Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December Daily - Days Twenty Nine & Thirty

What a year! It's amazing to look back and think of all that has happened and what has been accomplished. Last year I resolved to get my work published. Whenever I purused my favorite idea book or latest scrapbook magazine, I always felt my work was up to par. Well, I did it! I've had a few things published this year and several more things are in the works for next year! Now I'm looking to 2010. What will be next? What do I want to accomplish? I better get to thinking hard and fast about this because tomorrow is New Year's Eve! I promise I'll share my resolution(s) tomorrow when I get them worked out.

Since I don't make New Year's cards and crafts my office is now filled with all things Valentine's so I'll show you a card I made this week.

Shabby Chic is such a beautiful style, one that I find a bit difficult since I tend to lean towards a clean graphic style. But oh how I love a vintage look and the old Victorian images so once in a while I'll dabble in it. This card took quite a bit of time, but I'm pleased with the outcome. I used some vintage sheet music and lightly inked the edges to give it a more aged appearance. The heart is one of those cheap foam shapes used for kids' crafts. I took a white heart, lathered it with glue and added some of Martha Stewart's silver glitter. Wow, it shines beautifully! The Victorian image is one I have on disc. I bought several discs years ago with tons of images for every holiday you can think of. The ribbon is actually seam binding from Midori ribbon that I tied into a bow with jute and an antique pearl button. I did some machine stitching and added a couple pink felt flowers with adhesive pearl centers. And there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you all have a wonderful last day of 2009! Come back tomorrow and I'll share another Valentine project. :) Kathy


cnelson said...

what a beautiful card!! I can't wait to see more of your Valentine creations!

Anonymous said...

holy moley, now that is a beautiful card! Good for you in submitting your stuff and congrats on the pubs! I love getting a mag in the mail with my art in it, what a thrill! Great take on the sketch too:)

Audrey Pettit said...

I love your shabby chic card, my friend! So fun to see you tackle a different do wonderfully with it!

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