Monday, 4 February 2013

All rather Vintage



Today sees the start of our new challenges at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping and Pretty Little Ribbons and at the first we would like to see ' Blues, Aquas and Browns' and at Pretty Little Ribbons it's 'Anything Goes'.

And it does look rather like I've got a vintage thing going on with the same colourways for both, although that wasn't my intention but I do admit that I love working with the blue and brown colour palette.


To create the shape of the three way card which is my DT piece for Pretty Little Ribbons I used a spellbinder die sideways cutting only halfway through each panel by placing the main part of the card outside of the embossing plates. I randomly stamped each panel with the Tim Holtz pillion stamp set and an Inkylicious wire stamp using TH distress inks tea dye, vintage photo and peacock feathers and round the edge with a Hero Arts swirls stamp. I stamped the butterflies a second time to decoupage and made two roses using a five petal punch (added: I had already made this one when I received my new punch and stamp sets from Ruth or I would have used them again). I have used a selction of ribbons, braids and beads which are all available on the PLR website.

By second card is my DT piece for FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping using the two birds image, inking the stamp with distressed markers and spritzing with water before stamping onto a piece of Fabriano watercolour card. The flower, hinge and bird on branch are all Tim Holt dies to which I added liberal amounts of Frantage gold and aqua and the DT is Bo Bunny.


My third card uses more pretty laces and ribbons from PLR, a Penny Black stamp and some little dots added with liquid pearls.

I do hope you will find time to join in with our challenges this month look forward to seeing all your entries.

52 comments:

walchowDesign said...

Love blueish with the brown combination of the first card, Brenda!

Ruth said...

Wow! Another feast for the eyes!! A beautiful collection this morning, Ruth x

Marianne said...

Love these cards with the vintage look! Hugs,
Marianne

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. Love the brown/aqua colour scheme and the way you have used the dies to edge the panels on the top one. As ever - your stamping and colouring is brilliant.
Beryl xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Brenda just love your vintage look of your gorgeous cards...all so different but equally fabulous

Anne

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous vintage creations, Brenda!

I love the trifold card and all the beautiful elements! I especially love the blue one with the birds too! Simply Stunning!

Hope you had a great weekend and will enjoy a great new week!

Fliss said...

These are all beautiful Brenda and I really love the blue and brown colour combination, so very effective on both of those cards. love the pretty shape of the first too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Crafting Queen said...

I love the first card, so pretty. Have a great week. :)

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, what gorgeous projects. I love the first card, a really clever idea to create the pretty edge with the dies like that. The bird stamp on the second card is stunning, I hadn't spotted that one before, love the frantage effect too
Claire xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your last one just made me gasp - so elegant yet minimalist. As for the first - love the colours too & so much to fascinate & feast the eyes the upon. The meandering branches in the second are an intriguing way of tying the whole construction together & keeps pulling at my eyes too.
Hope the week is better for you.
Paula (PEP)

Sasha said...

All three cards are amazing, Brenda. Beautifully created, stamped and coloured...every one of them! Your work is always fabulous! x

Helen said...

Love them!! I think the three way card is my favourite, if pushed!! Hope you are feeling better.

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! Stunning card Brenda. I really love those colours and your attention to detail is wonderful - as always.
Sue

Pat said...

Oooh gorgeous cards Brenda, love the first vintage one with the beautiful mannequin, the colours on both are lovely. The valentine card is just so elegant, love it.

Pat xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous creations, the first is so beautifully crafted, what a lovely keepsake. Hope you and Holly are feeling better.janex

Dianne said...

All the projects are very well done, the first one is lovely....

Lau W said...

OMG Brenda, these creations are so nice ! Love the colour combo (blue and brown), and love the mannequin, oh loooove all !!!
xxx

scrappymo! said...

Such beautiful vintagey clooking cards, Brenda. I love the brown and blue palette and that frantage looks so interesting to me.

I finally bought some as I had a bit of a problem with some "homemde" snow so I picked up the whitish colour. After seeing it on your card you have reminded me to crack it open.
you accented the swirl of the stamp with the red dots!
Off to look back and catch up...I got really behind due to some health issues and I am playing catch up as my faves leave me comments!!!
The last card is to nice...I love the way

Lorraine said...

They are all gorgeous Brenda. I love the design and soft colours. I particularly like the top one!
Lorraine x

Frea said...

Hi Brenda, this is all so gorgeous! Love them all! Hugs Frea

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Brenda I am loving these creations, blue with brown is a wonderful colour combo to use, the images and designs of each card looks fantastic.
hugs
lorraine x

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda. Love them all but the first is definitely my favourite.

Take care,

Kat xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, Gorgeous cards,Beautiful stamping and on the first one - love the use of the nesti to make the shaped card - must try that.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful projects Brenda ! Especially love the first one, really beautiful. Sue C x

nnalorac said...

All fab creations Brenda, love your colour combos too and I so love the first one, love the stamps. Carolxx

Tanya said...

These are fantastic Brenda! I LOVE the first one, such gorgeous colours and so feminine and delicate! I love the vintage feel of the second one, it's so beautiful, and the third one is just so romantic - I love it :)

Tags xx

Marlies said...

Gorgeous creations Brenda! The first one has a lovely shape and design and is so romantic, the second is beautiful, I love the vintage look and the last one is so very elgant! All three are so beautiful! marlies x

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda. I love the top one. The combination of stamps are fabulous.
Nikki x

Vivi Morais said...

Hi, Benda... I loved them!! Congrats!!

Vivi Morais said...

Hi, Brenda... I loved them!! Congrats!!!

Vivi Morais said...

Hi, Benda... I loved them!! Congrats!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!!

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous cards, really love the first one !!!
Paula

Gerrina said...

Wow, Brenda, these three cards are gorgeous! I love to work with the colorcombi from the first and second card. I like the first card best and I don´t mind if you stay in a vintage kind of mo! Hugs, Gerrina

Jennifer said...

These are all breathtaking! I am totally in love with your first one. Such wonderful vintage details and the dress is gorgeous! Love your beautiful bird stamp and the lace you've tucked in there. Also the heart stamp is splendid with the liquid pearls!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda,I love the blue and brown colour combo and the shapes are fabulous...Hope your feeling better and the same for Holly...Enjoy the rest of the week...
Mandy x

Jackie said...

Oh I love them all, but the first one is sooooooooo gorgeous and I do love the blue/brown colour combo :o)
Jackie xx

Louise said...

Wow gorgeous cards Brenda but the top one is definitely my favourite because it is so pretty.
Louise xx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Absolutely stunning cards! The first one is truly gorgeous!!

NGCARDS said...

These look great! Thanks for popping by my blog too :) xxx

butterfly said...

All three are delicious, Brenda... LOVE the colour challenge at VSC, and those first two cards are right up my street! The butterflies look wonderful on the first, and the textured branches on the VSC one are so cool... I'm not much of a Valentiner - but that Penny Black stamp could convert me - magic!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, all of these are wonderful pieces of art.

ribenaruby said...

Great look to your card Brenda, fab! Ruby x

Tedz said...

These are very arty Brenda, love the blue/brown combination. Pauline xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...all of the cards look so beautiful! The love birds look brilliant (so I have ordered these lol) I love how you have framed them so perfectly. Vintage beauty!
Dot x

Sarah said...

Wow! Amazing work B x

May said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda...Love, Love, Love the first... Beautiful dressform & delicate colours, Love the Bird card just as much Beautiful image..Love them all... Hugs May x x x

Gail said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing the tip about the three way card!
I was thinking I had the same die, only in an oval shape!
You are so clever!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! These are all so stunning, I love the shape and the soft colours on the first one and the layout on the one with the birds is beautiful, loving the heart on the last one too, all really outstanding makes, love them
Lindsay xx

Izzwizz said...

Three fabulous projects Brenda! As you know, I love vintage and these are no exception. I particularly like the way you have stamped the background in the first project, and the clever use of that die to cut the tops of the arches is wonderful. Love all the dimension from the dress form and butterflies too. Maddy x

Merry said...

Love that first card....the little tulle skirt is beautiful and really like the blues and browns you used. Of course the other two cards are terrific too.

Sally H said...

Wow, wow, wow! What gorgeous beautiful cards! I love them all! sorry I didn't get here earlier. Meant to ask after Holly when we spoke earlier. Hope she is doing okay x