Saturday, 7 March 2015

A Vintage Affair...

Good Evening...

'A Vintage Affair'...that sounds like the title of a Midsomer Murder plot to me! 

You'll be relieved to hear that there will be no murders here!  I chose the title today to reflect the fact that I carefully searched my trinket box to make this card.  I am very lucky to live near to the venue for the annual Cotswold Vintage Fair, and over the years have bought some lovely old bits and pieces, perfect for twiddling with and adding to my cards.  This card has an old piece of vintage lace, a vintage pearl button and vintage flower charm attached.   

Todays card is cut out using a template stencil from Dutch Doobadoo - 'four petals'.  I have used some of the images from a gorgeous set of Stempelglede rubber stamps -  'Postcard from Paris' to decorate the watercolour card backgrounds, and painted the main image with Twinkling H20's, (it is a shame the twinkly effect isn't caught on camera because it looks rather pretty).  I sprinkled a little Frantage around the edge of the image.

I have decorated the card with twine, cheesecloth, a princess pin and flowers from The Ribbon Girl.
The lace, pearl button and flower charm are real vintage findings and the wooden heart button is from Live and Love Crafts.

and here we are...a card that really is a vintage affair...

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
The Ribbon Girl - Add Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Something Old
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Noor Design  - Sketch
That Craft Place - Mother's Day/Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - challenge 47 Flowers

Dutch Doobadoo Art Flower Stencil - Four Petals from Noor! Design
Stempelglede Rubber Stamp Set 'Postcard from Paris'
Watercolour Card
Versafine Sepia Ink Pad
Twinkling H20's
Frantage 'aged taupe' embossing enamel
Flowers, Twine, Cheesecloth and Princess Pin from The Ribbon Girl
Wooden Heart Button from Live and Love Crafts
Vintage Lace, Flower Charm, and Pearl Button from my Trinket Box
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

Inks Used
Vesafine Sepia Ink Pad
Twinkling H20's - Cinnamon Stick, Bamboo Heaven and Hunter Grey.

Thank you for visiting...


Christine Thomas said...

Beautiful design Sue
Chris x

Sue said...

Thank you Chris, It is very kind of you to visit and

Christine L said...

This is so beautiful Sue... and I love that it has such fabbie vintage items to embellish.. Your H20 colouring is beautiful - I have those in my cupboard and they haven't had an outing for a while... something I need to change!

Christine x

Rene said...

Beautiful...a truly stunning creation! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck,

Crafteezee said...

This is beautiful Sue, love the colours and use of stamps and embellishments and of course a great take on the sketch.
Thank for joining us at NoorDesignUK.
Tracy x

Sue said...

Christine, Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments...I did enjoy making this card and it is fab that you like it...get those H20's out!..I love 'em!

Sue said...

Rene, thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely

Sue said...

Tracy, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave such lovely comments...I really appreciate it... I enjoyed making this card, in fact have now used the petal template twice because I found it so appealing...thanks

Charming Chic Cards said...

This is stunning! I love it! I just became a new follower and would love for you to follow me in return! :)

Sue said...

Thank you so much for visiting, following and leaving such lovely comments...I have just popped to Charming Chic

Keeley Ainsworth said...

Thank you so much for playing along over at Noor! Design UK!

Just loved your creation, and hope to see you back here next time!

DT - Keeley Ainsworth
Noor! Design UK

Fleur said...

A beautiful take on the sketch, Thank you for sharing. I hope you will join us next month. HUGZ DT ~ Fleur
Noor! Design UK

Margot-craftcorner said...

Fabulous creation :) Thank you for joining us at Noor! Design UK
DT Margot

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