Sunday, August 14, 2011

vintage tea for two

I've made another vintage card today. Hubby bought me a new printer, so I can print again! 
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The layout is based on the sketch over at Pink {INK} Sketch Challenges. 

 The colours do not come out well here. The twill has been hand-dyed with forest moss & antique linen DIs. It is finished with a button & gold twine. 
The flower is made from kraft layered die cuts. I used TH tattered florals & SB carnation dies. The petals are clustered around gold-topped stamens, then finished with two home mixed mists. The first one is forest moss DI and a green patina PP, and the second is stormy sky DI mixed with blue patina PP.

Here's the frontal view. 
The main image is "hung" from a brad with gold twine. It is framed with a label die cut from corrugated board, which has been painted with white tempera, and then inked. The corrugated board was "saved" from when the builders put in kitchen cabinets. It was used as a protective base during transport. The image itself has also been inked with DIs to its current state.
The base is finished with green ribbon lace atop pleated paper doiley. The "pearls" are gloss gel. One of my favourite and more oft-used embellishments. I seem to use a lot of liquid pearls, either transparent or opaque.
The background is also made from recycled waste. It's the protective paper that collects all the excess colour after misting other smaller items.  I have stamped the corners of the base layer to give it a more ornate look.
All the edges have been distressed and inked with a mix of forest moss, stormy sky & vintage photo.

This card is entering a whole lot of challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - tea for two, and blue & green
Simon Says Stamp & Show a Tim Holtz Technique (distressed edges)
Incy Wincy Designs - something old (TH dies) and something new (twill)
The Pixie Cottage - Say it with Flowers
Papertake Weekly - grow your own
Paper Pretties - die cuts
Fussy & Fancy - use a lot
Craft us Crazy - anything goes
Simply Create - time to distress
Totally papercrafts - food & drink
addicted-to-stamps - anything goes
If the shoe fits...scrap it! - show us your green
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - handmade flowers 
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - favourite embellishment
Pollycraft Monday Challenge - recycle (corrugated board & base layer)

supplies: image from magic moonlight, sizzix dies (frame ( flowers), spellbinders dies (flowers & tags), Viva Decor stamp,Viva Decor gloss gel, distress inks, Perfect Pearls; others form my stash


Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Hilda, what a fabulous card! It looks like you have had heaps of fun with ink, and experimenting (even more fun!)...and the effect is absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layout and fab colours :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Candy C said...

Hello Hilda. What a beautiful card! I totally love everything about it. From the doilies to the beautiful vintage picture, it's just heaven. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh I do love this! Everything about it is beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Jennifer Scull said...

there is so much beauty here! each bit you have added just makes it a wonder to behold! I absolutely love it!
thanks so much for joining our fave embellies challenge at Jellypark Friends! :)

MaryB said...

Simply stunning. I love all the detail work you did. Awesome job.

Thank you for joining us at Craft us Crazy.

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Hilda..

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week

Sheri said...

OH MY! This is SO WONDERFUL! Terrifically shabby! Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

WOW! What a beautiful creation! I love all the layers and details! Thanks so much for sharing this with the Shabby Tea Room!

Tanya R said...

Oh now this is stunning! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Cec said...

Fabulous creation. Love the dimension you have created with your embellishments, especially the layers of lace and trim. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Hilda! I just saw this over on the Simon Says blog and had to stop by to see it up close and personal! What an amazing vintage piece you have designed here. I'm loving the layers and the colors and each and every fabulous detail/embellishment. Totally gorgeous - so glad to see you over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this past week!

Shirl said...

Perfect flower for a perfect card. Love everything about it.

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Wendy said...

So nice and vintage! Very beautifully done!

Thank you for joining us over at The Pixie Cottage!


Tante Käthe said...

Right down my alley! This is so very cool,love it! Especially your corrugated piece!


Debbie said...

Oh I love love love this! Great design and a perfect flower! Great colours and a perfect image!

Nadell said...

Wow, fantastic. I love it. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Victoria said...

a lovely card thank you for joining us on totally papercrafts this challenge

victoria dt

Jeanette said...

Your vintage card is just gorgeous! Love it!
Thanks for playing along at Pink {Ink} this week and for sharing your wonderful creation with us!
Hugs Jeanette xxo

inkydoodlecrafts said...

One word "stunning" I love your use of embellishments, thank you so much for entering over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Mona E said...

Wow! This is incredibly beautiful. This is what i relly call vintage. Thanks for sharing with us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful vintage creation - lovin that flower x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenge and good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

arjette said...

Oohhh you card is sooooo beautifull!!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!!

gr. arjette.

Fliss said...

Wow Hilda! A really stunning card. I love the image and all the pretty embellishments you've added.
Thanks for joining in with the Fashionable Stamping Handmade Flowers challenge and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Love all the details! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!