We would love to see how you interpret the theme in your choice of projects for this challenge. To be eligible to win prizes or be selected for the “Top 3” awards, follow the challenge theme and upload your entry into the C.R.A.F.T. challenge Inlinkz by Wednesday, January 23rd.
For my entry, I attempted my first “vintage” card using a black and white vintage image that I found on Pinterest. (Yikes, no copics!) I just love these images so much so that I collated a “board” on my Pinterest page just for them! I wanted to add the little splash of color to one or two objects that you see in some of the old images, and I no longer have my Zig Photo Markers so, my son, Tim, showed me how to add a splash of color and using Photoshop. First, we made the image a “sepia” color and then added pale blue to the boy’s shorts and peachy-pink to the little girl’s shorts. It was easier than I thought. I printed the image using an Inkjet printer onto white cardstock. I will be playing with this technique more…I just love this pic!
Now, putting the card together was not so easy! I need to find my comfort zone making this type of card. If you could only see my craft table- I had everything I could find out on it- buttons, bows, lace, pearls, flowers, ….trying to find a way to put it all together. Not so easy for me. It was still fun to move outside my comfort zone and try something new! I just love how some of these beautiful cards are put together and there are some talented artists out there whose vintage cards just amaze me!
The design paper is from Pion. I can never get enough of these papers and they are so perfect for a vintage look. They come 4 6″ coordinating pieces on a 12″ sheet. If you want to see what they are like, check out the Pion Pinterest page HERE, or click on my “pinterest” button on my sidebar… when you click on any paper collection, it will open a board with those papers and tons of projects made with them!
The pearls, shabby seam binding and tulle trim are from Live and Love Crafts – I bought the seam binding in all the beautiful colors they have! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash. The lace and velvet ribbon is from The Ribbon Girls. The metal corner was colored with Tim Holtz white Pearl paint Dabber and sprinkled with Glamour Dust, as was the chipboard heart. All edges of the papers and embellies were distressed with Walnut Stain or Tea Dye distress ink. Last, the die cut flourish is from Magnolia.
Why not take a look at what the Design Team has created to inspire you and then create your “love” theme project for our C.R.A.F.T.challenge. Thanks for stopping by and as always, thank you for your kind comments. Have a great day!
Art with No Boundaries- Anything Goes
BunnyZoe’s Crafts- Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network- Flowers
Pretty Little Ribbon- Flowers and Ribbon
Wild Orchid Challenge- Coming up Roses
Shabby Tea Room- Photo Inspiration
Stampin for the Weekend- Something Girly
Elphine House- Going Vintage
Crrafy Ribbons- Love/Romance
Bearly Mine Tac Tac Toe (flowers, layers, swirls, glitter)