Sep 25, 2011

"Vintage" at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

"Looking Back"
 Vintage, to me, refers to past years. 
It could be childhood memories, or times before we were born. 
To me it represents innocence and timelessness.
So with this mind I have created a scene that represents a young lady's reflection to her past years and innocence. The stylish young lady is the present and the child is the innocent past.
At Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight it is all about Vintage...and how you interpret it.

Join us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and be in with a chance to win a fabulous stamp from Marina at Cottage Crafts!
The white stamping is using versamark on white card and clear embossing before inking up the card.
The child was gold embossed at the same time, so that I could mask her amongst the flowers, when I had finished using the wild honey DI I masked her again to add deeper colours around her for effect.
The lady is stamped with black Stayzon ink onto quick laminate, and gilding flakes put behind her hat band and flowers and attached to card inked in vintage stains, cut and layered and mounted. There is some random stamping using flourishes on the background card.
The stamps used are ~
Inkadinkadoo 807
Crafty Individuals CI - 277
Stamp It - Faith Bird 4472E, Micky Choo (flourish and flowers)
Butterfly Stamp - just a cling one with no name.
Tim Holtz - Birds
The Inks are Distress Inks and Stayzon Black

Other stuff used is ~
Embossing powders - clear and ranger gold
Quick laminate, ribbon and a tiny heart brad from stash, gilding flakes and rhinestones.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

AWESOME! This is right up my alley and I think it's absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our 'For The Birds' challenge at The Sisterhood and I hope you'll come back again next challenge!
Thanks for inspiration and I'll be checking out this challenge!

1 of the 'Sistahs'

Shirl said...

Dot I love the little snippets that you write to describe your work and reading this has made me feel whisperie and nostalgic.

How to put into words what I feel when I look at this piece ... just a yearning for the past, such an extraordinarily beautiful piece of art.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot, your card is wonderful, love the colors you've used and the white "stamping" is such a wonderful highlight.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A gorgeous card. The white embossed flowers pop so beautifully against the Autumnal colours.

Patricia Garcia said...

What a Feather-Ful creation!! Thanks for playing at TG this week!!


Cazro said...

I adore this card, the background work is stunning. Caz

Claire said...

Stunning card Dot, I love colours and the beautiful white stamping. Your card tells a wonderful story and has captured the vintage theme perfectly
Claire xx

Fliss said...

A gorgeous creation Dot. I love the images you've used and the beautiful background you created. The white embossing is fabulous.
Thanks too for joining in with the Polka Doodles Distress It challenge and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Brenda Brown said...

Superb Dot, such a wonderful card and so lovingly made. The contrast between the white embossed areas and the coloured inks is so striking and the images are perfect.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

Absolutely beautiful, love the way you did the white flowers. Yvonne x

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us Polka Doodles.

Terry said...

Everytime I see this, I just take a deep breath! Love the colors and the bits of glimmer on the image is a beautiful touch! The white flowers really pop! Wonderful vintage creation!

Yvonne Garner said...

Dot, So much thought has gone into your card to represent vintage. Just so beautifully designed! Best, Yvonne

Mrs.B said...

Really love this Dot, and your thoughts on the images. The gilding flakes on the ladies hat & flowers is a gorgeous touch against the distressed background.
Avril xx

sara said...

beautiful card love the way you have combined so many gorgeous elements thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Shanna Shands said...

Very beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Sundaes anything goes challenge.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous vintage look to this card. Love it. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. (I have some candy ending soon.) Marianne x

Patti P. said...

What a gorgeous vintage the way you described your vintage thoughts and the girl embossed and shaded in your bg is lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.

Patti SCH/DT

Lisa B - Our2angelsinheaven said...

I didn't know where to look first at all the detail you had on this card! Fantastic!!! I love your technics and all the textures. Thank you so much for sharing this card with us and participating in our "For The Birds" challenge

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Simply outstanding!!! Your card is gorgeous!!! I love this beautiful image of the vintage lady and the resist technique looks so effective against your background colour. A true masterpiece, Dot!!! xx

Ellie said...

Dot, LOVE this, beautiful colors!

Sandy said...

Wow, a beautiful creation, love the vintage image and thanks for describing how you made it - lots of work and it looks fabulous!

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB! love that resist, tis gorgeous... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Joan said...

Beautiful card, love the idea behind it ,the colours are gorgeous and that white embossing really pops, fabulous !

bettand said...

What a gorgeous feathery vintage project:) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. I have candy if you are interrested;) Bettina x

Cec said...

This is gorgeous. I love all the layers you created with your stamping and the thought you put into the story behind the design. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Dot, this is completely breathtaking!!! You are SO talented!!!

Thank you for posting my button on your sidebar...that was so sweet of you!! And I just became your newest follower too.

What you can do for a blog button is take one of your gorgeous pieces of art and use would be gorgeous!!!


Dezinaworld said...

Stunning card Dot. really richly coloured and beautifully designed

pop by my Dezinaworld blog today if you get chance and grab the french freebies i have there.
I hope you have a lovely weekend
hugs June

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dot,
I LOVE your blog button--It's gorgeous! I'm putting it on my blog! There are lots of ways to increase your ranking and one of them is to create many back-links. Also, to visit and become a follower and making posts--it all adds up! I do know someone who has 10,000 followers and she only ranks a, this process can take a long time...Some people buy back-links, but Google frowns upon it and will eventually kick them off of the rankings. Interesting, huh?

Sending ((((hugs)))),

Alexis said...

Very pretty. Great colors. Great wintery, chilly card. Thanks for joining us this week at fab 'n funky. Good Luck and we hope you will join us Wednesday for our BIRTHDAY BASH!!

Hugs, Alexis
Fab n Funky DT member

Sharon said...

Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
Sharon x