Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A little bit vintage

This month the Creative Expressions Design team have been given the rather fabulous "Gala Event UMount Stamp Set" to play with. The other DT members have already posted their first projects using these stamps, so if you haven't already, make sure you check out their blogs! You can find all their blogs on the Creative Expressions blog "here".
We have been doing a major decorating project at home decorating the study. I had the curtain fabric and borders since we moved into the house about 12 years ago. Needless to say fashion has changed and we don't want to use the borders any more. So I thought why waste them? So this card started off from a piece of Laura Ashley border.
I stamped the main image in versafine and then coloured using distress markers and then coated the main dress with glossy accents.  This was cut out with the labels 4 Spellbinders die and the edges distressed with Victorian velvet distress ink.  I also stamped the JustRite floral flourish stamp around the edge, as this went rather well with the pattern on the dress.  This was then edged with gold EP and layered up on Coredinations distress card.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
"Phindys Place - Button it"
"Stampin for the weekend - photo inspiration"
"Craft room challenge - Buttons and Bows"


Gabrielle said...

Such a fabulous idea to use the border! Love the use of this stamp and to have the back skirts a different colour - truly lovely!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

This is so beautiful. Love the layering and the "recycled" touches but flowers are something special. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room. Suzanne

Zoe Sanderson said...

Yours is a beautiful card Sue from the background up to the tiniest embellishment. Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

This is stunning Sue, I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Debi said...

This is a beautiful card Sue, i just love those colours together and the softness of all the details and image, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Chris said...

I love how you stamped the floral image around the dress - that makes it amazing! Thanks so much for joining me on Amusing Challenges this week! I hope you'll join us again!

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card and I LOVE the colours :o)Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge and good luck. hugs

Nikki DT

Von said...

This it just so feminine and elegant :)
Von x☺x

Maria said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love the recycled LA border and gorgeous colouring, especially the dress. Thanks for joining in with our Buttons & Bows theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

Yvonne Garner said...

This is a great card! I love the softness of he colors too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC! Best, Yvonne