Thursday, 12 April 2012

Moments In Time

I was having a little play at making my own backing paper 'cos heaven knows three crates full just isn't enough, and I decided to try and make a 'vintagey' type card. I love the vintage look that others create, but I'm just rubbish with frills and ribbon and lace and the colour pink! Anyhow here it is. The main images are a mixture of The Stampsmith, and Darkroom Door stamps, and the background are Tim Holtz, Stampin Up, TPC, and a set of clear stamps that I've had for so long the packaging has completely gone! I've loved Stampsmith stamps for ages, but this is the first time my Darkroom Door has seen ink and WOW. They stamp so crisply - need more!!  The Eiffel Tower and Sacre Coeur have had loads of Rock Candy Crackle applied, so there's a bit of shabby going on. I hope the guys who built the original tower didn't have as much trouble getting theirs to stick down as I did mine, a hammer and nails was the only thing left to try!The fleur de lis has been glossy accented (no thumb print - hurrah), together with the stamp on Sacre Coeur.
The seam binding is a rose colour, not salmon pink, - must read my camera manual,  and the rose has been inked with Old Paper Distress Stains, just to take the newness off. Pink and hatpins too, how girly am I lol.
The sentiment has been stamped on velum - I'm loving my velum lately, and the fragment has a Timmy stamp underneath.
I'm entering this into the following challenges
Frilly and Funky - I'll Take Your Word For It
The Artistic Stamper - Ribbons and Lace
The Stampman - Vellum
Moving Along With The Times - Shabby Chic/Vintage

Thanks very much for looking x


  1. OOOOh, Sue! That is gorgeous! LOVE it!

  2. Fabulous vintage card,love your background paper!

  3. ooh la la this tres chic! LOve the travel/Parisienne feel
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  4. Beautiful! Love the colours and the vibrancy - just great! Valerie

  5. Wow! this is gorgeous Sue. What a wonderful design and layout. I love all the vintage images and the beautiful paper and embellishments - it's a really stunning card!
    Thank you for joining MAWTT for my 'Shabby Chic/Vintage' theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. I had a little laugh over you remark about frills, ribbon and lace! I can't tie a bow to save my life, well certainly not a pretty one! Sue, I think that is why I am on the Funkie side of Frilly and Funkie!! Now I love how you captured a gorgeous vintage style in this creation! All the images and elements are exquisite! Thrilled that you joined us at F&F and do play often!

  7. Ginkies! This is gorgeous! Love the images and and the colors! Thank you for playing with us at Moving Along With The Times :)

  8. Fabulous vintage card Sue, I love all the different images a real feast for the eyes. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  9. Such a lovely vintage card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us in the Frilly and Funkie!

  10. Very sweetly shabby - love the way you have put all the vintage images together to create a coordinated vintage/shabby piece of work. Your stamped background is wonderful - I appreciate it because that is something I struggle with. My BG go to is always designer paper, sort of a cop out, I know. Love the way yours came out!

    So glad you joined in the fun at Frilly and Funkie this fortnight. Hope you will be a regular with us!


  11. Oh Sue, this is stunning, I love all the Parisian elements you've used and your vintage paper is beautiful. It's good fun making your own isn't it.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stampman this time.
    hugs Lisax

  12. Paris and lace together, what a dreamy combination ;)
    Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux
    P.S. Know how you feel as I'm not a ribbons and lace type of gal either!

  13. This is lovely. I know what you mean about background papers but you never seem to have the right one no matter how many you have lol.
    Thank you for entering my Vellum challenge over at The Stamp Man.
    hugs Kimx

  14. great card,
    you covered the ribbon & lace theme perfectly,
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
    Kat X.


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