Friday, July 16, 2010

Now this is "FUSSY & FANCY"


This week's Fussy & Fancy challenge is a bit of a Recipe. We're looking for the 3 S's, (get your head outta the gutter), we are looking for
"" STITCHING, SPARKLE & SCALLOPS ""
(click on blinkie for complete challenge details)

WHEW, where do I even begin on this project?????? Maybe some CLOSE UP's ???

HERE you can see all 3 S's and my idea of "STITCHING"...... In my world the thread qualifies as "Stitching". Keep in mind that I am still sitting in an empty house so I've improvised.


The Fan images were FREEBIES from "Vintage Image Crafts" (get ready for MORE FREEBIES from them as we gear up for their next Challenge). I printed them out and then did some serious distressing. That beautiful Scallop Stamp if one of the Vintage Image Background stamps that Nina Brackett designed and is sold HERE at Gina K Designs

Remember my lifetime supply of homemade cotton Ribbon? I've wrapped some around one of my Antique, Italian Spools. Here is a photo of the lot I purchased at the Antique market in Sicily. Aren't they to die for?
Believe it or not, I even saved some room on the inside to write my own message if I ever decide that I could part with this. Finally an image to show that if placed in a padded envelope, it could easily be mailed.
CHALLENGES I USED:
Fussy & Fancy: Scallops, Sparkle & Stitches
Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes



...............Supplies I used...............
Stamps: Gina K (Vintage backgrounds)
Images: Vintage Image Crafts (fan images), random girl image from internet
Cardstock: Stampin Up (always artichoke, naturals cream), Bazzill (brown orange peel texture), Paper Trey Ink (kraft), Laura Ashley (patterned paper)
Misc: Buttons (Paper Trey Ink), Making Memories (stick pin w/rhinestone dangle), K&Co (rub ons, chipboard), Delta (cream acrylic paint), Stampin Up (dazzling diamond glitter), Angel Mist
Tools: Provo Craft (Cuttlebug & embossing folder (textile) ), Stampin Up (large label die by Sizzix),

18 comments:

Cor* said...

This is so beautiful & antiquy! I don't do antiquy well, where you obviously rock at it! Empty house or not! This is an amazing piece of artwork!

Cindy Haffner said...

Justine this is GORGEOUS.

Maria Matter said...

GASP! I actually DID gasp when I saw this Justine! YOU are amazing and this is GORGEOUS!!!!
This needs to be published somewhere so all can see!

ya did good chica!
hugs & blessings!

Juanita said...

Justine this card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the way you embellished this with the spool, buttons ribbon and fans.

Chelsea said...

Very vintage and cool. Love the wooden spools!

Cecelia said...

This is sooo beautiful! Everytime I stop by and see your vintage cards I wish I could creat something so beautifule. I cannot seeme to do "vintage" and it come out so beautiful;0)

I am also offering Blog Candy over at my blog if interested;0)

Be back soon;0)

Erin Smetak said...

This is amazing, Ms. Justine! I LOVE what you've created here! I gather that you've received your shipments! good for you! NOw you can dig in and really come up w/ some awesome creations! :D

~amy~ said...

fabulously fancy card!

Justine said...

Nope have NOT received my household goods, just using what I was able to pack into one rubbermaid, but it would surprise you what you can squeeze into one of those!

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh Justine this is BEAUTIFUL hun, I love it!!!!!!! Lifetime supply of cotten ribbon?????? And wow on your lot of Antique Italian Spools you lucky gal!!!! Wish I was there! :) hehehehe, never have been there, and want to go soooo bad! My family is from Italy! Would love to see it 1 day before passing on :)

Love your card hun, you did a beautiful job!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, this card is to die for! What an amazing creation. Your vintage cards rock! And the Italian spool is so cool -- love how you embellished it and incorporated it into your design!

Cindy Adkins said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!!! Really beautiful!!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins

Todd said...

What a beautiful and evocative piece, Justine! Thanks so much for the VIC mention, and even a word about the Challenge. You are the best. Scott & Martin

Jane Wetzel said...

Justine this is just AMAZING- really!LOVE LOVE LOVE this- I am jealous of your spools! he he he!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Lots of interesting elements, Justine. I'm especially intrigued with your great find of antique spools. I have never seen anything like that before. They are fabulous!

Donna said...

Wow Justine, your easel card is gorgeous and so beautifully embellished...such an elegant card :) Donna x

Mina said...

oh my goodness Justine, this is amazing, your details are fantastic...your work just gets more and more stunning girl
Mina xxx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my word, your details on this are amazing!