Monday, February 15, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday: Vintage

Hi All,

I am participating in this week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge at The Greeting Farm: to create something vintage.  Now, this is NOT my strong suit...I've never really known how to do vintage, but here goes.

Well, now which TGF stamp makes me think "old"?  I immediately reached for Flapper Anya...she seems vintage, doesn't she?  My layout was inspired by Mercy - she has been using a lot of circles lately with a plain background.

My card base is a Kraft card (with a matching envelope) from American Crafts.  In 2 of the corners, I added Basic Grey Rub-Ons that were kind of old looking.  I punched out circles in a few differnt sizes from several of the DSP patterns from the Basic Grey Scarlet Letter pack, and I distressed them all (that always makes things look old and used).

The flower is made from my Scallop Circle punch with Kraft CS (SU).  You can find the tutorial from Mercy HERE. That girl is brilliant! I added a vintage brad from SU to the centre of the flower.  I like the way it turned out, but I don't see myself getting this card into an envelope!

I tied some Linen Thread to the base also.  The main panel is a piece of white CS, punched with Curved Rectangle Nesties, and sponged with Ruby Red ink.  Anya was stamped onto Neenah Solar White CS with Versafine Black ink, and embossed with clear EP, then coloured with Copics and cut out.  I tried to colour it so her band looked ruffled, like a bunched-up ribbon.  I mounted her on with Dimensionals.  I added some paper piercing around that panel too.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Randi said...

Gorgeous!! I think you did an amazing job with the vintage theme! I really love that shade of pink with the blacks and the kraft! Stunning!! Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week!

JB said...

Thanks for your lovely comment .
love your card , great flower .


rosy3108 said...

so gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

So fun Robin, love that FLOWER!

Phebe Meeder said...

looove the flower