Friday, June 1, 2012

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad!

Hi friends.  The beautiful vintage image on my card is from The Graphics Fairy.  Karen at The Graphics Fairy offers all sorts of wonderful vintage images for free.  Please be sure to leave her a nice thank you if you if you download one of her images.  The verse I used is from Heart and Soul Rubber Stamp Company.

My card base is kraft.  I aged the the doily and the dictionary page that I used for a background by soaking them in strong coffee for about 5 minutes.  All of the papers are inked on the edges.  I added some Stickles to the lilacs and used a clear lacquer pen on the bird's eye.  I finished my card off with a twine bow and an antique button that has a pretty design on it.
I'm entering these challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #30 Scripture or Uplifting or Encouraging Sentiment.
Frilly and Funkie Kraft and Twine
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Background Text
Little Miss Muffet Rainbows, Clouds, or Wings
The Paper Shelter Vintage or Shabby Chic

  • After some setbacks, my grand dog is improving from his surgery. 
  • Pretty marbles in a jar with the sun shining through.
  • Working together as a family to make life easier or better for each other.
  • Delightful weather.
Have a glorious day!!!

Inky hugs!


AN said...

Shelly--korttisi on todella kaunis vintage-aihe-loistava toteutus-tykkään!!
Kiitos osallistumisesta The Paper Shelter Vintage or Shabby Chic-haasteeseen tällä kauniilla kortilla ja onnea arvontaan1
Kaunista kesää sinulle sinne -kaikkea hyvää <3

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Shelly! What a beautiful project. And yes, this IS the day that the Lord hath made, and I will be glad and rejoice in it. We are so blessed by all that He gives us each new day, and I am SO grateful that you are playing along with us in the challenge at Word Art Wednnesday this week. You are a blessing and encouragement to me, and I am so grateful for you.
Have a God-blessed week!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Sheryl said...

Oh Shelley this is gorgeous! Your colouring has taken my breath away.
Great to see you at CRAFT this week, thank you so much for sharing. I hope we see you again soon.
Good luck, hugs
Sheryl xx

Mynnette said...

THIS is amazing!!!!! LOVE all the detail you created--especially the stickles on the flowers--GORGEOUS! LOVE the brightly colored image on top of all that distressed brown tone! Fabulous card! :)

Joey said...

Beautiful card Shelly and such wonderful colours in the image, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x

Danni said...

Beautiful card!! Just so pretty!

Debra Miller said...

Lovely bird image and the verse is perfect Shelly. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet! Deb

Ira Huberts said...

This is such a tremendously elegant creation Shelly, really love the great vintage feel to this pretty card. Well done! Hugs, Ira

Sue C said...

Beautiful card, the bird image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh Shelly, this is such a lovely vintage piece. I really like the dictionary text with the beautiful doily overlaid. Wonderful vintage image too. Beautiful work with the kraft and twine! So happy you joined in the fun with us this time at Frilly and Funkie!


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used…..
Thanks for joining in with The Paper Shelter & good luck!



Tammy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Shelly!! I love the vintage feel! Awesome creation!
Hugs, Tammy

Shoregirl said...

What a beautiful vintage card! I love how the antique background makes that beautiful bird image "pop!" So pretty!

Cheryl said...

WOW GORGEOUS,love the vibrant colours of the image against the vintage background!!!

Sylvia x said...

perfect card for the challenge over at CRAFT Challenges. Loving your image and the twine just finishes it off

Sylvia xx

Teresa Kline said...

this is stunning, I luv that scripture!

enjoy *~*

Wanda H said...


Terry said...

Beautiful vintage feel! I love that image and doily touch! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Mary J said...

Gosh that is pretty, Shelly! I love vibrant blue against the muted background!

Thanks for joining our "Rainbows, Clouds or Wings" Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Mary J x

Manetta Kanefsky said...

gorgeous card!!!!!