Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Vintage Darlings

I have some vintage goodness for you today as part of the new Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge. There's something about A Day For Daisies images that bring out the distressing and shabby chic techniques in me and this week is no exception.

First of all, this is the sketch for the challenge this week.  I have rotated it to fit the image I chose and I think it looks good either direction - a very versatile sketch and perfect one for the taller and skinnier images too.
I always look forward to creating with A Day For Daisies digi stamps.  The images that Tammy, the owner and artist, draws up are spectacular, interesting and unique. And so many of them just seem to have a vintage flair which I love to accentuate in my card design and details. We are so thankful to Tammy for her sponsorship. The grand prize winner of this week's challenge will receive a $12 gift certificate to the ADFD online store - a fantastic prize!

I had this wonderful ADFD image called Five Vintage Darlings but never had the perfect sketch to use it with until now. These wonderful little maidens were colored with Copic markers, paying special attention to keeping the colors very pale so it had a faded, aged look. Lots of distressing on this card too with the rough and inked edges all the way around. The piercing was done freehand just to draw the eye more to the main panel. The papers set the overall color pallette and tone and they're from Prima's Divine collection.

So there you have it from me.  Now, you just have to pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 to check out the other A Day For Daisies images and inspiration created for you by our design team.

Thanks for stopping by!


Heide said...

So darling!

Joanna said...

Gorgeous papers this week Sharon. So pretty.

Linda Anderson said...

How glorious!! Love your image and vintage feel. How's your son doing at college?


Kathie said...

Oh Sharon your Vintage card is perfect. I do love this image and your beautiful colour pallet. Your embellishments were perfect your card is so pretty. Take care and have a great weekend.

Sally Dube said...

How adorable!! Sweetest image and I love the soft colors you have used!!
Blessings & hugs to you!!