too! Great idea with the doilies and the tickets!

  3. Thank you for visiting our blog and making such a lovely comment! Your card is stunning - I love all the wonderful details! TFS!
    Warm regards,
    Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations

  4. Oooh My what a lovely and gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining us at Shelly's Images.

    Hugs Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

  5. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Want2Scrap.

    Allie Gower


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