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


  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

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


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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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