Friday, 5 March 2010

The Writing Desk

It's been such a long time since I've made anything using a vintage theme - so this week with some spare time I made this card. I think this much under used Inkadinkadoo stamp was one of the very first I bought - it's quite big so if you want to use the whole stamp the card or project has to be large too - which probably explains why I haven't used it much! But to me, it conjures up the elegance of a bygone era, when ladies sat at the writing desk and scribbled in their diaries about everyday things like love and life!
Image stamped onto cream card and then distressed used Antique Line, Tea Dye and Tattered Rose inks. French script stamp used on other bot of cream card, then both torn and edges distressed using Antique Linen. Those who know me are aware my sewing skills are not the best but practice makes perfect (or so they tell me!) so I attempted to stitch! I matted the main image onto dark red card and stitched it into place, then stitched the K and Co background paper (albeit not very straight!) onto the card before adding the main image and script paper. I'm hoping that the less than perfect stitching adds to the cards overall 'shabby' look? The vintage lace, ribbon, flowers and buttons are all from my stash.

I have submitted this card for a few challenges
Allsorts - Card for Mothers Day or someone like a Mum to you
Pollycraft - Distressing
Totally Papercraft - Mothers Day
Stamp Something - Designer paper, Ribbons and Buttons
Stamptacular Sunday - Back In Time
Secret Crafters - Stitching
My Time to Craft - Something for Mum


Sue said...

wow,this is beautiful,such a gorgeous vintage look and the rich red looks stunning with it...fabulous:)

thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Sue said...

Hi Viv
wow a beautiful vintage card, gorgeous colours & detail, fabby image. Thank you for joining us at Toatlly Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

brenda said...

Hi Viv

This is just stunning,vintage is one of my favourite styles of crafting and this is just perfect.

Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Shar said...

So very pretty! Just love the burgundy splashes!

Sherry said...

Love it Viv, it's beautiful (and very Jane Austen!!)

Paula said...

Beautiful card, so well made!
Thanks for joining us at pollycraft x

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous beautiful card, just the right amount of colour and the stamp wonderful.

Janneke said...

Beautiful card ;0)
Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.


Aud Kirsten said...

wow, this is beautiful! love the vintage look:) Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:o)

Jan said...

Gorgeous vintage card Viv.

joey said...

Hi Viv

this is gorgeous, love the subtle little touches of colour and lovely vintage feel, thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts this week


Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Paula said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the little pop of color you provided with the flower and ribbon..nice touch! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Pattie said...

Ohhhhhhhh WOW Viv this caught my eye just love it !!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥
Dee (Spryte)

Pat said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Viv. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft. Hugs Michele x

Mel X said...

This is a really beautiful stamp you used and stunning vintage card. Love all the elements here.

Thaks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts

Mel X

Maureen said...

This is a lovely card - do I see some stitching??

Debby said...

Vintage suits you. This is stunning.

Anne said...

Totally awesome card, love this image, never seen it before and would never have guessed it's Inkadinkado. Just beautiful Viv

Crafting Joanne said...

Wonderful card Viv, perfect vintage look and distressing. Love the image.

Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx