Thursday, April 14, 2011

CropStop Challenge #15-Vintage

Happy Thursday everyone! One more day and it's Friday, woo hoo! It's been a busy month for me so far. I've been busy working on my Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest project on and off for weeks now. I'm so glad it is finally done! April is also my month to post projects for CropStop. And, I've got my nephew's birthday, Easter, and a baby I said...busy month, whew!

This week's challenge at CropStop is to make something with a vintage feel. I've never made anything "vintage" so this was definitely a challenge for me. But, if we don't challenge ourselves we never get better and we never get to experience new things....right?! I have to say, I was intimidated at first. But, after I got started I felt like things started to flow. In the end, I'm really pleased with the results! I have to say this might be one of my favorite cards so far! :)

I think the hardest part for me was finding the right papers. I searched my stash and couldn't find anything that wasn't bright. Then I remembered I recently placed a CTMH order. One of their new paper packs called Bliss had that vintage feel. The colors are soft--Vanilla Cream, Colonial White, Grey Flannel, and Chocolate....PERFECT (makes me want some ice cream now, LOL)! I definitely need to order more.

I received a new order from Diana at Magnolia-licious and decided that Ribbon Hair Tilda would be great on my vintage card. I stamped Tilda in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored her with Copics, Colorless Blender, and chalk. I tried to keep the colors soft so I took my lighter color Copics to color in the large areas. Then I did the Copic tip-to-tip technique where I picked up a darker color with my lighter color to add the shading. I used chalk around her face and on her cheeks.

Here's my Vintage Card (click on picture for larger view):

I distressed all the edges of my papers with scissors and then rubbed Antique Linen Distress Ink & Walnut Stain Distress Ink around them. I've never sewed on cards before so I went the easy route and just used a brown Sharpie to make stitch marks....easy peasy and less intimidating! I used Spellbinders Blossom Nesties behind Tilda and Spellbinders Fancy Tags for the sentiment. The sentiment is from Fiskars Cameo Ovations.

The Guipure White Lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts. It was originally a bright white and I needed something more cream. So I brewed some tea, soaked it for a few minutes and then let it air dry. The pearl swirls and light blue ceramic roses are from Recollections at Michaels.

Side view:
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Deb's Creations - Distressing
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distressing
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Girls & Swirls

I hope you enter our CropStop Vintage Challenge this week. Don't forget, if you also use a Spellbinder Die on your project you will be entered into a separate drawing for a Spellbinder prize, Woo Hoo! And, if you need any product remember to use the discount code on my sidebar to receive an additional 10% off your order at CropStop.

Have a great weekend! See you next Thursday for another challenge and BLOG CANDY, Yippee!!

Big hugs to you all!
Rosie :)


Karen said...

I love this card....absolutey gorgeous! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Gorgeous vintage...I love the blue. Your Tilda is beautifully colored and the addition of pearls and lace really added the wonderful vintage feel.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi ROsemary, BEAUTIFUL vintage card!! I love the hair done in the reds!!
hugs, Janiel

Anonymous said...

Wow, You've done a really great job with the vintage look =) It's really beautiful.

Candy said...

Your card is beautifully vintage.
Doesn't look like you had any problems with that at all.
Love little Tilda. Coloured perfectly!
Love the lace and decorations :o)
Hugs, Candy

cebelica said...

Wow, this card is absolutely stunning! I love the vintage touch. It's perfect!

Chris said...

Oh La La! C'est magnifique! I love this! It is absolutely gorgeous! I love your Tilda and the colors on the card are wonderful. Vintage is so hard to do (for me) and you did an amazing job! I love, love, love it!

Vivi Casale said...

wow, absolutely gorgeous!!
love it!!!!!

Rene said...

Rosie this is the sweetest little card! So perfect for the theme...I was checking it out at the Cropstop site and when I saw it was your card I kinda shrieked (which brought a round of "what is it mama? what is it? let me see mama? no, me first, no me, no me!" You get my drift! (See the trouble you cause?!? ;D )
Seriously though, it's just gorgeous!
Rene :D said...

Beautiful Card Rosemary
Cindy Echtinaw

Anonymous said...

vintage-y sweet! lovely creation Rosemary! Love your coloring! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Cathy said...

Lovely card. It certainly has a vintage look and feeling. Great job.

Unknown said...

Such an adorable card!!! Love it you did an excellent job!!!!

Iulia said...

This is such a precious card, Rosemary! Love the vintage look and this Tilda really reminds me of old times! Great colorwork too!
Hugs, Iulia

Peggie said...

Pretty vintage card. Great job with the "stitching".

Lori said...

Love the distressed edges! A gorgeous card, thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

ScrappySandie said...

Beautiful card! You really got the vintage look...are you sure you've never done vintage before?! All the details come together so nicely!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous distressing Rosie and the card looks so elegant and pretty :o)

Unknown said...

This is just too cute! Beautiful card!

DJ said...

Beautiful. I remember ringlet little curls like that when I was a little girl - and yes, I know that hints at my age. lol. Thanks for sharing.

Bron said...

This card is just stunning. I especially love the papers your have choosen. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week we hope to see you again soon. HUgs Bron :D

Tamara Morton said...

simply stunning card Loving all your added details thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Agnieszka M said...

Hi Rosie,

Your card is fab! I love your image (your colours are great!).

Cami said...

STUNNING vintage card Rosemary! Love the colors, distressing, your coloring (awesome), this ribbon hair Tilda...well, everything about it is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

OH WOW.......I love this project too! You are GOOD !!!!

Sandy said...

Hey Rosie - your card is adorable - well actually the image is adorable and your card is beautiful!!!!! It sounds as if you have been very busy but not too busy to make another wonderful card!!

Mickel said...

an absolutely beautiful card! I'm jealous over the talent! So nice!!!

Christina C. said...

This is an extraordinary creation! Love your fabulous card, Rosemary!