Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vintage Baby Girl

Paper Crafting Challenges is challenging us to create something for baby.  I have very few baby stamp images, but usually bring this one out from an Easter set by Stampin' Up when I want to make a baby card. The sentiment is  from another set by Stampin' Up, which I had to ink up after masking off some of the other parts of the stamp; same with the baby face.


Craft Hoarders Anonymous knows that every one of us crafters has a hoard of buttons and wants to see us use them on this week's challenge.  I chose this one beautiful, very pale pink vintage button from my stash to make a statement on my card.  I must have a gazillion buttons, but only one vintage pink button, and nothing else would do.  (I couldn't find my one vintage pink diaper pin for this card, so I had to use an old tiny brass colored safety pin. And I spent at least 40 minutes tearing apart all my hiding spots looking for that single diaper pin--it'll show up next week, I'm sure!)



For my background, I embossed my panel, inked it with Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress Inks  and Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint Distress Markers. I did the old spritz and flick to get the water droplets.  (Sizzix embossing folder)

Next I aged a stark white doily from my stash using Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and glued it to the background.

For the focal image, I die cut some watercolor paper and stamped the image in Archival Ink.  I "watercolored" the image using  a variety of Distress Markers and a water pen.  This was popped up off the doily using foam dimensional squares. (Nestibilities die)



I was inspired by Paula Cheney's tutorial over on Tim's blog to make this bow using some vintage ivory seam binding I picked up at an estate sale this weekend.  Sorry, Tim, I have a ton of your Crinkle Ribbon, but I'll save that for another project--I wanted to use my new find! I used some of Tim's Mini Distress Inks spritzed with water on my craft mat to color the seam binding, and I think it turned out quite nice. I die cut the tag, stamped and distressed it and fastened it and the button with the seam binding.  I added the safety pin. (Tim Holtz Alterations die by Sizzix)



Now I just need to find a new baby girl to send this to.  Thank you for stopping in to have a look! I appreciate all your sweet comments.

I would like to enter this in:
Paper Crafting Challenges #16 Baby
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #14 Button It Up
 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes
 Inspiration Emporium Everything Goes
 Clear It Out Challenge Blog Anything Goes Theme and Stash
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Aug. 19-25

26 comments:

  1. What an adorable card. The button is the perfect accent.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  2. Beautiful work and colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your comment!

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  3. Lovely card Sarah!! Love the soft colors, beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
    Hugs,Sandra

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    1. Thank you! It's so nice of you to visit and leave your comment! I appreciate it!

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  4. I had to smile at you trying to find that button, that's just the kind of frustrating thing I do (!), but your substitute looks great anyway and I love that really cute image and the wonderful embossed background. Anne x

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    1. I haven't found THAT pin, but I found another in a box of buttons at an estate sale last weekend, and I paid much more for that box of buttons than I ever would have, just because there was a vintage pink diaper pin in there! Fortunately, I just got to use s few of the other buttons on a few more projects I submitted to the button it up challenge.:) :) thanks for your sweet comment.

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  5. I love the colors on this and that ribbon is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I ended up making a baby boy card as well, as my niece is expecting in Oct. and we do not know if it's a boy or girl.

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  6. What a great use of color! It takes a real skill to make the colors blend together this way. Thank you for sharing your art. It was also fun to read about it!

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    1. Why, thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comment. I enjoyed making the card!

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  7. Wonderful project...TF joining us @ CIO hope you stop by again real soon.

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  8. Nice card, love your coloring. Thanks so much for joining Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you! I wonder if my niece will have a boy or girl! I made a boy card, too, just in case!

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  9. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  10. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

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    1. I will certainly join again! Thank you for your comment on the color choices! That's sometime's the hardest part for me.

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  11. This is so darling, and the details are stunning. I love your custom bow, and the sweet little pin you tucked in there. Lovely layers...really lovely! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 14: Button it Up!

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    1. Your comments are always so sweet. I ended up getting another diaper pin at a sale last weekend, so I'll be ready next time!

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  12. Nicely done, love the button accent. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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    1. Thank you for visiting! I love buttons, and it was fun to find so many uses for them through your challenge.

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  13. This is so very cute. I love vintage buttons and hoard them! I really love your seam binding ribbon! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Gloria, Thank you for your comment! I guess you might know by now I hoard a lot of things! But my passion is vintage sewing things of any sort. It all started with buttons...watch out!!!

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