Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Frieda at the Gate

Have you heard that Lisa (co-founder of SSIC) has opened her own store? Did you know that Nina Bracket is now going to be designing for her? Were you aware that Little Frieda is just at her store? Oh Yeah! 

For this card I used 3 stamps sets from TCM (The Craft's Meow). First I stamped the gate and roses, then colored the image and distressed the entire pane. I sponged distress inks over the panel several times wetting in between sponging. Then I cut it out rather raggedly and curled over the edges to make it look REALLY old! Frieda was stamped, colored with Copics and cut out. I also fussy cut the flowers again and popped them up a bit. I left the background panel plain, other then distressing, and placed the embossed lace stamped image just behind Frieda. Added the sentiment and the buttons and there she is!

On May 1st TCM will have some new additions too - can't wait to see what she will have for us! I am so excited and you should be too.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Craft's Meow - Little Frieda's Flowers, TCM Just for You, Fence with Roses
Paper: TCM specialty for La Blanche stamps, GKD, Smokey Slate & Tan Leather
DP: None
Other: Copics to color, Distress inks, Distressing tool, buttons, embossing

Try It On Tuesday  - Something Recycled in Your Project (the buttons)
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - A Tim Holtz Technique
Mark's Finest Papers: Collage card  


Danni said...

What an amazing card!! Gorgeous!

Mary J said...

Wow, wow, wow! I think this is gorgeous! Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

Mary J x

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- Your card is fabulous! It's a gorgeous design and your coloring is awesome! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - what a beauty! Love this card Miesje, and I know that Lisa is going to squeal with delight!!! Hugs!

Michelle said...


Wow, what a fabulous image. I love the scene you have created.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

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Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, wow, Miesje, this is jaw dropping!!! A triple treat! Wow wow wow!!! I'm going to put this one on the blog. Thank you dear friend!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Very well done. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Peggysuez said...

So pretty Miesje! Even though I stopped earlier I forgot to leave a comment . . . getting old!!!

Grace said...

OMGoodness Miesje! This is absolutely over the top! I love this and you have used so many different elements!!! Wow! I love that gate and need to see that stamp!!! You did a fantastic job on this!!!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Kerrie said...

Very pretty card... Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.

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Mary J said...

Wow, Miesje, this is just uber sweet! Love the layout!

Thx for sharing with us at Ladybug Crafts Ink - hope to see you again!

Mary J x

Mary J said...

Me again! Sorry, meant to say Make it Monday - I'm on both DTs!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gorgeous just love this ! This is right up my street.


Becky said...

This is beautiful Miesje.

Meggymay said...

A lovely card, thankyou for sharing it with us at TioT's.

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful card!! Great coloring and cute image!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Candy C said...

Hi Miesje! Your card is darling! Love the colors and images you used! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a unique and precious collage card...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you distressed the image. So glad you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my! I just love her in this vintage look - adorable (-:
have a blessed Easter

Whimsey said...

Great card; love the vintage look and feel!

Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Hugs, Michele

Ildiko said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks playing along with TioT