Friday 11 March 2011

In Love with Vintage

Hiya Peeps,

You know I love Friday's, don't we all, but today I get to show you my Art Deco Vintage card, which I am absolutely in love with.  I was asked to make an Anniversary card using Art Deco and thankfully I have this fabulous stamp available from Crafts and Me HERE.  I am falling in love with this style of stamp.  They are currently out of stock but I know Teresa is expecting more in soon, so if you want them email Teresa, details are on the Crafts and Me Blog or Store, and get yours reserved as these stamps are in demand.

I actually don't want to give this card away, lol.  Lots of gorgeous details, I may have gone overboard with the embellishments, but I do love the end result.

The middle section is corrugated card stripped of the top layer and painted with some acrylic white paint. I added some lace and purple ric rac.

I have added two little charms a key with the word LOVE and the heart with the lock.

I have painted the heart swirl with a lilac acrylic paint and edged it with Tim Holtz Distress ink. 

Ahhhh look at that incy wincy postcard.  I had this sheet for a few years and I finally found a use for it.  The double heart is again painted with acrylic paint and edged with Tim Holtz Distress ink.

A close up of the laserchip word LOVE painted with lilac acrylic paint and edged with distress ink.

These labels are fab and are available as clip art from the graphics fairy. (This would look better to the right of the labels but I can't get the text there, any advice gratefully received).

An this is the inside.

Materials Used:-

Image Art Deco Couple by Crafts and Me HERE
Papers are Websters
Kraft Cardstock and DCWV
Doily  and lace from Bizzy Becs
Laserchip wodden heart, LOVE word and double heart from Make It Crafty
Flowers, beads, pearls, feather, charms, ric rac, heart pin and beads, little postcard all from stash
A couple of printed elements from Graphic Fairy (fabulous site)
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Martha Stewart Border punch
Star dust Stickles
Liquid Pearls

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

A spoonful of sugar - Shabby/Vintage
DigiDoodles - Pearls
DYSU - Layers
Little Miss Muffet - Designer Papers
Paper Romance - Use as many colours as possible, (lilac, pink, black, brown, green, blue, white)
Samuel Taylor - Butterflies (inside of the card)
Stampin B's - Bling
ABC Challenge - P for Pearls
Fab n Funky - Girly
Paper Shelter - Lucky Charms
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Pastel colours
There She Goes - Use Kraft Cardstock
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything goes
Gingerloft - Flowers
One stitch at a time - Use a charm
Catch the bug - Anything Goes
The Stampsmith Challenge - Something new (this whole technique, image, love it)
Prarie Fairy - It's my party (anniversary)

Have a good weekend Peeps.


angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this card is so elegant and amazingly gorgeous sweetie
amazing details to
hugs angelique

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!! Tracy, I'm not surprised you don't want to give this little beauty away, it's stunning to say the least. love all your beautiful details and yes the image is gorgeous. The recipient of this will love it.
Suz x

Kirsty said...

Hi never seen anything so divine as this card. It is too beautiful to give away. This should be on the front cover of a magazine ! Loving the postcards the chandilier the laser chips all of it lost for words totally stunning !!!! Can I ask is stash a website ? Kitty :)

Chrissy said...

So elegant and stunning.Truely beautiful.

Mandy said...

Oooo hunny it's stunning, so many beautiful details to look at, I love it
hugs Mandy xx
P.S you could pop it in the Simon Says Stamp challenge too, it's anything goes this week :) xx

angelwhispers said...

Can see why you don't want to give it away Tract is just so amazing and so lush!!!!

Love the image and all the detail its just spectacular!!!!!

Have a fab weekend Love Chanelle xxxxx

Eseniya said...

Шикарная открытка!!! Элегантная, красивая!!! ))

Judi said...

WOW! How STUNNING is this? AMAZING work, and I feel sure that if I'd made it, I DEFINITELY wouldn't give it away, lol.



Dena said...

Oh Tracy! This is a framer!!! Gorgeous work with all the details!!! Truly breathtaking!
Hugs, Dena

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Heidy this is fantastic ..... gorgeous card......


may-chu said...

wow! look at all the details! amazing. I love the inside, too!

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

in one wordt WOOOOOOW!!!!

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous card! So many pretty things to look at! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Simon Says DT

Cards By MI said...

WOW Tracy!! It's absolutly fantastic! You really should keep this one. Make another one to give away. Totally stunning! Thanks for sharing with us over at TPS challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Oh, and congrats to the Top Sister spot with your wonderful magnolia card.

Grenouille Greetings said...

STUNNING! Over flowing with gorgeous 'bellies! And I loved your Christmas card too! Hugs, Lesley

zoe.payne said...

Such a beautiful card i love the art deco image, colours are gorgeous. All the extras are stunning this is a fab card inside and out,well done hun xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy, wow youve put some work into that card, and its stunning. with hugs Shirleyx

Miranda said...

OMG this is just fantastic Tracey, love everything about it, great details everywhere
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week

WencheP said...

I'm speechless! Stunning card, gorgeous image, lovely colors and I absolutely love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Christina C. said...

OMG, Tracy, I am in awe! I am a vintage girl and your card is a vintage MASTERPIECE!!! Soooo much to admire and, oh my goodness, I love the image...sooooo stunning!!!! Beautiful, beautiful work!

jojoscraps said...

Wow! This is just stunning! Your coloring of this image is just beautiful as are all of the details. Framable!
Jo xx

Paula (PEP) said...

the detail on that heart within the doily heart is gorgeous & the colours stunning. Love the little postcard & the way you've done the inside. The feather picks up on the headress beautifully & those mauve flowers the image of the flower just behind the key, lovely bit of colour work going on.
Have a good weekend.
Paula (PEP)

Judy Rozema said...

This is so gorgeous - I wouldn't want to give it away either! Thanks for playing at Paper Romance!

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! love the flowers and embellishments! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Berry said...

Oh my Tracy I wouldnt want to give this away either I could sit and look at it for hours! Such a beutiful card as always hugs Rebekah oh thanks for joining us at OSAAT too xx

Carole of Brum said...

Wow, sumptuous! Could look at this for ages, it's one of those cards where your eye just goes for a wander and keeps discovering treasure after treasure. Just love it, no wonder you don't want to give it away, must have taken you ages. Fab work! CoB

Elaine said...

Stunning Tracy!!
I wouldn't be giving it away if I'd made this, but then I couldn't make anything as detailed as this. I surely wish I could but you know I'm *simple*

Love all the details, so eyecatching.

Have a good weekend
Love Elaine xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I wouldnt want to give it away either - its totally divine! :)

Beautifully detailed and amazing card Tracy. Mesmerising :)



Unknown said...

you should send pics of this card away to a cardmaking magazine!!...they'd probably put it on front cover!'s really amazing!


Joy said...

this is fab!!! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

Marjo said...

Stunning inside and out Tracy, absolutely Gorgalicious. Thanks so much for sharing with us at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo

Peggysue said...

Incredible card Tracy. This is a masterpiece. And I love the interior too. Thanks for taking the time to join our LAYERS challenge at DYSU. Do come Back!

Christine said...

Waouhhhhhhhhh sublime !!!!! les couleurs sont magnifique vraiment j'adore
Merci de te joindre à FFF CHallenges


Anne said...

This is just STUNNING!
Fantastickly overloaded with georgeus details, loove it!!

Have a nice day.
Hugs, Anne.

Kelly said...

stunning! Thank you for joining in at Incy Wincy this week.

Karen McAlpine said...

I love the end results too. Love the image. Your project is beautiful. Love how you finished the inside. Thank you for joining us at the Stampsmith Challenge blog! Have a great day.

Valerie H. Marshall said...

This is soooo beautiful!! Definitely not overboard - just perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us for The Stampsmith Challenge! Best of luck in the draw!
Val :)

Chris said...

A fabulous card Tracy, I'm not surprised you don't want to part with it! I love your colouring and the wonderful vintage design. Hugs, Chris :)

Nancy Wethington said...

Amazing detail! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

heidy said...

Wow this is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Tracy this is one stunning creation what wonderful detail I have so enjoyed looking at every little inch of it to see what you have done it looks superb.
Lorraine x

Mary Duffek said...

Gorgeous! Love your coloring and attention to detail... Thank you for playing along in the Paper Romance Challenge this week.

Sue said...

Wow, I definitely wouldn't give this away. It's beautiful, so much to look at with so many details x

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness! What a spectacular card and the detail is simply awesome!
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx
PS: I am having a give away on my blog if you are interested

Dana said...

Tracy I don't even know where to begin!! Every close up shows another little detail worthy of drooling over! Stunning in every aspect!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Kate Yetter said...

Such a beautiful card. I love vintage too!

WeirdCat said...

It will have to be a very special couple who get such an astonishingly beautiful card as this, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

Dorte said...

What an adorable creation. Love all about it. Thank you for taking part at our party at FFF this time.
Dorte, x