Vintage Mom & Daughter

Ahhh, Friday! Now we just have to get through the day. For many of you out there, your day is already over. Well, I am here this morning to share a card I put together yesterday for the Digi Darla Vintage photo inspiration challenge. I was just looking through some of my images last night and came across some of my digi darla's. So, I popped over to the challenge blog to see what was going on and saw I have one day to submit a card. I try to use their images when I play, but was not sure how I would do a vintage card. I also got some new toys to play with. I finally took the plunge and purchased some Copic Markers. It is a set of 6 markers called SKIN. I thought this would be a good starter for me as I always seem to have skin to color. I had a 40% off coupon and a Gift Card, so out of pocket was only $5.

I was very surprised at how well they blend. My chromatix markers have been working fine, but I only had one marker for skin, and I wanted to try some blending. I may watch some You Tube videos on blending today to see if I can get any hints. So if any of you out there have some suggestions, I am all ears.

When I saw this image with the mother and daughter, I thought I would give it a try.

The inspiration photo below gives you many ways you could go with this card.

Pearls, flowers, green, sure I could work with that. So here is what I came up with:

I had a sentiment that I was going to put on the outside, but when I placed it, it covered up some of the frame on the doily, and I really like the framed look. So may just go with this. I think this would make a great Mother's Day card...hmm. Will just have to wait and see.

Here is what I used:

  • DCWV - The Rustic Stack
  • Kraft-Core Cardstock - Nostalgic Collection
  • Off White card stock for base
Punches & Die Cuts
  • 3 floral punches for flowers
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz on the Edge Doily
  • Pearls
  • Ribbon
  • Chromatix Markers
  • Copic for Skin, mother's hair & pages of book: E00,E11,E93,E15,E18,E000
Well, I hope you all enjoy your Friday and the last day in January. Can you believe the month is already over? Wow, time sure flies.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. This is beautiful and I love the flowers and bow.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. This is so lovely! The bow and pearls add a special touch and I really like how well the die cut frames the image! Thanks for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  3. Monica, Glad you're joining us at Simply Create Too for our Mother's Day/Female Challenge. Your mother/daughter card is just right for our challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  4. beautiful card!!! love the colors you used...and I love your bow!!!

  5. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Hugz Marjo

  6. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Hugz Marjo

  7. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Hugz Marjo

  8. Suzanne Dean has great tutorial for coloring skin on YouTube! That is how I learned!

  9. Fantastic card and image! Love the frame!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  10. Back with my dt hat on:
    This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘ADD REAL RIBBON’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  11. Gorgeous card & adorable image & design...Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Challenge... Hugs May x x

  12. Uh, oh be prepared to be addicted to Copics-lol. I watch the videos on Youtube as well. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Darla challenge blog, you picked a great DD image to use :)

  13. Thanks for playing in our "For the Little Girls!" Challenge #84!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  14. I was just skimming the list of entries over at Digi Darla's and I'm so glad you joined us this week. You definitely picked up elements of the inspirational photo in it. I love the pearls in the centre of the flowers, that frame and the pretty ribbon. Aren't copics awesome for blending. You've got the right idea--keep checking out videos, search for colouring tutorials. If you can afford to, order the Copic books as well. Of course I say that, did that myself and I have had them 8 months and still haven't really had time to practice using them.

    Good luck in the draw.


  15. What a sweet image - reminds me of the days when I read to my daughters! I see how that picture inspired your card - very pretty! Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge.

  16. Thanks for taking part in Challenge #84 is 'FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS' over on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

  17. What a lovely project...thanks for joining Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  18. Monica this is Sweet~~it sure would make a great Mother's Day Card!!! Love the dp's and bow....adorable!!!
    Thanks for joining in the vintage fun at Fussy and Fancy!!

  19. What a sweet card and great bow!
    Thank you for sharing with us in the Ribbons challenge and please visit us again. A new challenge starts tomorrow!!
    Digistamps4Joy, DT.

  20. Beautiful Project. Thank you for joining us on Delicious Doodles Challenge.
    Marleen DT xx

  21. So sweet card with adorable image. Thank you for playig us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT.


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