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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Cardvaarks Challenge - A Challenge In a Million!

So, who of you cardmakers out there wouldn't love to be published in one of the premier cardmaking magazines???  I have two dreams.  One is to be published, the other to be on a design team.  Now, I've been a guest DT member for Making Handmade Cards, and I loved it, but I want to be a full fledged DT member of a challenge blog or a product manufacturer.  I know, dream BIG, right!

And the current challenge for Cardvaarks could possibly help make one of those dreams come true!  The challenge is to make a wedding card.  The prize?  The winner's card will be published in the July, 2010 issue of CARDS Magazine!!!

Yep, THAT magazine! And of course I had to go for it - how often does such a wonderful opportunity come along?  So, here is my wedding card for this challenge . . .

I wanted a vintagey look, and my jumping off point was the lace.  That is one piece of vintage lace that was in with some fabric my mother gave me.  I would guess the age is somewhere between the late 1950's to late 1960's.  It is aged and even stained a bit, but I think that adds to the vintage charm.  The lace is a little over 2 1/4 inch from tip to tip of the hearts.  Here's all the info . . .

Product Info:
  • Base cardstock, and tan cardstock for scrolls are from my stash and they didn't have labels on the pieces.
  • Patterned paper is K & Company Blue Awning Ivory Medallion Swirls Flat Paper.  I inked the edges with some brown pigment ink.
  • Vintage lace from my stash
  • Flowers are all Prima
  • Pearls are all from Prima 'e.' line Pearls and Crystals
  • Ribbon is from Michaels 'Celebrate It' line
  • Stamps used for 'congratulations' and 'swirl' are from Inkadinkado's Brenda Walton's Chelsea Sentiments clear stamp set
  • Ink used for sentiments is Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap' from Ranger
Cricut Info:
  • Base card cut on Walk in My Garden cartridge, card 2 set at 5"
  • Patterned paper cut on Walk in My Garden cartridge, card 1 set at 4 3/4"
  • Scrolls under flowers cut on Serenade Solutions cartridge using Scroll 1 and Scroll 3
And that is my card.  I hope you like it, and I hope that whoever picks the card for this challenge likes it as well.  I can honestly say I put more thought and care in making this card than any I can remember - it means that much to me!

Thanks for visiting, and have a blessed day, Becky

1 comment:

Gisèle said...

I love the vintage feel of your card. Beautiful!