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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vintage Roses (October's FS Sketch)

Good Morning, friends! I'm happy to see you!

Fellow Florida Stamper Sharon Field drew my attention recently to a wonderful Sketch site - Creative Sketches. One Sketch in particular became October's Sketch of the Month for our Florida Stampers Group. This A6 size card will be mailed to swap partner Sandy Meier.

To see the sketch cards created by the Creative Sketches Group, just click here.

My version uses ovals rather than rectangles.

It's actually my first try at a vintage style card. Then I couldn't find the right stamp for the centers of the small Nestabilities Ovals! The second stamp I ever purchased back in 1988 came to the rescue (another oldie-but-goodie crying out to be used!). If you've been stamping for 20 years, you'll remember that PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) was the main stamp manufacturer in those days. This was their small botanical rose image. "Incredible" describes Sandy to a T. The image is part of an Anna Griffin set. (What ever happened to Anna?)

Flowers were colored with PrismaColor Pencils. The Labels One Grand dies, Ovals, and leaves were cut on my Grand Calibur (truly my favorite of all the die cut machines in my stash). 

Thanks for visiting.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Incredible is right! I love this Donna - it's just beautiful! So inspiring! It just screams you!

Julie Z said...

Love that color combo - definitely brings out the vintage feel! The petite ovals are a really nice touch too! Very pretty!
And yes I do remember when PSX was THE main stamp company....they had entire stores dedicated to only their stamps! Still have many of my PSX stamps too!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Donna
Love the design, the colors are stunning!!

Karen x

NanaConnie said...

Donna, I really love your take on this sketch! What set of oval Nesties is that, do you know? I've looked for long, narrow ovals but haven't found them. Fabulous use of the lace and your color choices are perfect!

Amanda R said...

I think it is lovely Donna, very feminine and vintage with the soft colors, the ovals and roses. Beautiful card!

Linda Loew said...

Donna, Unforgettable thats what you are.....Incredible come near or come far....I love the colors and the different textures that you employed you have put together a really inviting piece of art.

Kim Jaime said...

This card is beautiful. The color combo and the inking around the embossed edge is lovely.

creativearts said...

Gorgeous card! I love the vintage look and the main flower images really pop!

pjw said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beauteous!!! I really love it.

Gerlinde said...

This card is gorgeous, Donna! Love the colors, and especially the edging on the ovals. Beautiful!

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely and I really like your die cut card too!


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