Saturday, October 31, 2009

Vintage Thanks


It's the last Saturday in October - and my fifth (and final) October challenge for Our Creative Corner. This time around I picked something near and dear to my heart - vintage. I love using vintage items on my cards - whether they are actually old or just vintage style. It's such a fun look with lots of possibilities!

I combined my card with the limited supply challenge - "what's the weather?" Our weather forecast didn't give me a whole lot to go on - fall-like temperatures, a little sun, some clouds, some wind, possibly some sprinkles... kind of all mixed up. So I made a fall-themed card with some windblown leaves and a couple mixed-up prints of designer paper. The LSC also came with a 2/2/2 requirement: use three sets of two of something. So on my card I have two vintage items (buttons and trim), two patterned papers, and two circles.

The leaf image from Wandering Words first popped into my head when I read the weather forecast. Since we are supposed to see the sun, I wanted to use yellow and chose the crushed curry paper from The Write Stuff specialty paper. The other print in ruby red is from the same collection, and I made soft suede my brown since that color is in those papers as well. Once I chose my papers, I inked the stamp with markers and stamped on very vanilla, then used soft suede to dirty up the edges. Behind the stamped panel I used the two Nestabilities circles cut from the DP, also sponged with soft suede. To add my crochet trim to the bottom, I adhered it to a thin strip of cardstock, then glued that right onto the card base. The finishing touch was my vintage button tied with linen thread.

I've had a great time hosting the OCC challenges this month. Please visit the OCC blog to see everyone else's creations, and come back for more fun challenges in November!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

This is just adorable! I love the sweet button and the way you inked up your stamp! Very cute!

jdmommy said...

Our weather was very mixed up...you were so right! I love your vintage card!! Happpy Halloween, my friend!

Loretta said...

Thanks for the wonderful challenges this month, Lori!

Wendy J. said...

Lori you've done a great job with the challenges this month! They've been very unique for me and I appreciate all the thought you've put into them. This is a beautiful card. Love the addition of the button and trim!

the funkie junkie said...

Thanks for a sensational month of challenges, Lori. I have really been challenged and enjoyed every minute of it! Even this week with the vintage challenge, I thought it would be a breeze, but ended up so indecisive over the design.

Your card this week is gorgeous as usual. The lace and button are perfect and I love that stamp set too!

Mrs B said...

Your card is so sweet! Great challenge this week!
CindyB

Joycelyn Turner said...

Thanks for a fun month of challenges, Lori!!! Your card is beautiful!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lori - your card is so beautiful!!! I love this new SU image!!! Thank you for another fun challenge...!!! You really got my gray cells going this month - LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Jenny Gropp said...

Fun challenges this month!!!!
Love your lace edging and this is a beautiful fall card!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Lori :) Thanks for the fun line-up of challenges ~ it was a blast!! Your card rocks, this is one set that is still on my wish list...

Hope you had a fun weekend ~ sorry to stop by so late! Have a wondeful week ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)