Sunday, June 5, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge: Vintage Feel

Ok... If you follow my blog you know vintage is not my typical style.  Lace, certainly not something I have used.  Embellishments... very lightly used.  So this put me WAY OUT OF MY LEAGUE!  I did it though- I THINK.  usually when I finish a project I can tell if it is trash or treasure and the jury is still out on this one.  However, when there is a challenge to be met I don't back away.

I was so unsure what to do I called my sister... a bunch of times... from the store for help.  I was sending picture texts, she was googling products.... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh the stress.  Then it turned out fun once I got home and used mostly what I already had.  Probably didn't need that trip to the craft store- don't tell hubby that though ;)

So here is my attempt at vintage:
I used Core'Dinations from three lines.  Core Amour is the stripes in the background, black magic for the girl and boy, and whitewash for the frame and roses.  I am covered in dust!!!  I sanded more firmly on the outsides of the striped paper to reveal the underneath design.

The kids are cut from A Child's Year, I seem to be using this a lot lately!

The strip on the bottom is there for one reason... it was my original inspiration and I bought it to make this project.  Of course once I started I realized I didn't need it but I am stubborn and bought it for this project so it is here.  This strip is Wedding stacked border from Karen Foster Design.

I have a tutorial on how to make the flowers here.  They are very simple to make if you haven't done them before I think you will find them a fun easy thing to do.

I am entering this into the following challenges:


  1. You did a really great job!! I have never done anyting vintagie either and I don't use embellishments or lace on any of my projects, but you have inspired me to try something new and I thing A Child's Year Cart. would be perfect for vintage cards or layouts!! Thanks
    sierrababy08 dot blogspot dot com

  2. wowo.. love the monochromatic tone to this!! very nice... I have yet to use ACY cart but imay have to now!!

    TFS you did an awesome job

    Getting Cricky DTM

  3. You may be out of your comfort zone, but your card is absolutely fabulous!

  4. Oh, my dear, you did an awesome job!! Vintage isn't easy for me either :D I think this challenge will inspire me to get back to the heritage album I'm neglecting!

  5. Wow what a lovely card you have done a super job.
    Just of to become a follower hope to be back soon.
    Hugs Fi x

  6. I love this card, it's so beautiful, great flowers. Would love to see a video on how you made this. Great job! Have a blessed week!
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  7. For never having done vintage you sure nailed it. I loved it from the first time I saw it. This is stunning and you did an awesome job!!!
    Brenda Getting Cricky DTM-Coordinator

  8. This card is amazing! I, too, like the monochromatic colors. Awesome card.

    Your Getting Cricky DT sister,

  9. Very nice- TFS with us at FCCB this week.

  10. You did a great job and you so don't seem to be out of your league!Definitely a treasure! There vote IN, LOL! I love the grey, white and black mono on this too!
    Becky your fellow DT sister

  11. Hi Rebecca, I think your vintage card turned out beautifully, love the handmade flowers and the colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.
    Hugs, Dawn

  12. Hi Rebecca, This is a wonderful mono card, you got the feel right for the challenge too, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  13. ooh this is beautiful! There are lots of monochrome challenges out there too that this would be perfect for!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Texture challenge at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn :)

  14. Wow what a super super card!!!! Excellent work!!!!

  15. I love your card, the kids cut out is super adorable
    Rebecca M- Getting Cricky DTM

  16. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  17. Hi Rebecca
    A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  18. Very beautiful! I love the color and the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Hi Rebecca,
    I love your vintage project. Thank you for coming over to my blog and the nice comments. MY follower button was down yesterday also, so hopefully you can get it back today. I am a new follower of you. See you soon.

  20. oops sorry I could not follow you your button is still down I'll try again later.


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