Tuesday, December 4, 2012

inspired by... SHOPPING OUR STASH!

it's tuesday, and thus time to see what's cooking at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week! just to be timely, as we gallop full-tilt into december, miss carla has thrown us a super-easy and super-helpful challenge: make a hanukkah or christmas card... OR... make a card with a snow or winter theme! i'm guessing you could use a few of one or other of those right now, eh? so dig deep into your older stash, your remnants, your leftovers, your scraps and see what you can devise! here's what i made:

(vintage: eyelet lace, trimmed; santa element from polka dot pixels' "christmas shopping" digikit, two peas in a bucket; patterned paper--almost all scraps, woohoo: echo park, crate paper, basic grey, amy tangerine, doodlebug; ornament: crate paper; brad: doodlebug; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)  

i was SERIOUSLY "inspired by" (hence the name!) inspired by challenge #52 (and ♥CONGRATS, miss laurel, on your first full year of utterly AWESOME challenges!!!♥) which, as you can see, is soooooo totally rocking the vintage holiday flair, that i basically worked in as many elements from the photo as i possibly could:


at the same time, my layout was suggested by this week's gorgeous retro sketch #40, which i rotated a bit (i used scraps to make up the patchwork bit in the middle, and they just fit the santa tag better in this direction; because yes, this is how "scientific" my process is, lol!) but otherwise it's quite a faithful rendition:


now i hope you'll hop over to SOS and see what my uber-talented fellow DT members have cooked up for your inspiration... it'll be worth the trip, i promise! ♥

17 comments:

  1. absolutely fun! awesome take on the sketch and laurel's inspiration!

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  2. Wow! Love this sweet card of yours!!!!!

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  3. You're such a fun girl Lauren :-)))

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  4. Love, love, love that Santa and of course your card!

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  5. Lauren, this is awesome!!! Love the stitching on here and that image just makes me happy! So wonderful.
    Lynn

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  6. Lauren - love, love love this card!! (can I have it ;) jk) That Santa is so charming and your interpretation on the sketch and the inspiration photo are spot on!! I love the vintage eyelet trim you added. It's just perfect on there! Have a great day!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  7. Adorable!!! Love it to pieces!

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  8. Adorable card, Lauren! Love that vintage Santa, the trditional Christmas colors and your perfect stitching! Great take on the sketch, too!
    Sandie

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  9. What a cute card. I am loving that Vintage Santa image..

    Hugs~

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  10. Cute as a button! Love the Santa and the colors are soo lovely!

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  11. Yes, my dear, you certainly rocked the vintage santa in all his glory ... awesome.

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  12. EEK! That sentiment! Love it! And the gorgeous lace, and the fun vintage Santa :)

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  13. What a super duper retro card ... this fits you perfectly!

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  14. Love your take on the Retro Sketch... what a fantastic, lovely layered card... a perfect mix of patterns (I adore the plaid), the lace border and ornament die-cut!!! Awesome!!!

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  15. What a beautiful job! You captured the inspirational piece and the layout perfectly!

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  16. Cute! retro santa.. gotta love it. I really like that sketch too. Great card.

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