Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sending Hugs & Lots of Love

Happy Wednesday! First off - I can't believe it's JUNE already! Where is this year going?! Although I can't say I'm not happy it's summer, it feels so good to be able to walk out into the warm sunshine without a jacket on. :)

Anyways - onto my card for today! It's design team project for the new challenge over at Whimsical Designs. This week our challenge is all about creating a vintage project!

Let me just start by saying that vintage is not my style - I can try, try, and try, and my brain struggles with having to think that way creatively, if that makes any sense. So, I decided to put a bit of a modern twist on this vintage challenge and use a digital stamp - Washboard Ellie from The Paper Nest Dolls.

The sentiment on the card, Sending Hugs & Lots of Love, is from the 'With Love' stamp set, available for sale at Whimsical Designs.

Aside from the Kraft base and Neenah paper the digi is printed on, papers on this card are from the Market collection from My Mind's Eye.

I colored little Ellie with the following Copics:

Then, I took some ivory colored flowers and added Star Dust Stickles to give them a bit of sparkle.

Here's a close-up of the distressed edges. I used a Tim Holtz paper distresser to rough up the edges of all the layers. It was my first time using the tool and I absolutely loved it! As for Distress Inks, I used Worn Lipstick, Antique Linen, and Evergreen Boughs.

Our sponsor for the vintage challenge is Scrapping Memories! One randomly chosen winner will receive 5 files of their choice.

Have a fabulous day!


  1. I love this card Ashley!! Beautifully done!! Your coloring in fabulous and the image is adorable!!

  2. beautiful card Ashley. I love the distressed look, and it goes perfect with those stamps. Super cute.

  3. Oh Ashley, I love that digi image. So adorable. This card is so vintage. Thank goodness we dont have to do that anymore. :) Great job!!

  4. I agree adorable card and i LOVE that cute hanger.

  5. Very pretty card!Love your image,great coloring!!!

  6. That's a super sweet and super cute card with fabulous colors!

  7. I hear you about the time flying...that is all I have been saying. Your card is so adorable. Very nice color combo, and you added just enough "vintage" by distressing the edges of your paper. Fabulous inspiration!!!

  8. Very vintage feel, Ashley! You pulled it off beautifully. Love that clothesline and the little metal hanger. Super cute.

  9. Ashley, I think you did a wonderful job! It's got a modern vintage feel to it :) That image is adorable and I love these papers!

  10. Ok this is way to cute. I love it. My grandma washed her clothe just like that when I was little and I used to sit and watch her. I just pinned it. :-) thank you. It bought a smile when I though of her.

  11. Fabulous!!! Love the little hanger in the corner, perfect touch!!


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