Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oct Mixed Media Card Challenge & CC3 Challenge #12

Hello all!  It's the first of October and time for another Mixed Media Card Challenge! and it's a fun one!  The theme is Vintage with the optional element of Key
Here's the card I created getting both the theme and the optional element into my design. 
My card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
I also made this for the CC3 Challenge #12.  For this challenge we have to use the technique on Page 41 of Tim Holtz Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3 -  Distress Photo Tinting.   I cannot tell you the technique - the CC3 challenge hostesses ask that everyone use their own copy of Tim's book - but I can show you photos of before and after.   
I started out with this black and white photo of my sister and me.  Marcia is around 4 in the photo and I am around 2 (!)  My father was an artist who was also a photography buff (in the days when we had to stand still for about 5 minutes so he could make all the adjustments he needed before shooting the shot! - no point and shoots then!!)  - and every year he would take pictures of us for our family Christmas cards.  We're wearing angel costumes that my father and mother made for our church for the Christmas Pageants although the kids in the pageant were teenagers.  We've got the robes all bustled up and the sleeves folded up!  I was too small to wear the wings. My father made them out of heavy paper - attaching them to a frame made of bent clothes hangers that loop over your shoulders and tie around the chest front to back with ribbon. The halos are gold covered cardboard also tied on with ribbons across the forehead and tied behind the head.  This is the photo that made it to our Christmas card in 1954 (so that in itself is VINTAGE!!)
And here is the photo after I colorized it using Tim's Technique from his book.  There are inks and Distress Markers involved - that's all I'm sayin'!
I sponged the edges of the Merriment patterned paper and Arch Frame die cut.  The arch is cut out of Kraft Coredinations and I sanded it lightly before sponging it to reveal the Kraft Core.  I inked the Mirrored Stars with Archival Cornflower Blue ink and rubbed the Word Key with Bundled Sage Distress Paint.  I added some Remnant Rubs/Christmas time.
I popped the photo up on foam dots.
I sprayed a Woodlands/Wreath with a Mini Mister 3/4 full of water and 1 dropper full of Iced Spruce reinker.  I dripped some Glossy Accents on the wreath and sprinkled on Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter - which you can see has migrated to the board I propped my card on to photo - as well as to the background of the card! (not to mention my kitchen counter, my computer table and my craft work table - ALL a-glitter!)  I also sprayed the Linen Ribbon with the Iced Spruce and water mix and then tied it into a small bow for the wreath adding a Mirrored Star.
You can just barely see where I stenciled on the right side of the patterned paper (mostly covered now!) using the Gothic Stencil and Stormy Sky Distress ink.  The noel stamped on the photo is from the Mini Worn Text set from Stampers Anonymous.
The CC3C challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique this time and one lucky entry will win a gift certificate from them.  You'll find all the challenge details here.

I hope you will join us in  the Mixed Media Card Challenge - you have until Oct 25th to link up your card.  Mixed Media being texture, dimension and techniques!  Check out all of the Design Teams' inspiration here.

Stamps:  Mini Worn Text - Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  Rustic Cream - PTI, Kraft Core-dinations, Paper Stash - Merriment
Ink:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky; Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories:  Gothic Stencil - Tim Holtz, Mini Mister, foam dots, Glossy Accents, Idea-ology - Mirrored Stars, Word Keys, Linen Ribbon, Remnant Rubs/Christmas Time, Distress Markers - Stormy Sky, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Milled Lavender, Tea Dye; Ranger Distress Paint - Bundled Sage, Mini Sander - Ranger, glossy photo.

21 comments:

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing..

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning Julia! Love the work you've done with that photo!! HUGS :)

Deepti said...

What a fabulous Vintage BG ! Love how u incorporated the photo and sweet little wreath :)

Anita Houston said...

Love the manger behind the photo...great set up! You altered the photo wonderfully...love the yellow! Wonderful scene! Thanks so much for playing along in the Photo Tinting challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

maria f. said...

No way - I was going to tell you how fabulous I think that image is and turns out it is a real photo! How wonderful. I love how you've turned the whole collage Christmas-y too.

Sanna Lippert said...

wow! amazing card! love it!

Sanna Lippert said...

ps. need to look up Tim´s book..me thinks :)

Charlene said...

LOVE IT! Love how you colored the photo, the BG paper and the wreath, wonderful card!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. What an amazing picture of you and your sister ... your dad was very talented. Love how you've tinted the photo - great job. Love all the elements of your card ... especially that glittery wreath --- gorgeous! Loll xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Hi Julia! I was coming over to say your card is stunning and then I read your post! How special is that to have this gorgeous photo your Dad took of you!!

Lyndal said...

Super cool photo colouring & gorgeous card Julia!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my gosh, this is fantastic and I just love that you incorporated a 'vintage 'photo of you and your sister... you are both adorable. Such a creative Christmas card.

Marjie Kemper said...

Julia, this is fabulous! Love the special photo and all your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

Far North said...

Julia, so fun to hear about your crafty family...and the memories of this photo! Love the tinting! Yup it really is a vintage photo...as long as no one starts defining us as vintage too (wink)!
Fabulous vintage card with a terrific story! TFS!

Hels Sheridan said...

Oh what a darling adorable photo you have used... and both of you are so cute! Love your take on the challenge, such a gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge... hope to see you again soon x

Redanne said...

The photo is absolutely adorable Julia, made all the more special because it is a cherished one, taken by your Dad. I love your wonderful card, the colouring is fantastic. Anne xx

Candy C said...

Julia...I LOVE this! Your Christmas piece is gorgeous! I love the colors, the paper from Merriment that you used in your background. Love the "DREAM" key and the little wreath. My favorite...your distress tinted photograph! It's precious! What a wonderful piece of your childhood you have restored through this piece! Thanks for sharing it with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This card is more than wonderful! The picture of you and your sister is awesome....and thanks for the story! It is truly Vintage, although you and your sis are not! Fab mixed media card, gf!

Annette Green said...

First of all, this photo is super sweet. Love their faces. And also loved the story of the homemade wings. This is a precious creation which you displayed the technique nicely. Well done!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project Julia! Love how you added a splash of color to the fab photo! Lovin all the detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

crafty creations said...

Stunning card Julia - love the way you have done the pic - brilliant use of all the elements you added