Thursday, November 25, 2010

Art Deco


Replaced by Clifford the Big Red Dog and other children's classics, my Art History textbooks/novels/bibles have long been neglected and almost forgotten, having been subjected to a top shelf in my old room at my parents' house. If I had them here, I would flip them open to the pages featuring the wonderful art deco artwork from the 1920's. Beautiful, bold colors and shapes.Vintage goodness.
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for so many things in my life-too many to list!

Have you heard the news? Check out Limelight Papercrafts for super deals and play along with the sketch challenge (while incorporating polka dots!) to have a chance at winning a Stickles Prize Pack! Just in time for holiday sparkle!! My card today features a very beautiful bloom made by Jess and the color inspiration comes from this card


All the details to play along can be found at Mandy's blog. Thank you, my wonderful visitors and friends, for taking the time to stop by today.

Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Junebug) Basic Grey
Ink: (Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Twine) May Arts, (Brad) Making Memories
Other: (Swiss Dots Embossing Folder) Provo Craft, (Vintage Seam Binding Tape)
Tools: (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

41 comments:

  1. This is GOR-GEOUS!!!! It is so rich looking- love all the details! Happy thanksgiving!!!

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  2. FABULOUS!! Love the Art Deco colors and design. One time I went to Art Deco display at the museum, it was so COOL! Happy Thanksgiving, mny friend!

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  3. Your card is fabulous Karen!
    I love this red flower contrasting with dots on paper.
    Good day!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!! What a fabulous flower today and the way you make it stand out on this card ... Love it!!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I LOVE that pop of red, the flower is gorgeous. Stunning card. :)

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  6. Ohh. I love your XOXO red blooming with black and white simple cards...looks stunning..KAren! Happy TG day!!!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving Karen! Love this card...the flower is stunning!

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  8. this is stunning, Karen! that flower really pop against the background. fabulous card! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! =)

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  9. Karen this is gorgeous!!! I almost didn't recognise my flower - you have shown it off to perfection!! :)

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  10. That flowewr is amazing! Such a beautiful splash of rich red against the white and black. I adore this card!

    Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving with your family.

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  11. Your card is stunning...love how you were inspired by sherry and the bloom is rak'd...excellent mix of goodness...

    Thanks for the limelight reminder...I just bought up a bunch of cosmo goodness....shock of shockers eh?

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving karen!

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  12. Oh wow, Karen, this is beautiful! Love all the dots and the color combo!

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  13. beautiful card Karen.. you astound me... hv a wonderful Thksgiving Day! hugs xo

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  14. Oh how lovely Karen! That big red flower just pops off the card! Divine is what this is!

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  15. this is stunning!!! fab take on the sketch :)

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  16. Gorgeous, Karen! Love jess's flower, too! Happy thanksgiving day!!

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  17. So so love your blooming card. What a gorgeous contrast... the red and black n white.. and polka dots.. gorgeous :) Happy thanksgiving. :)

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  18. This is so pretty Karen. Love your flower.
    Sorry I have been a horrible blog friend lately. I have been so busy.
    Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  19. Very beautiful ,love that bold red flower. Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You for the lovely comments you always leave.

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  20. Stunning work Karen! Love the inking at the edges...and that bloom is just the perfect accent! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! :)

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  21. lovely mix and I heart this flower so much!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving Karen!

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  22. Loooove how the red flower just POPS on this card, beautiful work!!!

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  23. This is so gorgeous and very art deco! I love the binding tape and that stunning red flower.

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  24. What a stunner of a card Karen! The colors and oooo that flower!

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  25. Wow, that red flower just pops right off the card and is just gorgeous! Another beautiful creation Karen!

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  26. What a gorgeous card...love the sketch too. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.........

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  27. Hi Karen,
    Very pretty card - as always I just love your style!

    Yes, much ( ! ) to be thankful for this year. I have discovered wonderful new blog-friends that make my life so much sweeter! Thank you!

    Hugs!

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  28. Beautiful card, love the colors. And that flower is beautiful!

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  29. I was so bummed to learn about Limelight :( Your card is gorgeous!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!

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  30. Striking! Love how you offset the panel.

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  31. Totally beautiful, Karen!!! Love that flower especially!
    Hope you had a super Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  32. ah... this gives me so many ideas, thank you!!!

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  33. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the texture.

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  34. I absolutely love this card!
    It's so romantic! :D

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  35. Crikey Karen, you HAVE been busy whilst I was offline. Loving this latest creation which I think has a Parisienne feel to it. (think Can-Can) Lovely colours and vintage style.
    x

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  36. love the big pop of red. beautiful card Karen.

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  37. I don't know how I've been missing your RSS feeds in blogger? I LOVE your use of the embossed background on this card. I've been mulling over embossing ideas in my head for a while now but hadn't been able to come up with something I loved. You absolutely nailed it, as usual. I hope you have some time to relax and enjoy the holiday this month!

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  38. This is so elegant and stunning, Karen! The flower and the twine look so pretty. I truly LOVE it!

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  39. Oh, yay! This card is so gorgeous!

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