Monday, 6 January 2014

Lavender and Lace

My design team card this month for 'Vintage Stamping'  is based on our theme of 'Lavender and Lace'.
I hope you will come and join us this month - use up some of your Christmas Goodies and  you might get some more in the form of a prize!!

I really like this stamp (from our sponsor)  and it was lovely to work with.

After stamping, I paper pieced her pinafore with some polka dot paper. The sky and ground were coloured with  distress inks and I coloured the rest of the stamp with promarkers.
I distressed the edges of the image and stitched it onto purple shade cardstock.
I used the same cardstock and polka dot paper for the background of the card.
The vintage lace was a present from a crafting buddy  and I used a paper lilac roses and some pearls.
A doily and a couple more paper flowers and some pearls, and finally I used an old pre-printed jigsaw piece that was part of a very large box (all different colours and sentiments) that I have had for a very long time and rarely used.
The theme was continued through to the inside.

Hope you like it enough to give our challenge a go this month - and my other teamies have also done some lovely projects to inspire you! Remember we may have the word 'vintage' in the title but your project doesn't have to be - as long as you have some stamping on it then your entry is fine!

Challenges -  

Crafting When We Can - Outside
Fairies Challenge - Flowers and Lace
Pile It On - Just Because
Incy Wincy - 3 Fave embellies (Lace, pearls and flowers)4
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Lexi's- Anything Goes

Thanks for the visit - hope you're all warm and dry wherever you are. x

22 comments:

  1. One of my favourite Flonz stamps Viv and your card is lovely.

    Good result yesterday.

    B x

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  2. GORGEOUS, LOVE IT VIV, Vintage always looks beautiful especially when a few colours like this are added...must check out the challenge blog...luv annie

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the colouring and that lace is just gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  4. This is a beautiful card, full of vintage goodness. Love all the colouring and layering!

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  5. Love vintage feel card Viv. I like your embellishments. Congrats on using up some of your older craft items.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. very lovely and cute!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

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  7. This is just gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

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  8. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the pretty image and beautiful detailing.
    Sue xx

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  9. Thats one of my favourite stamps too Viv and I love polka dots too so this card ticks all the right boxes! Love the paper piecing too, so pretty. Stunning card
    Claire xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Viv, its a super main image.
    Yvonne x

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  11. A work of art, Viv! I think the image and the way you have paper-pieced her pinafore and painted the background makes it like a portrait. Then to showcase it with all the stitching and doilies and lace and pearls ... it's SO out of my league and gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Beautiful vintage card and the lavender and lace is just magnificent!!

    Shelby

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  13. A gorgeous card, very evocative of the lavender and lace era :o)
    Jackie xx

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  14. Hi Viv this is so pretty! Love how you paper pieced her dress and the lovely lilac! Susan x

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  15. Hi Viv. This is one of my favourite images too! I love the lace, it fits perfectly. The paper piecing is a brilliant idea - I especially love how it matches in so beautifully.
    Dot x

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  16. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining this months challenge at fairieschallenges.blogspot.be

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  17. so stunning viv.beautiful lilac colours and i love the pretty image and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  18. Gorgeous card Viv, love the paper piecing it really ties the card together.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

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  19. What a very pretty card & great layout.
    Thanks for joining us at lexi's creations

    Tracey dt

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  20. Lovely image beautifully coloured gorgeous card Viv

    Anne

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  21. Beautiful Vintage card, Love the soft lavender colours and sweet image.
    Mau xx

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