Monday, November 23, 2009

Cookie Challenge #13 - Fannie Mae

Note: Go HERE to see my blog candy for 50,000 blog hits, make sure you leave a comment so you have a chance to win. When I opened the envelope from Susan that contained the latest Cookie Challenge my jaw hit the floor!! Fannie Mae is awesome but she would require creating a "vintage" card...and I really have a hard time creating "vintage". So, I started searching out vintage galleries, blogs, and cards! I gathered a bunch of different ideas from various cards and pulled it all together to get my own creation. Fannie Mae is colored with my Copics. The text background is a page from an old book, and I used my sewing machine, and even cut the edges jagged and sponged around the edges as well. In my exploration I saw a lot of lace so I wanted to include it on my card too....but my lace was so white and bright! So, I brewed a cup of stong tea and dunked the lace into it!! Just 20 minutes later and the lace fit much better!! One last little detail, see that was white!! So I took my pink Copic marker (the same one I used to color in the fan) and changed the button from white to pink!! Now, I am off to see what the other Design Team members did. They are all together in the Cookie Jar. I am shocked to see how many different styles we all ended up with dispite using the same stamp set!! Donelda


Juanita said...

Fannie is beautiful, but I can see that she would push a few ladies out of their comfort zone. You rose to the challenge and made a beautiful work of art.
{I love how you solved some of your coordination problems too}

Jessica G. said...

Wonderful vintage style, Donelda, and great way to alter or re-purpose items to create the theme!!