Saturday, May 7, 2011

tiddly inks challenge #48 mother's day flair

i haven't posted anything in the last several days. but it doesn't mean that i haven't been crafting. i have made a several scrapbook LO which i will post at a later date & i have been trying to figure out what to make for this week's TI challenge. we had to make a mother's day card with a shabby chic or vintage feel. and christy made this cute image that got my wheels spinning.

my problem is that i am not much of a doilly kinda of person. but vintage these days means anything over 20 years old. if i go to a consignment shop i could see stuff from the 80's & they call that vintage. or i am driving & i see a pinto with a vintage license plate. WHAT?!

so i ran with these two ideas made

do you remember the books that photos used to come in? do you remember posing & mom saying "oh i don't know if i took that right. or oh i forgot to take the flash bulb off. one more. PERFECT...hopefully." well i remember those days. & i remember when the photo place would stamp the date on the side of the photo. 

so for this card i used some kraft paper for the card. i used some hamptom arts stamps (on clearance at michael's) for the camera, sentiment, & date/place box. the doilly that i used was cut from a memory box die.(i figured out how to fit one in.)  i then used happy Q as the poor girl who had to continue to pose for the picture. i colored her with my copics. then i scanned her into my computer & took a photo of a part of the great wall of china that i got off of google images & photoshopped them. i blurred the first photo. the second had an over exposure & the third was perfect.

but then i got another idea

i used a crafty me stamp & embossed it on the card. i used distress inks to bring out the embossing. then i took a piece of corrugated cardboad & used some distress inks. then i used my cricut to cut out the hearts. i think that it came from lovestruck. on the hearts i added stickles & liquid pearls. next i stamped the compass from tim holtz. i distressed it & used some crackle medium. then i used love map and going swimming. i didn't do anything to the map & colored going swimming with copics. i used glossy accents on the inner tube & some stickles in the water. inside i wrote,

"thank you for being my compass as i navigate through life & for being my lifesaver when the waters got too rough."

i like them both. which one do you like more?

have a great scrapbooking weekend!!! & to all the moms, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!


DonnaMundinger said...

I couldn't begin to choose, Jenlynnie! How cute and super creative you've been with the challenge this week. WOW! Seriously ADORABLE! xxD

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Oh my goodness!!! So fantastic!!! You have outdone yourself this week!!

Crafty Hugs!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, they are both fantastic!! Love the tower one----such a clever idea! :)

Loopylou. said...

omg what a cute idea!!! love it!! thank you for sharing it with us over on tiddly inks challenge blog, its just fab!! hugs lou xxx

mforquer said...

Ok, how super adorable are these!!! I do remember those camera's and mom always saying one more just in case!!! LOL - these are both fantastic ideas!!! So cute - thanks for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!

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