9/04/2011

PDCC #97 & CFC # 18 ~ Gold "E" Locks!

Happy Labor Day ! Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday weekend. We've been spending time with our families and eating our way through the holiday!  Such an assortment this weekend...BBQ ribs, a corn roast and then of course there are the trips for ice-cream (yay!!)

I had a bit of crafting time so I put together a card for two challenges. Both are to use black, white and red. The Playdate Cafe challenge is to use just a splash of red while the CAS-ual Fridays challenge is using read as in books!
                                             
  



Now you might be wondering about my title for this post Gold "E" Locks. Two inspirations behind this card. First the tower of wedding cupcakes. When my son and daughter-in-law were married; their colors were the very elegant black, white and a beautiful crimson red. The floral paper on my card is a what I used for their wedding invitations, favors tins and table centerpieces. Then there is the "E"...the centerpieces were a composition of a large black wooden letter "E" with this pretty floral paper underneath and clusters of red roses at the base of the letter.  Hence my "E" in the Goldilocks title and on my card. Then for my book challenge I chose Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This is actually a stamp my son bought for me when he was in college as a Mothers' Day gift! Isn't she precious (to me in more ways than one!) She's from Renaissance Art Stamps. For my three bears I created a little gift tag to accompany the card using a portion of a stamp by Judith. So there you have it! Sometimes I wonder how my brain works to tie all of these things in together HA!!! But I think it worked out pretty well...two challenges in one! ~ Lisa


23 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

I think your brain was on overdrive with this project! LOVE them both! The image on the first is so Pretty and the stamp from your son as a gift story made me smile. (PS those were MY wedding colors, too, many moons ago!!)

Michelle said...

Lisa, I am amazed by both the card and tag! The card is so elegant and beautiful! I love that pretty and inocent image! The tag with the three bears is so sweet! The ribbon flowers are wonderful!

Lisa said...

Lisa, your Gold-E-Locks card is breathtaking! O M Gee!! She's sooo beautiful *sigh* It is simply stunning and that's all I can say :)
OK- your 3 bears tag is precious as well! You really went to town on this one!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are awesome Lisa! Love the vintage vibe of the first and beautiful flower/ribbon treatment on the second!

Colleen Dietrich said...

It is a wondrous thing when challenges blend seamlessly! I especially love the Gold E Locks card of the little girl, the floral 'toile' background looks perfect with the girl's antique pic. Thanks for leaving some love at my blog! And for playing with us at THe Cafe, too. :)

Cyndie said...

Stunning card and tag, Lisa! I just love this color combination and you have certainly made the most of it! The wedding must have been gorgeous, too, with your creative genius involved in it!

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous cards - great takes on the challenges. That little girl stamp is stunning!

Karen B. said...

I don't think I'd ever be able to part with a stamp my son gave me either. What fantastic cards, each with such nice meaning. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ruby said...

Stunning cards, that red is just so beautifully rich and luscious!

Tracey said...

LOVE both of these Cards Lisa!!! They work sooo perfectly for both challenges :) Thanks so much for joining us at the Play Date Cage :)

Julie Day said...

Stunning! Love both of these creations! The red ribbon on the first card makes that girl image pop, love it :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays!

Jen Adcock said...

Wow. What a special post. Love the background story to these magnificent creative offerings. Both cards are beautiful. The wee lass in the first is my favorite. How divine is she? You really did a great job with the challenges with your stellar cards. Awesome!

Marlena M. said...

These are wonderful Lisa! The bears are adorable. ;)

Virginia L. said...

Hi Lisa! You are a pro when it comes to this color combo! I just love everything about these two cards! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see more of your fabulous work!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful cards, Lisa! You never fail to inspire! LOVE those darling bears in black and white, too ;)! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Mynnette said...

Two fabulous cards with fabulous inspiration! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. :) Thanks for sharing!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you got two completely different looks with the same color combination ... fun creations.

Jaclyn Miller said...

I adore both of these cards. I really love how you've shown that two cards can look so different with the same colors. Great job. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful! I love the pop of red you have in each of them. And those gorgeous ribbons - I just sit here and stare at them, LOL. So pretty. ;-) (Ally again, darn Blogger.)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Both of these projects are amazing! I especially love the one that was inspired by Goldilocks. So sweet! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Wow, stunning work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Oh, My! What beautiful cards! I especially love the first one - so stunningly sweet!

Alberta said...

Absolutely adorable. I love how the images hang of the base of the card. So Creative!