Love is in the Air - 7 Kids College Fun Blog Hop

  It's time for a BLOG HOP and another great "Anything Goes" Challenge at 7 Kids College Fund!   Love is in the air as the Design Team features "love" themed projects for you!  With Valentine's day around the corner, what better way to get some inspiration for your own projects!


   All you  have to do is:
- Visit each dt member's blog (links below) and leave a comment for each.
- End your hop at the Challenge blog (last link on the blog hop list) and leave a comment telling us how you liked the dt projects!  

Winners will be selected Wednesday, February 4th

    How perfect that the design team's "Anything Goes" challenge twist is "love" as I was asked several weeks ago to make a keepsake for the newly engaged daughter of a dear friend of my mother. She admired the card I made for another engagement using a Saturated Canary rubber stamp,  "Rebecca" . (You can see that post HERE.)  At first she wanted a similar card for her daughter, and then after talking with her, I suggested the 10 x 10 inch shadow box as I thought it would be so special to include some things from her own wedding (over 50 years ago) that were sentimental and would be better if encased. (I apologize if the pics seem a bit dark as I had to work with the distancing the lighting so it would not reflect off the glass of the shadow box.)
    First, "Rebecca" is colored with copic markers using W5,3, 1 and 0 (and the colorless blender) and B23, 21, and 000. I added some Shabby White and Shabby Blue Frantage around her.  She is mounted on Spellbinder Oval die cuts.  The Polynesian sails Oval, Victorian Romance Flourish  and Dancing Doily Lace Border die are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The design papers, distressed with Brushed Corduroy ink, are from Maja Vintage Spring Basics.
    The backdrop white cardstock is completely covered in lace.  What is special and touching about the lace is that all the lace used in this project is from the bride's mother's wedding gown - over 50 years old!  The  lace flowers around the image were also cut from the remaining bridal gown lace and I coiled some pearl on a string and glued it to the center after making each flower.  Additionally, the "blue flowers" were made using a tie that belonged to the bride's father. To make both the lace and blue flowers out of the fabric given to me, I used a Sizzix Circle Bigz die to cut three different size circles out each fabric and then hand sewed them into flowers (YouTube video tutorial HERE) with a few folds and tacking stitches.  For the flowers made from the blue tie fabric, I added Teardrop Pearl Centers.
      Last, I added Glamour Dust, Pearl String, a fabric heart applique and a computer generated sentiment with the soon-to-be-married couple's names.  I love the font which I downloaded from DaFont called "Scriptina Pro". It made such a lovely sentiment!  I decided when taking the pictures of the shadow box to add the large leftover piece of lace as a backdrop.  It was truly my pleasure to make this special gift! 
      Now, don't forget to hop along through the blogs below and leave a comment!  Good Luck and thanks always for your kind comments! 
Let's Hop
Ann Marie (you are here)
I will be entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments- Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 Embellies
Inky Chics- Bingo (Lace, Swirls and Pearls)
 Loves Rubber Stamps- Use Lace
Sweet Stamps - Lace and Hearts
Craft My Life- Anything but a Card
Use Your Stuff- Wedding
Victorine Originals- Valentines or Love
Glitter and Sparkle- Bling it Up
Cupcake Inspirations- Color Palette

Michele Cunningham said...

Wow your shadow box is gorgeous! What a wonderful treasure.

Lynda Nielsen said...

OH - MY - GOODNESS!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!! What a beautiful creation, but even better yet what a very special keepsake. I just adore things like this. Your coloring of "Rebecca" is absolutely gorgeous! Every detail is just perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Kelly Neis said...

Beautiful shadow box. Love the layers of paper and lace. The image is colored so beautifully to match the vintage style of your artwork. Love it!
Hugs Kelly

marion said...

This is absolutely stunning, love your colouring too, thanks for sharing your wonderfull creation at Cards und More and good luck, hugs, Marion

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! You colored the image so beautifully!! I love all of the details!! This is stunning!!

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Heidi Brawley said...

OMG I LOVE this!!! I saw it on a Favebook group earlier and I am totally in Love with it!!! Fabulous work!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful keepsake, Absolutely gorgeous
Hugs Julie P

Olivia said...

Stunning in the coloring and the lovely embellishments. This shadow box will definitely be treasured.

Karen said...

Ann Marie, this is such an exquisite creation and filled with such heart! Every detail is not only gorgeous, but perfectly appropriate for the sweet occasion. The lace, pearls, flowers... everything is breathtaking and I love that you incorporated treasured items from the past. This will indeed be cherished! Lovely work!

Hugs and blessings,

jackelien said...

I love this really great.
Huggs jackelien

Tina said...

oh my this is beautiful...amazing details and image
thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

McStamper said...

What a great creation. Love all the beautiful elements you used.

Anonymous said...

Soooooo beautiful !!!! The embellies pair perfectly w: this sweet saturated canary image !!!
The trinkets & keepsakes are lovely additions & make this a treasure !! :))

Smacki's Place said...

Such a lovely dainty look to this card. Each detail is arranged to perfection.

Iris said...

So pretty - love all the bling.
isoscia at aol dot com

Céline said...

so precious frame! love the design and your fab coloring
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Indy said...

Wow! This is so elegant! So glad you were inspired by this week's Snowflakes challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie!

Jennyfer L said...

Wow! My jaw almost hit the floor with your gorgeous shadow box!!! I can't do a white on white...never! But you my dear have outdone yourself!

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous shadow box! What a perfect keepsake which I am sure will be cherished. Beautifully done.


Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous shadow box! What a perfect keepsake which I am sure will be cherished. Beautifully done.


Daksha Popat said...

OMG..super gorgeous project....loved all details...that image is perfect..♡♡♡♡♡

Swati said...

Wwow.....absolutely amazing shadow box..infact i got inspired to make something along this lines for a wedding card for my brother in law..i hope thats okay with you...:)

PaperDaisies said...

What a stunning project and so thoughtful too. I love it. Great attention to the detailing. I love the way you have coloured the image. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Nance E Salkeld said...

Wow! This is such a gorgeous keepsake! Stunning. A great idea to include the mom's wedding things in it for her daughter! THanks for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Please come back again.

Nance, DT

Susan Sieracki said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous creation! I love all the white embellishments. Your coloring is simply amazing!

Denise Bryant said...

So many beautiful details in this gorgeous shadowbox! Great project! Looks like fun to make this!

Gaby said...

Such a georgeous creation! Love all the details.
Thank you for joining us at Cards und More.
Hugs Gaby

Lynne said...

I am sure my daughter would love to receive something like this when she marries in May. It is gorgeous. Thank you for creating with s at Use Your Stuff.

Tracy said...

What an amazing keepsake you've created! I'm sure the bride is going to be thrilled with this. You should be proud Ann Marie. Hugs!

Heidi D said...

Gorgeous! It certainly has that elegant feel to it. She must have loved it.

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

this is gorgeous, Thanks for joining on the fun on our use Lace Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I loved your project super cute! I hope to see more of your amazing creations in future chalenges! Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

Emz said...

Totally gorgeous I hope the bride to be was speachless. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our '1-2-3 recipe' challenge x

Gail said...

This is the most romantic card I've ever seen. This image is beautiful and colored to perfection to start with...then I look at the diecuts, lace, pearls...and I just go "ooooooh". Putting turquoise on her dress sand the rest w hite is really makes this image stand out from among all the beautiful elements. I love the diecut in the top left corner and that lacy heart beheath it. This card screams romance and is going to be appreciated for many many years. Hugs, Gail

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so beautiful, love the fabulous card design and the colors you used. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!!

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