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Friday, 23 March 2012

Let's Go Vintage

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  Finally got round to doing some crafting after work today.  This week has been quite busy with work and one thing or another so crafting has been practically non existent.  But Saturday tomorrow and no work so hoping to spend a few hours in my crafty room.

I checked my calendar today and I have no more relative or friends cards due until the middle of May.  At last a bit of breathing space.  An opportunity to maybe try a few new things or even (dare I say it) do a few christmas cards.

Anyway, enough of this rambling and onto the card I made this evening.  I decided to have a go at vintage and combine it with some distressing.  Well, the elements on this card have been well and truly distressed.


All of the card and paper used on this card has been torn and then further distressed using my distress tool.  The card is coredinations and the patterned papers are all Papermania.  I also inked all the edges using Tim Holtz distress ink.  The little piece of kraft card is from a Tim Holtz pad.  I deliberately cut out a piece that mentioned dressmaking.  The topper is a Kanban one that I have had for such a long time.  Was great to actually use it.  For finishing touches I added some lace, vintage ribbon, pearls and a couple of decorative pins.  I also die cut some leaves out of the coredinations and made a couple of rolled roses.

Vintage is not a style that I find particularly easy.  I am never really sure whether I have achieved a vintage look or just a nice looking card.  So will let you be the judge on whether I have pulled it off or not with this card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - The perfect pair (gems, roses, leaves)
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Distressing
Bunny Zoes - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Creative Card Crew - Vintage

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.
Take care
Mags
x

19 comments:

Fleur said...

Beautiful card Mags
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Mags.xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mags, love the vintage look...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Yikes! this is just stunning! Love the distress and vintage feel! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :)

Caz said...

Oh Mags, I thing you've managed to pull off the vintage look without a doubt, this is gorgeous.
Hugs
Caz x

Diane said...

Boy what a lot of work you have put into your fab card Mags !! Yes it does have a vintage feel !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous vintage creation. Love how the touches of red pops against the vintage backdrop.
Hugs
Desire

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, it certainly looks vintage to me hun!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is gorgeous Mags
Hugs Kelly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, I love this. You really have done vintage well here. Everything about it is gorgeous. Love that topper and all the embellies. This card looks like you had a lot of fun making it. Hope you make more.

Beate said...

Lovely Vintage looking card!
Hugs and smiles

Linda Palmer said...

Mags, what an awesome vintage card, love the tearing and sponging. So Beautiful!!!

Daniele said...

simply beautiful Mags
hugs

MagsB said...

I really like this, the soft colours are great, and so is the dressmaker's dummy! What a lot of work has gone into all the details. Excellent!

It would be fantastic to meet up at Ally Pally! My e-mail is gauroth AT gmail DOT com. My phone is 07403297453.

love Mags B x

paperfun said...

Love all your distressing. Beautiful card.

You most definitly achieved a vintage look. You did a great job on it.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Shelby said...

Gorgeous vintage design!

Shelby

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mags,
This looks fab. Love the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Elaine said...

Fab card Mags Hugs Elaine

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this month at Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge. Hugs Michele x