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


brenda said...

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

Good result yesterday.

B x

Unknown said...

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

Alyx said...

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.

PetraB said...

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

Sarn said...

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

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

Utterly beautiful viv xx

Basslady said...

very lovely and cute!

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

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Sue said...

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

Claire said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Darnell said...

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

Shelby said...

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


Jackie said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

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

Ink Art Designs said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Poppet said...

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

TRACEY MO said...

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

Tracey dt

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely image beautifully coloured gorgeous card Viv


Mau xx said...

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