Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Very Vintage Christmas

Today at Christmas Stamping All Year Long (CSAYL) we've got a challenge to make a vintage Christmas card. That can be interpreted to be antiqued, distressed, tea-dyed, frayed papers and embellishments, old postcards, etc. Sometimes I really want to deviate from coloring for a change of pace. This challenge was perfect.



I began my project using Brown Memento ink to stamp my image onto white cardstock and used a pink copic marker to color the Eiffel Tower (damn, I miss that place). I rubbed pink, green, lt. blue and yellow and coral chalks on the entire image, tea-dyed the edges... and then covered it with four coats of UTEE. After heat setting and allowing it to dry, I cracked the finish and gave it a light coat of more tea dye ink. My background paper is made using tea dye and a mistletoe stamp from SU. The lace is seam binding that I also stained with tea dye ink.

Hope you like it... maybe you'll be inspired to join us at the CSAYL challenge. And guess what..there's only 190 days 'til Christmas!!


Mark's Finest Papers - Make your own DP
All Sorts - Lace &/or buttons


Thanks so much for stopping by friends.. I appreciate your lovely comments.


19 comments:

HappyCrafter said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful, and a nice change for an xmas card. Very inspiring :-)

PeggyR said...

From one Peggy to another that is totally gorgeous!

Markie's Mom said...

What a GORGEOUS card!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Spectacular card! ~jeni

Leigh Ann Baird said...

My goodness, mega beautiful!

Liz Williams said...

This vintage card is absolutely lovely. Thanks for including it in the Speedy's Friends' challenge this week.

Claudine Poch said...

Beautiful vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Sue C said...

Oh wow Peggy this is gorgeous ! I love images of France and this is just stunning as well as being vintage. What's not to love ! Sue C x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

VERY pretty!

Warmest greetings, Renata

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so awesome! Love everything from ribbon to background! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!!

Maria said...

Wow, you interpreted the challenge perfectly with the aged look to your card. Very pretty Peggy!! Yeah, it's nice not have to color an image from time to time, hug!! Awesome job on your card!

Maria

Micki Switzer said...

Very beautiful card and I love the way you used non-traditional colors. Folded edge adds such a great touch to it too....hugs

Dawn B. said...

Ahhh went there on my honeymoon. LOVE that place.. Great vintage card Peggy.

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Peggy!!!

Michelle said...

190 days...arghhh that puts things in perspective! Your card is fantastic - so pretty! Love your take on the challenge!!

Dru said...

Love this Peggy - the soft colors are so beautiful! I have those little tickets also and just used them on a new banner. So pretty! Hugs, Dru

wordbird said...

Ohhhh! A lovely work of art! ;D Diana

Jodi said...

Peggy! You have created a very beautiful vintage card for this challenge!! I love everything about this!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Isabella said...

I LOVE this card!

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