Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Vintage Whiff of Joy



This card ended up looking very old fashioned. I don't think I was going that way when I started. LOL but I do like it. The challenge this week at Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog is to make a Christmas card for Boys with do blue. I colored Oakley with Scooter with my Distressing Inks and white gel pen. Inked the edge with dark brown matted with the pattern paper and sewed down with a dark green.







The pattern papers are a new collection I just got from K&Company called Christmas Cheer. Love the colors. I decided to use the paper with the large holly, the edges were sewed with a blanket stitch to the same pattern paper as the image mat, but it seemed sad to cover too much of the holly, so I cut out a few of the leaves and slid the matted image underneath. The Sentiment is also from Whiff of Joy and was the perfect size to stamp directly onto the corner of the card.



The only thing that bothered me is that I felt the Holly needed some glitz... it was so flat. So I simply took my Spica clear glitter pen and colored in all of the berries and high-lighted the leaves. That helped, and made me feel better especially since this card didn't seem to have a place for lots of embellishments.



Vintage huh? I like it... and for a boy or really anyone. Run over and see their DT cards they really do knock these images out of the part! Real home runs with every one!



A huge Thank you to all of those that have emailed me for my nephews address to send him a card!!! Really it is going to make him feel so special and give him something wonderful to look forward to. I actually think the entire family will be getting into it. I am sure his sisters will be involved and help him find all the places on the map.... (If you don't know what I am talking about please see yesterday's post for my special request)


Today is errand day, dinner last night was what I call bottom of the freezer. I have needed to do some grocery shopping for a while! So better get a move on. Hope you all have a great Thursday and find some time to get inky!
HUGS and-

21 comments:

Suzanne said...

wow wow wow this is stunning I just love the look it is so beautifil. Sue :o)

Shary said...

Wow love this! The image really does look great with the paper. Love the way the holly berries shine.
Tagen's card will be in the post tomorrow. x

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

stunning card!
I especially love the blanket stitch, the paper piecing, and the glitter....just beautiful. :O)

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card for both man or woman. Its coloured beautifully and he will has no problem fitting in wit christmas!
Clairex

ink'n'rubba said...

this is the vintage style that I like! but oh does it take me back to my childhood and the boxes that we used to keep the tree decorations in were decorated in just this style - it's brought a tear to my eye just thinking about it - but happy memories! enjoy your shopping day! hugs, annie x

Rach said...

ohhh Michelle this looks fabulous, great colours and loving the large holly branch with the berry's, beautiful details with the stitching.Oakley is coloured beautifully. Hugs rachxx

Glitter Monkey said...

Oh he's just lovely! What a gorgeous classy Christmas card. You could enter him for Cute Card Thursday too as the theme is red and green this week. Lol Lynn x

Donalda's Blog said...

Oh Michelle I just love this. Your paper is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week dear

Heidi said...

Michelle this is so pretty - I just love this style. Wonderful image. I hope you have get the post I sent you?

Hugs from
Heidi

Heidi said...

Ah, like after he just got his new bike for christmas and took it out for a spin! I love it

Amber said...

i just love your work and looking at all of the bright and fun cards that you have on your page I hope you and your family have a Blessed and Wonderful Holiday Season !

Kelly Schelske said...

Great card Michelle!! Love the colors, papers, everything, super job:-) Hugs, Kelly

Cathy said...

Wow this is amazing. I love the berries and the overall effect.
Cathy xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Michelle, I love the old fashioned feel. The holly looks fab especially with the added sparkle, Hugs, Nikki x

tina46 said...

fantastic card !!!! great idea !!!!!

hugs tina46

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Michelle, I really like the vintage look to this card.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Jilli said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the paper and you've coloured oakley beautifully. Jillix

Bev said...

Oh this is just stunning Michelle -fantastic colouring and such gorgeous papers

hugs Bevx

tracie said...

fabulous card Michelle, love the vintage look - absolutely gorgeous :)x

Deb Wood said...

Awwwww, I love this!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I have a soft spot for the little boy stamps!!

thread-bare said...

Fabulous card & perfect for any boy xx