Last week I promised you guys a touch of vintage. While this isn't over-the-top vintage, the card does carry some elements.
The card was inspired by Magical Dreams in the Fall 2011 issue of Paper Creations Magazine. Artist Diane Noble created a striking card using Old Olive as a base and the Poison DP for her background. Diane accented the rest of the card with A beautiful satin bow and the sentiment -'may all your dreams be magical' made this card elegant.
Well... I kind of had the card before the inspiration this week. I had it in my head I wanted to try one of those harlequin collar rosettes and I wanted it border-punched with the MS spider punch. So with that in mind I went searching for a layout that would at least come close to what I envisioned. This is what I came up with :
To map out my card compared to Diane's, I have the rosette where she had the bow. Her ribbon went through the back of the top mat and where I have bling she had a black die-cut mat against the purple.
I used SU Elegant Eggplant for my base mats. The orange swirly paper is from a holiday-themed pack. The witch mat is from daisyds trick or treat and the sentiment is a $1 stamp. I auditioned several ribbons before I decided I liked the 'vintage' take of the rick-rack ribbon and it helped to anchor the rosette. I added the feather for a touch of whimsy. Incidently, that feather found its way to my basket at HL one day. The gal in front of me was returning it and I thought, Hmmm I could play with that so all three of them went into my cart. hehe
Am I happy with this? Yes. Is it what I wanted... not exactly. Mostly because I was trying to fit the square peg (my design) into a round hole (the magazine layout). But now that I've made one of the rosettes, I hope to create the card I have in my head for another post.