Friday, 9 March 2012

Vintage wizardry

Hi there folks.
Over at The Stamp Man the new challenge theme is vintage. I know this is a favourite with many folks so I'm sure you'll enjoy it. When I think of vintage there are a couple of things that spring to mind; firstly the colours, browns and burgundy; then of course there has to be flowers and lace....
So with that as my starting point I made this card.
 I started off with a card blank and randomly stamped around the edges before making a black and burgundy mat. I embossed and painted acetate using a Tim Holtz folder and added that to the card with some floral trim along the bottom.
 I do like the shabby distressed look that this adds (there is a step by step tutorial on my sidebar if you want to try it for yourself)
I stamped the wizard onto the dress form; coloured with distress ink and sprayed some perfect pearls mist to add a bit of sparkle. I used glossy accents on the base and top and attached with 3d foam pads.

So that's my take on vintage; there is plenty more inspiration from the DT on The Stamp Man blog so do pop on by and join in the fun; there's a £10.00 voucher up for the winner of the challenge too.

8 comments:

lainey said...

that background is FAB Neil :) loving those colours too. lainey x

Karen said...

This is fabulous Neil! I love that you stamped a wizard on the dressform :-D x

cat lacigale said...

fabulous ! it looks like porcelain ! I love the texture and the white flourishes !

jude said...

This si stunning looks beautiful love the vintage feel
jude:)

Redanne said...

You have done an excellent job making it look vintage, loving the wizard!

Artyjen said...

That acetate is such a great effect Neil ;)
xoxo Sioux

Julia S-W said...

Right up my street! Love the background particularly (so love your acetate technique - can't stop using it!).
Julia

whyducks said...

Love this