Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Ribbon Collector

I've made this card for the Creative !deas challenge to use brown and blue. The buttons, (copy of) thread card, and ribbon are all vintage items from my MIL's box. I'm so glad I didn't throw everything away all those years ago.

Here's the story :
Miranda's youngest sister was born on Easter day. She was promptly nicknamed Chick - in fact nobody really remembers her real name. She was respected for her ability to alter clothes at lightening speed. In the days of handstitching this was a valued accomplishment indeed. If you ever needed a scrap of ribbon to match a dress, Chick would delve into her sewing chest to search through her collection.

Inks : DI antique linen, walnut stain; VersaMagic Magnolia Bud

Extras : vellum glue; image from Rein's site; PP by Vanessa Arbuthnot; DCWV brown and blue card; Vintage items from own collection; prima flower; tiny button from PaperMania.


Enidan said...

oh what a beautiful vintage Card!! Fantastic!

Rein said...

Great card for the challenge!

Leni said...


Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Gorgeous card - just love that blue colour. I never used to use blue until I loved the effect of the weathered wood distress ink. Just goes to show!

Greensleeves said...

It is beautiful! love all the details, and especially the ribbon.
So elegant and stylish.

Kelly said...

gorgeous card!