Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Creative Card Crew Challenge - Vintage and Aged!

Another week at the Creative Card Crew Challenge, and this week our challenge is "Vintage and Aged!" not unlike me! Now im not very good at this style, so you will have to excuse my effort this week. On the upside we have the wonderful Prairie Fairy sponsoring us, and what gorgeous downloads on this site! Including this fabulous one below. I just fell in love with this image and it was a pleasure to work with it. Infact i loved it so much i made 2 cards! Although i must admit the second was a bit of an accident, ill explain further down!

I found this fabulous papers in a QVC set that ive had in my cupboard for some time. I believe the papers are cosmo cricket, but am not sure. What a fabulous kit this was too, so many papers and other elements, which were invaluable for this card.

I coloured the image in with my faber castell aquarelle pencils, which ive fallen back in love with, ive used my distress inks to do the background and to distress the ripped edges on the paper. The cotton lace was coloured with my distress pad too.

Now for this card. This was the first image i coloured in for my card, i coloured it with my aquarelle pencils as above, but then covered the image with my sepia accents. I left it on the side to dry, then when i went to look at it, found something had fallen onto it before it had completely dried!! i carefully tried to detach the piece of paper that had fallen onto it, but unfortunately it ripped up some of the sepia accents from the image. Mumbling and grumbling to myself i shoved it to the side and coloured another image (the one above).
I wasn't completely happy with my first card and decided to see if i could salvage my original image. I took my distress ink pad and rubbed it over the image to find it gave this wonderful aged effect. So i then put this second card together, which i was happier with than the first. Hope you like it too.
I would like to say this effect was done on purpose, but you know different. I coloured the white lace flowers with the same distress ink pad and added pearl centres.

One image and two completely different looking cards. Hope you like them.

We would love you to join us this week at the Creative Card Crew, and look forward to seeing your fabulous creations.

Hugs Linda


Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Linda they are so gorgeous!
Love your tender image and those colours and details are fabulous!
kim x

Pascale said...

I love these to Linda the image is beautiful and I had the QVC set too it is a great onexx May get my messy stuff out too hugs Pascale xxx

Jennifer said...

Hi Linda,
That kit is Cosmo Cricket, I have it too and love all the different elements.
Your cards are gorgeous and I especially love all the distressing you've done here.
I hope you're enjoying your Easter holiday with your children.
Speak soon
Jen xxx

Paula said...

Two fabulous cards made with the same image Linda love those cosmo cricket papers and the details are fab.

Paula xxxx

CraftyC said...

They are gorgeous Linda, a beautiful image, I've something on my blog for you!

Crystal said...

Totally BEAUTIFUL Linda!!!

Marlene said...

Beautiful! Love the muted tones!

craftymum said...

Hi Linda
these are gorgeous. Love the colours you have used.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I had a busy but great time at the NEC. Bought some MS punches and LOTV and Magnolia stamps. I hope to start using them soon!!!
Love sarah XXX

Maria Matter said...

these are gorgeous Linda!
I think you did a really outstanding job making these look distressed and aged! PERFECT!!!!
Hugs & blessings, Maria

Pauline C said...

2 brilliant cards Linda - lvoe the inky effects of the one you "salvaged" and the fab twine and hearts a on your other card
pauline x

Jill said...

aww Linda they are both absolutely gorgeous and I feel so lucky that you kindly gave me the top card, I will treasure it hugs Jill xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful job on this challenge, Linda! I especially love the one with the "accidental aging". I think you might have invented a new technique - LOL!! Beautiful DP and accents. Both of your cards are wonderful!!


debby4000 said...

Beautiful image and two wonderful cards Linda.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Linda, wow stunning and beautiful cards, love them all the images are quite gorgeous. Well done with love a nd hugs Shirleyxxxx

Chelsea said...

Hi Linda, these are fantastic cards! They are aged so nicely and the image is so so sweet! Love them! ~Chelsea

Anonymous said...

I love this image and the card-----

Tasha said...

WOW STUNNING! The image is beautiful, i love the papers and the design! The letter tiles are fabulous
love tasha xx

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