Saturday, July 2, 2011

Vintage Get Well

It was time for a smile for my Aunt and her husband.  They both have really been going through the thick of it lately - her husband being diagnosed with months to live caused by some rare auto-immune disease, my aunt -suffering an appendix that ruptured and survived; then just recently "wasn't feeling good" and was rushed in to have 2 stints surgically placed for the 95% blockage to her heart.  .

The word art I chose to base my card on is from a new set that TLC has in the store called Sell It.  You can find the set by clicking here.  Almost immediately, the wheels started turning when I read the sentiment. The sentiment reads:  "You take a licking, and keep on ticking"!  It can't get any more perfect than that !!!

I just got some new  DCWV paper for my birthday from my Mom, god love her. It's my favorite paper at the mo - so vintage in all different shades and textured!!  You may not be able to see it in the pic, but there are faint black drawn roses in the paper.  Divine!!  I scoured  the net and found this gorgeous vintage clock at Beyond the Fringe, which you can find here!  The clock is pop-dotted on the distressed doily for some added dimension and colored in Copics.  The heart chipboard piece is colored in the same Copics to match the clock, then crumpled and distressed in Making Memories distress ink.  My daughter said it looked like a piece of suede which made my day, and hopefully, this card makes theirs.

Medium:  Copic Markers (E50, E31, Y28)
Sentiment:  TLC
Papers:  Old World Stack by DCWV
Close to My Heart Chipboard and self-adhesive pearls
Making Memories Distress Ink
Roses won from blog candy/Doily in stash

Sketch Saturday - Week #162
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Free & Easy
OSAAT- Use a Digi
Southern Girls Challenge Blog - Anything Goes


  1. Sara, I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt & Uncle, I am sure that beautiful card will cheer them up some what...thank you so much for sharing your talent and heartfelt story with us at OSAAT..


  2. A lovely card, it's perfect. Hope it cheers them up
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. I am sure this gorgeous card will cheer them a little bit up.... you did a great job!!!
    xx Angela

  4. Wow they have had it rough :( I will pray for them. I know this gorgeous card is going to brighten their day. You rocked the vintage girl.

  5. Gorgeous card - perfect sentiment for the situation.
    This is sure to cheer them up.
    Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. WOW!!!!! What an amazing card g/f!! I love all the elements of it, the clock, that FABULOUS sentiment, the sueded heart, distressed doily. GORGEOUS!!!! Love it, Bren

  7. What a lovely card you made Sarah! Wow, I like it!

  8. Sara, I love this card! What a great sentiment with that old-fashioned watch. I really like the paper, too. I am sure your card made them smile during a really rough time. I'd tell you to give them a hug, but they'd probably think that was weird to get a hug from some chick they don't even know!!! LOL

  9. AWW Sara you are just sooo sweet, thanks for the bday wish :))))) I LOVE your vintage design and the clock on the doily is JUST PERFECT!!! absolutely gorgeous hun!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

  10. Wow, what a stunningly beautiful card. You've pulled this style off perfectly. I just love that watch. Thanks for all your sweet commnets at mine yesterday. Have a great week. xxx
    Oooh and thanks for playing at Sketch Saturday.

  11. You have a lovely blog! Gonna enjoy looking back and to follow forward :)
    I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum ;)

    I just loved the little badge saying "I scrap..." hope it's ok to grab it?


  12. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this weel.

    Hugs Wenda

  13. This is a wonderful card! I love the vintage feel and the doily. Have a great week!

  14. Sara I'm so sorry about your Aunt and Uncle, prayers for them both, I'm sure this card made them very happy and will be kept out to look at.

    Gorgeous card, hugs, Lori m

  15. What a gorgeous card, sorry to hear about your aunt and uncle, this will definately cheer them up. thanks for joining us at Allsort this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  16. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week, and good luck for the prize.
    Hugs Nataliya

  17. Gorgeous card, love the vintage feel. Thank you for joining us atOSAAT this week. Good luck. Nikki DT