Change of style… and Wednesday Stamper

Today, I felt like a big change, so this morning, I attempted a card made by Michelle Zindorf – not very successfully – but it’s gone in the post, today, to someone for a special reason. It was fun to try.

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Tonight, I did something I’ve been hankering after for a few weeks and made a vintage card – using different shades of Turquoise for the current Wednesday Stamper challenge.
I used Gesso over strips of old dictionary papers and music sheets, then Adirondack Dabbers (Aqua, Pool, Stream and Sandal) to create the background with some stamping and some stencilling.  The pretty lady is an old stamp from Bella Rosa – stamped with Archival Sepia – and you’ll notice that I distressed a lot of the edges, finishing off with some vintage photo corners and a couple of buttons.  The metal word actually says ‘Hope’, but you can’t see it clearly because of the light – it’s dark here, lol.
vintage turquoise scan 06 August 2010

It’s a long time since I’ve done any vintage work and I really enjoyed this for a change.  VERY messy, though and I think I’d better tidy my desk before the next WOYWW, lol, not to mention getting my stuff together for today’s Stamp Club.

This also fits today’s Lots to Do Challenge, which is ribbons (there’s ribbon in the button) and lace, but I may well do another one to fit the challenge cos this is a bit of a cheat.

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30 thoughts on “Change of style… and Wednesday Stamper

  1. Love both cards the top one is magical while your vintage one is just that Vintage style and classy. Mind you if you want to make another for the LTD theme this week we will let you LOL Thanks for sharing this one with us, xx Zoe

  2. Stunning cards Cath – you have done Michelle proud on the first one – love the colours and the second one – that background is wow !!!Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  3. As you know me too well (!) you will know I have fallen head over heels for your vintage card. Cath this is incredible, you are exceptional at vintage. Still have both birthday cards on display 🙂 Lynne x (must take part in LTD challenge this week)

  4. Both cards are fab Cath. I love the brightness of the top one and the distressed old look of the bottom one – you might have got messy, but it was well worth it!!!!

  5. Love your 'Zindorf' card. The river is amazing. As for the vintage card, what can I say except I think you had better send it to me so I can have a closer look, ha ha. xx

  6. Both cards are stunning! I've been having a good look at all your lovely creations over the past two weeks. you have been busy! I love them all, but the elephants and the silkies background are gorgeous. thanks for the tip as I was thinking of getting some. I might try making my own with water blendable pearl pigments

  7. Love both cards, the colour on the first one are gorgeous and love the dragonfly. Love the vintage card too, the gesso over the text. The elements all work beautifully together. Tracy Evans x

  8. ~Wow Cath, don't know where your "not very successfully" came from as it looks perfect from where I am sitting and I know the recipient will be chuffed with it!Loving the vintage one too, the background is gorgeous!Sarah x

  9. Both of these are gorgeous! Of course, I'm a bit partial to the vintage – I love the background you created, I definitely have to try that technique!

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