Tuesday, 30 June 2020


Another week another sketch plus challenge over at Try Stamping on Tuesday - this one had the added challenge of Vintage. I love vintage and making vintage cards so I was definitely up for this challenge. 

I have to share a little something with you - when I sat down to do this I had a bit of a Deja Vu moment - I was convinced I had already made a card for this sketch.  I checked my file on my computer and it wasn't in there, it wasn't in my phone and it wasn't in the pile of cards on my desk - but I am convinced.  Then it came to me what I had done - on my Facebook Group we send out RAK cards and I think this one got sent out before I even had a chance to photograph it.  Oops - so I had to think of something else.

I'm really loving what developed and I think it's better than the original one I did lol!  I had been gifted the new background SU stamp Drybrush by a demo friend as she had ordered it incorrectly and didn't think she'd ever use it.  Well I must admit this one would have passed me by in the catalogue but Wow!  I love it - it is so good for doing the distressed, grungy, arty time cards I love doing.

You can see here it has done this lovely background - I used Tim Holtz's stamping platform which makes stamping it as a whole stamp a lot easier - but equally you could just ink it up and add your paper to parts of it.

I've used it here with Powder Pink and then I went over it with a brush and some Crumb Cake.  I cut a strip off the end and stamped a word type stamp from SU Background Bits in Early Espresso.  I then cut that out with a little heart die cut I have - I didn't waste those little hearts though and added them randomly to the card.  

I used a paper doily cut to the shape and gently brushed with Crumb Cake was adhered to the top left and then I used some stamps from Happy Wishes.  I stamped it in Early Espresso and coloured the flowers in with Powder Pink and an aqua painter.  I cut it out and frayed the edges and sponged them.  A touch of ribbon on the bottom finishes off this card and I think it looks very vintage.

I'm adding this into the following challenges 

Take A Word Challenge - Hearts and Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - Create your own background
Double Trouble - Use your Stuff



indybev said...

Thank you for participating in our challenge, Fiona. Beautiful work!

Deann said...

Beautiful work so sweet and delicate ...great job.

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that doily and the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch challenge and love that background paperlove the focal point of the sentiment...gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Use Your Stuff and TSOT. Fiona please stop by and check out our future fun challenges, so glad you joined us.

Melanie Hungerford said...

The soft color and doily are lovely, very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble!

J said...

Lovely shabby chic card - Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


crafty said...

Lovely colour. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers make your own background challenge.