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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Vintage Lady

Its catwalk time again over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and  - … what would we like to see …


Well, we would love to see you cavorting onto the catwalk with all those stylish olde worlde, antiquee, shabby chiceee looking outfits, so our theme this fortnight is …
                                                         VINTAGE

For my little number -




I have used Rubber Stampeed  'Dreaming of You' which I stamped on to Acetate with black Stazon ink and on the reverse I dripped 'Johnsons Klear Floor polish, Twinkling H2O paints and some mica powder and glitter. Covered this with a single layer scrunched up tissue and left to dry for 24 hrs. She was then matted onto cream and then brown cardstock with brads. I stamped another butterfly which was coloured with Alcohol inks. The script is Hero Arts and the larger butterfly is from Inkylicous The background is Distress inks - Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage, and then a CI swirl stamped in gold. I do hope you like my little 'creation'.
The DT at FSC are a really talented group and have produced some amazing 'creations' for inspiration, so please pop over and pay them a visit, I promise you will not be disappointed . We would love to see you enter the challenge and there is a fab Retro stamp sheet for the Winner.

  I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
    Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
    Polkadoodles - Distress
    Raise the Bar - Things with Wings
    Crafting for all Seasons - Fall Colours
    Marks Finest Paper - Things with wings
    Just some Lines - Fall Colours
    Art Impressions - For the Girls
    Scrapbook Sisters - Autumn colours

I would just like to say 'Hello' to my new follower Lynne, great to see you there!

That's it for now, and thanks for looking, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Avril xx

42 comments:

Janette said...

Hi Avril this is gorgeous, so love it and it's so perfectly done.xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is just gorgeous ... i love the technique you sued on the back of the image .. gives a wonderful effect
Lisa x

Claire said...

Beautiful vintage card Avril. Hugs, Claire x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Avril
I could never tire of seeing this card as it is stunning in its beauty.
Wishes
Lynne

Doreen said...

Such a beautiful card Avril,love the gorgeous image.xxx

louise said...

Hi Avril great card very vintage feel,love the image,thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
Hugs Louise xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous Avril. Great techniques used and it gives a fantastic distressed look.
Lynne xxx

Shirl said...

What a stunner Avril, love the sound of the Klear floor polish technique. Haven't tried it myself but after seeing how your image turned out I will be having a go.

Hugs Shirley x x

Barbara Bruder said...

Avril, the vintage look is perfect for the stamp you used. Great job. Thanks for joining in the Art Impressions challenge this week
Barbara AI DT

Katina said...

WOW!!!! What an amazing technique you've used Avril - floor cleaner would never have entered my head!! A fabulously stunning card! xx

I have been following you and Lynne for about the same length of time and I'm so glad you've found each other too! xx

Cazro said...

Fabulous card, I love the technique, having difficulty at home finding the floor polish. Can you give a clue which supermarket, or send me a message on Yahoo? Wonderful stamped image. Caz

Joan said...

Fabulous card ! love the acetate piece,must look out the polish and have another try with it, got in a'orrible mess when I tried it ages ago but you have really suceeded with it.

Joan

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Oh wooow, this is pure gorgeousness! Love that image and this "mistique" feel of this card...beautiful! xx

Susan Flynn said...

Wow sounds like a lot of work but it certainly paid of - simply stunning xx

Claire said...

Wow Avril, your card is a real stunner! I wondered how you'd created that effect on the main image, I love that technique and I bet it looks even more fabulous in real life
Claire xx

Jules said...

Wow Avril .. .. this is fantastic!!

I love the finished look and what amazing ingredients.

What patience to be able to wait for 24 hours of drying.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog today .. .. I haven't got an interview yet .. .. I only applied on Friday and will be mega surprised if I get one. There will be so many applying! But someone has to get it!!

Love Jules xx

Fliss said...

This is just fabulous Avril and I so love that image which is a favourite of mine.
Thanks for entering it in the Polka Doodles Distress It challenge too - so lovely to see you there.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a great design and what an incredible mix of things on the acetate. I just love it Avril.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very pretty, love the vintage look. Thank you for entering our "Fall Colors" challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Terry said...

Beautiful vintage card! Love the image and the details are just gorgeous! Have a great Sunday!

Meggymay said...

She is such a beauty, a gorgeous vintage card. Yvonne x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril...that is one of the most beautiful stamps I have ever seen!!! And I am so going to go and buy some floor polish! The effect is just stunning.
Dot x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Avril! What a gorgeous card! I am so impressed with the techniques you incorporated into your card! Just beautiful. Best, Yvonne

Janeen said...

beautifully colored vintage card. Thanks for playing in the "things with wings" fchallenge with Speedy the Cat. We appreciate you.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card Avril.
luv
Debby

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I love the vintage feeling on this card. The image is wonderful and the torn edges give a finishing touch.

Mary J said...

Fab vintage card Avril!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How delightfully vintage this beautiful creation is! Your image is stunning and the addition of the butterfly is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" challenge. It is a pleasur visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Abi said...

A perfect vintage creation, I love the effect of the shoe polish treatment, but not sure I've got the patience for it lol! Love your script paper & butterfly detail. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Christine said...

Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons challenge.

Ellie said...

A gorgeous creation, love the colors! Your fault I had to look into floor polish now as well, LOL
Ellie
xoxox

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Wow this is amazing Avril, I couldn't believe the ingredient list, whoever thought of that? it works well anyway, looks fantastic
Love Jenni xx

Emma said...

WOW! Your cards are just getting better and better all the time and this is fab!! Lovely creation, Avril!
Love Emma xx

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

Ephemera said...

I tried to leave a comment the other day but blogger wouldn't let me ! This card is truly beautiful, I love the stunning effect you've achieved, lovely stamp too, whoever receives it is so lucky. I've never heard of using floor cleaner before, better than using it for it's intended purpose as I so hate housework LOL! XX

Bianca said...

I love your card! It´s so very stunning! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

Dora said...

Wow I love this, absolutely gorgeous, love the vintage look, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Good luck xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Avril, WOW totally gorgeous, Love the whole card, fab colours and fab images, brilliant, Gay xxx

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thank you for playing with us in our "Fall Colors" challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Love, Laura
JSLDT

Tina said...

this is so elegant...so beautiful

thanks for joining us at just soem lines

Tina
jsldt

Thanh Vo said...

Avril - I'm late in responding... but oh my word!!! What a BEAUTIFUL card you made. It's perfect vintage. Thanks for playing with us at Raise the Bar.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Super vintage card..so creative!!

greetings, Alie :-)