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Monday, 30 January 2012

I Dreamed a Dream (Fontine)


Last term, my 14 year old daughter entered a couple of reading Challenges at school. For one of them, she had to read 12 books in different, listed genres (!) She completed the task, so I treated her to a little 'vintage' shopping at the weekend and made her this for her to remember her achievement by. Proud of her? Oh yes!

The lovely lady, sentiment and the print on my torn heart are from Rogue Redhead Designs - and what marvellous stamps they are too! Lush red rubber that stamps beautifully, Yum!

They were part of a lovely gift I got a few weeks back. All of the 'torn' layers come from part of the packaging that the stamps came in (just love recyling stuff - it feels so good!)

The heart has a good splash of Glossy accents and a sprinkle of glitter.

My lady looks like she is day dreaming as well as reading and this reminded me of Fontine's song from Les Miserables. I used to be a Wardrobe Mistress in the Theatre, so adore my Musicals!

I am entering this card into The Blogger's Challenge - Texturise IT!
I am entering this card intoThe Stampman - embellish it - Challenge
I am entering this card intoCraft Your Days Away Distressing Challenge

19 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Oh Anna...breathtaking!!! Wow! I love how the girl is starring away. That heart is beautiful and glossy shiny! WOW...so striking! Bravo...encore!

Sue said...

What Anita said!

No wait. I have a few words of my own!

I LOVE the heart. Love how you tore it and distressed it. Love the ripped and torn cardboard. So nice to see you recycle! That faraway, wanderlust look in the girls eye is amazing.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Congrats to your daughter and I love the way you have used the buttons- so unique and creative

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

You must be very proud of your daughter and it really shows in your piece! Delicate and beautifully vintage creation, I am sure she will treasure it forever! xx

lainey said...

I love it!! loving the use of buttons. lainey x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, lot's of texture, pleasure and luv the touch of the scattered buttons!

Shirley-anne said...

Sweet , dreamy card
Love the vintage and shabby look

pooky said...

So pretty Anna!! Love your daydreaming girl!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge.

Yvonne said...

This is marvelous, Anna! Love the vintage feel and all those buttons :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a fabulous dream. Love the use of the corrugated carbboard.

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats to your daughter! Such a wonderful gift you created for the occasion! Fab use of the cardboard, love the added buttons! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Lisa M said...

That is most definitely an amazing accomplishment and she should be so proud! What a wonderful reward too!
I LOVE recycled items on cards and projects and I really LOVE that heart. How you textured that makes it look like a piece of wood with bark around the outsides. At least it does to me and I really, really like that! :)
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

trisha too said...

Beautiful piece, anna, that is such a lovely image!

:-)

Lesley said...

Great work! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's 'Distressing' challenge xx

Shar said...

An absolutely stunning piece!

Terry said...

This is one beautiful display! Love the images and the heart is so awesome!

Maria said...

Hi Anna! Wow, I'm digging all your projects!! Lovely work on everything! Hope you're staying warm and cozy! We are finally moved in and with internet service -- yay! Now I can keep better track of your projects!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Anna, thats a gorgeous card with lots of texture, and a lovely keepsake for your daughter.
Avril