Thursday, February 5, 2009

Doubledog Dare Challenge- Wallpaper


This week's Doubledog Dare challenge was chosen by Anne, Itsapassion on SCS. Anne sent us some really lovely wallpaper samples to work with. You can scout out your local Home Depot, Lowe's or design centers to see if they may have some discontinued sample books that they are ready to part with. They are LOADED with cool designs that make fabulous card and scrapbooking papers. I cut out and layered the purple flower from my sample onto more of the wallpaper piece. Added some old fashioned lace and pearls. The sentiment is from SU's All Holidays. I stamped it first in Mellow Moss, lined up the sentiment with my Stamp-A-Majig and moved it over a tiny bit, stamped in Versamark and then embossed in gold (this is called shadow stamping). Card base is Naturals Ivory with Brushed Gold and Mellow Moss.

22 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

This is so neat. My mother-n-law goes and gets old wallpaper sample books and then hands them down to me, I have 12 sitting in my craft room right now. They have come in very handy on several occadions!

Vicki said...

Awesome card Joanne! Love it!

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous! WOW! ~chris

Velta said...

I guess I am so excited that I cannot remember which DT members I congratulated...YOU are one of them...Looking forward to working with all the new INK girls :)

Lisa Phillippi said...

This is so Beautiful! I did actually go to a wallpaper store several yrs ago & they gave me a cpl of books. I need to do it again -mine are a little outdated.
Just cant get over how gorgeous this turned out!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Joanne, I love the lace!! It adds the perfect touch!!
Great way to use wallpaper!

Also, I added my self as a follower.... :)

Alison Anderson said...

Oh how fun! Great card!

CREATE=FUN said...

its beautiful. great work. so talented ;)

xiumaiyuki said...

How clever! I'd never thought of using something like wallpaper. This card is GORGEOUS!!! I love the lace as well...very elegant!

JulieA said...

Wow, Joanne, I'd say you nailed that challenge! That's great! I love the pearls that you added and how you layered the cut out flower on the wallpaper. Stunning!!!

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful! I would never think of using wallpaper samples...what a cool idea!

Ronnie said...

This card is very pretty! The flowers just pop out!

. said...

WOW, so beautiful!! Thanks for the wallpaper tip!

eva said...

Unusually joyful and warm card.

Julia Aston said...

This came out so wonderfully Joanne! I just love your popped up flower from the wall paper - and the wonderful lace!

Becky said...

What a great challenge, your card is beautiful.

Karen Sullivan said...

Simply beautiful! I love how all of this is put together.

Holly said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the lace and pearls on the wallpaper - wow!

Linda Barutha said...

I wanted to introduce myself to you -- I'm Linda from Muktownecraftroom -- part of the Rubber Bombshells. I hope to get to know you. I love your cards:)

Cindy said...

I have never thought of old wallpaper books...wonderful card!

Anne said...

Unbelievable!! This is a masterpiece!! WOW!! Completely blew me away on this! The lace and pearls you added made this so vintage feeling, you just totally pulled it all together and made a perfect piece of art!!

Felicia said...

You did a fantastic job with this wallpaper. I would've had no clue what to do with it but it's so victorian and very pretty!