Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Vintage Sepia

Continuing with my 'use up that paper or chuck it' theme, I sat yesterday and fiddled with a few things. I have though come to accept that I am NEVER going to get to the bottom of these paper mounds as quite frankly, I will soon become bored!
But I have definitely promised not to buy any more and this is something I WILL keep to.
(Besides - there are so many lovely digi papers now and instead of buying packs where you only use half (or even less) at least with digis you can just print what you want! LOL)  

Whilst ferreting about I found an absolutely ANCIENT half used paper pack by Basic Grey and a slightly less ancient  and less used pack by Joy Crafts - the sepia vintagey colours appealed so here is the card -
Dusted off the sewing machine too!

Edges distressed with the wheely tool, then Tea Dye distress ink and stitched.
The main image and the script stamped with Vintage Sepia ink, cut out with nesties and the main image then sponged with Tea Dye and Antique Linen.

Attached the image using a mother of pearl button, folding down the top corner.
Sentiment tag also got the same treatement with the ink!

The ribbon is hand dyed and I found a coppery coloured heart in the stash box .   
All the vintage lace used is from my stash, the bottom corner 'fan shape' was from a crochet doily and I just cut it into quarters!
Papers all carried through to the inside.

Challenges -
Stamping Sensations - Ribbon/Buttons/Bows
CFTH - Pearls or Buttons
Artistic Inspirations - A.Goes/Feminine
Country View Crafts - Monochromatic
Creative Moments - Ribbons/Pearls
Divas by Design - Use Ribbons
Simon Says Stamp (Monday) - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes' - Stitching
Fab n Funky- 1image, 2 Buttons, 3 papers

So that's me for today - have a great day whatever you're doing! x

35 comments:

  1. so stunning viv.fabulous sepia colours and I love the Elizabeth Bennet image and gorgeous papers :D

    xx coops xx

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  2. Love the image and papers,just gorgeous.xxx

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  3. Wow this is beautiful, love the colors and the image. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week xx

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  4. Great blend of textures and tones. Love the folded corner too, really lovely touch. Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

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  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

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  6. Beautiful card! Great use of patterned paper and the layering is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  7. Fabulous hun love it and ty for playing along at Crafting From The Heart Judith DT xx

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  8. This is gorgeous, Viv! I love the vintage style, and with those pretty buttons and bows it's perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    Lynne

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  9. Beautiful vintage card Viv and I adore all the stitching, am green with envy as I cannot stitch straight.
    Hugs Annette x

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  10. Stunning card Viv, I love the papers and all your gorgeous detailing.
    Sue xx

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  11. Absolutely stunning Viv.
    Wendy xx

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  12. Stunning card, Viv!

    hugs
    Vanja

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  13. Stunning card, love all the vintage details you used.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Gorgeous card Viv, love all the detail.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  15. What a beautiful vintage card, I love the sepia tones :o)
    Jackie xx

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  16. This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Viv. Love everything about it.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn x

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  17. Gorgeous, vintage card. Fab use of the lace and buttons! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations again. Maddy x

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  18. Exquisite card from the colour palette, the image and the gorgeous use of lace and the stitching.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Loving the vintage/sepia look to this one Viv, just gorgeous :) Viv xx

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  20. Gorgeous Vintage creation Viv, great use of the papers and fab stitching too.
    I have far too many papers...just leave me confused to be honest!
    My printer isn't the best for printing Digi ones though :o(
    Hugs Mau xx

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  21. Beautiful card! I like the vintage look!

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  22. Good morning Viv, :)
    Beautiful card, I loved this when I saw it on FB, it's a beauty.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Hugs Teresa x

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  23. It says Beautiful on the card and it is! Just catching up with you again (to-ing and fro-ing to a sick relative at the moment). I am trying to use up my papers too Viv - know I won't live that long so leaving them (and all my crafty gear) in my will to my daughter. Not sure she's going to thank me.....X

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  24. Sorry I have not been able to do comments for days. Love Victorian and old timey stuff. Matches me. Old. Jin

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  25. Thanks for popping by earlier, nice to know I haven't been totally forgotten in my absence! What a stunning piece of creativity Viv! I only seem to find random part sheets in my old stash, you know the 'what am I going to do with this' kind!

    Enjoy your weekend xx

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  26. a stunning elegant card, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

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  27. What a stunning vintage creation! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at Divas by Design this week! Mirella

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  28. I think I missed this awesome vintage style card...lovely Viv.xxx

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  29. Wow wow wow Viv!! This is fabulous, stunning,truly gorgeous card and so loving this vintage look!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  30. Gorgeous vintage card. Love the way you've added the crochet. Thank you so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

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  31. Beautiful - love this image - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

    Beccy x

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  32. Beautiful - love this image - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week.

    Beccy x

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  33. lovely card love the vintage feel to this and thanks for sharing with us at Divas this week

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  34. really great fab textures and great layers too .x thanks for joining us at countryviewcrafts this month Trace x

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  35. Love the colours and all the different layers. Thanks for joining us at creative moments
    Mel DT

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