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Monday 25 March 2013

Vintage Eleanor

This is my first attempt at vintage, l have admired lots of lovely vintage cards you talented bloggers have made but just not quite known where to start. Do you think it is vintage enough ?? I bought these gorgeous papers from Craftwork Cards at Harrogate the other week and this gorgeous stamp is from the new range at Crafters Companion. The crackle background is a stamp l have had a few years and never used - shame on me but it is just perfect for the vintage effect and hey presto here is the card completed.

My neighbour is studying photography and asked if l would allow her friend to photo me making a card for her photo assignment which is then going on display at an exhibition at a pop up gallery in the town centre - some would say l am always making an exhibition of myself lol, the only downside is l will just have to straighten up my crafty stash a bit.  I thought this card would be ideal as the colouring is quite minimal but looks pretty when finished so l will recreate it for the photo shoot at the weekend.

Stamp Crafters Companion Eleanor
Crackle stamp - Little Claire
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
papers Craftwork cards
Lace, flowers, charm, pearls Hobby House
Papers distressed with blade thingy

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Crafters Companion - March Vintage
Totally Gorjuss -176  Something Borrowed  (stapler from my son - attaching lace)
Dream Valley 53 - Pearls & Lace
Forever Friends 58 - Girls
Incy Wincy Pastels

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x


brenda said...

It looks like a great first step into vintage Susan and nice soft colours. It's one of those things that grow on you, when your fingers are never ink free you are well and truly addicted.

B x

Sharon said...

This is such a beautiful delicate card Susan. Love the soft colour tones and the design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Susan.
Sue x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Really pretty soft muted colours Susan. A really feminine card! Hugs Susan x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Susan, I like the sweet image, and the soft colours.
Kevin xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous girlie card Susan. The image is adorable and I love the soft colours and pretty embellies.
Lorraine x

downrightcrafty said...

so pretty and soft and love the image along with of course the cherry blossom and the pearls
Hugs Kate x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet card.

Nikki Craft said...

Gorgeous, love the background stamp :)
Nikki x

coops said...

beautiful card susan.really pretty colours and details and the image is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Such soft colours and devine layout.

Enjoy your photo session and you'll have to let me know, when the photo exhibition is going to be on, as we are hoping to come up to Yorkshire, b/h weekend in may ???, Luv Sam x

Sandra H said...

Good Afternoon......."WOW" Totally stunning card your image is coloured to perfection and love the embellis thank you for joining in our challenge "one for the girls" at Forever Friends Fortnightly challenge good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Sandra H xx

Janice said...

Delightful card. Such a lovely image Susan and so beautifully coloured. Love the vintage look and the little charm, defo worth recreating at the photo shoot. Like you though I would so have to tidy before letting anyone see my card table/floor/sofa, gee I'm a messy crafter! Hope Toby isn't too cold with all that snow and his little legs! Jx

Clairebears said...

Ahhhh what a pretty Girly card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Forever Friends Girly Challenge and good luck :0)
Love Clairebears x

Fabiola said...

quel charme, elle est d'une douceur, c'est adorable, biz

Hazel said...

hey susan

this is just a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the image and all those wonderful embellishments - beautiful.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us on our next challenge.

Happy Easter!

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Linda said...

Hi Susan,

What a lovely sweet card!
I think your attempt of making it vintage worked out very well! It looks so fine!
Thanks for playing with our challenge One for the girls over at Foreverfriends.
Good luck in the draw! and.... Happy easter!
Linda DT-TT

Unknown said...

hi im bren from the threecrafters, just popped in to say what a beautiful card,just lovely,love the colours,big crafty hugs bren x

dragonllew said...

Great card love the crackle stamp around the image thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Jenny x