August 25, 2010

Keys and locks




So I used only ONE stamp on this card...anyone know what it is?

It's the key on the left! It's from the Key to My Heart set by Practicing Creativity Designs, and I embossed it with a mixture of patina gold and copper e.p. and fussy cut it out including the center sections.
(I buy all my e.p. HERE if you are interested. Their detail e.p. is the best I've ever come across, and no, I don't get kickbacks! *snort*)

This card is for Sasya's Sketches. This week's sketch was HARD for me...I could not make up my mind what to create and then all of a sudden this idea popped into my head and the whole card took me about 20 minutes! I'm happy with it. I have a ton of those old keys in my "altered art" drawers from my altered art obsession days, and I was glad to use one!


Play along with us this week at Sasya's Sketches and see if this one is easy for you! And check out what the rest of the DT did...oh my goodness, some beautiful cards for sure. Those girls are tal-en-ted!

Maybe you can be the next guest designer!

27 comments:

Amelie said...

Interesting interpretation of a sketch.Very beautiful card,ilove keys))

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous card, Dana! love the vintag-y, shabby look and all the details!

Karen B. said...

Ack! Get out! Love that key! Mixed media to its finest. Great card.

Julia K. said...

Wow! That's a great card, Dana!

Aimes said...

Now that truly is fussy-cutting!!! As I type this comment, my guy is on the sofa behind me and has literally just looked at my screen to say "that's a nice card, really rustic" Now believe me, that's a REAL compliment (he has good taste *wink)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Noora said...

I just love your take for the sketch Dana, not an easy sketch, but u have done an incredible job, love every element and that key u cut out is perfect!! any man would love this card!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Love the card and no way would I have guessed that the key was the one thing you had stamped. You Rocked this sketch.

~amy~ said...

Wow!!!! That's some fussy cutting!!!! Your card is sooooo pretty!!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! The keys & locks are a cool touch!!! Awesome take on the Sketch Dana!!! Hugs ~S~

Christina said...

Wow, Dana! I love this vintage, rustic look and the keys are the perfect embellishment. Fabulous job with the fussy cutting!

Laurel said...

Wow, this is perfect!

Sasya said...

oh i didnt know the sketch was so hard... for me the sketch like this one is quite easy... sorry Dana... but your card is beautiful!! :)))

Jessica said...

i like what you did with the sketch. Clever.
i've always had a fondness for keys. i remember when i was very young i found or maybe my mom gave me a skeleton key. i thought it was the coolest thing ever, as if i had a real treasure on my hands!

Keva said...

Oh wow..I love it!! You did a great job with the sketch. I am too literal and I would have just put paper there where you have the keys. I'm going to do the sketch and probably will STILL put paper where your keys are..lol

Lorraine said...

LOVE your card! I wouldn't have guessed that key was a stamp - so cool! And I think we were on the same wavelength with Sasya's sketch - the key & lock thing...LOL.

Diane Jaquay said...

You did such a fabulous job with this, ahem, rather "difficult" sketch lol! I LOVE the keys and wonderful vintage feel!

Sara Mac said...

Oh my goodness, that is fantastic! Love your creativity Dana. Please send some my way:)

Ayana Posadas said...

GORGEOUS card, Dana!! :)

Julie Campbell said...

This turned out so awesome! I just love coming to your blog every day. I don't have any idea how you do it all... but I love checking it all out! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Oh I like this card. It has a feeling of nostalgia and gives the impression of days gone by using ink pens dipped into ink bottles. Love the key!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Dana, what a GREAT take on this week's sketch. I really love your card.

Courtney Baker said...

GORGEOUS Dana! I didn't even recognize the Key to My Heart Key!

Amy said...

Dana this is so gorgeous...love the keys and the distressed edges!

alexandra s.m. said...

It's absolutely GORGEOUS!

Laurie said...

I love the feel of this card! The vintage-y look is amazing! You did an amazing job with the stamps here!

IamDerby said...

so pretty, love that key

Belinda said...

LOVE to look of that key! Would have never guessed! Fab!