Tuesday, 27 March 2012

New Wendy Vecchi Stamps

We have been treated to another set of "Wendy Vecchi stamps" to play with and they are
beautiful! When Ryan emailed us all to
show us what the "Creative Expressions" design team
were getting this month I could see that they would go perfectly with the Wendy
Vecchi stamps that we were sent a couple of months back.

For my card I have used the lacy background from the
first set (Sentimental Art) and the lady and background ledger stamp from this month’s set(The Voice of Art).

I stamped the lady in smoky grey Versafine onto a circle
die cut. I masked her and then stamped
the ledger over the top in pumice stone.
When I cut the mask I left a small border around the lady so that the
ledger would be thrown even more into the background. The edges of the circle were then distressed
with pumice stone distress ink. The next
circle was cut from smooth white card using a spellbinders die, this was then
distressed with chipped sapphire distress ink.
The next layer on the card was stamped using Versafine and the lacy
stamp and then distressed with pumice stone.
The bottom layer was stamped in Cobalt blue archival ink using the
ledger background. By stamping it on the
diagonal I was able to stamp around the edges without any obvious
overlaps. The bottom two layers were
stitched together and then I chose a fancy leaf stitch to stitch the seam
binding across the bottom third of my

The tag was cut using the same set as the blue circle,
just a smaller die. I then cut it into a
tag shape using a scalpel and metal ruler.
I stamped this with the lace stamp in pumice and distressed the
edges. The sentiment was stamped in
chipped sapphire. The ribbons are seam
binding dyed with chipped sapphire distress ink. The flower is made with hand-made paper using
a spellbinders die. The leaves and
flourish behind the flower are cut using the heartfelt dies that we were using
for the last month.

I would like to enter this card into the following

"bunny Zoes Craft - shabby chic/vintage"
"Made Especially for you - Distress"
"Stamps & Fun - Make your own flowers"
"the crazy challenge - add a sentiment"
"secret crafter - shabby chic vintage"
"Gingerloft - Happy Birthday"
"One Stitch at a time - anything goes"

While I’m here I thought I would share some pictures from
our little trip to Zell am See. Zell was
really pretty so here are some pictures of the lake and the town, and some of the skiing.


The Creative Mommy said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Victorian feel to it and the distressing is PERFECT!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at ME4U!

Crafty Hugs,

ScrappinFabPam said...

This is so beautiful. Love your color choices. Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.

Ashley said...

Beautiful card! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You!


glowegal said...

Wowza, this card is stunning!!! So beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Made Especially for You!!!

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation, and perfect for our challenge of Vintage/Shabby Chic at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

Gabrielle said...

Oh yes! They go perfectly together! You are so very, very clever! Fabulous card - you always make really beautifully layered things. I love this lady - she reminds me of a Victorian Schoolmarm! Much love x

Beckie said...

Stunning! New follower ;0)

Thanks for playing along with us at ME4Y!!

Be blessed, Beckie

Scrappin Abby said...

Wow..this card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love every single thing about this card..serioulsy!! You did a fantastic job. Thanks for joining us this week at Made Especially For You..oh and I am now following your blog : )

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely card Sue the stamping is perfect and the colours so very soft and pretty.

Your little winter escape looks like a magical get away from it. Hope the batteries are now fully re-charged. XOXO Zoe

Marjo said...

Beautiful vintage card, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT

hugs, Marjo

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful card Sue, the stamp sets work so well togerher. The flower is gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This lovely Sue. Your colours are gorgeous. It is such a soft romantic vard, very Victorian.
Love it!!

Franz♥ said...

Cute job, love your Vintage/Shabby Chic touch!

Thanks for playing along with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.

Janet said...

This is a lovely vintage card. You've done a beautiful job. Thanks for joining us over at One Stitch At A Time. Janet, DT

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty, she looks so elegant there! Love your piccies too, looks like a lovely place. Have a great weekend. Kim

Karin said...

This is just adorable!! Love all the little deets :-) Thanx for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you back again next week. Good luck!
Hugs Karin

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....


Maria Therese said...

So pretty ♥ Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts.