Thursday, 28 February 2013

Something Old

Sorry I've not posted on here for the past couple of days, after spending a lovely weekend in Hereford with crafting pals, I managed to pick up some nasty germs and have been feeling rather poorly since I got back home.  I do hope these germies go on their way soon, it's not a lot of fun coughing and sneezing day and night !

So, as it's thursday that means there's a new challenge starting today over on the Cute Card Thursday Blog.  This week our theme is 'Something Old' and our prize is sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs.

When I read this week's theme it made me think 'Vintage' for my DT design.  I've used a sweet stamp by La Blanche which I was lucky enough to win in a challenge a while ago.   With Distress Inks I 'aged' the image layer, then flicked water droplets all over and blotted with a tissue, a technique which adds to the distressed look.  I then used DI's and a water brush to colour in parts of the image to create the look of a hand coloured old sepia photograph.  Finally, to set the DI's and 'age' the image more I spritzed 'Goosebumps' all over. 
I used a Spellbinders frame die and Stampin'Up! Early Espresso cardstock to create a picture frame effect around the image.  The background paper is a scrap I had in my stash and I used a length of the sumptious wide striped ribbon from SU! to tie around the side of the card.  The sentiment is from SU! stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out with a heart shaped die.  I used a Waco Pearlmaker Pen to add the tiny pearl border round the heart. 
Do check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the DT over on the CCT blog for great inspiration and to get the full details of this week's challenge.
Thanks for dropping by my blog today.


Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Wynneth the image is so sweet

Deb said...

your card is so gorgeous Wynneth, hope you are feeling much better soon!

Kathyk said...

Pretty card, Wynneth and I LURVE that ribbon


Annie said...

a beautiful card Wynneth and a great vintage look. sorry you have caught more bugs - hope you will feel better soon. I am still alive, but perhaps not kicking .. .. maybe I might phone over the weekend?
hugs, annie x

Katiejane said...

oOH I do love the vintage feel and that ribbon works fab.
Really hope you are feeling better and hope you had loads of fun at the Craftathon!
Katie xx

Lilian said...

Lovely card Wynneth Hugs