Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ivory and Lace

Here's my take on the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #57 which is to create a card using ivory and lace. I wish the photograph showed more sponging detail because the entire piece is sponged with alabaster chalk ink, and IRL it adds a beautiful, soft contrast. I scored the background on my Scor-Pal and sponged all over. I also used a beaded oval, and the petite ovals dies, along with the stem die from SU!. I crocheted 2 flowers using embroidery thread, and added a strip of crocheted lace. The final touch was adding a few Kaiser champagne pearls. The sentiment was stamped with Vintage Photo ink. I think it's always good to keep a few sympathy cards on hand so you don't have to scramble to create one when they're needed.
Thanks for stopping by today, and make it a great day!

Carol

16 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, this is gorgeous. When you enlarge the photo you can see more of your sponging. WOW-You crochet also. A women of many, many talents. I love the all white and vory with just the little hint of color in the sentiment. Funny, last night I also made a card using my score pal. Well, off to work today (long story short, I'm filling in for the manager of the doctor's office that I used to work at while she is on vacation). He is a wonderful person to work for so I am happy to do it, but it does cut into my card making time. Have a great day.

Denise Marzec said...

Holy smokies (no Tony pun intended there, lol!) is that ever G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Love Love LOVE it, girlie.

I really missed seeing you on Saturday, but I saw the pictures on Facebook and it looks like you all had a great time. :)

Did you catch the race on Saturday night?? Whoooo-hooooo! :)

Denise Marzec said...

...I mean on Sunday night...geesh....I think I need more coffee to get my brain working. ;)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is a real beauty, Carol. I just love the thoughts of all the ivory. I may have to give this challenge a try. Great inspiration!

LeAnne said...

This is REALLY pretty, Carol! What a great challenge and a great interpretation of it!

JD said...

So Lovely, Carol...

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!! So very pretty and yes, if you enlarge is you can see the contrast just great. Beautiful crochet flowers you made too. So pretty.
Lynn

Tammy said...

WOW this is beautiful Carol! I absolutely love your crocheted flowers!! Tammy :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this card is beautiful!!!! I love the crocheted flowers!!! They are the perfect addition to this pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is gorgeous and yet so elegantly serene....beautiful layering....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Benzi said...

Oh, so you crochet, too? How wonderful that you can do that. Love the idea of ivory and lace together...kind of romantic. Your scoring is fab and the sponging is pretty....super card, Carol!

redwasher1 said...

Carol, WOW this is beautiful!!! Love the flowers and I clicked on it and enlarged, you can see your beautiful sponging!!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Speedy's Friends.

Marlene said...

So you crochet, too?!!! I knew there was a reason why I didn't like you. HA HA HA. Kidding, kidding!

Your card is stunning, and I love it.

I'm giggling to myself though, because it would appear we both used the same spellbinders die today....yours for an elegant classy card and mine for a snarky card. Ha ha.

And oh, I laughed at your comment on my blog. *snicker*

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing beauty!! Remarkable work, Carol!!

The perfect sympathy card!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so elegant. The whites and ivories and lace and pearls.. oh my! Beautiful design!

Elise said...

This is positively love - I think I smell GARDINIA! I agree about having cards like these "on hand"! Such a dear way to express sympathy during sad times. You are truly a DELIGHT!