Friday, June 19, 2009

IC sketches, Flourish Timeless Tuesday


If you look through my stamps, you might think I have a thing about corsets. This is very odd -- I'm not even a fan of Madonna. But I have several stamps featuring corsets and dress forms. One is a wonderful vintage ad for a corset, but unfortunately due to its size (more than 5 inches long), it's really hard to come up with a good design to incorporate it into a card.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week gave me a perfect opportunity to pull out these stamps. The challenge was an inspiration challenge based on posters designed by Kimberly Poloson. and I chose a corset ad. My stamp with the vintage corset ad would have been perfect theme and look-wise, but I decided to use dress forms for ease in size.

For the layout, I used Inspiration Challenge sketch #21.

I went with some vintage-looking paper from My Mind's Eye, as well as browns and tans. Ink is Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink from Colorbox. (Aside, I love the Colorbox Chalk Inks). I used a script-background stamp to creat the strip behind the main image. Note the embellishments -- I've been wanting to use snaps as an embellie for a long time, and they seemed so appropriate for this. I have a bunch of them and, seriously, when was the last time I actually sewed one on something?

13 comments:

  1. I just LOVE the stamp that you used for this!!! it is sooo cool and girlie!! great colors.. great job with using the IC sketch!!

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  2. So sweet, so charming, so cute! I love it!

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  3. fab card. love the colors and that stamp! thanks for playing along at ICS!

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  4. Love the vintage feel to this card, and those press studs, just fab :)xx

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  5. Wonderful take on this weeks sketch and the corset's look fabulous! HuGs Kim :)

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  6. How fun! Thanks for playing along!

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  7. Lovely vintage card, thanks for joining us this week at ICS.
    Karen x

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  8. Fantastic card. I love the vintage look of the card! Thanks for playing this week..
    blessings,
    Kim

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  9. Sandy your card is so elegant and pretty - just love that image and great use of ICS #21!

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  10. Your card is `gorgeous` `Love the stamp` `chic`
    `Thanks` for joining in I-C-S this week:)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) x

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  11. too cute that you link corsets with Madonna!! lol I feel the same way ~ I love stamps like this and the way they look ... but too not a fan :) lol! It may be late and that is why it stuck me so funny ... anyway ~ I just love your card. the colors are so soft and feminine. Very pretty! Glad you were able to play along this week at ICS!

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  12. Lovely card Sandy! That stamp is so cute! Thanks for joining us at ICS this week! :)
    ♥Dawn♥

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  13. Sandy, it's a fab, fun card! Thanks for joining in at ICS this week.

    x

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