Monday, September 20, 2010

The Linen Closet


There was a little door in her hallway that contained the freshest, cleanest, most exhilarating smell. I remember trailing at her heals as she would walk to her linen closet door, open it and pull out the crispest sheets around-white speckled with big, bright pink rosebuds. She would then carefully spread the sheet on the couch, pinch the edges and tuck me in tight. It never failed, I would always sleep well at Grandma's house.


The colors of the feathers and the shape of the hair net on this piece at Pegasusmaiden's Shop for the Etsy Inspired Challenge reminded me of Grandma's sheets and the whole while I could smell that wonderful smell again....and shaking my head as to why my linen closet doesn't smell the same. I sure hope that you can see that the background is stamped repeatedly with a stitched hexagon shape from Hexagon-A-Thon by Schlosser Designs and there is a faint polka dotted hexagon pattern to the rose.


Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Gold and Copper Flecked) Archer's Paper
Stamps: (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs, (Rose from Roses in Bloom) Waltzingmouse Stamps, (Sentiment from Communique Curves) PTI
Ink: (Rose Red and Pretty in Pink Pigment) SU, (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Rustic Twine) PTI, Button

44 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card, Karen, and I love the story that goes with it!

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  2. Soft and stunning, Karen! I love the subtle detail on the background. and your beautiful flower.

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  3. I love the soft colors and the flower is gorgeous!

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  4. You have the best stories! I LOVE how you used the hexagon to create that fabulous background! Gorgeous card Karen and a super great take on the challenge :)

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  5. I love that you've used twin in the center of the flower too, beautiful!

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  6. Hi Karen,

    What a beautiful card! {{deep sigh!}} I feel so relaxed just drinking it in - your stories and art work are so refreshing! Thank you!

    Hugs!

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  7. What a pretty card Karen! Love the soft colors and that wonderful story! That subtle stamped background just adds lovely texture!

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  8. Such a pretty card, love it!! I love pink!! :) :) :) :)

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  9. Love the vintage look to this card with the stamped stitching, string and soft colours. The flower is so pretty and the perfect embellishment.

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  10. Karen,
    I love your card...the subtle background is perfect...and I love the touches of ink...gorgeous.

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  11. beautiful card and I love the story of the linen closet. Isn't it funny how we associate smells with people and how it triggers the memory.

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  12. Oh this is so sweet! That flower is gorgeous as is the rest of the card! Great work Karen!

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  13. your card is beautiful, i love your sweet stories and i STILL sleep better at my grandmother's house

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  14. this is such a pretty card. I love it :D

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  15. gorgeous card Karen.. love that big pink flower, it's colored so beautifully.. wow!!!

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  16. I love the soft delicacy of this card, Karen.

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  17. Karen,
    What a pretty card. I love how the card background paper looks aged. I always love to have candles in my house and my favorite scent is Clean Linen. It smells like fresh sheets!
    Brandi

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  18. What a pretty card, Karen! Love the fact that this is vintagey but still pretty CAS!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  19. I love how you make all the elements look so beautiful together! Love your grandma's story..oh.. you won something (small)at my blog! Come by to check it out. Thanks for playing Etsy Inspired challenge! Always a delight to see your work, Karen!

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  20. what a darling, darling card! i LOVE this, karen-and your grandma memories-too sweet:)

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  21. such a sweet story...love when you share them..your card is beautiful! the colors are wonderfully girlie..

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  22. love the hexagons - so subtle, but perfect for this card.

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  23. Fabulous use of the Hexagon Set! LOVE IT!!!

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  24. Beautiful! I love the faint polka dotted hexagon pattern in the background and that flower is gorgeous!

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  25. Beautiful card! I love your story too.

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  26. I love your stories that go along with your cards. FABULOUS card, love it, love the colors.

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  27. Such a stunningly beautiful card!

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  28. If I think about it I can still remember my Nan's linen cupboard smell too... and same as you, my sheets/linens don't smell the same... I wonder why that is?

    This card is beautiful - I love the simplicity and the textures of the flower. Fantastic work as always!

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  29. I agree with Virginia, you always have the knack at bringing different elements together in such a way that it all seems obvious after all ;-)

    bravo!

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  30. Mmmm. I can smell the fresh linens too! :)
    Love the softness of this- the faint background is so lovely!

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  31. Karen, this is simply gorgeous and I LOVE the new look of your blog!!

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  32. Love love love love love, period. :)

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous card! I can see the inspiration in the piece, stunning. :)

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  34. Such a beautiful post! I love what you did with hexagon a thon! Thanks for represntin' SD and playing along with us at EtsyInspired this week!

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  35. Love that fabulous stamped background ... and the subtle polka dots on the flower ... gorgeous inspired card.

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  36. Lovely card, Karen! I have missed a few of your cards. They are all so beautiful! Have a great weekend!

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  37. simply stunning Karen! love the vintage look of your stamped background!
    hugs & blessings!

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  38. Lovely card,,,I tried to comment on the blue card below but everytime I tried it would say service not available....wonderful work,,,let´s see if this comment goes through........

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  39. this is such a beauty! love the subtle background and the rose is so pretty! gorgeous card, Karen!

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  40. The softness, and the colours you chose are just divine!

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