Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Saint Nicholas

I am not a vintage type person, but I absolutely fell in love with the Vintage Christmas set from Crafty Secrets!! I had the pleasure of watching Lisa Zappa whip out her creations!! That girl is sooooo fast!! I was so in awe of what she was doing. Her use of patterned paper and ability to use what is given, and make ANYTHING look shabby, completely amazes me!! I stamped a few images from this set before we left the retreat. I am now *patiently* waiting for my order from eP!!!

This layout is largely inspired by LZ. She was using Martha Stewart glitter to the edges of her image. I have yet to get on the Martha craze, but I thought the Micro beads would work as well. This is also my first attempt at the Cracked Glass technique. Had I realized it was so easy, I would have tried sooner!!

Thanks LZ for your constant inspiration!!! Love Ya!

I'm getting awful close to 10,000 hits...Blog Candy may be in order!!!

Stamps: Crafty Secrets and SU!
Ink: Palette Noir, Old Olive, Cranberry Crisp, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Whisper white
Paper: Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Whisper white Basic Grey Fruitcake
Accessories: Cindy Ribbon, Brads


Tex said...

Oh my gosh!!
Otter ... this is gorgeous!!
"Take my breath away" gorgeus!!


Anonymous said...

This card is beautiful; really nice job. Be proud!!

beate said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful!
Gorgeous vintage card!
Hugs and smiles

Stefanie Staniak said...

This card is gorgeous!

Tandra said...

OhMyGosh this is gorgeous and dreamy and vintage and perfect!!!
Oh I just love it!! *sigh....*

Tandra said...

OK then I clicked on the pic, and up close it is even MORE stunning!!! WOW!!

Debbie Olson said...

What a lovely card--vintage and so elegant!