Thursday, 21 October 2010

Vintage Style

Good afternoon everyone, it's a gorgeous sunny day down south although somewhat chilly as we started this morning off with a frosty temperature of 1 degree - very unusual for mid October. I had to dig out my winter woollies!
I'm here today (in the middle of some very difficult work which came about from a VAT inspection at one of my book-keeping clients where the lady inspector made us feel like naughty school children!!!) with a finally finished entry for Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities Week 18 Challenge which is Sir Tim's fabulous  Dabber Resist Technique on page 37 of the book. I can see I will be doing more of this as it fits very well with my favourite vintage style.
As you can see, the technique made a very vintage style background paper with my choice of colours, these being a Paint Dabber in Lemonade and Vintage Photo Distress ink. The flourish stamp is from a set by Viva Decor available from The Craft Barn.
I stamped the same flourish on a manila tag with Vintage Photo ink and added a pretty vintage image from Dezinaworld on a mat of dusky pink velvet paper trimmed with scallop scissors. I also added a small piece of Gisela Graham ribbon and a brass stamping from Empire Beads.
I assembled the card with a border of the pink velvet paper with a lace doily border of cream velvet paper made with a Martha Stewart punch. Pink pearls were used to decorate the flower centres on the border. The final finishing touch was a flower from the Prima Essentials range, coloured with Promarkers with a pearl centre.
My card also fits the current Charisma Cardz challenge theme of Vintage so I'm entering it in that one too.
Thanks for looking.
Fliss x

11 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Fliss, and thank you for sharing the details. The background is so effective, and reminds me of beautiful vintage wallpaper you might see in a stately home. Love the Gisela Graham ribbon with the black flowers.
    It's sunny and very cold here too, but no rain so that's a bonus - hubby can carry on doing the outside painting!!!!
    Love, Sylvia xx

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  2. Gorgeous card. The Lemonade dabber and Vintage Photo DI are perfect for this.

    Marilyn

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  3. Awesomely elegant!! the background turned out Great!!!

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  4. A wonderful wintage feel Fliss.

    I just did one for tis challenge as well, although uncertain if it fits vitage, it's a difficult one, not distressed somewhere just outside.

    Minus two here this monring, second day on the trot.

    B x

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  5. what a grate take on this weeks technique,
    you have definately mastered this one,
    love the vintage image.
    Kat.

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  6. oh my dear flis this is simply stunning just love it you have done,this to perfection,hugs cheryl xxxxx

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  7. This is just gorgeous! I love your background, it works really well for the photo on there.

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  8. Fabulous card and the dabber resist background is simply gorgeous. Annette x

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  9. Oh, Fliss, this is STUNNING! The dabber resist background looks amazing-- like very high-end vintage wall paper. The colors are so rich! The layers of lovely paper compliment the photo perfectly, and just add to the classy, vintage feel. It's gorgeous!

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  10. I love your background!! It's is so beautifull! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week! xx Alie

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Fliss xx