Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sophie Goes Vintage

The time comes when you just have to say, "like it or not, it's finished".......  I've worked on this card for 4 days and redone it 5 times and still not happy, but it's done and now I can move on to something else.  I love this Sophie on Timber stamp by Elisabeth Bell from Elphine House Australia and been dying to color her.  Going to have to get out my CMC Copic Lesson disks and start practicing my coloring again.  Amazing how when you don't color for awhile your hands don't want to do what you tell them to do....

The challenge today at Elphine House Australia is to create a Vintage style card. You may use ANY Elisabeth Bell design for your card.


If you are using a stamp that is an Elphine House Stamp, You will win 2 stamps of your choice from EHA.  If you use an Elisabeth Bell design from any of the other companies, your prize will be 1 stamp from EHA and will come to you as a surprise package. EHA will choose the stamp for you.

You definitely want to stop by the challenge blog to see all the wonderful cards made by the DT to help inspire you.  They are gorgeous and you sure don't want to miss seeing them.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs",  Carol (Granny)

18 comments:

*Vicki* said...

Oh Carol, this is really gorgeous!! Love the added lace along with the beautiful flower ribbon! HUGS :)

Carla S. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Carol! I love the image and the colors you used! Your coloring is wonderful!

Leanne said...

Lovely, thanks for playing our pearls challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Gail said...

I don't know what the problem was but she's beautiful!
Don't forget we are our own worst critics!

Tamie said...

Simply elegant vintage! I love the distressing of color on the card and those wonderful flowers with pearls in are just totally fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Olga said...

beautiful, love the clouds!!!

Lori said...

Awesome!! Thanks for playing with us in our "Pearls" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Pat said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and gorgeous lace and flowers.

Pat xx

NanaConnie said...

This has to be a case of "being your own worst critic," Carol. It's magnificent! Love your sponging around the edge of the die cut mat, and those ribbon flowers are wonderful. The bow with the rose finishes the card just perfectly.

otomys said...

Gorgeous vintage style card, Carol. Your coloring is so beautiful. I love the distressing and lovely flower border. Just stunning!
Hugs,
Amelia x

clare said...

Such a lovely card. X

Janine said...

This is a beautiful card Carol.
The clouds are very effective and I like how the lovely image is the main feature.
Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes.
Hugs, Janine xx

Carole said...

Hi Carol, I agree the image is adorable and I think your card is lovely, wonderful coloring and the clouds are awesome! Hugs Carole xox

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Carol, thank you for your lovely comment on my entry for the EHA challenge!! I won the stamp on the Elizabeth Bell's World Challenge, i don't know the name of it but it is and Elphine House stamp!!
Hugs Hazel xx

sue w. said...

Hi Carol, stop being so hard on yourself girl, she's beautiful. Fab layout and the clouds are super.
Hugs Sue W.

Gina L said...

This is really pretty! I love the doily to frame the image, and also her pretty peach dress. She's so cute!

CaroleAnn said...

Carol
As artists we are sometimes too critical of ourselves! This is beautiful from the beautiful background you created to the lovely glitter on her gloves and bow on her gown! I love it!
Hugs