A Portrait of a Mother

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a fantastic Wednesday. Hang in there, we are half way through the week.  I am here today to share with you a card I made to enter into one of my favorite challenges, A Vintage Journey. This is a fantastic challenge that hosts challenges for projects influenced by Tim Holtz. 

If you know me, you know I just love his work and his creativity inspires me in many of my projects as well. The theme this week is to use a portrait in your project.  I had an ATC that I had created a few months back that I thought would be a perfect addition to a card, and guess what, it has a portrait!

The tag is a take on his January 12 tags of 2015. You can see my tag I entered by clicking here.

I used a lot of color on this card. Several distress paints and inks. I also used a stencil and added some paste for texture. 

I thought the ATC worked well with not only the portrait, but the butterflies as well which complimented the big butterfly at the bottom. The portrait is an image from Created with TLC.

The ATC already had the word beautiful. I added another chit chat sticker which said 'mother' since I intend on this being a Mother's Day Card.

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

Items I used:


  1. What a great card! love the tag and the butterflies. And your crochet flower is just lush.

  2. Amazing card, there is so much going on, the more I look the more I see. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. This is awesome. So much beautiful detail. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  4. This is so lovely, I really like the way you have combined the vintage brown with the bright spring colors. They look fabulous together. Thanks so much for sharing with us here at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Beautifully made Monica, I love all the colours you have used and teh great design. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Monica, all the layers and the use of that portrait is so lovely! The added butterfly is gorgeous as well. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey!

  7. Hi, A lovely project, I love the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this week. Crafting From The Heart Good luck. We would love to see you again next week.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner xx

  8. So pretty, I love that crocheted flower. Glad you could play along with my Monday Mood Board!


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