Thursday, October 28, 2010

Creative Inspirations elegant background

I cannot believe it has been a week since I last stamped!  Tonight I tried an experiment to see if I could make my Creative Inspirations Paint background crackle- looks like it did a very teeny bit- but not what I was hoping for.

  I painted the white CS with Beige Creative Inspirations Paint. I ran it through the Cuttlebug using Regal Flourishes (Tim Holtz). I found this sweet image by Crafty Secrets (Birds and Blossoms) and thought immediately of my Mother- I need to send her a card-perfect!  I added the Metallic weave ribbon (Martha Stewart) in Gold and Camelia Pink.
I spent a few days at my parents home in No. Kentucky, then headed to OSU in Columbus to see my daughter- it was such a great visit.  I stopped at Marco’s Paper on the way back home- delightful treat!  Back to the real world now!

Totally Gorjuss-Sparkle (background)
Keep it CAS-Take a BOW
Midnight Madness- Simple Sketch
Creative Cottage-Embossing
Paper Romance-Pleated ribbon

Please stop by the Creative Inspirations Paint Blog and see what the DT has been posting to inspire you!  There is a weekly challenge you can join in and there is a monthly drawing to WIN CI Paints!  (You do not have to use CI paints to enter).
Thanks for stopping by!


Carrie said...

I think you did a great job with the background, love the vintage image too

Carol Hurlock said...

Shelly this is a gorgeous Vintage looking card. I love how the background looks. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Mandi said...

Love your simple but very elegant card
Thanks for joining us at KIS, hope to see you again next week

mandi xx

Jan Hennings said...

Love everything about your card!

Phyllis said...

Shelly A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have joined us!! Your card is lovely. Great vintage look. Great take on the sketch too!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Vicki said...

Oh, Shelly! How beautiful! Wonderful technique and love the vintage image! You really rocked this one! Blessings to you!

Terry said...

You created a beautiful background and it looks so wonderful with that fintage image! Love this!

Tanya said...

So pretty! love the vintage look.

Anne said...

Oh this is lovely, I'm sure your Mum will love it, that background is fab

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We are so happy you found us and wanted to play along!
This is a gorgeos card! Love the gold and red and the image is so lovely. I think it is rare to see a CAS vintage card, but you sure made a very special one!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)


Denise said...

Hi Shelly. Your card is gorgeous. Love the background and your image. Very vintage and elegant. Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Denise P.
MMSC Design Team

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Shelly, Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, so glad you decided to join us this week. Your card is just adorable with that vintage image and all the embossing on the background. Pretty gold and burgundy colors too! Lovely take on the sketch. Hope to see you next week.

Kat said...

What a lovely vintage card. Love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Emily Keaton said...

Love this vintage beauty, Shelly!! What an elegant card. You used that lovely golden paint masterfully :)

Maria Matter said...

Wowza Shelly this is GORGEOUS!!
hugs & blessings!

Valerie said...

Wow! This is such a pretty card!

Anne said...

I love vintage Shelly and you've did it perfectly, A gorgeous card
Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage this week, good luck
Anne x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous christmas card love all the gold. Thanks for sharing with us at KIS hugs Pascale

Karli said...

stunning! So elegant looking. i can totally see me doing that for my Christmas cards instead of using expensive gold cardstock. TFS! Big hugs~

Annie said...

what an elegant card!!!!! Great-great shimmer and texture!

Darsie Bruno said...

Love, love, love your vintage card! The shimmer and shine is fabulous as well as your image! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! We hope you'll join us next week for another fabulous sketch and we look forward to seeing your creation!
Hugs, Darsie

Juliet A said...

How rich and luxurious looking!

Connie M. said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Love the gold, and the wonderful embossing! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challege! We hope you join us again real soon! Hugs!!


marsha said...

Shelly, WELCOME to this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us this week! What a perfectly beautiful vintage image and a fabulous sentiment! I love all the gold and the embossing. Thanks again for joining us for this week's challenge and we hope you will join us again next week!

Kathy said...

Wow, so pretty. Love the adorable image. Glad you had a nice get away.

Berry said...

Stunning creation thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Holly Moore said...

Beautiful Shelley. Simple and stunning! It is such an honor to have you join us in the fun at Midnight Madness for the very 1st time. Welcome! The textured gold and the bit of ribbon look perfect with this image. Oh yeah, and I am a sucker for Crafty Secrets! Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Hope to see you back again next week. We so appreciate your time in entering. :)

Holly R. Moore

Priyanka said...

I am just blown away too see this card,oooooooh what a background,the image is so beautiful,vintage is my all time favourite,u also place the ribbon very well.I came to know u r chatty really love to chat with u.