Aug 17, 2013

A Different Kind of Vintage...


I had a play today with a new first one from The Stampsmith.
Sir Charles  Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin was a comic actor
back in the early 1900's.
When film was in it's early development, was black and white
and speechless...where we had to read the subtitles as we watched.
This is where I took my inspiration from for this card.

I have kept the card in black and white and tried to create
an aged, scratchy and vintage feel to it.

I have scratched off some shine from glossy cardstock 
and applied some Black Soot  Distress Ink.
Then I did some overstamping in the new Watering Can Adirondak Ink.
Charlie is stamped in Jet Black ink onto glossy cardstock
(a little messy ~ patience required in abundance for this)
and layered up with some TH filmstrip which I had purchased with
a win I had a little while ago (thanks Terry!)
To finish off I added some distressed bits of tissue tape to parts of the edge.

When I showed my son he I guess
Charlie has an ageless appeal.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges ~


Pat said...

Super card with a great fun image. Thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge this fortnight.

Pat xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Dot, Fabulous card. Love the background you've created, it's perfect for this image. The film strip makes a great embellishment.
Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge
Avril xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Dot
Great use of Charlie. This is actually one stamp I don't have in my huge collection from The Stampsmith.
If you are ever interested, there is a monthly challenge at The Stampsmith Challenge - begins 1st of each month, runs for the full month and a great prize up for grabs. A pity this woudln't suit this month's theme (we are so lucky to have Paula as our Guest Designer).
Great card.

Redanne said...

The whole card looks perfect in black and white Dot, love that Charlie Chaplin image and you have aged the card to perfection! Hugs, Anne x

Basslady said...

a totally cool and stylish card!

thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Basslady said...

and here immediately my second post: *LOL*

this is so striking!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Meggymay said...

A fabulous monotone card. It is super for this image of the old black and white movie star.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Dot this is amazing, I am so in awe of anyone that can make a photo stamp come out like this!! It looks fantastic, the monochrome background looks great and then the film strip is just the perfect finishing touch!!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh nice job!! I think this is so artsy and fun. thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Brenda Brown said...

Very clever Dot, and so reminiscent of those early days of film, you have captured the feel perfectly.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Shuly said...

excellent card! what a fab stamp!
thank you so much for sharing at love to scrap! challenge blog
shuly dt

Shirley Chillman said...

Helloooo my very talented friend another card that has the wow factor.

You have certainly captured the era with the look of this card.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

brenda said...

If it's your first from the Stampsmith be warned Dot, they are addictive. But great card using it and the monochromatic colours really lend themselves.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

sandie said...

Great vintage feel to this card-love the background and the film reel. Really unique card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

catherine said...

A fabulous card Dot and I love your new stamp. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Florence said...

Hi Dot, You are not in my column this week but as soon as I saw your card, I had to pop in and see what you had used for the CC image. I have been after an image like this for ages...years! TFS With my other hat on, thank you for playing along with the Addicted to Stamps Challenge.
Florence x

Florence said...

Sorry forgot to say in my excitement...Fabulous card. Really love it.
F x

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Dot!! I love that image and the gorgeous vintage design! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Flutterby Trina said...

fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

Fandhmum said...

This is wonderful, Dot. I love Charlie,
Rosie x

AnnMarie said...

Fantastic card! I just LOVE it!! Thanks for playing along over at ABC Challenges!

Buttons said...

This definitely has a superb vintage feel to it Dot. Love the monochrome scheme and the filmstrip. Hugs, Jenny x

BrendaB said...

Fabulous card! I love the film strip ribbon!

Kylie said...

I love the touch of yellow you used. This image is perfect with the black and grey. Perfect!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful card, looks really great.

butterfly said...

Love your b&w silent film homage... the film strips are very cool, and Charlie looks right at home!
Alison x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great and beautiful card Dot with a lot of great details.
Greetings Janny

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Patty Gorka said...

Love your card! Great vintage feel to it and love the black & white too! I have your card featured in our winner's post this week, you were chosen our Facebook Favorite this week!

Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love the way you used this Stampsmith stamp. The film stamp is a great addition. Check out the Stampsmith Challenge! This month the theme is world Traveler.

Terry said...

Dot, I just love Charlie! What a fabulous card and I love the filmstrip accents! I always slip and slide on glossy, so I do hear you! Enjoy the weekend!

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

Stella xx