|sheet music, bird illustration, and garden painting from my stash of vintage goodness; lovely old lace from my MIL; patterened paper: prima, basic grey, my mind's eye; florals: petaloo; leaves: prima|
i used the sketch from the current fusion card challenge, which is pretty awesome, as i think you'll agree:
i was heading towards yellows in my color scheme in order to incorporate the color aspect of the fusion, but then i saw this gorgeous photo, which is the starting point for the shabby tea room's current challenge, beautiful blooms; and suddenly i found myself veering more towards neutrals with little pops of pink and green:
my favorite part of this is the sweet sparrow, which came from a vintage nature dictionary. i fussy-cut him so he could perch on top of the beautiful floral illustration that came from different falling-apart book i found at a rummage sale. (both elements are backed with thin white cardstock i ran through my xyron machine to make them a little stronger; vintage paper can be very thin and rather brittle.) the little scrap of lace is from a bag full of odds and ends my mother-in-law passed along to me, which is kind of making me think that this will turn out to be her mother's day card... hence the lack of sentiment... i want to be able to hedge my bets, lol!