Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vintage Inspiration & a CASE

I have two cards to share with you today - both from Split Coast Challenges.

Thanks to Anne, the host for this week, for the lovely vintage web site Roses & Teacups to inspire us for the Inspiration Challenge.

I do not usually do (nor am I very good at!) shabby chic vintagey stuff - BUT I have some new vintage photo stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps that I have been wanting to try out!

So my inspiration was this Victorian Thank you card.I inked the sweet sister image (Vintage sisters #502-04 ) in Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink and colored it with coloured pencils and gamsol. The background Nestie Labels 8 panel is stamped with the Victorian Damask Panel #498 in Vintage Photo ink. I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink. The rose is from a set of three from Michaels I found in the bridal section - I sponged it with Tea Dye ink to make it look aged. I was pleased with how this came out - maybe I CAN do a little shabby chic once in a while!

Stamps: Rubbernecker: Victorian Damask Panel #498, Vintage Sisters 001 #502-04
Paper: bazzill blue, sweet blush, spring rain, vintage cream - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress ink - Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
Accessories: sponge, foam dimensionals, vintage buttons & twine - PTI, Nestability Labels 8, Koh-I-noor colour pencils, gamsol, flower - Michaels (bridal section), glue dots, lace - Ellen Hutson LLC

My second card to share with you was made for the Featured Stamper challenge.

I was so happy to see by good blogging friend, LeAnne, as the FS today! Her cards are super so it was easy to find something I wanted to CASE. I chose her Pocket Silhouette card.
I used different stamps, a different edge punch and I centered the sketch. I also used River Rock instead of Sahara Sand.
All the stamps on my card are by Rubbernecker Stamps I used a Vine stamp on the background panel - the Victorian Damask panel stamp on the strip - both using white ink. I stamped another vine stamp for the main panel in River Rock ink with a weed stamp (#497-04) over it in black.
Reminder to check out these two weekly challenges!
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Victorian Damask Panel #498, Vines Set #495, Weeds #497-04
Paper: River Rock, Basic Black - SU, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink: Fresh Snow - PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black, River Rock -SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, EK success edge punch, black pearls - Amuse

12 comments:

Bonnie McLain said...

I haven't been here in a few... and wow you have been one busy gal... love it all... but this Victorian card (shabby chic) is wonderful Julia... I love the way you have created it... very nice... Letting loose is good... we all should do more of it.. LOL.. I love the pear card... really great for an Anniversary card... and the pink Heart card I LOVE... the stamped area is lovely... great collection of cards... keep them coming.. Love them all

Betty Wright said...

Both are totally different and each fantastic in it own design! LOVE the vintage one! Totally perfection! The more modern design is great, too! Love the colors!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You do shabby chic wonderfully! Great card off the inspiration!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Both are fabbo! I love love the vintage feel to the first, great job incorporating the inspiration piece!! And the modern lines and colours on the 2nd make for a very striking card, well done!

Sharli said...

Julia,
I love your vintage card, it's absolutely perfect! Yes, I'd say you nailed it! The second card is also very interesting and appealing - I love the colors (of course), but the shapes and images are great! Really nice work!

LeAnne said...

LOVE this Victorian card, Julia! What a wonderful inspiration piece and how nicely you executed it! :D

maryr917 said...

I love your vintage card julia-your image is really sweet and the lace ribbon treatment is so perfect
I am a bit behind on my blogging-we were away for the weekend

Wanda Cullen said...

From contemporary to vintage...love both of your cards, Julia! I'd say you do vintage VERY well! :-)

Pauline said...

Love the sweet vintage card, its great! And the second card is elegant and simple. Pauline xx

Velta said...

I am lovin all three designs Julia...I really do love anything vintage!

Jennifer Moore said...

I love how your vintage card turned out. I really like the look of shabby chic, but can't seem to do that myself.

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards on both ends of the spectrum! The shabby chic is wonderful with the sponging and crochet lace. I love the clean lines and layers on the FS card!