Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Believe…in Caardvark’s Good Knight Fantasy Challenge

[Edited: Never done before...offering some Blog Candy. See this post http://joshuajiraffe.blogspot.com/2009/04/never-done-before-blog-candy-offering.html to see if you like.]

and this is my interpretation on the challenge...

This card ‘evolved’ as I was working on it. My original thought was to have this garland---a favorite left over from the holidays---continue to wrap around the top of the card…but it would have made the card base too large and the card too bulky looking.

Without the garland, however, it looked like it was missing something…thus the ribbon and bling on the final version above.


I used two stamps by Inkadinkado that I have long admired. I found both on sale at AC Moore this week…for 1/3rd the original price! The large base stamp shows a woman sitting at her desk, writing.
The second stamp, which I love, was stamped on red satin fabric. I first ironed on fusible webbing and then stamped with Stazon ink. I cut the dress out and attached it so that it appears that the woman in the background is working…maybe doing laundry… like Cinderella!!! Don’t know if you can see here so here is a close up…


The ‘shawl” is ribbon, and so are the “pearls.” The flower is from a silk bouquet in my living room.


The Believe stamp is from Papertrey Ink’s Believe clear stamp set and I think it works rather well on this card.

I find that I really like how this card turned out!

Thanks for looking…

14 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

This card is beautiful! I love the story it tells and your story of how the final version came about. How creative stamping on the fabric! I'll have to try that. xxD

SmilynStef said...

Love the image behind the fancy dress ... fabulous fantasy card.

Lucy, England said...

Beautiful card - love the final version, and I love seeing your work in progress shots too. :)

Diana said...

love your dress card!

lauren said...

oh WOW!!!

ok, i *love* that you've shown the versions of how the card evolved...i find that REALLY comforting b/c my cards almost always start as one thing and turn into something *utterly* different!!!

and then the finished card is *MAGNIFICENT*--especially...but not limited to...that lovely LOVELY dress! when i saw it i thought, "oh wow--what paper is THAT??!" but of course it's real fabric...BRILLIANT!!! ♥

Clydene said...

absolutely stunning!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Just stunning! That rich, rich red on the white is so beautiful and I absolutely love that your card tells a story!

Dawn said...

What an adorable card. Like it much better with the ribbon... I love the dress stamp. Have done a number of things with it. Love the way you added the shadow etc.

Susie said...

I really like your card and seeing how your vision changed as you worked on it. The dress is a great idea.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous card!!!!!

Nathalia Castellon said...

Very elegant and beautiful! Love the finishing ribbon with gem you decided on but I have to agree that the swag is gorgeous!

Nathalia
Caardvarks

Anonymous said...

totally fabulous card - wish i had your creativity. Seeing how you choose & then change things is great for me 'cause i do that too. I'm learning all the time :) thanx 4 sharing.

Bev (New Zealand)

Mara... said...

Wow, it's a gorgeous card! I like how you talked us through how you created it. I love 'seeing' other people's design process!!!

Adela said...

Gorgeous!!