Monday, 3 September 2012

TRR#36 - Love Potion #9


Happy Monday to you! Hope you all had a great weekend.  

Well it's time for another fun challenge at The Ribbon Reel and this time I chose the picture below for your inspiration. I really hope it will inspire you to maybe come play along - we would all love to see you there. Use the photo as a jumping off point for your creativity and most of all - have fun!!

Its a VINTAGE theme - use BLACK and WHITE and a splash of {bright} pink and don't forget the RIBBON or TWINE... :)

My husband and I have just celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversary on 1st September so I went for a little 'Vintage Love' theme on my card for today's challenge. 
I used some beautiful black satin pleated ribbon and loopy trim from 'The Ribbon Reel' onto which I added a chalk white seam binding bow, a pink cherry blossom flower and two little white flowers - also available from The Ribbon Reel store.


I stamped the script label from Waltzingmouse's Very Vintage Labels 4 and cut out using Spellbinders Labels Four Nestabilities. I wanted to draw the eye to the 'Love' sentiment, so I added pink to the centre of the stamp and black ink to the rest and fussy cut around the beautiful detail of this design, using just a touch of Antique Linen distress ink on those edges. I love the beautiful intricacy of those flourishes on this label stamp from the 'Wanda's Pantry' set by Waltzingmouse stamps.


The background is made up of patterned papers cut to size and I used my Fiskars lacey edged punch to add a little extra detail along the left hand side of the card (not sure if that comes across very clearly in the photos).  The layout of my card was inspired by the current Waltzingmouse Sketch (WMSC#113) by lovely Lynn Mercurio. I just turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right to make a portrait rather than landscape card.


Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you find some time to play along with TRR this week! For full details of how to play AND to see the beautiful creations from the rest of the TRR DT, visit The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog :) or click on their individual blog links in my sidebar ->. 
You have two weeks to play!!


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Ribbon, flowers and trim - The Ribbon Reel
Stamps: Wanda's Pantry, Very Vintage Labels 4 - Waltzingmouse stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! - Pink Passion, Antique Linen Distress Ink Tim Holtz, Fresh Snow (around edge of cardbase) - PTI
Patterned Papers: Prima Almanac; MME Mischievous
Cardstock: Black Kraft Core by Tim Holtz


Deborah Frings said...

First - congratulations on your anniversary - wishing you many more to come! Second - love, love this card! So elegant and that pop of pink is just fabulous! Great challenge too!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Helen, I love the fussy cut label, and the fab loopy trim, just gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Really stunning design!! Love the colors and images!! :)

Cathy Weber said...

This is so pretty Helen! I love the vintage feel, that great pop of hot pink...just overall elegant!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Helen! Love the burst of vibrant pink!

Marybeth said...

Helen this is gorgeous! Beautiful the way you had cut the center. Love this one.

-Aneta- said...

Hi Helen ... as allways perfect ..everything & pink- perfect combo! Love it

Jeanne J said...

Helen - another stunner! Love the two color love stamp and your fussy cutting. The pink just pops off the page and is both vintage and elegant at the same time! You still amaze me!

Carla said...

very lovely card! Nice colors together. Love from Holland.

Kelly S. said...

Sooo elegant, Helen! Loving all those black and white patterns together...the pink just makes them all POP! Love the 2 colors on the label image!

Renee said...

Gorgeous Helen!
Love the mix of patterns and papers...
and that label...
It's so elegant in black and white with the splash of pink!
A fabulous take on this sketch! :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely attention to detail and perfect use of the mixed stamps and pop of colour, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Anne-Elise said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Helen! Another gorgeous card! Love the burst of pink! So beautiful!

Jean Martin said...

Sigh. Helen you did it again! This is one of my favorites!!! Beautiful perfection! :) Thanks for joining us over at the WMS! Looking forward to seeing more of your submissions! :)

Kate said...

Love your choice of papers and the stamped image is just divine. That hot pink is really hot with the black and white.