21 October 2010

Charisma #42 - Vintage

Happy Thursday everyone! It's nearly Friday which means it's nearly the weekend, woohoo!

Over at Charisma Cardz this week, our challenge theme is Vintage! I have decided to incorporate this into a Christmas card, but first things first, let me tell you about our great prizes on offer!

First up we have Bunny Zoe Crafts, they are offering a lucky winner: Vintage Tilda, Vintage Crochet Flowers and also a set of 6 Christmas Tree charms! What FAB prizes!!


 
And next we have All That Scraps, who are kindly offering either 4 stamps or 1 stamp set by C.C. Designs!


And now for my project this week. To create the main image, I stamped with a Acirondack Paint Dabber in Pearl onto a scripture stamp and heat dried it, then inked over the words with DIs in Tea Dye and Antique Linen. I then wiped over the scripture with a damp paper towel to remove the ink from the words, see how it shows through the ink? I found this technique in the Tim Holtz book, it's the first time I have tried it and I will definitely be doing it again! The Reindeer is a Papermania stamp, stamped in Stazon. Papers are from Basic Grey and something else which I'm unsure of the maker! The main BP has also been inke around the edges with Tea Dye. Sentiment is Papermania, and the mosaic tiles and ribbon are from stash.

Thanks for Looking!

22 comments:

theCook said...

I love this card. Love the color and love the sketch.

Jennie said...

Oooo gorgeous! That reindeer is delightful :D

Happy Days said...

Fabulous card Gem. Love that you're using new techniques (I get more excited by them than the actual cards I'm making sometimes LOL), this one has really worked well with your card. Great image choice too btw. x

wearestampers said...

Beautiful backgrounds!

PepPop said...

Great card Gemma, love the background. Jaqui x

Rainmac said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Gemm xxx

Addams said...

Lovely card, love that background and the way you did it.

Yelowflower said...

That turned out so nice...the colors work so well.

Gina said...

Wow! Beautiful shading with the inks Gemm! Thank you for joining us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

Uma said...

very classy and luxurious

dragonllew said...

gorgeous card love that reindeer

Rebekah said...

This is such a soft vintage card love it Gem! Hugs Rebekah xx

Netty said...

The card is beautiful and your dabber resist is terrific. Annette x

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gemma, your card is truly beautiful! I love the soft colors and sweet imagery, and you did a great job on the dabber resist technique. The dimensional layers look awesome, and the papers you chose work beautifully together. I'm so glad you joined the CCC this week, and I hope we see you again next time!

Marianne said...

Really classy and elegant card! The colors are beautiful!
And i love your cats too!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
Marianne

Brenda Brown said...

Love your vintage style Gemma, this card is gorgeous. B xxx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Gemma, such pretty colours and the background is fab!! Thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck, hope to see you again soon :-)
Claire xx

Ali said...

Wow!!!

Abi said...

I love the colours & the whole feel of this card, just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Angela said...

Isn't Tim Holtz the best!!!! what a fantastic technique and I love how you have done the card too! thanks for playing along at TPE this week!

Debbie said...

Ooh just beautiful Gemma - love the image and distressing. :)
Thanks for sharing it with us at our Crafty Pad Challenge. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs.

Poppet said...

Gorgeous card Gemm, your background looks fantastic. I love the colours you have used and your shading looks awesome.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx