Saturday 23 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #647

Hi everyone,

It's Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Mervi has chosen the theme and it is

Anything Goes with option - Vintage

This week we again have 2 fab prizes for you:


Indigo Blu - Rose Blush stamp


Ruth Hamilton Design - 3 images of winner's choice.

Here's my card for this week.

The starting point was this large vintage style clear stamp I unearthed in my stamp box … I have had it for years and never inked it before.  In fact the stamp is so big it wasn’t appropriate for my usual 6 inch square card, so unusually for me I cut a 7” * 5” card base. I created  a smooshed background on watercolour paper with a mix of distress inks and distress oxides, then stamped my image with Vintage Photo DI and embossed with clear powder. I coloured the flower and leaves with distress oxide ink pads, mixing colours on my craft mat to produce shades that would work with my background and also with my DP; then I added a little background stencilling. I distressed the edges of the finished image panel with my distressing tool and a bit more sponged DI, and mounted on papers that had had the edges deckle cut and had some frantage shabby embossing enamel applied here and there and heat set. I used the most vintage looking ribbon I could find in my stash .. a beautiful velvet ribbon edged with lace, and added a few pearls and a sentiment which seemed to be a very similar font to the background text on my stamp.

Stamps: LotV Set 53 - Vintage backgrounds; Woodware Tiny Sentiments;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks; Stampendous Frantage Shabby White embossing enamel;
Tools: Darkroom Door stencil - “Diamonds”;
Papers, pearls and velvet ribbon/lace from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Colour Crazy Challenge #41 - Anything Goes with Colouring
Crafter’s Cafe #276 - Use A Stencil - TOP 3
Incy Wincy - Kindness/fondness and/or Add Lace
MAWTT #135 - Bingo Board  (3rd entry)
(Ribbon, patterned paper, lace)
Penny’s Challenge #507 - Anything Goes with Paper
(My pink paper is a snippet)
Seize the Birthday #225 - Use A Stencil
Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday (2nd entry) - TOP 3
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

I look forward to seeing your entries for this week. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

Great fin to give it's first inking Pauline and you ahev achieved a lovely vintage feel to your pretty card.

B x

Diane said...

Beautifully created birthday card! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT

Darlene said...

What a beautiful birthday creation! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Ellibelle said...

So glad you got a chance to ink up this beautiful stamp and your card is gorgeous with its vintage feel!

Mervi said...

Wow, it really was a time for this stamp, gorgeous card.
Love it, thanks Pauline;-))m

Linby said...

What a beautiful stamp and your layout complements it so well, perfect for the vintage theme.

Sarn said...

You've really cracked the vintage theme with this beautiful card Pauline.
Hugs, Sarn x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is so beautiful Pauline what an awesome creation the texture and detail look fabulous, the colours, the image and the ribbon it is very wonderfully vintage I love it
lorraine x

Marjeta said...

Beautiful and elegant. Love this card. Thanks for playing with us at Colour Crazy.

Maria Batan said...

Love the vintage look of your card. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Kindness/Fondness And/Or Add Lace Challenge. Good luck!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is such a beautiful vintage card Pauline, a lovely stamp and inky backgrounds too. The added velvet/lace ribbon is a gorgeous touch. Thank you for the birthday wishes too.

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Thanks for joining TTCRD challenge. Anesha said...

Pauline this is a wonderful card such delicate colours. Alison x

Wendy L said...

This looks gorgeous and thank you too for playing at MAWTT xxx

Tracy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Pauline, I love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

creationsnz said...

Beautifully crafted card with such gorgeous layers and that subtle stencilling. So glad you shared with us at the Crafters Cafe Stencil challenge, come back soon. CarolG

Di said...

Gorgeous vintage card Pauline. Very pretty indeed.


Di xx

Sarn said...

Me again Pauline . . . nice to see you in the Snippets Playground.
You'll find me up in the (virtual) Playground Treehouse having fun. There's a mug of hot chocolate with your name on it! Oh, and a heads up - we're having a little hallowe'en party up there too! Fancy dress - put on your best ghoul frock!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Me again Pauline - I forgot to say I allowed the back linking as you only just found the Snippets Playground. You've been blogging for ages - what took you so long? Wink. If you ever want to alter your long list of labels so that it's just a drop-down, just email me and I'll send you a little 'how-to'.


Di xx

Pauline C said...

Hi Di … I first started blogging 13 years ago, but I more or less gave up crafting 7 or 8/ years ago and have only just got back into it over this summer … I found you as I joined my first post-return DT a month ago and Sarn is on it.
I am actually committed to thinning down my label list if I ever get round to it but it would be good to make it a drop down list if you could be kind enough to point me in the right direction x

Di said...

Email me your address - mine is on the RH side bar of my blog - and will get back to you about the drop down.x

Helen said...

A wonderfully elegant card Pauline! The beautiful colours and design give it a lovely vintage look!! Well done!! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Watercolour Challenge. Stay safe! :)