Friday, May 11, 2012

Moxie Fab World TT: Vintage Vogue

This is the current Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger inspiration:



I have to admit I struggled a bit with this one until I decided to go with my gut reaction.  When I initially saw this pic the first thing that came to mind for me was this was a shot of the bottoms of some finished dresses made by a French seamstress!  I found a piece of patterned paper in the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine pad that contained some elements of sewing - an old fashioned sewing machine and a faint image of lace - and went from there:

At first I was going to use a dress form image in the design and then I decided to not go that literal.  Instead I stamped Hero Arts K5376 Hydrangea and colored the flowers only with copics.  I overstamped Hero Arts K5344 La Letter twice with SU So Saffron ink.  The butterflies from Hero Arts CL383 Antique Engravings were stamped, colored with copics and accented with Ranger stickles.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts CL498 Celebrate Everyday.  I finished the card off with a strip of measuring tape pp from the Crate Paper Farmhouse pad and some organdy ribbon, lace and a vintage-inspired button from my stash. 
Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up pool party cs, Michael's black pearls,  Ranger antique linen and walnut stain distress inks

And although my mom prefers simpler things she does adore all things yellow or gold so I plan to give her this card for Mother's Day:)  I hope all the moms out there (including moms of furbabies!) have a wonderful Mother's Day full of love and laughter!

15 comments:

Lin said...

Love your interpretation, Robin!! So glad to see you entering more challenges ! Happy Mom's Day to you, too!

Rosemary said...

wow... that is a gorgeous take on the inspiration photo, robin!! love it!!

Barb said...

Love the way you were inspired by this pretty photo, Robin, and I'm glad you went with your initial reaction - it is gorgeous! :)

Teresa Zuehls said...

Gorgeous card and creative take on the trigger! Love the hydrangea and all the vintage images. Great job. TFs

Cath said...

Hey Robin! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lisa said...

Your cards always just make me shake my head and wish I could think like you...this is so amazing! Love your take on the Trigger, Robin!! Using the sewing elements was pure genius :)

ps: would you consider turning off the word verification??

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful card Robin! Love the vintage feel!

joy said...

Just gorgeous! Love this vintage-y look, Robin. Good luck in the challenges.

Greta said...

Oh Robin--what a masterpiece! Had to pick my jaw off the floor!

Brenda said...

Going with one's gut, especially if you are a woman, is almost always the best decision - just like this one was! Love the coloring on the Hydrangea and the subtle sewing elements in the paper. That touch of lace is so precious and I am sure that your Mom will love this to bits Robin!

Sophie said...

Ein Traum von Karte. Toll!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely WONDERFUL Robin! LOVE it!

sheila said...

your interpretation just rocks here! this is just a bit of a masterpiece! So beautiful Robin!

Michelle said...

I am so inspired by your card! I truly LOVE it, Robin!

Barb said...

Oooooh, so pretty, luv the lace and the "real" ruler!!
Thanks for sharing.