Thursday, September 22, 2011

vintage white

It's another vintage offering today . . .
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The Shabby Tea Room has a vintage white challenge. Taking inspiration from this photo,  I created this easel card

I see soft, rustic whites, rich textures and light, billowing curtains . . . And I tried to incorporate that into this creation.

The card base is a square of wall paper which I've stitched onto the card. It has been simply embellished with a strip of stitched on ribbon and lace. The main focal point is a handmade ribbon flower, and a frame for added interest.

A close-up view of the flower. I have made this from gathered lace & ribbons and finished with a rolled ribbon rose & stamens. The leaves are cut from lace fabric.

 The frame is made from two layers of chipboard which are cut with SB nesties. It is embossed, painted white, then topped with rock candy crackle paint. The inset picture is a vintage print.

 The inside of the card. I recreated the notion of the mantelpiece with the frame over the base border. Again, the border is wallpaper with ribbon & lace. The "wall" is embossed using a papermania folder. 

The frame is white chipboard coated with crackle paint. The space within the frame is lightly stamped with a Viva Decor medallion stamp, and is meant for the sentiment.

Challenges for this card :

Thanks for stopping by!
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brenda said...

What a gorgeous card Hilda, so much texture and interest, yet a lovely vintage feel.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Charlene said...

Gorgeous flower and leaves!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card in the Shabby Tea Room this week :-)

pinky said...

Wow what a beautiful card, loving all that texture and soft creams and whites. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cindy said...

Lovely card. I love all of the texture in your design. Thanks for including it in the Tea Room this week.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and the Shabby Tea Room!


purple_pea_fran said...

This is just fantastic! Your lace flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tearoom

Francesca said...

what a beautiful card,

thanks for joining us at
Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Monochromatic Card!!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Sally H said...

Wow, Hilda! A fabulous creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at sir stampalot this month and Good luck!

Sheri said...

SO elegant! Love it!

Thanks for joining our "Sew Simple" challenge this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)