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!