Saturday, April 30

Vintage Pink to Make the Boys Wink!

I know ... Tattered Rose is not my usual ... but when I do use it ... I always think that I rather like it ... especially if you blend in a bit of Vintage Photo with it!
Most of the stamps on the background are Lord Tim of Holtz ... you know Tim ... the man that can teach Princess Beatrice what NOT to wear while extending the life of the entire world's butterfly population with just a Jump Ring and one or two accoutrements!
The corset/mannekin stamp is indeed The Wendy Vecchi with some trim and those ickle biddy flowers are also Wendy's ... stamped on white shrink plastic with Stazon ink and edged with Gold Krylon! Soooo cute!
The squares and the border of the card ... the stitching bit was done with a pokey tool and a white pen ... not a sewing machine! I will let you into a secret ... it did cross my mind to get the sewing machine out and actually use it! But when I finally located it in my Craftroom and saw the pile of stuff it was under ... well ... I changed my mind pretty sharpish I can tell you! So Faux stitching to the rescue ... again! It is shameful really ... I stamped and wailled that I neeeeeeeeded said sewing machine and I have used it ... erm ... once ... in about five years! Shameful I tell you!
LOVED all your comments yesterday ... it was so lovely hearing all your stories of how you watched the wedding and what you thought of the dresses etc., it felt like a truly global celebration! Thing is ... now I am ready for the wedding of Prince Harry to the delightful Pippa! They made such a handsome looking couple and Chelsea Davy looked like she had n't been near a hair brush in about a week ... not suitable as a Princess at all!
Only five more sleeps and I shall be off to Holland ... never been there before ... so the excitement is building! Have a good one people!
Laters!

25 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great card, love the subtle colour

nessy said...

wow ~love the tattered rose ~~amazing!!
vanessa xx
ps i was just saying the same thing about pippa/harry ....and his girfriend... gosh she is so not a princess!!!
just loved the whole day yesterday ~pure romance, what we all needed!

Kaz said...

Pippa and Harry looked a dish together.......he needs to bin that chelsy!!

Anyway back to your very wonderful card, Love, love, love it!! Colours are all very classy and romantic....think the wedding has rubbed off just a little bit!
Gorgeous as always

kazxx

Alison said...

This isn't just a card, it's a work of art Linda!
Yes, Pippa & Harry did look great together, didn't they? She was stunning in her bridesmaid dress! Lol at those princesses, what not to wear, eh?!
Alison xx
p.s. showed Beth your blog, she was vastly amused by your ramblings! Loved Timmy in his crown too!

jeanetteguy said...

Do lovely, how d'you do it? Just gets nicer and nicer
Netrix_

Helen said...

What a lovely card! I am just going to settle down with the paper to look at all the lovely pictures of yesterday!

Daniele said...

OMG Linda.....pink, .....lol, but it is gorgeous
hugs

Linda said...

Very effective - love the finished image.

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Love the faux stitching. It would never occur to me to actually male the holes to make it look so real! I'm also a member of the Harry/Pippa fan club!

Shelly Hickox said...

Really gorgeous piece! Funny, I'm working on something so similar, but I can't get it to work for me. I might have to just chuck it and enjoy yours instead. ;-)

Zeffy said...

linda one Middleton in the royal family is enough...give some other young girls a chance.....I agree with your views anout some of the girls there.....
Lovely piece of work here linda love the colours!!

Andrea said...

just love this to pieces Linda and my birthday is February, just a little early reminder LOL and I loved everything about the wedding, but the hat beatrice wore was a little wrong and Mark said that Pippa and Harry make a great couple xx

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Linda - really hits the spot for me! come on - get your sewing machine out! lol

snazzyoriginal said...

My least favourite Distress Ink WAS Tattered Rose & now look what you have gone & done. I think some workroom tools need to be temporarily buried - just look at the really neat solution you came up with to no sewing machine. And I have to tell you it is sooo reassuring for my sewing machine to realise it is not the only one buried, temporarily of course!

Froggietalks said...

Tattered Rose was my first Distress Ink, and I still use it a lot.

And THANK YOU for thinking that Beatrice's hat was weird... I know hats are traditional in royalty, but I really thought that Beatrice and Eugenie's outfits were a bit too "out there" for a wedding. Beatrice's dress was great, I just didn't love the hat.

Gillian said...

This is a colour you should definitely use more often, the Tattered Rose & Vintage Photo combined is gorgeous, love the layout & the faux stitching looks brilliant.

What a fabby wedding, the bride looked stunning & the groom ... ever so handsome. Pippa & Harry would make a great couple ... Beatrice definitely needs some coaching in the world of "What not to wear" ahh bless, it's a shame :) x

Angie said...

This is a beautiful piece of work ...love it

papillon said...

must be one the very few who didn't see the wedding... did i miss anything? lol love love love your card. no, erase that. love love love your art! that's more like it :)

misteejay said...

What a super card. Everything about it just "goes" - lovely.

Toni :o)

Kay said...

Gorgeous card Linda, and great tip about blending in some vintage photo.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Linda, gorgeous piece here and I adore the colour ;-)
Have a fab time in Holland; I've never been either but would love to go
Anne xx

Sid said...

Love your colours on this one and the squares too !!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

OMG, I stared drooling as soon as I saw that shade of pink you used. This is beyond sensational. I wish you have given us an upright shot of it so I could drool some more!

Hugs,
Linda

fatmonica said...

Just fabulous!

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, the design and the colours! I thought Harry was eyeing up the Bride not the Maid of Honour, at the Altar!

Lucy x

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