Monday 21 January 2013

Vintage Calendar

Hi Peeps,

Brrrrrrrr. It's blooming freezing and the snow just fell out of the sky all day yesterday, so I am certainly not looking forward to driving to work this morning.

This is my DT project for Live and Love Crafts and the theme that us girlies are following this week is Anything but square.  After seeing so many beautiful calendars in blogland and having never made one before I thought I would challenge myself.  I already had a woodware clipbaord which I bought sometime back, so this was my starting point.

I'm loving the colour combo of blue and cream at the moment, but blue is believe it or not my favourite colour, soo gorgeous and perfect for vintage.

Lots of piccies, and the links to the products used are all listed at the bottom of the page.

Here's a close up of the image which is from Grandma's Attic Romance sheet by Pion Designs and you can clearly see the gorgeous LLC lace with dalmante's framing the image, isn't it beautiful and even more so IRL.

 The string pearls cascading down the right hand side.

Here you can see the crackle paint doing it's stuff and the gorgeous vintage brad on the top left and the the cute little love hanger and a semi circle of the lovely lace doilies.

Here you can see the Family light bulb, just awesome and the gorgeous arrangement of fours all coated in white gesso and one of the new charms, clock with swallow.  Have you checked out all the new charms at the LLC store, wow.

Another flroal arrangement with a wooden butterfly coated in distress crackle paint and a Tim Holtz nib added to the centre.

I look forward to reading your comments as always and thanks for popping by.

Hugs Tracy x

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I would like to enter my calendar into the following challenges:-

Anything but a card - Tie it up (rope tied across the calendar)
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration (mint, chocolate and white colours)
Sugar creek hollow - Tic/Tac/Toe - flowers, pearls, diecut
CraftyKatz - Anything but a card
Something for the weekend - Girly


sue w. said...

Hi Tracy, this is wonderful. I love the vintage look and all the wonderful embellishments and colour.
Hope you're coping with the snow.
Hugs Sue W.

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous calender. Love the vintage photo and the embellishments are beautiful.
Hugs Sharon.x

Justyna said...


Chrissy said...

This is just stunning Tracy, I love all the details with the embellies and paint...gorgeous.


Unknown said...

Hi Tracy.this is stunning what a wonderful vintage feel you have created here.WOW.Jacqueline.S

Lynne said...

Fabulous calender. Love the vintage style. Hope you journey to work wasn't to scary. Hugs Lynne xx

Tineke van der Linden said...

Wat een schitterende kalender! Ik hou van de details en van vintage.
Groetjes Tineke

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning Tracy, love the vintage style of your calendar and all the little details... hope it's not snowing any longer now xxx

maxine said...

Hi Tracy this is stunning x

Christina C. said... in love with this gorgeous vintage work of art.....SPECTACULAR!!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, this is sooo pretty! Love this vintage card! Hugs Frea

Elaine said...

WOW Tracy!!
This is definitely stunning!
I so love this vintage style (useless at it myself though) it's a feast for the eyes with all those gorgeous little embellies.

Happy New Year to you..sorry I'm so late..nothing changes with me eh?

Big hugs
Elaine xx

Anonymous said...

Aqua,brown and white my favourite, I love the vintage feel and all the bits and bobs so pretty, I just love Pion , beautifully done
Hugs julie P

Indy's Designs said...

This is breathtaking! Your attention to detail is amazing! I am so glad you joined Cupcake Inspirations this week! I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work in upcoming challenges!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A beautiful vintage piece and I love all the details and textures. Amazing work!

Erica ♥ said...

Wowww your calendar is so beautiful
and a lot of lovely details te see
and wonderful colours, great work !

Hugs Erica ☼

Claire said...

Hi Tracy, wow this is a real beauty. Gorgeous image and so many pretty details. It must have taken ages but well worth the effort. Hope you're keeping warm in this snowy weather
Claire xx
PS don't talk to me about work lol, i think a lottery win is well overdue

Tina said...

wow this is so amazing and beautiful...lovely everything..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow Tracy, this card is just overflowing with loveliness! What a beauty! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

ps - I know it's a calendar and not a card!!! Hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

Wow this is outstanding love the vintage theme...stunning thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY CATZ fabulous work hugs sassyxxxx

PaperDaisies said...

Absolutely stunning. Love your attention to detail. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Anonymous said...

this is just amazing...everything about this project is the crackle paint and all your embellies... i cannot wait to try this happy to see this at sch this week wonderful...

Daniele said...

wow what a stunning creation, so many details and texture thanks for joining us at SCH

CarlaKH said...

Absolutely stunning- could just look at it for ages! So many luscious the rolled flower and pearls! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

Julia S-W said...

So deliciously vintage and beautiful. I love this piece!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card for this challenge.

Christy said...

This is GORGEOUS! I looove the white everywhere. :) Thanks for joining us at Anything But a Card!!! :) :) :)