Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy Day

Hi All!  So the wonderful thing about taking part in the different card challenges out there is that sometimes you get pushed out of your comfort zone and have to take on a completely different style than you're used to.  That's what happened to me this week in the Tickled Pink Stamp Challenge.  This week their challenge is to do something Vintage and their DT had some amazing projects to take inspiration from.  Now I like to incorporate vintage touches in my projects but rarely have I ever done something that is completely vintage.  I tend to go for more clean lines and and crisp designs.  So this completely lived up to the 'challenge' title!  I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers which helped take layout off my plate and let me really get into making everything as vintage as I could...can I just say I don't think I've ever spent this much time on one card! 
I used 20's Evie from the Tickled Pink Stamp Store because she seemed the perfect fit for a vintage card.  I colored her up with my Copics and the proceeded to distress the heck out of her and every paper on my project :)  I also got to use my brand new distressing tool from Imaginisce and I'm sure glad I had it on hand because it made the distressing much easier!  I know that there are some amazing designers out there who take Vintage to a whole new level but for my first time I'm pretty happy with the finished project!  I think I see more Vintage in my future :)
The card is being entered in the following challenges: Tickled Pink Challenge Blog- Vintage; Friday Sketchers- Sketch; 2 Sisters Challenge Blog- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (use a female image)
Supplies: Card- Truly Yours Archivers; Stamps- 20's Evie digi stamp- Tickled Pink Stamps, Sentiment- MFT Ala Mode Time To Celebrate; Copics, Ink- Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink- Frayed Burlap, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Creme de Chocolat; DP- Jillibean Soup- Kraft, Little Yellow Bicycle- Blue Brocade, Websters Pages- Vellum Cards Beautiful You; Ribbon- Recollections; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Tim Holtz- Key and Keyhole 


Jorunn said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us over at FSB!

Zarah said...

Awww... Too cute! LOVE your colouring and the card is fab!

Thank you for playing with us at TPSC this week! :D

Ingrid said...

This stamp is perfect for the vintage theme! Lovely card and your coloring rocks. Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us this month at Tickled Pink Stamps.
Hugs Ingrid

Sonya said...

Gorgeous card! Your colouring is amazing, wish I could do that!