Saturday, April 25, 2009

oh baby! Bitten by the Bug and Peggy Loves Vintage Challenge

Hi all! So if you've been through my blog before, you know I have a real love for vintage images. I also happen to admire a ton of designers who do amazing things with their cricut so I am a faithful follower of this cricut oriented blog called Bitten by the Bug. I am telling you, what these ladies can do with a die cut is amazing! So this week, they have teamed with Peggy Loves Vintage (click for the Etsy link) for an awesome image CD giveaway that I am just so excited about! The challenge was to use one of Peggy Loves Vintage free downloads AND a cricut cut.
The closeup shows a few fun details. I filled in the star with fine silver glitter from Martha Stewart which is simply following the original scanned image that shows glitter here. Works for me! Why fix it if it ain't broke? The image also had a pink ruffle border which I trimmed with fiskars scallop scissors. This turned out great and didn't require a bunch of fussy cutting. Also, I used a dotted tulle for the background of the card. This added some fun texture and the blues all play really nicely together. I LOVE "nice" !

And here is my card as a whole. The cricut cut I used is the "oh baby" sentiment from the oldy but goody, Zooballoo catridge. The letters were covered in more fine silver glitter and the heart insert was watercolored and put back in. I added the little pink star punch from a fiskars handheld punch. Since the tulle was a challenge to adhere without adhesive showing I came up with some ribbon edging on the folded edge of the card and then a ribbon tie closure which holds the card shut. All of the ribbon was adhered with Fabri tac.
Thanks for stopping by. This adorable vintage baby image was a joy to play with!
image: Peggy Loves Vintage
cartridge: Zooballoo
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Ink and watercolor brush: SU!
Punch and scallop scissors: fiskars
Other: ribbon and tulle netting


Regina Easter said...

wow, this is the bling....hugs

~JulieH~ said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your blog you do fabulous work


Karen said...

What a cute little image! Really like the silvered glittered star. :> You have a talent at adding bling and glitz to vintage images! :>

Elise said...

Ohhhh, Sweet Little Dana! You + vintage = WONDERFUL! You truly are, and I bow before you... GLITTER QUEEN!

tg said...

So sweet -- I too love vintage images, but vintage baby, valentine and travel images are always among my favorites! I love that star.

Anya said...

Great job - love that vintage image!

Dawn Easton said...

This is adorable! I wanted to stop by and congratulate you on joining Lauren's team!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I've never seen these before...I'll have to check them out for sure!

Congrats, by the way! I'm looking forward to being on the team with you!


Charlene said...

Sweet card and sweet congratulations on being chose for the MY TIME design team!

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

just wanted to say what a sweet layout you made!

Jennifer Pellegrino said...

I meant card-sorry. My head is in the Blog!!