Feb 4, 2013

Vintage Love Affair

A Vintage Love Affair!

This month at Vintage Stamping Challenges we have a colour challenge ~
Blues, Browns and Beige.

With Valentines Day approaching I was in the mood for a nice romantic card....
Then I had the idea of wanting to create 
a cocoon effect around an image of a couple in love.
To hopefully give the illusion of a hug, or an embrace,
and to show that special closeness that you feel share you are in love.

The image from Flonzcraft that I have used is

I masked the image and sprayed some Perfect Pearls for a little sheen.
The leaves are a punched out and coloured with DI's also.
I have made a junk bow using lots of left over ribbon and it has a gorgeous blue flower as it's center piece.
The background paper is from my stash, and inked around the edges.

The image is stamped onto layers of compressed toilet paper sheets,
which have been torn gently, peeled back and coloured with DI's.
And edged just a little with gold.
This is a really lovely technique and well worth a try.
I hope you can see the cocoon effect and feel the loooove!
Flonzcraft is generously offering $20 to spend at their online store,
along with the Highly Desirable pics
and Flonz himself (Leo) pics his favourite too!
So please come join in the fun of vintage,
spread the love
and see what you can create.



Yvonne Garner said...

Dot, your card is lovely and truly has a cocoon effect! Bravo!

Claire said...

Hi Dot, wow this is truly beautiful and so romantic. The junk bow is fab and your cocoon effect is wonderful, it frames the image perfectly.
Claire xx

Shirl said...

You ole romantic you

Love is definitely in the air with this card it is beautiful. I love doing the torn frame effect it really makes the image pop and your grungy frame around the image is adorable. Hmmm wonder who is getting this card???

Hugs Shirley x x

Brenda Brown said...

Love the layers on this one Dot, beautifully put together.
Hugs Brenda xox

brenda said...

This is really lovely Dot, I so like how you do the peeled aperture to such wonderful effect, I've tried it and it never looks right.

B x

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, wow loving your card, with all those fantastic layers. you have created a real vintage beauty. Have a lovely day. xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, looks so romantic.
Yvonne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great layering on this gorgeous card!

greetings, Alie :-)

Basslady said...

very beautiful!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Netty said...

Loads of beautiful layers and a gorgeous card Dot. Annette x


Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Beautiful card, love the technique you've used with the image,as if peeking through curtains. Junk bow looks gorgeous.
Avril xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Dot ! Love how you've framed the image ! Sue C x

Buttons said...

I'm in awe of this Dot. You are a master of getting colours to work beautifully and adding just the right amount of embellishments. And then there's your fantastic image on compressed toilet paper - it is genius, you are genius. I love it. Hugs, Jenny x

Rica said...

A stunning card, a wonderful design and beautiful colours. I love how you've surrounded the 'lovers'!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

alicaz said...

very cool! Love all those vintage looking layers and your color choices too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

butterfly said...

The layered torn aperture is just sensational as a framing device for the image - awe-inspiring, as well as just plain inspiring!! A really gorgeous card - gorgeous!
Alison x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful and very romantic card, really fantastic.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great card Dot and i love evry detail on it.
Greetings Janny

Wedgie said...

So pretty, love the layering.

Thanks for joining the love is all around challenge at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx

fionalawlor said...

What a fab creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Vintage Love challenge.
Fiona x

Karin Trollkatta Lilleseth said...

Ohhh what a beautiful creation :-)
Thanx for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge :-)
Hugs from Karin

Kylie said...

Just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at CCM! xx

Annette said...

Beautiful card .
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Dot! Who would have thought of stamping on toilet paper?! Brilliant. Have just spent a happy half hour looking round your blog. You have some amazing work, with stunning use of colour and texture. Following you now, so I don't miss any!


Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

A gorggoeus creation, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)