Friday, November 4, 2011

vintage photo in browns

Vintage prints . . . I just love using them!
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Another entry for Debbie's vintage photo challenge in Do More with Less. A perfect excuse to use this print. I have issues with the colour in photos, though. The prints are sepia, but they always take on a blue or purple tone in photos, irrespective of whether I use natural or artificial lighting. 

The sketch for this card comes from CLP Challenge Blog. And the colours are from Fashionable Stamping Challenges. As I have opted for a printed image, my stamped elements are in the backgrounds and embellishments.
The background is stamped using TH Papillon stamp onto a misted piece,  followed by some inking & distressing around the edges. 
The tag is cut with a CB die. It is stamped with a Viva Decor flourish stamp, and embossed in gold. Then the tag is inked to a nice dark shade, and topped with filmy ribbon.

The rose embellishment is another Viva Decor stamp. I've shaded the image with vintage photo DI, and fussy cut around it. 
For more texture and interest, I added cheery lynn butterflies. They have been "coloured" in pearl pens, and topped with buttons. To finish, I added swirls and lines of dots in gloss gel.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Sandie said...


Sandie :D

Lisa M said...

Incredibly detailed post of all your hard work. The outcome is simply gorgeous and the image you chose to use for this particular card IS perfect! Nicely done on your background paper too. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card and lots of interesting detail in your stamped backgrounds, and of course a great colour combination.
Thanks for joinng us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Anonymous said...

beautiful card love how this one has come together, Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Make your Own Backgrounds challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too! :0)

Dots Dabbles said...

Such a beautiful card. I really love the way the flowers start at the front of the image and end up at the back...a really interesting and unique technique. Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Good luck!
Dot x

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Claire said...

Beautiful work, all the elements work perfectly together and your stamps combine wonderfully with the vintage image. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges
Claire xx

Dodici said...

Amazing card!So very beautiful!
Love the roses and the butterflies!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love it! Stunning creation!

Thank you for joining TTT this week.

Maggie :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful card with many beautiful details. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

LaJanette said...

What a super elegant vintage card! So many wonderful details and that image is just so pretty!

Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


Cazro said...

Wow Hilda, I adore the detail on this card. Thanks for sharing at Fashionable stamping. Caz

Anonymous said...

Such a breathtaking card. The image is beautiful but the use of stamping and embellishments come together to create something very special.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

Christa said...

What a beautiful vintage card !! Lovely image. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

yyam said...

Wow! How gorgeous is this! Love the vintage elements you used!

Thanks for playing along with my guest Debbie's challenge! :)

ferrellgraph-x said...

Hilda I love tthe way you fussy cut around the rose and have the flourish right behind it! Beautiful! I'm so happy you played along with us this week at Papercraft Star! I can hardly wait to see what you bring us next week!
Kindest regards,

Regan said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Hilda! I love the fussy cutting, the neutral colors and the butterflies. The embossed flourish is beautiful, fabulous work!

Eulanda said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning!! Love the colors used and those butterflies are positioned perfectly. Great take on the sketch from CLP. Thanks for joining us this month!! Hugs!