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


coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

Love the image and papers,just

Anonymous said...

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

verybellemakes said...

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

shampylou30 said...

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

Anna-Karin said...

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!

Crafty Judith said...

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

Lynne K said...

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.


Netty said...

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

Sue said...

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

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning Viv.
Wendy xx

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Viv!


Meggymay said...

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

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Viv, love all the detail.
Caz x

Jackie said...

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

Sarn said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Viv. Love everything about it.

Hugs, Darn Sarn x

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Viv said...

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

Mau xx said...

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

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! I like the vintage look!

Teresa said...

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

Paper Junkie said...

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

Irish Cherokee said...

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

An Occasional Genius said...

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

Francesca said...

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

Francesca x

Mirella said...

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

Unknown said...

I think I missed this awesome vintage style card...lovely

♥Gemma♥ said...

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

Pat K said...

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

Beccy said...

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

Beccy x

Beccy said...

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

Beccy x

Aunty Sue said...

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

Inkypinkycraft said...

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

Mel said...

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