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May 28, 2009

I've been playing in the paint!


And now for something completely different...
~John Cleese
There is no way I'm going to tell you all the products I used on this card...just know, if it looked old & gold, it's on there!
It all started with a sketch and a vintage theme! Here are the challenges that inspired me...
Twisted Thursday Chall ~ sketch & monochrome (sepia/gold)
Artsy challenge ~gold leaf
Paper Blooms ~resist embossing
Rosie-Dee's ch.~embossed stamping
ABC ch.~pearls
Graphics were provided by The Vintage Moth and The Graphics Fairy! I hope you enjoyed my little experiment in acrylics on paper! Have a sparkly day and be Blessed!

40 comments:

Sara said...

Very pretty, love the old vintage feel of this. I'm very excited about working on the squigglefly DT with you.

Leah said...

Wow! Wonderful card, love the old vintage look. All the little details are just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Paper Blooms:)

Sandy said...

Wow this is fantastic.
Wonderful card.

Thanks Maria for playing SaWo.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome! I love vintage. Can't get over the number of challenges you were able to include on your card. Thanks for including the TT challenge. Your sketch and monochromatic color scheme looks great.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Well you know how to play in the paint girl!! WOW!! Look at this gorgeous creation!! I love this!! :) TFS!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Maria I love this the sketch and the colours are awesome.

Hugs
Lorraine x

whoistracy said...

What a lovely vintage card. Love all the browns you used. It has such a soothing feel to it.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

What a truly pretty card Maria! I can't believe how many challenges you managed to get this to fit!!!!! :-)

Thanks so much for taking part with us this week.

x

Jodi said...

Love this vintage look and the added lace!! I have to start using my vintage stuff too. =)
Hugs
Jodi =)

Donna said...

You are amazing Maria, how you always combine so many challenges, I really don't know how you remember them all, I get confused if I'm doing two together lol! Beautiful card and so very elegant, love it :) Donna x

Deanne said...

i love it thank you for sharing and joining in with us :) xx

Beary Box said...

this is so charming!!

Tami said...

How cute....I was checking out that sheet music on graphic fariy late last night thinking it would look really cute on an ocean theme card, saved it to my file but have yet to do anything with it.
It's a little hot here today...hope your having a good day up your way!

Hugs~T

NatashaMay said...

Wow! Stunning! The mermaid is gorgeous.
x Natasha x

Patti J said...

Show off! Lol - girl, you are AMAZING!!! I love this card - love every little thing about it! Sheesh, I got confused just READING about how many challenges you met - there should be a ginormous prize out there for you someplace! Great job!

Donna said...

How do you do it? My goodness Maria! You've made a gorgeous vintage card and manage to link it into all these challenges. Can I just send you a pic of my cards and you can link them up for me? lol. Love this card and the pearls and lace are perfect with this image. Thanks for joining us again on the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Becky said...

Great job, this is a lovely card..

Justine said...

WOW, this is stunning Maria. You are really on the ball Chica

Nilla said...

Fantastic card, love it! Hugs Nilla

Erin Smetak said...

WOW! This is absolutely fabulous! I tried to go vintage too for Shirley's 2 Girls sketch challenge today, but yours is SO much cooler than mine!!!! Fabulous job!!!!

Shirley said...

She is one of the cutest vintage stamps I have seen and you really did her justice! She is lovely!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I love it! It's gorgeous!

Hugs,

Rose said...

AWESOME!!! luv the lace :D thanks for joining us on paper blooms this week :D

michele said...

Just wanted to say I only found your site today and it’s really cool. You’ve been very busy and have so many good ideas. Your creations are really cute. I write a London based crafty e-zine and blog named Extremely Crafty Ideas at http://extremelycrafty.blogspot.com/ Would love to hear what you think.

Cassie said...

Very beautiful!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is gorgeous! Love the vintage look and you've captured it bee-you-tea-fully!

But can't you manage to fit just one more challenge in there, LOLOLOL!?! Yikes, how'd you cover all these challenges? The keeping track would drive me crazy (short drive) ...

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous stamping, well done on fitting so many challenges with one card!
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

Sandra MacLean said...

Love the vintage feel to this card and a great use of lace!

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Debby said...

Okay this is incredible. I love this style!

Heather Robinson said...

Well, how amazing is it that you so masterfully combine so many challenge themes into one inspired piece. It has such a wistful feel to it!

Elena said...

It is gorgeous! Love the golden swirls in the corner!!! Absolutely amazing card, Maria!

Eva Helen said...

beatiful vintage card !

Tank you for joining ARTSY challenge!

Emma said...

Stunning...
Emma x

Nicola said...

Wowza this is awesome Maria, I adore absolutely everything I see here.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Jaspere said...

Great job with the sketch. Love the vintage look to it.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Woah!! This is amazing!! I love your take on the sketch, and the gorgeously elegant vintage feel of this whole thing is just stunning!! Thanks so much for playing Twisted Thursday this week, Maria! And congrats on your Fred DT appointment!! She's a lucky girl to have you!! Hugs!

Ann said...

WOWZA! How did you fit in so many challenges?! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Blooms challenge! ;)