Saturday, 7 August 2010

Today, I felt like a big change, so this morning, I attempted a card made by Michelle Zindorf – not very successfully - but it’s gone in the post, today, to someone for a special reason. It was fun to try.

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Tonight, I did something I’ve been hankering after for a few weeks and made a vintage card – using different shades of Turquoise for the current Wednesday Stamper challenge.
I used Gesso over strips of old dictionary papers and music sheets, then Adirondack Dabbers (Aqua, Pool, Stream and Sandal) to create the background with some stamping and some stencilling.  The pretty lady is an old stamp from Bella Rosa – stamped with Archival Sepia – and you’ll notice that I distressed a lot of the edges, finishing off with some vintage photo corners and a couple of buttons.  The metal word actually says ‘Hope’, but you can’t see it clearly because of the light – it’s dark here, lol.
vintage turquoise scan 06 August 2010


It’s a long time since I’ve done any vintage work and I really enjoyed this for a change.  VERY messy, though and I think I’d better tidy my desk before the next WOYWW, lol, not to mention getting my stuff together for today’s Stamp Club.

This also fits today’s Lots to Do Challenge, which is ribbons (there’s ribbon in the button) and lace, but I may well do another one to fit the challenge cos this is a bit of a cheat.

30 very much appreciated comments:

Willy said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Lottie said...

These are gorgeous - love the vintage one especially - love the colouring of the stamp

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Both cards are beautiful creations.
Hugs Anja

cockney blonde said...

WOW, love them both Cath. How did you create such a perfect stream effect in the top card??? C u 2mrw, x

Dotpat said...

Love em both Cath, the colours on the first one are gorgeous

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your cards are super! Love every detail of your vintage card.
oxo

JoZart said...

I like both cards but I especially love the vintage one. all the elements have come together perfectly

Hermine said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous

Paula said...

both wonderful cards in their own right...love you ink/stamp work.

Zoechaos said...

Love both cards the top one is magical while your vintage one is just that Vintage style and classy. Mind you if you want to make another for the LTD theme this week we will let you LOL Thanks for sharing this one with us, xx Zoe

crafty creations said...

Stunning cards Cath - you have done Michelle proud on the first one - love the colours and the second one - that background is wow !!!

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Lesley said...

Both really stunning. I think the second is my favourite.

stampdiva said...

As you know me too well (!) you will know I have fallen head over heels for your vintage card. Cath this is incredible, you are exceptional at vintage. Still have both birthday cards on display :) Lynne x (must take part in LTD challenge this week)

sam21ski said...

Both cards are fab Cath. I love the brightness of the top one and the distressed old look of the bottom one - you might have got messy, but it was well worth it!!!!

Helen said...

These are lovely, as is everything you've done this week - you have been busy, sorry if I didn't comment on each one individually.

Jack said...

Love your 'Zindorf' card. The river is amazing. As for the vintage card, what can I say except I think you had better send it to me so I can have a closer look, ha ha. xx

mommabear said...

beautiful work
Thanks for joining in with the Lotstodo Challenge xx
Alison

Alison said...

Beautiful image & background Cath!

Jaqi said...

Stunning colours on the first card and what a fab image on the second. Two great examples.

Sally H said...

Both cards are stunning! I've been having a good look at all your lovely creations over the past two weeks. you have been busy! I love them all, but the elephants and the silkies background are gorgeous. thanks for the tip as I was thinking of getting some. I might try making my own with water blendable pearl pigments

Rosie said...

Both are wonderful.

LiveArt said...

So different and soooo beautiful!! Love both of them!!

Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful pieces of art. My favorite is the first one.

Tracy Evans said...

Love both cards, the colour on the first one are gorgeous and love the dragonfly. Love the vintage card too, the gesso over the text. The elements all work beautifully together. Tracy Evans x

johanna said...

love all the texture here - both cards are awesome!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

both are just gorgeous! I especially love the colors and details in the first - amazing! Happy Monday!

Sarah A said...

~Wow Cath, don't know where your "not very successfully" came from as it looks perfect from where I am sitting and I know the recipient will be chuffed with it!

Loving the vintage one too, the background is gorgeous!

Sarah x

JeanFB said...

Both of these are gorgeous! Of course, I'm a bit partial to the vintage - I love the background you created, I definitely have to try that technique!

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome ATC. Love the sepia tones!

penny4thoughts said...

Really love your vintage card - such a fantastic background!!