4.26.2010

FTTC64 -- Karen's Vintage Challenge



It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC64)! It is the end of the month so we have a challenge hostess! This week Karen Wallace is our host! Karen is challenging us to vintage styled cards! Everyone sort of has in their own minds what vintage means to them, so without giving you any direction, just create a card that defines a vintage style to you! We would love to see what you create! Also, just wanted to remind everyone that while each FTTC challenge has a weekly winner, we also draw a monthly winner from all of the FTTC for that month. So, if there was a challenge in April you still would like to participate in, there is still a chance to win! You can play as often as you like! Check out FTTC61, FTTC62, and FTTC63! The weekly and monthly winners will be announced next week!



OK, my favorite vintage style is shabby chic. I love the elegant and warmth feel that the shabby chic brings to my heart. So, I'm trying to achieve that look using the beautiful new set, Spring Bouquet. I stamped the image on the classic ivory mat with Memento rich cocoa and colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol (Gamsol magic technique). I love this coloring method when I want to achieve for the softer look. I also water colored for shading with Twinkling H2Os chestnut brown. The edge of the mat and pastel blue layer were distressed with distressing tool and sponged with inks. They were also machine stitched. Next, I attached the vintage photo corners, that were dry embossed with Cuttle Bug embossing folder and DTPed (colored directly with ink pad) before attaching. The pearls were embellished on the vintage corners.


Now, check out what the rest of FOF have created for the challenge!!



Stamps: Spring Bouquet (Flourishes)
Paper: classic ivory (Flourishes), cool caribbean (SU)
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, desert sand, VersaMagic gingerbread (Tsukineko), Prismacolor pencils, Twinkling H2Os chestnut brown
Accessories: pearls, thread
Tools: CB vintage die, embossing folder, distressing tool, sewing machine



Thank you for stopping by.

22 comments:

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful! The colouring is fab.

xoxo,
Lori

Cindy Haffner said...

So so PRETTY!!

kANNAdyjka said...

Amazing, how tasteful!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my! This is stunning, Maki1 Your coloring and the colors...just gorgeous! You all have sold me on this set! IT is a must have! Beautifully vintage!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh My Word!! Maki this is absolutely Exquisite girl!!! Such beautiful, delicate colouring, lovely design and love the corner detailing.

Becky said...

This is stunning, love the coloring and the colors

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

*jaw dropped* If that's not the most beautifully coloured card EVAH, then seriously I don't know what else is! Girl, you're oozing with talent!!!

Sasya said...

OHH wow!! amazing card, Maki-san~!!

Karen W said...

This is so pretty, I love the monochromatic look on this. Thanks so much for the opportunity this week to be hostess, I'm so honored.

stampqueen said...

Absolutly beautiful!!! Love the colors and your coloring is perfect!!!

Lynette said...

Wow - this is exquisite! Your coloring is fabulous, and I love the stitching around the edges and the cuttlebugged die cut corners!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Soooooooo beautifully vintage-y! Love your coloring, Maki!

Silke Ledlow said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS MAKI!!! I think you rocked the vintage challenge...what a card...love it!!! How fun we used the same set and sentiment...we do think alike :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really stellar! Great image and such pretty coloring and I love the way you aged the die cut corners!

flourishes said...

So beautiful...you nailed the shabby chic look. Just love this card.

Barbara said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Maki!! LOVE all that pink and those corner flourishes just set it off! Beautiful!

Dawn B. said...

Maki this is gorgeous. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you colored it.. Soft and pretty. I have got to try the stamping with the lighter colored ink.. SO pretty.

sewflake said...

I LOVE vintage, maybe because I am too! You have captured that vintage Victorian look to perfection. I like how the corner punches frame your creation.

torico said...

あまりのすごさにひっくり返るかと思いました(笑)。このカラーリングにどのくらい時間がかかったのでしょう…いやはや、脱帽です。いつまでも眺めていたいカードです。

The Rubber Maid said...

Stunning, elegant, and every other word that means just plain gorgeous
Beautiful vintage card. Pat

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

Gasp!! Oh, how beautiful! Genius to use a near monotone on the bouquet. Gives it the soft look just perfect for a vintage card. Beyond gorgeous!

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