Thursday, July 21, 2011

vintage ship

Going for another vintage creation today. 

 I was inspired by the Our Creative Corner photo challenge.

I love the bottom left picture (reminds me of a jigsaw puzzle ~Ü~ ), so that's my inspiration. I went trawling for vintage images and the one I used came from The Graphics Fairy.

The general layout is based on a sketch from The (paper) Trail makers. I'm using Amarily's sketch for this.

I've stayed true to most aspects except the the image is relatively larger, so it's perched further up, and the sentiment ticket (instead of a title) sits further down.

I've always admired vintage image cards, and I'm so glad I've made one. I like the way the image sits on a corrugated card. I did not use gesso, but tempera paint. It has taken on some of the ink from the walnut stain DI, so it's muted but vintage-y.

The flower is light kraft paper, cut with Tim Holtz's tattered florals die. After cutting, I crumpled up the flowers, opened them up, then layered them together. I applied paper pen and spread it out with my fingers. I discovered recently that it shrinks when it's dry. The curls are all due to shrinkage. I used a button for the flower centre, tied with twine. The flower and leaves were also given a spritz of glimmer mists for some sparkly colour.

Other challenges entered:
Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
The ABC Challenge - Y is for Yesterday
Crafts and Me Challenge  #44 Add a Flower
The Stamp man Challenge #27 - Anything by T!m
allsorts - week 112, free & easy July

supplies: Sizzix dies, spellbinders die, sizzix embossing folder, cuttlebug embossing folder, Tim Holtz stamp, distress inks, clearsnap ink, Tattered Angels mists, Viva Decor paper pen;
other materials from my stash


Trish said...

oh wow, this is gorgeous!

Fleur said...

A stunning vintage card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a lovely vintage style card you have made! The colors are wonderful and your flower is fabulous! Terrific take on the Copenhagen challenge! So glad you joined our challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.

Kristin said...

Be still my shabby/vintage heart! I love each and every element of your creation, the flower, the image the textures...really wonderful. Fantastic job on the challenge, thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

lisa said...

Oh, wow this is gorgeous, it's got a lovely vintage feel and that Tattered Flower is amazing. I shall be giving the kraft paper a go, I love the way it curls.
Thanks so much for joining in with us at The Stampman this time.
Hugs Lisax

Nancy Wethington said...

So very pretty! Love the image and the flower. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Dragon said...

You did capture that vintage feel and I LOVE the flower. Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time

sari said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a beautiful & elegant card! Love the vintage feeling and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Clarky J said...

This is a gorgeous creation xthanks for joining the Stamp Man challenge

Karen said...

Your card is wonderful!! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at TrailMakers Challenge blog with our Re-Run challenges!