Monday, April 13, 2015

Victorian Spring, Old St. Augustine

                     This is my first card as a member of the Simply Papercraft  Design Team.


Introducing Victorian Lizabeth in the Springtime by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
As soon I saw her, it was love. I had wanted to use one of my husband's fabulous backgrounds and I have plenty to choose from. St. Augustine works beautifully. Lizabeth was colored in Prismacolor Pencils and then combined with my husband's color sketch of St. Augustine in the Craft Artist 2 program.

Although St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European established settlement and port in the continental U.S., it was the Flagler era that Lizabeth is celebrating. It was Henry Flagler in the 1880s, who was the driving force that turned the city into a winter resort for the wealthy northern elite.

Moving forward to the 1990s, when my husband Sandy and I moved to Palm Coast just South of the Oldest City, Victorian Spring was a yearly event. Residents in Victorian finery strolled the city and special activities were scheduled throughout the weekend including early model cars, lawn games and popular foods of the vintage era. Of course I dressed up and Sandy enjoyed photographing the events.

 I do hope you will join us over at  Simply Papercraft  for this Freestyle challenge. Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

This card was entered in the challenge!

 Come again and see what else I have going on!


applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Carla, this is gorgeous and I really love all the interesting facts.

Anonymous said...

Hello Carla, A gorgeous card and image. Thank you for sharing the history to. Your husband's backgrounds are just stunning. Thank you so much for joining us on this new venture and for making our first challenge happen.

Chrissy xx

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning.. Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Steampunk, Shabby Chic and Vintahe

Vannessa said...

What a great scene you have created here - perfect for our vintage challenge. Thank you for joining in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
Lacy Sunshine DT