Monday, September 9, 2013

Vintage - In my Thoughts

Hello, everyone.  Today I have made a vintage card.

I just love this sweet image - it's a freebie from Create with TLC, and you can find it there under the Vintage Graphics tab (scroll down; it's the seventh image).  I coloured it with pencils and mounted on brown cardstock.  Two other elements on my card are also from Create with TLC.  The sentiment was a freebie offered at one point, and I printed it on yellow cardstock, trimmed, and edged in brown ink.  The bird image was part of a promo set I received when I made a purchase from Create with TLC's Artfire store (sorry this promo is no longer available, but you're in luck - there is a promo on right now until September 13 and it's a digital stamp set of birds - go check it out here). 
Now back to my card... I circle-punched the bird image, sponged and inked in brown, hole-punched and added some ribbon and three gems.  For the base of my card, I began by covering a white card with brown cardstock onto which I layered green cardstock that I had stamped with several bird-related stamps and sponged with brown ink.  I affixed two torn tea-stained strips of sheet music, onto which I attached the image.  I added several paper flowers, the bird image, sentiment, a heart charm tied with twine, and six brown gems.  Here are the supplies used: 
  • Digi stamp, image, sentimentCreate with TLC (described above)
  • Stamps:  Crafty Secrets - Bird Lovers 
  • Ink:  Ancient Page Chocolate
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • Coloured pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Circle punch:  Marvy Uchida
  • Ribbon:  Offray
  • Twine:  American Crafts
  • Flowers:  Michaels
  • Charm, gems:  Dollarama
I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Grandparents theme 3E #1
Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes UE
Animal Friends Brown, Green + One Colour of Choice (yellow) - I hope a bird is considered an animal 3E #1
Can You Digi It Very Vintage UE
Card Crafter's Circle #91 Mona Lisa Portrait of a Woman 3E #2
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo Stamps) Anything Goes 3E #2
Country View Crafts #7 Layers UE
Crafting Musketeers #5 Vintage 1E
Crafts-Too Challenge You Theme:  Texture / Twist:  Choose Your Style (I've added lots of texture here with flowers, charm, ribbon, twine / my style is eclectic - but for this card, it's vintage) UE
Crafty Ribbons Challenge Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #2
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C202 Flowers and Pearls UE
Creative Fingers Anything Goes 3E #2
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by Autumn Colours UE
Digi Haven Vintage or Old 3E #1
Digitally Sweet Challenges #52 Anything Goes 1E
DL.ART September Linky Anything Goes UE
Emma's Crafty Challenge Birds 3E #1
Great Impressions Fall Colours 3E #2
Just B Creative Crazy Sept. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
Loves Rubberstamps #68 Anything Goes UE
One Stitch at a Time #180 Use a Digi  3E #2
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes 5E #5
Parade Your Crafts #3 Anything Goes 2E #1
Penny,s Paper-crafty #143 Spooled Items (ribbon, twine) 3E #3
Pile It On Tic Tac Toe (see below - I choose Metal, Image, and Bling) UE
Sarah Hurley #84 Autumn Glow UE
Simply Create Too #45 Vintage (or Old) 3E #1
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
The Crafty Bloggers Network Things with Wings 3E #1
The Crazy Challenge #153 Bingo (see below - I used flowers, image, ribbon) 4E #1
The Perfect Sentiment #90 Ribbon, Twine, Seam Binding 3E #3
Totally Gorjuss Anything Goes UE
Victorine Originals #67 Vintage UE
Wags 'n Whiskers Ribbons and Bows (see ribbon on bird tag and twine bow on heart charm) 2E #1

Pile It On - Tic Tac Toe
The Crazy Challenge - Bingo

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments.  Have a wonderful day of crafting!


Dreja said...

Eine ganz tolle Karte. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful, love the image and the fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shell B. said...

Wonderful sweet card!

Thanks for joining in the fun at One Stitch At A Time Challenge.....good luck!
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Shell in Alaska (DT)

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Great colors ! Lovely flowers also ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

Mayra DTM

Avril Ann said...

Kitty, this is awesome, my lovely, I am so proud of you, I was so hoping you would do the vintage for our challenge, at Crafting Musketeers, and you have, thank you, I love this, great work, my dear friend xxx

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Emma's Crafty challenge and good luck x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the whole vintage look of this ,, fabulous ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
Lols x x x

Ingrid Mason said...

Gorgeous Kitty, now, where do I start .... well, we know how the Victorians were emamoured with nature so the setting you have created for your Vintage image is inspirational, the Autumnal colours, with the bold splash of yellow flowers is beautiful and then, to add the music, (which I see as the sounds of birdsong) draws my eye to all the work you have put into creating your backing paper and the beautiful badge. Do you get the feeling your card has given me a lot of pleasure? .... you bet it has. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

kReN said...

Kitty, love what you do. Great added elements and I love your image! TFS!

Come and follow me!

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh how lovely :-) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges, hope to see you again next week :-) Elaine DT-xxx-

Angelique said...

Lovely card and image.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

Huggsss, Angelique

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Ich bin begeistert. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Animal Friends Challenge. Liebe Grüße Silvi

Jennifer Grissom said...

Yellow and green look good together! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

Josephine said...

A beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

beautiful card. thank you for playing at parade your crafts

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous design and gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
Hugs, Dangina

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card! I love the image and the green color. The flowers and heart charm are a perfect touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

Mandy Ashley said...

fab desogn & colour palette :)

Thank you for joining in with us over at Emma's Crafty Challenge ~ Good luck!

Katie Stringer said...

Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs katie x

Sparkly Engineer said...

Really liking the colors and style of this lovely collage card.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Sonia Kertznus said...

Pretty card...thanks for joining Sister Act with such great creation...HUGS...SK :)

Pillan said...

Nice! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Pauline Wheeler said...

Thank you for joining in with us in the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

8upscrapin said...

Great way to embellish your image . Thanks for sharing your creation. Thanks for joining us with our challenge at Parade your Crafts .
Crystal - DT Parade your Crafts

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, very pretty .. I love the flowers too. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

Fran said...

Fantastic , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , Fran ( DT ) xx

michelle hodges said...

Pretty card!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Doreen said...

Schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüße Doreen


This is beautiful! I love all the added flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Anything Goes Challenge this week, good luck in the draw, and be sure to join us with another of your wonderful projects next week!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Kathy said...

So sweet and pretty. I love the yellow and green combo. Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug Anything Goes Challenge.

Min said...

What a Fabulous creation!
Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Indian Summer challenge beginning today! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Maria Hoe said...

die ist wirklich Klasse mir gefallen solche Karten besonders gut.Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Animalfriends LG Maria

Jaine Drake said...

Such a sweet card, lovely autumnal feel. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley this time.

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

Kelly L said...

Thank you for playing along with our "Things with Wings" Challenge at Crafty Bloggers Network this month.

kelly x

Erin said...

Gorgeous card! The layers are beautiful and I love the image!

Thanks for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps!

inkypinkycraft said...

great embellished layers x thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts Challenge, hope to see you next month x trace x

Brenda Brown said...

Love the vintage image and great elements that you have used on your card. Thanks for sharing it at the Crafts-Too Challenge You 'TEXTURE with a Twist' challenge this month.
hugs {brenda} x0x