Saturday, 22 October 2011

And now for something completely different.....

.............. Vintage.  This is not my usual style, as you know, CAS is my thing.  

I do love the vintage/distressed/layered and design papers look, but I'm just not very good at it.  I often go on a blog hop and admire the beautiful work done by loads of talented people and wish I could create something half as good.  I decided to have a bit of a play yesterday as I had the whole afternoon to myself and a stack of Distress Inks that never get used. I realised another reason I stick to CAS, they're quick and easy to do while this card took me hours.

Here's it is:

I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out. Here's what I used:

Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp
Prisma pencils
Top note shape cut out on my Silhouette
Cuttlebug embossing folder
HOTP papers
Distress ink - Tea Dye and Vintage Photo
Bakers Twine
American Seam binding coloured with Distress ink
Claire Curd sentiment
Button from stash

I've found I can enter this into loads of challenges this week:

Have a great weekend and hopefully I'll be back soon with my usual Less is more card - I'm off now to see what this week's challenge is.

One other thing before I go - I've gained a few new followers recently, so I would just like to say welcome and thank you so much for choosing to follow me, I really appreciate it.



Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Loving your vintage Sue she is gorgeous K x

Vicky said...

Another beauty Sue....

big hugs Vicky xx

Katina said...

This is stunning Sue and well worth the time it took for you to make it. I admire you for trying a different style (and doing it so well!) while I continue to stick to CAS because I lack the imagination to do anything else!

Linby said...

Just gorgeous and one of my fav images. You should be able to enter it at the belles and whistles challenge, your fav Elizabeth Bell image

Kathleen said...

Well I think you have created a lovely card and done very, very well with your distressing but like you I am more at home with CAS.

Kath x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous, perfectly vintage!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Donna said...

Fab card Sue and such beautiful ribbon and button detail...very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Violets Corner said...

This is beautiful Sue, the time was well spent! I can tell you're a CAS cardmaker as you've positioned the sentiment perfectly, the colouring and the colours are fab.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft.

Warm hugs

Cathy said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the Totally Papercrafts challenge.
Cathy xx

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours you have used and fab colouring xx