Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Shining...


In the words of Jack Nicholson...
"Herrrrre's Johnny!"
No, no...it's not THAT Shining, the pretty kind of shining, but isn't that a great movie?!
Okay, here goes...
This quirky little diddy was designed to hopefully meet the criteria of 3 challenges.
First, The sketch from Retro Sketches #16.

 I recently crawled out from under a rock, or so it would seem, as I've never seen this challenge blog before and WOW, if you need a little fire under the butt for motivation, I'd say check them out if you haven't already. Second, is a photo inspiration for Inspired By.  Here's a peek at the amazing metal lid wreath hanging on a wooden fence; elements of which I tried to capture on this card.

The last wonderful challenge is Our Creative Corner where you are asked to use Buttons n' Burlap or Bows! I thought the earthy feel to this challenge worked perfectly with the above picture too.
Here it is in full view...
Each layer has been altered in some way either with embossing, acrylic paints, inks or all the above.  I've tried to stay with the colors of the wreath and incorporate them into the burlap and button combination.  The rusted bottle cap and burlap are both from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique...such a great place to shop and I'd also like to submit this into Frilly and Funky Sunday Share. The scrabble letters are FREE with a tutorial from Lisa at What A Beautiful Mess.  Thank you Tracy for the link in your post! Also the circle sentiment and butterflies are FREE from another amazing blog I became aware of yesterday...(OMG..how far under the rock was I??) at Create with TLC.

I don't know what kind of style card it is, but I hope you like it!
Thank you so much for your visit and also I'm so grateful for the very touching comments that were left regarding my "Hero" card.  That really means so much to me!
Time to fix dinner...
Hugs n' Happy Stamping...
Lisa xx

23 comments:

Laurel said...

Such a fabulous card! I love all the layers, bits and bobs! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

Jeanne J said...

RED RUM! HAHA! Your card is a work of art!!! So many neat vintage bits here! Maybe some you've collected from your dad's left overs? A tinker's dream! Great take on the inspiration. I love the bit of material peeking out in the background to soften it and the pretty cobalt butterflies.

N@ said...

Lovely card, great layering. Thank you for playing along at RetroSketches ; )

Chrissy said...

What a lot of fabby yumminess on this card...I love the scrabble letters and the bottle top and all the other details....I think we could say it is a vintage collage...I like that.Fabulous Lisa.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sue said...

Hi Quirks
I would say it leans towards the Funky..... I hope you have posted this one up on Linda's 'Sunday Share' over at Frilly 'n Funkie.
Such a delightful pot-pourri of elements; a mish-mash that all comes together to provide the on-looker with some sense of order, but of course there is no order to the design. It would be classed as conceptual in the Art world and it would be revered.
A very tactile piece Lisa with an earthy/natural feel, created by your Brown palette and burlap.
An interesting card indeed.
Smiles:)
Sue

Sandy said...

I think the retro sketches are so awesome too they find the greatest ones to do. This weeks is awesome and you so rocked it. Love your take on the sketch. All your elements put together make such an awesome card I'm just gob smacked. Sandy :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh oww i love the tin can wreath inspiration pic and think you have risen to the challenge admirably lol
Fabulous piece of work.. love the texture and shine!
Lisa x

Dr Sonia S V said...

So elegantly vintage it looks and the letters are awesome
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

Ohhhh AWESOME Lisa! I LOVE this so different and love the style I have pinned this card as inspiration on my Pinterest! got to chek this out more as I have a box of those scrabble letters at the bottom of a craft draw! tehhehhehe :0) thanks for the links babe xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

What a unique 3D collage,,, you have a incredible creativity,,,,,

Alyce said...

Lisa this is such an amazing creation!! I love all of the little details and I neeeeed to find time to make those scrabble tiles! Amazing! :D

Shahrul Niza said...

Omg. I've died and gone to heaven!. The most lovely STEAMPUNK card I've ever seen. I love all the rustic things you put on that card!. You are a junking goddess. I wanna be one :). I'm going to check that supercool link soon. TFS, Lisa. Hugs.

Tracy said...

Oooo this is going to the top of my "Lisa Faves" list. This is down right awesome Twang! Love all those bits and bobs or in our language doohickeys. :-) So glad you found some use for those Scrabble tiles. I love that you can make them whatever size you need. Hugs! H

Faye said...

Ooooh, this is FAB! I just love the scrabble letters, what an awesome touch. xx

Lynn B. said...

Yowza, Lisa! This is the essence of creativity. I bow before you! I love every single element on this creation but it's the wonderful combination and layout that take it waaaay over the top. If I didn't love you so much, I'd be jealous beyond words!
Hugs!

Margaret said...

Ohhh...this is like shopping in an eclectic antiques shop! LOVIN' all of the goodies on this, especially the scrabble tiles and the two tone butterfly! The sketch and the inspiration photo are fabulous and you've done a marvelous job pulling both into your card!

scrapperatheart said...

This is FABULOUS! I just love the scrabble letters, what an awesome Card!!!!

Lori said...

Yes, there is a lot of lovely goodies on this project! Amazingly wonderful how you connected all these pieces together. That butterfly is gorgeous!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What an awesome collection of bits and bobs, Lisa. I really love the grungy feel of this piece - your have captured the rustic feel of the fence and the canning jar lids perfectly. Terrific background too and the burlap pulls it all together. Thanks for the shout out on my boutique. So happy to have you linking up to Sunday Share at Frilly and Funkie and playing in the challenge at Our Creative Corner!

Hugs,
Linda

Sandy said...

You are so creative! I love it!! by the way, I also love Linda and the funkie junkie and her stuff is anything but junk! Hey, there she is right above me - small world!
sandy

Shelby said...

Hey it's a Dory style of card which means it's perfect. Thanks for the link to Linda's store...I'll have to check it. Seriously girl I just love your creativity and how you get all of the different elements to work so well together.

Shelby

Laurie said...

I love all of the detail you put in! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at RetroSketches!

Sharon said...

what a great collection of trinkets! I love the way the pieces flow across the front of the card. Very beautiful. And I love how you trimmed the scrabble tiles. Very pretty.
thank you for playing along with us @ OCC.