Mo's challenge this week is Vintage with Distressing and Lace, one of my favorite themes for cards. I'm slipping in under the wire, but I've been wanting to put this card together for quite some time. When I think of vintage I'm flooded of memories of my grandmother who loved flowers, crocheted beautiful doilies, could make a delicious dish out of leftovers, and whose pies were straight from Heaven! Grandma would have chuckled at what I did with this card. I love all the things she did, but I don't cook much. However, I did use fresh fruit and a rolling pin on this card.........
The image is Mo's "blueberry girl" which I colored over a month ago while visiting my friend Peggy. I don't remember the Copics I used, but I was very happy with the result. This card is on ivory Paper Trey cardstock which is so lovely and rich. The embossed panel is a new Cuttlebug set called "Preserves" which coordinates with the Cricut "Preserves" cartridge (yet another one on my wish list!). The lace came from an antique store and the flowers from silk stems. The distressed edges are rubbed with Versa Mark amethyst ink.
Here's a close up of this little cutie. She reminds me of the time I went berry picking in my great aunt's berry patch. We ate more berries than we kept and came home with more chiggers than berries!
Now, here's where the fresh fruit and rolling pin come in...... I always have blueberries in the house but some had gotten a little too squishy so I put them between two pieces of watercolor paper then wrapped with waxed paper to keep the kitchen from getting showered with juice. I rolled my grandmother's own rolling pin over the papers and, after a few hours of drying, had some really fun blueberry paper. It came as quite a surprise that the colors from the blueberries are very much like the colors I used on the image. Pure luck, trust me! I have more paper to use. I also have some fresh pineapple, lemons......and plenty of watercolor paper! Grandma would be proud!
Thanks for stopping by today. Gotta get this posted over at Mo's DP2 Challenge. Hop on over there and see all the other wonderful projects!