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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Vintage - Again!

I am really going through a Vinage phase at the moment, I think its because after  my little spending spree at Harrogate last month, I was making room for the new stamps and began to look at all the neglected stamps, most of which were vintage - my first buys in the stamp world. 
This is 'Pearls & Plumes' by Hampton Art Stamps. she is coloured with Promarkers, I added Glamour Dust  to her feathered hat and pearls, this does look sparkly in real life  The embossed panel was stamped with a script stamp in weathered Wood Distress ink, then spritzed with water, embossed with CB folder and then distressed with  Weatherd Wood, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick before rubbing some Metallic Rub-ons on the raised embossing.  I used the same DIs and rub ons on the swirls. The vellum layers is from last year's Papermania's  Silent Night, and has a lovely gold pattern printed on.  The flower which is old book pages and organza was cut with scalloped Nesties and spritzed with  Bronze Cosmic Shimmer
This started as just a short one tonight,  but I got carried away with the discription,  hope you are still with me!
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
  Make It Monday - As Always - Anything Goes
  Anything Goes - Die cuts/punches
  Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  Fab & Funky - Die cuts/punches
  Simon Says - Sparkle & Bling
  Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
  Crafty Cardmakers -  Anythging Goes

I would just like to say 'Hello' to my new followers Paula and Lindsay -  Thanks girls, You have just brought the total to '70'  - and I am so thrilled - Thanks You All

This post has take 2 nights to do, thanks to the pins & needles I keep getting down my arm, due to the 'pain in the neck' so if I'm a little slow in paying visits, I hope you'll understand.

Thanks for looking,
Avril xx


Anonymous said...

Hi Avril, so sorry you're still in pain :(
Your card is just so beautiful - pure elegance!

Doreen said...

Love this Avril,love the image and the vintage style.xxx

Claire said...

I do love vintage, it's such a lovely card. Hugs, Claire x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, I love vintage as well. Yvonne x

DesignerDiva said...

Your card is lovely Avril fab colouring and I love the flower, I need to experiment more with different styles and must try vintage.
Sorry about your pain, do you think you might have carpel tunnel? thats pins and needles, my mum had to have both her wrists cut! LOL
Hopefully I will have more time to visit now we are coming to the end of our season
Hugs Laurie x

lisa said...

It's nice to discover old and forgotten stamps isn't Avril, they come out fresh again I find.
This is a lovely one, she is very elegant and I love the vintage feel you've created with her.
Sorry to hear you are still under the weather, hope things improve soon.
Hugs Lisax

Fleur said...

A stunning card Avril, HUGZ Fleur xXx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Avril, love the colours and of course the vintage style.
Hope you find out what the pins and needles are - not good, needs checking.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Joan said...

Gorgeous vintage card Avril, I love using my old stamps,hope you get better soon.

ps: I'm off to Port Sunlight on Saturday on another spending spree !

Susie Little said...

Lovely card, fabulous image! Thnak you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is elegant .. love that lady!Hope your neck is feeling a little easier
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining us at make it monday this week
Lisa x

Rene said...

What a lovely card!
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Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Fabulous card!! Vintage perfection! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Ginny said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous card, great vintage image.

heidy said...

Very pretty card!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
Hugs Heidy

Mary J said...

So very beautiful Avril! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x