Monday, 24 September 2012

Travel - Vintage Style

Good morning everyone, it's the start of another week so we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday. It's the last of Val's fabulous Vintage challenges and this week the theme is Travel.
For my inspiration I decided on a very vintage style of traveling about - travel by bicycle. Hands up those who are now singing the song going through my head - you can probably guess it's Bicycle by Queen!


 I stamped the background paper starting with the swirl image from the Oxford Impressions steampunk set with Archival coffee stamping on 4 sides. I then inked the paper with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and stamped on the Hobby Art harlequin design with Crushed Olive. I then inked round the edges with VersaColor cinnamon ink and distressed the edges with an emery board, inking with dark red.
I stamped the vintage lady cyclist with the same coffee ink and coloured her with inks and Promarkers before cutting her out and adding her to the background panel with foam tape. The final touch was to stamp the London text from the steampunk set with the coffee ink.

I'm hoping this post pops up as scheduled as I'm now rushing around making the hopefully final preparations for a workshop I'm running this morning making Christmas cards which I'll be sharing my examples for later this week.
Have a great Monday.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Something Handmade (my background paper)
Allsorts Challenge - Inspired By A Song

14 comments:

brenda said...

Stunning creation as always Fliss.

Thanks so much for your supportive and kind comments over the weekend,they really did help.

B x

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, and you have once again fixed a song in my head....Hugs, Valerie

Jacqueline said...

Good luck with your workshop Fliss - hope you have fun.
Lovely card - Jacqueline xx

Deborah said...

Love the olive with the touch of red. Fab, Fliss!

Brenda Brown said...

Love the stamping on the background paper Fliss and such a gorgeous image.
Hope you are having a great workshop.
Have a fun creative week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Vicky Hayes said...

This is great Fliss! I love the way you've stamped on the background paper and the way the lady appears to be cycling toward us! Vicky x

Sue said...

She looks very proud of her cycling skills, doesn't she. Nice work!
It may have been safer to cycle in London in those days, it is a hazardous occupation today.
:)
xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Fliss - what a fabulous vintage image, and a beautiful stamped background - I love the colour combination and that touch of deep pink.

Hope your workshop went well - Sylvia xx

Mynnette said...

This is beautiful, Fliss!!! LOVE the swirls all around the card and your image is fabulous! The colors are amazing!!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Love the rich vintage feel of your card and what a perfect song to go with it...

Thanks for being inspired by a song this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Lovely Linda said...

Love your handmade paper Fliss - it is perfect for this weeks Challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Thank you for your support - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, the background looks fab.

Shary said...

Gonna have the song in my head all day long now Fliss lol. Great travel card, love it!! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I've stepped down from PD but I'll still see you in blogland.xx

Suzi B said...

Fabulous image, I love it! as I do the whole card
Looking forward to seeing the workshop cards!
suzi b xx