Thursday, January 17, 2013

Victorian Friends

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   Winter is back here with cold blowing winds and a little snow.  Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

The theme of the challenge that starts today over at Impression Obsession is "Sweet Thoughts".  (a $25 shopping spree is the random drawn prize).   I can think of different 'sweet'  ideas including cakes & chocolates, yum yum, but it could also mean loving thoughts of someone. 

The main image on this card is Impression Obsession's "Victorian Friends", one of their new releases, and I think it is very 'sweet'.     This stamp design reminds me so much of hanging on to one of my younger Sister's hands when we were children.    In fact I pulled out the photo that this stamp reminded me of & wanted to include it with this post, but my scanner isn't working... grrrrrrrrrr.    NO we were not wearing Victorian clothing, it was taken in the early 60's, but we are holding hands & wearing new Easter hats.  I can remember clearly how excited we were to wear them to Church for Easter Sunday with our matching little purses.    

Impression Obsession stamps used:   Cover a Card - Roses CC043, Victorian Friends E8884 & "Love You" C8863.

Dies used:   Crealies CLCS12-leaves,  Die-namics -rolled roses, Spellbinder Deckled Rectangles S4-202

I stamped CAC Roses with black Versafine on White & Purple Cardstock for the backgrounds.  I coloured the Victorian Girls with my Prisma Pencils.   I stamped the CAC Roses on Pink & Mauve Cardstock before cutting the rolled roses.   I used Star Dust Stickles as accents on the hats & dresses.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day !


Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So sweet and very, very beautiful Shirley.
Here a very little bit snow and a little bit sun.
Lovely greet and hug

Sue said...

That image is so sweet Shirley and I love the layout and the colours, we still have lots of snow here and more expected over the weekend, hugs hun stay warm x

brenda said...

This is a little bit different for you Shirley, but I like it very much and the two little vintage girls are really sweet.

It looks like I also missed your last post, the contrast of colours and texture is wonderful.

B x

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply cute, a little bit of vintage and out of your comfort zone... So used to with your lovely flowers and other designs... Hope the weather clears up soon, wish I could blow sunshine over to your place.... Today is my yard day so I will be pulling weeds and pruning..
Keep warm!

Bärbel said...

Eine zauberhafte Karte mit so einem süßen Motiv, ich liebe Ihre wunderbaren Farben und die schöne Gestaltung.
Liebe Grüße.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

How sweet this is Shirley!!!! Great stamp of the girlfriends :-)
Lovely card.

greetings, Alie :-)

Shirley said...

OMGosh,miss Shirley!!! That is just downright gorgeous!!!! I love every detail. Wow!! Thank you so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, and so different to your usual style. I love the colours, and the lovely flowers you've made. No snow here yet but we've been told to prepare for some tomorrow.

Hope you're having a good week.

Sue x

Karin said...

wow fantastic card, beautiful colors, gorgeous black and white background and lovely stamp you used! Greetings Karin

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful and romantic!!!I rellay love this sweet card!!


Kittie said...

Shirley, this is a lovely card. I love the purple and your coloring is lovely.

Bonnie said...

What a delightful image and memory this card brings!

Darnell said...

Oh, Shirley, I bet you and your sister were adorable. When you get your scanner working, please post it! Your card is absolutely perfect and definitely sweet!! It reminds me of those little vintage Valentines.

Darnell said...

PS, Meant to remind you, too, Shirley, to please post the wedding photo when you get the scanner fixed! Ardyth is going to have it open the rest of the month so you have time. I hope!!

Vicki G said...

Don`t you just love it when a stamp can evoke such happy memoriesÉ Your card is very pretty. Thanks for playing with us at IO stamps!

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley.
This is the most gorgious card you've ever made. I love the two girls, the colouring and the design. Thinking of you and your "little"
sisters playing around must give you a lot of memories.
Lovely, lovely card. "lieve groetjes" Saakje

Barbara said...

This is such a pretty card the image and how you've toned the colours of the roses to the girls dresses. It has certainly captured the vintage feel x

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley...
die beiden kleinen Mädchen sehen entzückend aus, die Farben sind wunderbar gewählt.
Und der Hintergrund ist dieser schöne Rosen-Stempel von HA
Die Blumen hast du sicher selbst gemacht, die finde ich so toll, aber ich selbst kann das leider überhaupt nicht :-(
Die Karte ist sehr schön.

Herzlichst Sophie xx

Donna Ellis said...

These little girls are darling, Shirley. Love your memories, and the brilliant purple matting, which is not exactly centered - looks fabulous! You could easily have inserted your photo there and it would be a wonderful memory, wouldn't it? Sweet little dresses. Thanks for sharing!

Gerrina said...

Great how you fell in love with these stamp; that are also the things that make stamping fun! Love your choice of colors; totaly different to make the background black and white! Have a nice weekend, Gerrina

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful romantic vintage card with delightful elements.
Have a nice weekend, my dear Shirley,
hugs Anja

froebelsternchen said...

such a romance Shirley! I missed a few entries in between here.. have to say a big WOW.. your new cards and the canvas are all fabulous! I adore this vibrant colors and fabulous composition on your brillant fishcards! Have a nice weekend dear Shirley!
xxx Susi

Paula Huiras said...

Neat sweet thoughts idea. I too have stamps that evoke memories. It is supposed to feel like negative 38 today sometime in Minnesota. Stay warm. Love your card.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley! Awww this is such a very very special card! My goodness this is so sweet, and I love this stamp of the two little girls, how very nice that it brings such a nice memory for you! Love it! They are very cute and love their dresses and hats! Very nice backgrounds and love the roses in here! This is so beautiful, well done!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Shirley!! Love your CAC BG and Lovely vintage image too! the rolled rosses are such super accents too! Just really Beautiful! 8-)


Katie said...

Beautiful card! This image of the two girls is so dear! Love it! Also love how well your rolled flowers go with the CAC Roses stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Shona said...

So very LOVELY ! I think the stamps you used are gorgeous (don't you just love those C-A-C's?). I love the colours you used, especially the purple, and the flowers are perfect.