Thursday, June 9, 2011
SNEEKY PEEKY of LOTV Emma - Walkies and SWEET STUFF!!!
Happy Thursday to everyone!! I hope your week is going exceptionally well!! It has been unbearably HOT here for so early in the year...but what a great excuse to stay inside and play!!!!
Today is the new LOTV Challenge where anything goes this week and I was honored to be invited to make a card for it!!! Thanks, Jacqui!! I really enjoyed playing with these little darlin's!!!
For my card, the base and double matting is all Bazzill,the DP is from Webster's Pages,and all background panels are machine stitched. I have to share with you that my card smells like grandma's attic because I picked up the little hand crocheted doily in a local antique store and I can't get the smell out even with Febreeze...lol This is a little SNEAKY PEEK from the soon-to-be-released LOTV Girlie Girlies!!! As a matter of fact these little girlies will be released next Tuesday, June 14 -- be prepared to rush to the LOTV shop!!! So meet the darling little Emma taking two of the cutest little doggies on a "walkie". This image reminded me so much of a vintage portrait that I decided to frame her with gold braid to look like a frame. Isn't she just precious?!?!? She was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and colored with Copics. I did add a couple of tiny dots from a Pearl Pen to her little shoes! You will notice that I rested the frame on the OLD smelly doily before adding the gold vintage heart buttons. The horizontal is 25mm Burgundy Organza Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts tied into a double flat bow. For the floral treatment I used one of those gorgeous 40mm Trellis Roses flanked by 30mm Wild Roses, and 15mm Open Roses along with some little round gold thingies from my stash. Finally I added the lovely Gold Filigree Decorative Metal Corners for a little bit more shine and elegance. What do you think?
And now for the inside, which I wanted to be a real vintage surprise for the recipient!!! On the first panel I used You're Marvellous from LOTV Set 9 - Mixed Circular Sentiments, Stamp A - Grunge Postcard, and Stamp B - Grunge Letter. All of the brass and enamel accoutrements arrived in a big box along with so many vintage laces and trims from some Wisconsin friends who wanted me to have them all from their Mom's and Grandmom's sewing chests. Can you believe it????? Thank you so much Kathy and Steve---I love it ALL!!!! I also added a few buttons and another WOC Metal Corner. For the jotting panel I used a couple more of the brass sweeties. You can see that I distressed all of the upper panels with a Distrezz-It-All.
NOTE: For my American readers, please don't think that MARVELOUS is misspelled-- MARVELLOUS is the British spelling...smiles!!!! And both are completely acceptable according to Mr. Webster!!!! LOL
Yipppppeeee!!! I found another extra sentiment set to give to some lucky commenter!! This time it's LOTV Set 6 - Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments which consists of 12 separate sentiments from the Clear Additions range. Of course, again, I will toss in a few more special things....wink!!! This SWEET STUFF will close on Sunday, June 12, at midnight EST. Good Luck!!
Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you will continuously check the LOTV's Ideas to Inspire Blog, this week's LOTV's Challenge Blog, and each of the DT's blogs to check out all of the SNEAKY PEEKS of the cutest little Girlies you have ever seen!!! May you have a delightful day and a MARVELLOUS upcoming weekend!! Big hugs to all!!!