Sunday, May 30, 2010

"Vintage Fashions........."

Happy Memorial Day to all of you who celebrate! It's good to be back.......Last weekend my Father passed away suddenly from an undiagnosed cancer. We were fortunate to be able to fly down to Florida to be with him during his final days at hospice. He had just been up to visit us in NY the week before. Three days after he came home to Fla. he was in the hospital with severe pain. Four days later on Tuesday he was moved to hospice and he passed on Saturday. NEVER EVER take even one day for granted!

This weeks card is for "Midnight Madness" Sketch Challenge #55. The details can be found HERE. I would also like to thank everyone for nominating me for the "Priscilla Award" vote. It is a huge honor for me to be included with such wonderful and talented crafters!

The lace background paper was created by stamping the lace on purple paper with black ink. It was then run through the Zyron and a layer of black tulle was added on top. Fine crystal glitter was then rubbed into the tulle and stuck to the exposed adhesive. The Corset was stamped with a tiger stripe pattern to add interest. Sparkley black marker was drawn over the tiger stripes. Various trims were added to the corset image to finish it off.

The rose was originally white, airbrushed black and sprinkled with purple glitter using Crystal Effects. Cropadile was used to punch the holes and set the eyelets for the lacing. I made the stick pin using a crystal bead and a SU jeweled brad.

The details:

Images:        Corset digital image ("Priscillastyles" store)

Paper:         Neenah Solar Crest #120 (card base), SU Basic Black,  Generic purple from AC Moore

Ink:             Memento Tuxedo Black

Other:         CHF Backgrounders " Lace" and "Tiger Stripes", "Wild Orchid"  flower,  Spellbinders "Fancy Tags" and "Large        
                   Scalloped" Oval dies, Copic marker V17, Copic Spicyou glitter marker black, SU jewel brads,
                   MS purple glitter, ribbon. Trims from Joanne Fabrics.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful week!



  1. What a cute card! I just love that Party DRESS! Especially the fringe. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
    Midnight Madness DT

  2. Holly-my deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your Dad. When I read your story, it was almost like reading my own story about my Dad who passed in 1997 of pancreatic cancer. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your card is absolutely stunning. I am a big fan of yours!!! I am amazed by the detail, texture and colors you used. Just gorgeous and beautiful. Your work is impeccable. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  3. Hi Holly

    sorry about your dad my symphathy

    but your card is wunderful and the colors you used are great

    greetings karin

  4. I just love your designs. Thank you for letting me visit.

  5. OMG..This is amazing...I got behind in my sorry.. I love love love what you did with this.. can I save it for my priscillastyles gallery?