On Tuesday Morning Sketches, they have a great sketch AND a twist. The resulting card must be vintage in nature. I went two different ways with this one.
First, I went all traditional vintage with my Floriculture stamp set from RRD. I was inspired by the gorgeous Victorian Valentine my friend, Jean, made. She had inked around this same flower in soft, subtle hues. I decided to go slightly darker with mine.
I turned the sketch, shown below, 90 degrees for this first version.
For the ribbon element, I layered brown, olive and lace. The paper is from a Stampington magazine paper insert...see I am using up the stuff that is lying around my craft room.
For the two elements, I used a bit of hardware and a flower. The whole thing then came together.
Stamps: lily of the valley and Fleur from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Paper: magazine insert from Take Ten (Stampington)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Antique Linen, Old Paper, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage and Tye Dye (Ranger Distress Ink); Versamark marker
Copics: YR21, YR23, YR24 and YG23
Embellishments: brass hardware and brads; olive and chocolate ribbon; white lace; 2 prima flowers; mustard brad
Tools: heat tool
Other: clear embossing powder (Judikins)
I am also entering this card into the following fantastic challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Embossing (Lily was embossed before Distress ink added)
Samuel Taylors Crafts - Distress - 4 bottles of distress reinker up for grabs with this fab challenge
Gingersnap Creations - Ribbon
After I finished this card, I decided to go a different kind of vintage - not quite so far back - and make a little tribute to the 70s. For me a integral part of the 70s were the "Sunday funnies" including Peanuts, that fabulous old comic strip. I think I read it every day in the newspaper as well as on the weekend.
I had also pledged to start using my huge collection of stamps so two of the stamps below come from pizza box A aka my Animals and Architecture/Home box. You can see Snoopy, Charlie Brown's infamous dog, peeking out at the top of the box. Aha! Idea!
Here's my Snoopified version of the same Tuesday Morning sketch - this time stretched square and flipped horizontally but the right way up this time. It is a little squished..ah well.
Write Soon, Snoopy
Stamps: Snoopy and a Note from Snoopy (Stampibilities); sentiment from Bits and Pieces plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Paper: piece from 6x6 Oxford pad (BasicGrey)
Cardstock: Whisper White and Really Rust (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Copics: C3, C5, E07, E09, E40, W0, W1, W3, YR02
Embellishment: olive ribbon
Tools: corner rounder
I am also entering this card into these awesome challenges:
Moving Along with the Times - Spots or Stripes
Gingersnap Creations - Ribbon
I am very excited that I have now started my year-long journey to use each one of my boxes and binders full of stamps. I'll be sticking with the "A" box and my Rogue stamps (they are permanently on my desk) all this week.
Also, I am pleased to say that all the papers used today were in my scrap basket just begging to be used. I finally figured out I won't have space for any new fun stuff until I use up my old fun stuff, so I am putting my paperaholic tendencies on the back burner while I deal with the 12 drawers (yup, I said 12) of paper I already have.
Have a fabulous rest of your Saturday! Hope you get some crafty and creative time too!