tisdag 1 januari 2013

Live and Love crafts Challenge: Something Old

Hi there lovely friends and followers! 
Hope you're all enjoying the very first day of 2013!

I´d like to welcome you all to this my first posting as a very proud dt for Live and Love Crafts :) Im so exited to let you in on all the amazing things that the lovely store owner, Sandy  and her team invites us to join. One of those things is the LLC challenges  that runs monthly.
Our first theme of this year is to create a project with SOMETHING OLD in mind. 

I made a valentines card and used an all new Tilda HOWEVER thats not very old like ha? So I finally put my new knowledge to the test that I learnt at the WS in Borås during the Magnolia event early october. The WS was taught by my lovely and very talented friend, Debbie Dolphin and was all about coloring in sepia. Something at least I think adds to that vintage / old feeling. I think the images reminds me of the old photographs I used to look at in my grandmothers albums. I was afraid I had forgotten most of her tips and tricks but no! I think it turned out pretty well. 

I decided to use some of the amazingly beautiful dp´s from Pion Design´s collection of 6*6 papers Silent Night. Not very valentines like you might think but I for one think the Pion papers are very versatile and can be used whenever really. I also used cheese cloth and shabby seam-binding. I applied some of the adorable pearl string around the image and something I just cant seem to get enough of is the beautiful resin pieces and I decided to use a lock from the small lockbox appliqué set. Adds to that shabby feeling that I truly love :) The metal corners are actually in silver but I painted them with distress crackle paint Picket fence, which I have also applied a little here and there all over the card and the edges of all paper. I also used a princess crown charm, its underneath the seam binding. The flowers are rolled roses that I use all the time, can never have to many of those ;) 
The heart is cut with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die called So wrapped lovely  and the big flower is also a Magnolia doo hickey called Doily flowers .  In the pictures below I have tried to take some detailed pics and will be showing them below:

Thank you so much for checking in with me today! 
Hope to see you back here again in a few hours as we in Deep Ocean challenges also shares something really fun AND different today! 

23 kommentarer:

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! Image is beautiul and I love your colouring! And your card design is fabulous with all delicious details and embellishments!

    Happy New Year Louise <3


  2. So beautiful Louise. Love her. I must try sepia style colouring so pretty :) Jen xx

  3. Ohhhh my word Louise!! This is so amazing! Karita said it perfectly. I love all the amazing details and your colouring! wooooow!!
    Happy New Year Sweetie xx
    Big hugs Kylie xx

  4. OMG. ..Louise this is amazing. It caught my eye in blogger and of course it was you :D....I've got this Tilda in my basket among others and she is gorgeous. your sepia colouring is simply amazing and I recognise the hanger:D.. .it looks great.

    Happy New year gorgeous gal ♡♥♡♥
    I hope I meet you again in 2013 xxx

    Debbie xxx

  5. Absolutely perfect. I didn't think I wanted this Tilda, but after seeing how perfectly you've coloured her I now need it, lol.

    All the best for 2013,

    Hugs, Becky x

  6. Nydelig!!!! Så herlig motiv og fantastisk fargelegging!!
    Jeg har enda ikke prøvd sepia-fargeleggingen til Debbie,
    men her er det iallefall nok inspirasjon til å få lyst til å prøve!;)
    Ha en super dag vennen!
    Klem, Camilla

  7. OMG! I adore this Louise, wow! no wonder Sandy picked you, your shabby chic is wonderful! love you colouring, you have so inspired me to colour this image xxx
    Love always, melly. xxx

  8. A great start to the New year Louise, with this stunning creation, I like everything about it!!!
    Kevin xx

  9. Godt nyttår du herlige kvinne!!
    Du fortsetter å inspirere i det nye året ser jeg min venn og dette er nok det vakreste kort jeg har sett du har laget. Helt totalt fantastisk nydelig!!
    Dette hadde bare passet så godt hjemme hos meg!;) LOL lol
    Håper dere hadde en flott kveld i går og at 2013 bringer glede og alt godt til din nydelige familie ♥
    Masse klemmer til deg vennen

  10. "Stunning" Louise such fabulous colouring and so perfect for the vintage look!!! Happy New Year and all the Best for 2013 Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

  11. Åhhhh så himla fint Pigan!! Underbar liten stämpel...och som alltid har du gjort ett toppenkort min vän!! =)

    2013 års första(inte sista) kraaaaaaaam kommer här...;)

  12. Oh wow Louise. Your card is wonderfull. Awesome colouring.
    Happy new year.

    Hugs Monique

  13. Åhh så vakkert ♥ Nydelig stempel og mange lekre detaljer ♥ Godt nytt år ♥

  14. Underbart vackert, Louise!
    Alltid lika roligt att kika in till dig, här hittar man alltid härlig inspiration!

    Önskar dig och din familj ett riktigt Gott Nytt År!


  15. Åhh!!!
    otroligt vackert Louise!
    En underbar start på ditt nya "kort" år.
    Underbar färgläggning i Sepia.
    Vackert dekorerat som alltid.
    Nää...detta var super,lova att du snart gör ett till i Sepia..
    Ha det bäst vännen!
    Kramar Camilla

  16. WOW WOW WOW really love it....
    which collors did you used for this look....
    maybe i can try this also...


    Happy New Year....

  17. Halloj Pinglan! Usch och fy vad jag har varit dålig på att kommentera...*skämsig* Men jag tror minsann att det mesta håller på att vända :)så nu ska det bli ordning på torpet igen :)
    Men hallå vilken liten sötis som du har målat helt underbart. Ingen risk att du inte skulle kunna göra detta på egen hand utan Debbies tips ;)Som vanligt älskar jag alla detaljer som du har dekorerat med. Helt enkelt ljuvligt vackert!
    Lite lustigt är det trots allt, jag postar ett kort med Sepia jag oxå imorgon, hihi.
    Men vad är det de brukar säga, Great minds thinks alike :)
    Önskar dig en underbar fortsättning på det nya året, och att vi bokar in fler träffar detta året.
    Kramar i massor <3 <3 <3

  18. so beautiful louise, just love everything about this card the hanger is wonderful as well...

  19. Helt magiskt fint! Jag älskar färgläggningen!

  20. Åh, vilket fint kort! :) Är detta en av årets Tilda? Vad heter den? :)


  21. This is awesome Louise. Love all the details. Stunning colouring of that image. Happy New Year to you.
    Hugs Tracy x

  22. Hi Louise,
    I think you made Debbie proud when she saw this card; you certainly made me proud. :-) Thanks for your willingness to improvise when your DT package didn't arrive in time, but I was very pleased to see you have got so many of the products LLC stocks. But like I said to you earlier, you would hardly have been interested in joining my DT otherwise...:-) I'm thrilled to have you on board, I've always loved your shabby creations, and it's amazing to now have you on my team. Can't wait to see what you'll create next!


  23. Came over from Live and Love Crafts to say how much I love your card... Such exquisite work, the vintage neutral colours are beautiful, and so many gorgeous layers and textures and details - just wonderful!
    Alison x


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