Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vintage Bathing Beauty!

The other day when I was having a color whatever you want day :) I colored this bathing beauty when I was coloring the little fishing boy. Both images were digital images from Digital Two for Tuesday Challenge site. I am in love with these images, the detail and vintage look really appeal to me and they are so wonderful to color. Here is my Bathing Beauty:

I knew that I was going to make a card with her today but I didn't know it would be this card :)

Hobby Lobby just got in the Spellbinder4 labels and I wanted them! I stopped by the store last week and took the display card to the check-out and it was a new product and they hadn't gotten their shipment in yet. Checked back yesterday and still no label4 :(. There is a new Hobby Lobby just west of me so I called them and they had one label4, they would hold it for me until I got there so I went shopping. You can't go into Hobby Lobby and just pick up the one item, can you? I can't!!! I found this quikkutz embossing folder that I thought would be so wonderful for simple sentiment cards. I had printed off a 25% off coupon for HL before I left home so, went for 1 must have item and came out with 4. Not bad for me, LOL.

When I got home I checked and the label 4 was too small to die cut this image so I held it up under the embossing folder and yep, that would be my card. I know that it is a little bit off center but... I printed multiple images on the page and that was all the clear space I had on the left side, gonna make it work!

Embossed the image and then sponged the raised scallops with Tim Holtz weathered wood and vintage photo distress inks. I mounted it on a black mat and then that was mounted on another tan and black mat. The card base dp is from a K&Company vintage paper stack, which was then mounted on black as well.

I added the scroll photo corners, a half pearl in each corner, a piece of sheer white ribbon and a touch I should do more was to add a hat pin, that I had colored the head with SU reinkers and crystal effects, with a few small irridescent beads and my Bathing Beauty is ready to show. I am thinking about framing this or making a birthday card for my MIL who will be 87 in another week.

Thanks for stopping by and if you like digital images and you like vintage you would love the Two for Tuesday challenges, check them out.

See you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.



Jaspere said...

OMG is that fabulous! Wonderful coloring and such a beautiful card.

Betty Benton said...

Your bathing beauty is just that -- a beauty!

Lorraine said...

That card is just beautiful. :o)

Cora said...

This is lovely. The coloring is beautiful. Thanks for playing.

Lynn Stevens said...

She is just adorable!! I bow to the QOC.