Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vintage with handmade flowers

Today started off nice and sunny so I decided to do some washing and hang it outside on the line. Bad idea - the rain came back again - AGAIN - I'm so over it.  Why can't it rain all week while I'm at work. Nope it's got to make the weekend all gloomy. Well at least I got some crafting done.

The following card was made with a die cut image.  The sheet has a lot of cute vintage images. I don't know the brand as there's nothing on the sheet and I've had it for a while. It originally had a gold border but that is behind the Spellbinders fleur de lis doily diecut.  The image is popped up on foam dots over a piece of material.  I picked up a lot of material pieces at a recent craft show as I really liked the texture fabric gives to cards. The background card was distressed and inked with distress ink. Penny Black letter background was stamped on some cream card. The card was very thin - really more like thick paper. No idea of the brands of card as they were just in my scrap drawer. I used a strip of the stamped card over another strip of the distressed kraft card under some sheer ribbon which I coloured with distress ink as well. Over this is some blue velvet ribbon - Websters pages I think - but don't quote me on that. My ribbons and trims just get shoved into jars of like colours - I don't record brands. The pretty scalloped lace was tucked under this panel. 

The flowers on top are handmade. The large one was made with the penny black stamped card. It was cut with the EK success retro flower punch the tips of which were then cut with deckled edges scissors (looks like the Tim Holtz tattered florals to me).  The centre is some paper from an old dictionary coloured with broken china distress ink.  The small flowers were made by wrapped thin twine round a cardboard die (the centre of the nellies multiframe die #10).  An idea I have certainly borrowed from someone else. I'll look for the original site and pop up a link when I find it. Then I just added some golden brown bling. The base card is pale blue.

Thanks for looking, cheers till next rainy day, Linda

I like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Krafty Girls - Anything goes challenge #22 (sadly this is the last challenge here)

Friends of speedy TV challenge #82 - No designer Paper

Creative Craft Challenges2 - A colour Challenge - Blue and Brown

Crafts-Too Challenge You - Challenge #1 Choose your decade or era, with twist 2 - three or more layers.  My era is the Victorian era.

A Creative Romance - No designer papers

AnMa Creatief - Challenge #22 punching

Whimsy Stamps Inspirationa Challenges - Challenge # 61 Ribbons and Lace

Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and or Diecuts Challenge

Charisma Cardz Challenges - #29 Make your own embellishments


Peter Smith said...

Such a pretty vintage card Linda and I love the neutral and blue palette. Thanks for linking it to Crafts-Too Challenge You for this month's decade challenge.
I hope the rain disappears soon.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Maribel said...

This flower is gorgeous! I love the prints you used!
Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

Janine said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours and the textures and the way you have pulled it all together. Thanks for entering this in our FOSTV no DP challenge.

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: Blue and Brown

Laine said...

Such a stunning creation. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at PCJ Challenge.

Helen said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at anmacreatief. Regards Helen

Rebekah said...

Stunning work thanks for joining us at A creative Romance this time hugs Rebekah xx

yyam said...

Wow. A really pretty vintage card.

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely vintage card and a beautiful image! So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
Joyce xx

mandy said...

Really lovely card Hun, love the vintage look and the flowers are lovely :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz

Hugs Mandy xxx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you framed the image. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely beautiful. A fabulous card thank you so much for sharing it. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Punches/Dies challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Wow - your card is beautiful! Love how you used the fabric.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the vintage vibe and beautiful blossom!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow, these are stunning flowers and the perfect compliment to such an elegant vintage creation. Nicely done.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely vintage creation! Your flower is beautiful and love the framing on the image!

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful vintage card, this is a style that I find very difficult and you have nailed it. You must have enjoyed the weather last week, wasn't it gorgeous and now I can't believe I'm in Victoria on holidays....what was I thinking lol.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful, love your vintage style
Hugs Julie P

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty! Love the beautiful vintage image and gorgeous blooms!

Diane said...

Very pretty vintage card Linda, you did a great job.

Regards diane

Cheryl said...

What an absolutely gorgeous creation!

Angie said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flowers and lace! So pretty!!!

Peg Hewitt said...

Your cards are so delightful I especially love the fabric and flowers with the vintage feel. Great work!
Thanks so much for hopping by my blog during the Paper Haus Fall Splendour celebration, and leaving me some love. It's much appreciated :-)

SusanLotus said...

Gorgeous card!