26 February 2008

Vintage Easter...


Anyone who knows me... understands my passion for olde relics of days gone by. Warmth radiates from time worn pieces someone might have used daily out of necessity.

A favorite pass time of mine is to spend a rainy day wandering through an antique shop... reminders of my childhood or reminiscing of past generations ingenious inventions for ease of daily work. I'm a bit overdue on a day of wandering and reminiscing! Truly need to set a day aside soon. {smile}

Vintage postcards were considered beautiful works of the heart! {wink} Most often embossed with gilded imagery.

Today, Cornish Heritage Farms released "modern" Christian images by artist Aimee Nugent in time for Easter. Aimee's images are a beautiful way of sending words of encouragement, sympathy, baptism or wellness. These images speak of classic elegance that will remain in style for some time to come.

If you'll note the "modern" church image on my card? It doesn't appear so modern with it's distressed, time worn appearance?! My opinion is... CHF has the classiest religious images available to stampers. LOVE them all... {smile}

It's been a rather long day with the on-set of yet another storm threatening us with 12 inches of flurries! Another system on the horizon for tomorrow afternoon into Thursday morning with the possibilities of another 4 to 6 inches! Uncle, uncle, uncle already.... {sigh} Since we're expecting to be snowed in tomorrow... Won't you consider dawning your snowshoes and coming by to share another creation made with Aimee's beautiful images tomorrow? {smile}

Stamps:
- Weathered Wood by Cornish Heritage Farm
- Cross with Vines (Aimee Nugent) by Cornish Heritage Farms
- He Is Not Here (Aimee Nugent) by Cornish Heritage Farms
- Modern Church (Aimee Nugent) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
- Hazelnut Adirondack Dye Ink by Ranger
- VersaMark by Tsukineko

Cardstock:
- Suede Brown Medium, Suede Brown Light, Herbal Garden Light, Desert Coral Light and Frosted Orange by Prism

Accessories:
- Detail Gold EP by Judi-Kins
- Fine Line White EP by Embossing Powder Candy Store
- Adhesive Pearls by K & Company
- Dimensional Tape by Scotch

Tools:
- Sm Carla Sakura and Med Carla Sakura Punch by Carl Mfg Co
- Lg Petite Oval Nestabilities by Ellen Hutson, LLC

Technique:
- Heat Emboss

Wednesday's... PRINCE spaghetti day! {smile... childhood commercial} Thank-you for braving the snow and coming by to visit! Much appreciated...

10 comments:

Lorie said...

My goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous! Just wow!

wsdanielson said...

I too love vintage and you have certainly captured it. Great card. I am always amazed by your talent and vision

Sheri

Lynette said...

Anne, this card is amazing! I really love all of your elements and the way you put them all together. Perfect!

Lynette

bensarmom said...

Anne this is just beautiful. I especially love the cross with the flowers. You are a master!

retiredheather said...

This is the most beautiful Easter Card. I love it. I only wish I also had those stamps. Fantastic work...Thanks.
Retired Heather

Melanie said...

You've outdone yourself with this one! This is by far, one of my favorites of your creations! Good Job! :)

asela said...

Drop dead gorgeous card Anne. Stay warm. Hugs

Angelnorth said...

Just beautiful, Anne. The oval frame really pulls it all together beautifully (and that happens to be the BGer I just succumbed to on my last order so I get to play with it soon!). I love the floral additions to the cross image - beautiful!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Risen Indeed!!!! Love this Anne..

Catherine said...

STUNNING!