I am a packrat… and that comes in handy sometimes. This is one of those times! The B&W photo on my card is actually a hotel room key I saved from a business trip to Washington DC back in 2014. I'm hosting this week's challenge at wecraftcards Forum and decided to use this gem as my inspiration, naming my challenge "Make Mine Vintage." Added a stamped unicycle image, onto which I added a bit of silver coloring with a gel pen [you can't see it but it is there] and a touch of brown for the "leather" seat. This stamp was in a bag of unmounted stamps that I found at a thrift store a few years ago, so I don't know the company that makes it. However, when googling to try to find who makes the stamp, I discovered that bike is actually called a
(after two coins of different sizes) and just realized that the bike on the stamp and the one on the hotel key have the large wheel in different places. To me, either option looks pretty perilous to balance and maneuver! The tag is from my scrapbook stash. And, I left the inside blank because I'm not sure how I'll use this card but will probably be a snarky "You're HOW old?" type of birthday card.
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge-Make Mine Vintage (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Double D’s Challenge- Looking Back in Time (daranddiane.blogspot.com)
Word Art Wed Challenge- #Anything Goes (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
I am hosting the Sunday Challenge at Outlawz this week. The theme is always Songs and Rhymes, and this week's song is Roses are red, my love, Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet, my love, But not as sweet as you.] My card that was featured for the challenge was made in memory of my mom, whose name was Rose. I even used lace from my mom’s stash [that my sibs passed on to me when mom passed away back in 2012.] She would have loved this card. The rose and leaf are both made with vintage wood mount stamps from Hero Arts. The Love die is from Stampin' Up, and the inside sentiment is a freebie from Desert Diva [you can find it here.]
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge aCrafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge.
Outlawz Challenges- Songs and Rhymes- (Outlawzchallenges.ning.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- Jan (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #702 (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
STAMPlorations is having a big celebration right now that includes a hop and linky party with some great prizes. And if you use their images in your creations you get extra points [and they offer five gorgeous free STAMPlorations/Shery Russ images to help get you started. You can find them here.] The digi image I used is named "Framed roses and coffee." It's colored with Spectrum Noir markers and white gel pen. The sentiment on the front is a tag from a scrapbook kit and the inside sentiment is a digi from Eureka Stamps [ES-digi 28605 Happy Valentines Day] that you can find at I added a bit of bling to the front and inside sentiment by fussy cutting hearts from gold and red glitter paper. Oh... and I created the heart shape on the front of the card but cutting a large heart from scrap paper, lightly tracing around it with a pencil, then coloring within that pencil line with Spectrum Noir markers, blender marker and white gel pen. Super easy technique that give a special look to a card.
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Love is in the Air (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Stamplorations- Hey Love Linky Party (stamplorations.blogspot.com/2019/01/hey-love-hop-linky-party-free-love-spring-digis.html)