Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vintage beauty

Here's my half-take on this weeks Mojo sketch.... Why half? Well, as I've mentioned many a time, I find their sketches to be really full of details - much more than I can fill in ;-) So here it is...

I have to tell you that though not visible properly in the photo, this one's an elegant card.. and I'm in love with it. [Where's modesty gone off to..!?]...

The gorgeous background paper is handmade paper in a beautiful teal color. The tiny embossed off-white squares (I had been dying to try some paper quilts after seeing them on Tracy's blog) are from a sheet from my stash; the glittering teal squares are from a sheet dad got me; the flowers are done with these 2 sheets too. The maroon one is ofcourse a silly ribbon flower (I'm no good at these; that is why I call it silly!)... The leafy is hand cut, inspired by Sarita's louts flower tutorial. The to-die-for lace is from Mom... she got it from my great-grandmom..;-) so it is really vintage :-D I sponged the cardstock a bit to match the vintage feel of the lace.

I hope you liked it as much as I did. {I didn't want any touch of white in the base. I'm tired of my white base cards.. LOL!



  1. Wow this is the flowers and the lace!

  2. Your card is beautiful Smita, I really love your flowers! What fantastic texture to your background paper too and what amazing lace.
    Thank you so much for your kind mention and I'm so glad to have passed on a little bit of inspiration,
    Love Sarita xx

  3. wow!! loved it in the first look :D the color is amazing.. & yes the lace is-to-die-for :)

  4. awesome awesome awesome!.. looove the flowers! :D

  5. This is just wonderful Smita! I adore that lace! I bet your great-grandmother would love to see you using it now. Love your first attempt at a little quilt, too. You'll soon be addicted! ;o)

  6. This is BRILLIANT. love everything abt it
    Smita - I think what u can do is face the card the other way round.. as in with u closer to the window when u take the photo - that way the card will be better lit. My 2 paise :)

  7. Thanks everyone.
    Jaya, thanks a ton for your very useful tip!! I'm terrible at pics... trying to learn now.

  8. Hi!
    Such a lovely vintage card...and your shaker was gorgeous and so creative. If you´d send me an e-mail at with your snail mail info I could send you a small gift as thanks to participating in my dare.
    hugs, Tanja

  9. Gorgeous work Smita! The teal embossed paper is super fabulous to begin with...but the addition of the vintage lace and flowers just makes it spectacular! :)

    Have a super weekend!

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  11. Very Pretty!! Loved the textured paper, paper quilting and quilled flowers!!

    Your mum has an amazing collection of lace :) Loved it!!

  12. This is great stuff Smita, the vintage effect is lovely esp the lace........

  13. Beautiful vintage creation. Love all the textures Smita ... very elegant as well.

  14. This is exquisite, Smita! So so elegant and full of gorgeous detail that all goes together so perfectly! LOVE IT! xxD