Saturday, January 8, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges Color Inspirations Challenge and Free Altered Clipart

Hello Friends! It's Saturday and that means it's Crazy 4 Challenges time again! I'm the host on the challenge site this month and this week, I decided a color inspiration challenge would be a fun challenge! It's a romantic color combo. . .perfect for a vintage, shabby chic style of card design. Stop by C4C and check out the beautiful cards the design team created or check out the designer's individual blogs:

* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Angela Wood
*Silke Ledlow
* Silke Kittmann
* Tammy Hershberger
Vicki Garrett

I'm so in love with vintage and shabby chic style of paper crafting right now. It's really fun to bring old items back to life. I used beads, lace, satin flowers, and ribbon to embellish my card.

The pin is actually a decorative sewing pin and I added beads and a charm to the pin.

I found this free Victorian style image at Vintage Holiday Craft. Because this is a color challenge, the colors of the image didn't match the colors of the challenge so I "desaturated" the image in my photo editor to the point where it was almost an outline image and colored the image myself using my Copic Markers. I did leave a little tint to the image when I desaturated the colors so it would have an aged appearance.

I found this image that came with a set of tags from Magic Moonlight. I altered the image by adding a sentiment and modifying the color. To modify the color of the image, change the hue of the image in your photo editor.

I needed a sentiment for my card so I added the sentiment to the label. Again the original image is from Magic Moonlight Check out her blog . . .she has a ton of beautiful images that she shares for free. Click on the image to save my altered version of the image.

I've made a few crochet hats this week so I'll probably post them tomorrow. I'm trying to give equal time for the different hobbies I have but some crafty projects take more than an hour or day to create. I'm having a ton of fun switching around different craft projects and learning new things. I'm never bored, I tell ya'!!! Hey. . .I'm starting my sewing classes on Monday. I'm really excited about it. It's a 10 weeks course and I'm praying that at the end of the class, I can actually sew something. I'm thinking an apron will be my first project. . .LOL!! It seems simple enough and it's something I can actually use.

Anyway. . .enough of the chit-chat! Hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday!!!


StampOwl said...

this is gorgeous maria

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is STUUUUUNNNNINNG, Maria!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Ash said...

It is I don't have words to express how your creation is..... It is totally out of this world..... Brilliantly perfect!!!!! Kudos & Hugs))))


Becky said...

This is just stunning Maria. Love the the whole vintage feel of this, gorgeous colors, image, and lace.

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-ers girl, just AMAZING!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so delightfully feminine and vintage.....perfect creation....I am in awe

Barbara said...

So gorgeous! Love the vintage feel!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very vintage-y and gorgeous!!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

WOW!!! Love your vintage creation, Maria!!! So beautiful!!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Maria! The color is fantastic and just perfect for the inspiration picture!

Silke Ledlow said...

Pure gorgeousness Maria!!! Love your card...and the vintage feel of it!!! Awesome design!!! Thank you for another fun challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

Lim said...

WOW!!! All your cards are amazing. I love this one in particular. Looks great, so elegant and gorgeous! Thank you so much for the inspiration. You are so talented!

Silli said...

hello Maria, your card is so pretty, love the sweet image and all the details...HUGS

Mary said...

What a beautiful card. I love the way you used the valentine beads pin stick.

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