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Sunday, 21 March 2010

Vintage challenge at OSAAT

Well there is another week gone but at least I feel like I've had a fairly productive week for a change and it's that time of week again. It's challenge time at OSAAT and we have yet another fantastic sponsor in the form of June and Dezinaworld. June has a fabulous range of vintage images and I believe there is even papers there too (I'm so bad I haven't been there for ages - slap wrists for me!). And if that isn't a big enough hint along with the title hehehe then I'll just say it again for good measure - we have a vintage challenge going on this week.
I've made a 4x4 with Junes gorgeous 1897 cupid. I do have some vintage stuff but I also struggle with it so it doesn't get taken out of it's packaging very often but this time, as soon as I decided to do a 4x4 it just went together like bread and butter with a smidging of jam.

I took some card that I have and cut it to 4 inches square. Then I inked it with my Whispers archival ink pads and put some clear embossing powder over it and then put my heat gun over it so that I got a stippled effect. Next I attached some lace that a buddy sent me in a RAK some time ago now. I had already printed the image out 3 times with the intent of decoupaging it. I cut around the edge with my trusty deckle edged scissors and stuck the bottom one on to some blacky gold cardstock from my stash. Then I set to the decoupage part by cutting out the elements that I wanted and then used my silicone glue to put it all together. I mounted the completed image on some foam tape and stuck it on at a squiffy angle....oooo hark at me getting all technical hahahaha. I found some of my lovely vintage charms and my beads, put that all together and attached with a brad. Then I put some dimensional stickers (which I found buried in my stash at the same time as the charms) on the corners.
Wow - I don't remember the last time I waffled like that, amazing what happens when things fall into place.
Take care now and I hope to see you in our challenge this week.
Sam x

9 comments:

  1. Sam! Fall into place it did wonderful wonderful card I do love it and the large charm thingy with beads is to DIE for hun Love this card so much I do love vintage as you know but I don't like stamping but I love how you have done that background it may encourage me to buy somm mmm spending money again I am good at that!
    Liz xx

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  2. Love your card Sam, and what you have done with the clear embossing powder on here fabulous detail chum,
    Hugs
    Sarah xx

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  3. Oh Huni, I love this little card..this is the image that I too would have picked, it's absolutely gorgeous...You da bomb girl, have I told you that lately, well if I haven't, my bad...just love this...

    hugz
    stitch xx

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  4. this is just brilliant hun love it so much great effect with the embossing too hugs cheryl xxx

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  5. Beautiful card hun, love how you have decoupaged the image and the lace finishes it off wonderfully :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  6. What a gorgeous card - it has a beautiful vintage feel to it - fabulous work!

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  7. Beautiful Sam! I love your decoupage and all the elements in your card.
    Hugs, Chris

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  8. Wow Sam, I love this! I have those dangly charm things too and I never figured out a way to ue them, but you've inspired me. :D

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