Sunday, May 20, 2012

Retro Sketches 12, Moxie Fab World & Papercraft Star - Happy Birthday Sister!

Graphics Fairy2 has wonderful free digi prints that I subscribe to. Some are vintage, others are retro, and some I find are a little weird. I only save the ones that I really love, and recently I added a retro folder. As I was thinking about the fact that June is fast approaching, with the 13th being the birthday for three people I love dearly - my Dad and my twin sisters! What could I make for one of my sisters. This sister loves to garden, and has a huge vegetable garden, loves to can, juice, dehydrate, freeze, and so forth. That reminded me of a retro digi print I saved not long ago that would be ideal for her. Then I thought of Retro Sketches, finding challenge #12, and then searched for another colour inspiration challenge. Instead, I found the Papercraft Star challenge #97,  and Moxie Fab World gingham challenge, where we are to use gingham/checks. This in turn reminded me that I had black gingham ribbon which would go well with the retro silhouette. My first thought was to use red as the splash of colour, but then I found a peach coloured gingham and hoped it wouldn't be too much with the ribbon. I think the peach gingham would be a little more unique than using red.

So, this was the trail of thought as I searched to enter a challenge. Here is the birthday card for one of my twin sisters.


 I hope I didn't get carried away with the little blossoms....Thank you so much for stopping by to have a peek at my challenge entries. Happy crafting everyone!






21 comments:

Ros said...

Wow! This is a stunning card ... love the gingham with that lovely image ... thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star

chanya13 said...

Beautiful, i love color combo

dj said...

Gorgeous....love the heart shaped centers!! --dj

www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

Rosietoes said...

It's gorgeous - the peach is so different but it works brilliantly.

Edna x

Sleepy Stamper said...

Such a sweet card and that faux stitching looks great! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Dotchie said...

I think you rocked the retrosketches and the gingham challenge from Moxie Fab World. The retro look of the digi is great with the gingham, and I love, love the two colors of gingham. I don't think you overdid with the blossoms. They are so sweet! Isn't the other twin going to be jealous of this card? You're going to have to work to top it!

Sabrina said...
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Sabrina said...

Thank you for your high praise Dotchie, but have a wonderful card in mind for my other twin sister. I'm just waiting for something to come so I can make it.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Sabrina, love the colors you used, a perfect card! Thanks for joining us this week with a fun card for the Papercraft Star "Checks or Gingham" challenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a fantastic color palette! I love that silhouette, and your faux stitching is flawless! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is most definitely a WOW card! The gingham is WONDERFUL! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Paperesse said...

Adore that pink and black!!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Sabrina, this is SUPER GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love this card and the little flowers are so adorable, I would not change a thing

Laurie said...

This card is amazing Sabrina! I love the colors and all the detail! Thanks for playing along at RetroSketches!

Tracey McNeely said...

Sabrina your card is so cute. I love that ribbon and you used just the right amount of little blossoms.

Jill Norwood said...

Sabrina - love your card! The details are lovely and the color combo is gorgeous! Love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

YEAH!! You really ROCKED your card!! I LOVE it!! Plus, winning two challenges with it makes i that much more sweet!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and I hope you have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

Quip1320 said...

I LOVE this card! It is simply perfect! Congrats!

Linda Beeson said...

Oh how I love that vintage image, I love to visit The Graphic Fairy, nice use of that sketch too.

Wendy Coffman said...

Love this, especially the flowers!