Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Chic!

The challenge this week for PDCC82 is to use the colours from
This photo.
Love the vintage scene. My first thought was vintage shabby chic.
So this is the card I came up with
I have used a couple of new items.A couple of months ago, I won a huge box of paper, stamps and embellishments from the USA just from commenting on a blog hop!
I have momentarily forgotten the name of the blog...but the lovely giver of the parcel was Tiffany. The background paper and glass flower centre was part of the parcel.Both from Making Memories (Paper Reverie)The paper was torn out from a spirlal journaling book. Stamped Hero Arts Manuscript Background stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink onto torn out paper. Edged in Walnut Stain distress ink.
Distress them!!! Broken China distress stain used to lightly colour white lace. Small bright yellow doily from Purple Pumpkin was coloured over with Antique Linen distress stain to darken it for a more vintage look.Then added the glass embellishment.
The lovely chic lady was stamped twice, once on cream and blue card stock in black ink. I cut the dress and hat from the blue card and glued over the cream cut out lady image. Mini foam squares used to pop the lady on the card.
Sentiment stamped in Vintage Photo onto vanilla card and edged in Walnut Stain ink.
The lady's belt and centre of bow on hat was coloured with gold gelly pen.

The lady and sentiment from the lovely Darkroom Door set '1920's Chic'

See challenge details here


  1. Your card is stunning Shirley, beautifully put together! x

  2. Beautiful chic card, love the lace and background too. Tracy x

  3. Fabby card Shirley ! Love the vintage shabby look you've achieved with these colours - great texture with the trim and flower :) Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. Very pretty! Its elegant and rich and wonderfully vintage. Love how you've used the colors :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Such great, vintage appeal, Shirley, and I'm lovin' that sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. SOOOOOO vintage! LOVE that female image--so fun!! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}