Friday, March 1, 2013

Pitcher and Basin

     First of the month and time for another fantastic release of digi sets from Doodle Pantry.  Oh, there are some marvelous sets this month!  Of course, I think that every month, but these just seem especially wonderful this time.  :-D    My card is made using an image from the "Pitcher and Basin" set (photo of the entire set is at the end of this post), a classic vintage set.

     I actually remember my Grammy (in whose honor my blog is named) having a bowl and pitcher on the dressing table in her bedroom which she had used since her childhood.  I didn't inherit that set but I do have another set which I found in an antique store and bought because it was perfect in my Victorian house.  I colored the image to look as much like Grammy's set as possible.  Her set was white porcelain with a slight lavender tinge to it, and it did have flowers on the side of the pitcher and inside on the bottom of the basin.

I based this on the sketch at Scrapper's Delight this week.

     The image is colored with Promarkers, then die cut and edged with ink.  The background lattice work is a die cut from Spellbinders.  I added the purple, rhinestone & pearls flourish to the top corner and then piled on the flowers (in classic Vintage style) at the bottom corner.  I love the way this card turned out, and not just because of the purple. :-D

     Although I didn't use them, the set comes with some wonderful digi papers, too.  See the photo below.  Oh, yes, one more thing from Laurie this weekend -- AND FOR 3 DAYS ONLY... A 20% OFF coupon!!!!! 
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Bearly Mine -- Anything goes
Crafting Cafe  -- Favorite color (purple)
Crafts and Me -- Dies or punches
Glitter n Sparkle -- Bling it on
Kaboodle Doodles -- Bling
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge -- Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday -- Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty -- Use fav color (purple!)
Simon Says Stamp -- Anything goes

     I hope your week has gone well.  Don't forget that the new Doodle Pantry Challenge will begin at noon EST today, and Laurie always gives away a free set just for playing in the challenge.  Yes, you must use a Doodle Pantry image to enter, but then you get a free set in return!  How can you lose?  The photo on the right hand side below shows the Easter Egg Ants set which is free for playing in the challenge this month.  The Challenge only runs until the 24th so enter early and don't miss out.

     Can you believe it's already the First of March?  Easter in just another 4 weeks and 2 days.  Good heavens, I certainly do hope that spring is firmly established before that.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card,love the image and great

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is soooo fabulous! Love the colors you have used for it. I too remember those... but only because my mom was an antique dealer lol ;)

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Donna Ellis said...

Two beautiful sets, Connie! Love what you have done with the pitcher, and the pretty shading. Your sketch interpretation is very pretty, too!

Benzi said...

How sweet that you could make a card that reminded you of your grandmother's bowl and pitcher. Great job and soooooo pretty.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely beautiful, NanaConnie. I love the die cut background which makes your beautifully colored image pop.

Donna said...

I love the lattice background, NanaConnie! So pretty and it sets off your bling and flowers very nicely. The pitcher and basin are colored to perfection. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it and remember my great aunt having one on her dresser too! So lovely and the flowers are gorgeous!

Berni Cuttino said...

NC, I truly remember those days, this is a stunning image and eye cataching coloring. So lovely.
Oh, that background is rockin, sis

Lola said...

What a sweet memory and beautifully colored card. I have the bowl and pitcher my father MADE - not purchased, so it's something to keep forever!

Jo said...

Gorgeous card NanaConnie....reminds me of my Nan so that makes it even better!
Hugs Jo x

Jennifer Grissom said...

What a pretty card!!

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Linda Anderson said...

Ooooo, how beautiful! Love the lattice background and your beautiful coloring.


Linda Simpson said...

Oh my word this is fantastic I love the pitcher and the gorgeous colours.

Linda xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I had a boyfriend who ran an antique store and brought several washbasins and bowls back from England. I bought one and still have it. I'm so glad you chose it to work did a beautiful job. I've use my real set for flowers and the bowl for large servings of pasta and salad...surely after years and years it was clean enough to use for such purposes...haha

Susan Sieracki said...

NanaConnie, you paired that pitcher up perfectly with that die cut background. I love all the elements you added with it. Your flowers and bling are perfect! Not to mention the way you colored that!

Asha said...

This is so fab, NC. Love the pitcher and you've coloured it so beautifully.
xxx Asha

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous colour.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

wow Connie this looks like my grandmothers as well I love this kind of thing and glad you showed where you got the digi from Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Hart said...

So pretty - and love your colors and the little dash of bling!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love that image NanaConnie! & the background is just fabby dabby do!
Dawn xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh & thanks so much for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time too!
Good Luck my friend!
Dawn xx

Anthony Paterson said...

very nice, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
AJ dtm

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous wonderful card Connie. My Grandmother had a pitcher and basin in her bedroom too and if I remember correctly is was blue! Aaah I miss her, Laurie's images brought back quite a few memories this month!

Ellen said...

Wow! You did a gorgeous job with the pitcher and basin! My mom used to have one of these sets. I love how you colored the set. Just beautiful!

kren said...

I love this image!

Helen said...

Great card - that lattice background works really well with the image.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

craftygranny said...

wow this is fab and great colours . Thanks for sharing with us at Lady Anne's hugs trisha x

Dawn Frost said...

Gorgeous vintage NannaConnie! Love how you used the lattice in the background to showcase the pitcher and basin, very nice!

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful shading of the image Connie. Lovely card. joann sassy raggedy

cheiron said...

Wonderful card. My grandma had one of these too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

cheiron said...

Wonderful card. My grandma had one of these too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Claire said...

Love the colour scheme! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month!
Claire xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Lovely card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Debbie said...

This is beautiful!!! Great story about your Grammy!!
I love the flowers in the corner!

Amanda Curtin said...

Very pretty, nice layout! Amanda x

Lyndi said...

Love the lattice background and the colour. Thanks for playing along with The Crafting Cafe Challenge this month xx

Lynne xx