Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge #21

Hello, good morning, and where do I begin with this one?  Oh my!!  My creative bone took off with this challenge, and I had to MAKE myself stop!!  Our dear Angelica brought us a challenge to beat all challenges (with a twist) this week, and I LOVED it!   If you hop over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, you will see that this week we are challenged with a recipe, and I took it literally, but there's a twist, and the twist is to add some vintage inspiration.  Now the vintage can be anything you'd like.  Paper, an old photo, embellishments, you name it, as long as your inspiration comes from something vintage.  Well, I let my imagination run, and I think I did it all!!!  First of all, we have this wonderful image that just came out of retirement from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The image is called Miseltoe Twist.  Now you may wonder why you don't see any miseltoe on mine, but there's a simple explaination.  I didn't stamp that part.  I loved the look of this couple, but I didn't need the miseltoe for this project, so I omitted it when stamping.  This sweet couple reminds me of my great grandparents.  My great grandpa always wore overalls.  I love overalls!!  I have some, and yes... I wear them on occasion.  Fashionable they aren't, but you can't beat the comfy factor!  LOL!!

This wonderful paper, ribbon, and all the embellishments come from Making Memories, and are all from the Vintage Findings line.  I LOVE them!!  The paper on the top half of this project reminds me of the wallpaper in my grandparents kitchen years and year ago.  And the recipe?  Oh the recipe!  It come from an old church cookbook that was handed down to me, and was submitted by my first grade teacher.  I always laugh at the lack of exact measurements and baking times, etc...  That's the way to really old ones read, though, and I think that makes them even more special.  The "Sweet Treats" and "Just for you" sentiments come from the SU set Teeny Tiny wishes.  I colored this image on Canson watercolor paper, and used my SU inks and an aquapainter/blender pen.  I cut the image out with my oval Nesties, except for their heads, which I hand cut before cutting the ovals.  Everything was finished off with a little sponging, using Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo  There you have it.  One vintage recipe project happily completed.  I did make this an 8x10 size, because I think I may actually frame this and hang it in my kitchen.   I love the idea of making a card that can be framed as a gift for someone special.  What could be better?  A card and a gift all wrapped into one!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and please be sure to scoot on over to the PKS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the extremely talented DT girls have in store for you!  Have a blessed day, and happy stamping!

Love ya,


Unknown said...

I just KNEW your project would be brilliant Lorie! I absolutely LOVE it! Your colouring is to die for and I love that couple. Fabulous.
Love Viv xxx

My Creative Time said...

WOW Lorie! your project is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! if anybody could pull off this challenge w/no problem, I knew it would be you my friend:) I LOVE everything about your recipe card! I would be afraid to actually use it because it might get dirty!
big hugs to you!

Nikki Foraker said...

OMGosh you sure did this challenge PROUD!!! your project is just STUNNING!!! WOW WOW WOW i'm with Emma...put this lil' stunner in a frame or something so it never gets mussed up! LOL


Jessie said...

Oh Lorie, this is just amazing! Love it to bits!

kadie said...

This is REALLY beautiful, Lorie! I love all the distressing and the antique embies. And what a fun way to showcase that stamp! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful! I love all the parts and it all works together perfectly! Another winner :)

Janice W. said...

Lorie this is so wonderful! You have created a masterpiece and you should frame it! My mother was 4' 11" and my dad was 6'. She was standing on a box for some of their wedding photos. That's what that stamp reminds me of. Your recipe page is awesome!!
Hugs, Janice

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a fun card! Love all those vintage features - it's timeless! Warmest wishes, Lesley

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lorie, this is a vision! And I have to say, in a slumber state of mind, I had a similiar card come into my mind but it didn't look nearly as stunning as yours! LOVELY papers and embellies! And you know what else caught my eye? The recipe! You have one of THE LOVELIEST handwritings on the planet - I have always loved your writing! When I Saw this, I thought is that from Lorie's younger days maybe ... lol ... then I read the post :) You are one blessed & terrificly talented lady!! x0x0x0

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

I love your project - LORIE! ..as always - premium coloring and inspiring idea! I never thought to cut the arm off that is holding the mistletoe! GREAT THINKIN as always! You are mega talented and I can't wait to catch up with you soon. I feel like I fell off the face of the earth for awhile here!
Thank you so much for all you do for us, Lorie!!
Big Hugs and Lots of Love,

Catherine said...

Beautiful! Love all the vintage embellies. Your coloring has me in awe.

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Lorie,
I absolutely love your recipe card! The little kissing cookie people are adorable and I love how the pp reminds you of your grandmothers kitchen. I might have to try those cookies too!! :)