Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Flashback: Ageless Adornment

It's Friday Flashback day!  Today's retired stamp set of choice is Ageless Adornment, which was a purple rubber hostess set way back when.  There are four images (butterfly, pear, holly, and calla lily) plus three fancy-font sentiments.  So let's take a look, shall we?

I know, this is the absolute *worst* picture, but the original card was pretty.  The background is polished stone (wish SU still carried glossy white cardstock just for this technique) and I colored the butterfly to match.

Also features Roses in Winter, Script, and Filigree

Here's the butterfly again, and this card is...less than successful.  Sadly the part I like the least is the Ageless Adornment butterfly :(  So since this card is disappointing, I tried to make something mo bettah today, and this is what I came up with:

I knew I wanted to use a stamp that wasn't the butterfly ;) but I didn't realize beforehand that I hadn't used *any* of the other images.  But the pear seemed like a good choice with this week's Color Throwdown combo:

I interpreted the colors as Lavender Lace (hoping for another purple when the new In Colors are introduced this summer), Summer Starfruit, Cool Caribbean, and Barely Banana, all of which are retired.  So today we're featuring retired stamps *and* retired colors, though happily for me, Chocolate Chip is still current.  Do NOT take away Christy's chocolate if you want to live.  I stamped the pear with Chocolate Chip craft ink (which is retired) and then embossed with clear EP so I could watercolor without smearing ink everywhere.  Everything else is pretty self-explanatory.

Anyway, I also used this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

I did a plain border around my circular element instead of the scallops as shown on the sketch, and I think my banners are a little fatter,  but I followed the sketch pretty closely.

So that's it for me this week, peeps.  Have a fantabulous day!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  Ageless Adornment, Happy Harmony
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (craft and classic), Cool Caribbean, Lovely Lilac, Barely Banana, Summer Starfruit
Paper:  Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit DSP scrap
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, clear EP (really, I didn't even use Dimensionals this time!)


Cindy Hall said...

I think all three cards are wonderful! Great stamp set and so many ways to use it! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim said...

This is such a pretty card Christi!! I love the pear. Your sentiment is wonderful too. There is always so much to be thankful for. Hugs, Kim :>)

Wanda Cullen said...

Loved taking a look at some oldie but goodie stamp images! Your pear card is perfect for the throwdown colors!

Broni said...

Such great cards! I love what you did with the sketchy pear! Thank you so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

CCsMom said...

I really like your newest card. Maybe that butterfly on the other card would would have been better done on white? LOVE the little roses on that card, though. So cute.

Hey, I'm going to see you THIS WEEK. Isn't that awesome?!!!

Joan Ervin said...

All your cards are beautiful, Christy!!!I especially love the pear card with the awesome sketch!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!!!

Jodi Collins said...

SO pretty! That pear is awesome and I love the layout! Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!!