Sunday, 12 April 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 8 - Vintage

Hi Crafters,
I'm back today to share my card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge. The theme this fortnight was chosen by our lovely Rachel, she has given us the challenge to make a 'vintage' Christmas Card. I know that vintage doesn't necessarily mean distressing but I fancied another go at distressing the edges of my card and DP's. It's quite subtle but I enjoyed doing it and felt it added to the look.
 
Recipe
Image - Stampendous Christmas Cottage Stamp
Coloured with Distress Inks (get me!)
Go Kreate Oval Dies
Go Kreate Large Frilly Frames #10 Dies
Kraft Card
DP's - Magazine freebies
Cheery Lynn Snowflakes Die
Lea'billities Pine Branches Die
Sentiment - Crafters Companion
Dovecraft brown doily
Anna Marie Designs festive berries
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Button Cabochon
Gold Pearls
 
Like the distressed edges, colouring my image with Distress Inks is something I don't normally do. I love my Promarkers but they didn't seem right for the look I was after. I struggled a bit to begin with, I'm not happy with the watercolour paper I have, it is very textured and I found it difficult to move the ink around, but as I only use it once in a blue moon I don't think I will bother to get any more. For the snow drifts I brushed on some frosted lace stickles for a thin sparkly layer but I don't think you can see it very well in the photo. The pine leaves were given a coating of white embossing powder for their snowy look and there is a subtle touch of glitter around the oval and snowflakes but as it was meant to be vintage I didn't over do it.
Here is a side on view to show the layers:
 
The other ladies in our group will also have their beautiful projects on their blogs today so if you would like some inspiration to make a start on your own Christmas cards then why not give them a look, you can find the links in the page tab at the top of my blog. 
 
Challenges I'd like to enter:
TTCRD - ATG
Crafty Creations - # 286 ATG
Completely Christmas - #58 ATG + Add A Touch of Gold (Gold oval mat and cabochon)
Brown Sugar - # 141 Distress (Edges and Inks)
Sister Act - #101 ATG
Creative Fingers - #75 ATG
One Crazy Stamper - April ATG
Country View Challenge - Use Kraft Card
Little Claire - #56 Use Kraft Card
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Add A Sentiment
CHNC Extra - April ATG
 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, thanks for visiting today and I will be round later to do a bit of commenting.
 
Lorraine

29 comments:

brenda said...

It's a very Rachel theme and loving all the cards I've seen this morning and yours is no exception, beautiful layout and embellishing around that gorgeous image.

Have a good Sunday Lorraine.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous traditional image given a modern yet vintage look if that makes sense! Fab card

Diane said...

Hi Lorraine, just popped in to thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and to tell you the heart branch die is one from Tattered Lace which you can buy on its own.

Love your vintage christmas card, fab rich colours !!

hugs Diane xx

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Lorraine, you've done a great job with this since, like me, you don't generally do vintage. The stamp is great and your colouring is gorgeous. Super embellishments too. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

This is absolutely stunning Lorainne. I love the vintage colouring, it makes it look so special too. Enjoy your Sunday. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

fabulous Lorraine.....so many layers and dimension ....a work of art xxxx

rachel said...

wow Lorraine - this is simply stunning - I adore it!!! Beautiful vintage make! Hugs Rachel xx

Carol said...

This is a beautiful vintage card Lorraine, love all your layers and the gorgeous image. Carol x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Lorraine, this is one of the prettiest Christmas cards I have ever seen!! I just went and added that stamp to my wish list for this year!! Your rich colours are so vintage and your layering is amazing!! WOW! Rightfully PINNED my talented friend! Happy Sunday, hugs :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

wow - this is one gorgeous winter scene! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

scrappymo! said...

Love all the gorgeous layers and the beautiful texture. Those embossed boughs are wonderful and your image is beautiful!
Frosted lace stickles on the snowdrifts was a great idea...bet it looks fabulous IRL. It always makes such a perfect finishing touch!
Also love the gleam of the gold...

Wonderful card, Rita.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous take on Rschels Challenge... Stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Marlies said...

A beautiful vintage Christmas card! Lovely warm colours! hugs, Marlies

Jacee said...

How lovely Lorraine, gorgeous lush colours, love all your detail, a really fabulous card!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous vintage Christmas card Lorraine, love the image, the colours and all the pretty details.
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

Hi Lorraine, I am a DI addict. The paper I would recommend is Langton Smooth Fine Watercolour paper. It is actually 300gsm but they call it paper. You can get it at Hobby Craft. This makes using the inks much easier. Your card is beautiful and colouring too. Love the image. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kat W said...

The gorgeous rich colours, distressing and pretty framed image really capture the vintage style perfectly.
Your colouring looks superb, such a sweet scene :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

debby4000 said...

WOW what a stunning Christmas card.
luv
Debby

Gina Knott said...

Love the rich colours and gorgeous design. The frame is beautiful and I'm loving the DI colouring!!
Hugs
Gina xx

Tindaloo said...

Such a wonderful christmas card and gorgeous details :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo PS: I got blogcandy if u wanna join ;)

Mrs A. said...

Vintage done to perfection!! I love everything about your card.
hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Hi Lorraine, sorry to be late in commenting..but at least I finally got here! Your beautiful card really embodies everything that could be called vintage. I love that wonderful snowy village scene, and clever you to distress the edges. All those frames & trims behind the lovely scene really took this pretty card into overdrive, and you surely met Miss Rachel's challenge of Vintage most wonderfully. TFS & Hugs

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

Rainey, your card is beautiful, the distressed layers add quite a touch. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.

Hugz,
Linda

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, gorgeous card, beautiful image and embellishments, hugs Kate x

Leanne said...

Nicely done, like the image and the ribbon is a nice added touch. Great details as well. Very pretty, it needs a frame I think displayed in a glass cabinet. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Cheers,
Leanne DT

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Lorraine this is so incredibly beautiful the image, colours and design are stunning.
hugs
lorraine x

Margaret said...

What a beautiful card a really vintage feel. Such a lovely stamp which you have coloured so well.
Thanks for joining in at CHN Christmas challenge 2.
Hugs
Margaret M

Gaynor said...

Hi Lorraine, such a beautiful luxurious card, I love all the layers and embellishments. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card Lorraine. So much detail and a perfect vintage influence. Zx