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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wacky Wednesday #20

Jules is our hostess with the mostest today.  She found the cutest collection of bags by Janine King.  You can find your own inspiration in the collection and play along in the challenge.  Just run on over HERE to check them all out.  You may even end up doing some shopping.  I think I need a laptop bag, now to decide on my favorite one.  This is the bag I chose for my inspiration.

Essence Damask

I was drawn to this Damask bag because of the black & cream combination and was inspired to use some sheet music from a vintage Hymnal dated 1934. 

No messy techniques today, just straightforward stamping in black.  The gemstone charm is part of an old brooch I came across the other day and I added a heart charm and attached them to the May Arts ribbon with a pearl head pin to finish it off. 


Stamps:  Flower Silhouettes 467, Flourish Background 462

Paper: Prism Black Prismatic & Simply Smooth Cream, Vintage Hymnal page

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Accessories: May Arts striped grosgrain, Heart Charm, Vintage pendant, pearl head pin


The winner of this Wacky Wednesday Challenge will receive a Certificate good for 40% off your entire order at Rubbernecker!  In order to qualify to win, you must post a link to your card/project  on the RN BLOG by Monday, July 20.   The winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 21.  Don't forget to post a direct link to your card!

You'll find lots of inspiration to fuel your creativity on our Design Team Blogs.

Bev  - Savor the Journey

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Joan -Stamping with a Passion!

Jules -  Stampin with Inky Fingers

Kittie -  Kittie Kraft

Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!

Linda -  Linda’s Works of Heart

Candy - Candys Land                                                                                                                                                                                        


  1. I love the music background on this, Shelly and the silhouette is perfect. Gorgeous card.

  2. What a cool card!!
    I love the way you used the hymn! Great layout and fabulous details (as always)!!!

  3. Oooo, soo elegant, Shelly!!!! I love the background and then the hyme layer with the flower image stamped on top...absolutely gorgeous!!!

  4. This is just gorgeous, Shelly! I love the crispness of the black and white, and your beautiful embellishments are perfect!!

  5. This is just so pretty, Shelly!! Love the image over the music, and wonderful charm too!

  6. your work and your blog...DEIDRE

  7. Genuine vintage! This is so cool! Love the charms and how you stamped directly on the sheet music. Beautifully inspired!

  8. This is gorgeous. I love the flowers stamped over the music.


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