Apr 7, 2014

"Vintage Girl"

"Anything Goes"
is the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.

Everyone loves an anything goes challenge! I sure do.
For this one I made a card with lots of ink and one of my 
all-time favourite Flonz stamps.


The background is the wrinkle-free technique using distress inks,
which was stamped with the Japanese blossom stamp, with a little bleach added to white out the blossom.
Some over-stamping using writing and crackles...
a little embossing which was sanded and inked up...
and a heart stencil placed behind the girl were all used to make this main panel.

Some layers, distressing, ribbon and lace finished it all off.

The one thing that I absolutely love about VSC 
is that I get to play at "pretty" and vintage cards. 

You don't have to do this though, 
to join in you just have to have fun
and do what ever you like this time around.

I hope you take the time to pop over to 
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occasional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

That card with the little sweet girl is so amazing, I love all on it.

BLockHEad said...

This is really beautiful

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shirley Chillman said...

The little bit of over stamping and the heart on the image really makes her stand out Dot. Beautiful card with another stunning background.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Marcy said...

This is gorgeous! Love the image and your distress work looks amazing! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, love the inky background and the colours are so pretty
Claire xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Also one of my fave stamps Dot! Love everything about this card. x

Netty said...

love how you've mixed Asian with vintage Dot, Annette x


Meggymay said...

Beautiful image and I loved the background.

brenda said...

One of my fav Flonz stamps as well and really like what you have done with her.

B x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous stamp and love the effect with the distress colours, etc.
Kim x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really a beautiful image. Your created a lovely card.

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

Diane said...

Wonderful technique makes a darling design.

Hugs Diane

butterfly said...

So lovely - the inky colours are just beautiful, and the whole thing is so soft and subtle.
Alison x

Bron said...

Lovely card Dot - and loving the new look of your webpage.

Buttons said...

I absolutely adore this one Dot. Distressed yet delicate (which is a tricky thing to get right). Jenny x