Thursday, 23 September 2010

Very Vintage

Hello everyone, hope you've got better weather than the South of England as it's raining cats and dogs here at the moment. I'm taking the opportunity (as we all would!) to catch up on some crafting although with a slight glitch as I currently have no printer.
Happily the creation I have to show you involves lots of stamping, painting, embossing and glittering so the lack of printer didn't come into it.
You can probably see why my card is very vintage. The background paper is made using my Distress Ink Grunge Background technique (link to tutorial on side bar) and because the card I used was quite absorbent, it came out even more grungy than usual. I used Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet DIs with Inkadinkado's Garden Delight clear stamp set.
The decorative bar is a scrap of card embossed with the Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron set folder. I rubbed Pearlescent Olive Brillance ink over the raised areas and then sponged Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet in the recesses. I added a small further border of pink paper trimmed with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice border punch and embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder.
I painted a scrap of corrugated packaging with Olive acrylic paint, tore the base and then smudged on embossing ink and embossed with copper powder. I added a lovely image from Art Freebies blog and then smudged on some Tarnished Brass Distress Stickles.
I finished off with a fabric flower from a bargain bag at a local haberdashery shop, some Prima leaves, some wire and bead sprays that I made and some haberdashery flower stamens. You might not be able to see the sparkle that well in the photo but the heart beads are glittered and the round beads are irridescent.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Sir Stampalot September Challenge - All Distressed
Delightful Sketches - Make It Sparkle
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
and Tuesday Taggers - It Takes All Sorts ( this is being sponsored by Ribbon Oasis - worth a look for some gorgeous ribbons)

Thanks for looking
Fliss x


June said...

Wow Fliss, who needs a printer when you can do this ? Absolutely stunning work my friend. truly gorgeous. the detail is exquisite.
Thanks also for your lovely message at Dezinaworld. I hope your hubby sorts out the printer for you soon
hugs June xxxxx

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

Same weather here and as you say what else can a girl do than craft.

You do Vintage so well and this is just adborable, the colours, the image all of it just perfect.

Thank you for joinig us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Fiona said...

This rain is grim isn't it, so going to do some more xmas cards this afternoon.
What a fab vintage card Fliss and even better that you used recycled/bargain/free bits and pieces to make it-my sort of crafting! Love the colours and especially like the background stamps. (BTW finally got my hands on the Henbury Lane bird stamp yesterday at the Glitter Pot)

Deborah said...

Love all the embossing on this, Fliss. Such a pretty card, It's stopped raining here in cambridge but probably not for long!

Karen said...

Very nice Fliss, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Sally H said...

How beautiful! Love the colours and that gorgeous pansy. Thanks for getting distressed with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!
Thanks for joining us at tuesday taggers too.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges.

Hope Jacare said...

Fab card Fliss - looks like you had loads of fun making it and getting inky! Cheers Claire x

pinky said...

Stunning bit of work and no printer lol. Its refreshing to just get down and get dirty without relying on the printer all the time. Love this.
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month. Hugs

chris said...

Hi Fliss, this is a stunner, so love the vintage feel, its just so perfect.

thanks for joining us in the Sir stampalot challenge hugs chris xx


Hi Fliss
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
hugs Dianne xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, a gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is such a beautiful vintage card. Thank you for entering it into the challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Francesca said...

A beautiful card Fliss, thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck

Vee said...

Such a wonderful card, love the colours and the beautifull image.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
xx Vee

Gemma said...

a very beautiful vintage card! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Louise said...

Beautiful card, the pansy is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.