Monday, June 15, 2009

By the Sea

It has been a while since I have stamped just for me. I decided I would check out this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge and get to work. I really liked the non-traditional size and fun details on this week's sketch. I was in the mood to make either a pretty card, or a vintage design. As you can see, vintage won. Since Summer is only a few days away, I pulled out my "By the Sea" set by TJ Designs. I have never actually used it on a completed project until today. I have wanted to use it several times, but everything ended up in the trash. I have envisioned what I have wanted, but have never achieved the right look until today. I think it helped that I paired the stamp set with the coordinating Collage Pack. You can find all of these items on theTweetyJill website.

I love combining stamped images with these wonderful vintage images from the collage pack. I added a little bit of zig-zag stitching to the bottom of the card as well as some vintage glass glitter and a sea-shell from my stash. I actually ended up sponging the seashell as well as the card to give it the same time-worn feel. It just looked too white next to all of the distressing.




I added a bit of gingham ribbon as the finishing touch.
I have quite a few teacher gifts, etc. to get ready before my kid's get out of school on July 2nd, so I will be sharing those designs with you as well. Thanks for fluttering by!

19 comments:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Wow, Kelly! This is so beautiful. Your vintage creations are always so breathtaking. Thanks for playing! :)

naveni said...

You created a wonderful card. I love the vintage style.
Nadia

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

What a beautiful card!

Wanda said...

OMG, Kelly, this is a GORGEOUS card!! I've always loved collage and vintage styles and yours is a real winner!

Jessica Canham said...

I think this is both vintage AND pretty! Love it.

Chris said...

So many super elements to see on this - everything just works perfectly together! :)

Anonymous said...

I lovea this vintage look. Your card is gorgeous!

C Burke

JeanFB said...

OMG Kelly this is STUNNING!! I love everything about it!! You have an amazing touch with glitter... I would love to see a little tutorial sometime on how you get that lovely effect. TFS!

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

I love it---just love it! The vintage style is perfect! Blessings,Sharon

Deborah Saaranen said...

So gorgeous Kelly! I love how the black gingham ribbon plays off of the sentiment-- really adds WOW!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, how stunning!!

Sherry said...

kelly, your card is absolutely amazing. I am in awe.

Doris Snyder said...

beautiful! love the vintage look.

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers Kelly! This is gorgeous! I love when you go vintage...it's always beautiful!

Amy said...

I love your vintage, Kelly! I just looked at this set at TJ the other day but decided I'd better wait...boo hoo!

Brooke S said...

LoVe the Vintage!!! Gorgeous Card Kelly.
Hugs
Brooke

Stephanie said...

I absolutely adore this card!! Brilliant!

Tanya said...

Your vintage is awlays pretty! :) this is gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful vintage creation! love the colors and the big sentiment - super images on this!