Saturday, 15 September 2012

A stitch in time saves nine

Afternoon bloggers. Hope your weekend is of to a fab start.

As you can tell I love distressed and vintage cards. This one is both. I love making cards look distressed by ripping and distressing it with inks.

This card was an A4 blank scored in half to make an A5 card. I distressed some patterned paper with my inks and matted onto mirrored card.

I have a corset stamp which I stamped onto distressed patterned paper and cut out. I distressed a white doily with my favourite aged photo distress ink and folded it into quarters and placed under the corset to create a skirt. The dress stand was on some paper which I cut out and again matted onto silver mirrored card. A few buttons I stuck on the topper which is just ideal for the theme. I glued the corset and skirt onto the dress stand and glued on the card.

Cut a border strip , a sentiment which I Iove the saying "A stitch in time saves nine", a flower which I cut down each petal and manipulated to create dimension and a small flower. Glued onto the card and finished of with four iridescent gems in the middle of the flower.

A simple card but effective.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny b friends -Buttons and bows

Marks finest papers-Favourite technique - distressing using inks and ripping technique

Crafty ribbons challenge -Vintage

Craft door magazine -Anything goes 

Mums craft shop challenges -Buttons 

Pile it on challenge -Patterned paper 

Pin and tack-Anything goes 

I hope you all have a great weekend.
All the best and take care

Crafty hugs xxx


wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is beautiful. I love vintage, but I don't do it easily. You have done a great job. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a lovely card!!! I love vintage cards, and you did a fabulous job with this one! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Theresa said...

Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends and sharing your fave technique. Your distressing looks great on this lovely vintage card.

tilly's crafts said...

great card Sharon, love the vintage look and soft colours.
Kim x

Craftyhugs said...

Thank you Tilly. Hope you have a great weekend xxxxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Fabulous vintage card and the use of textures is so beautiful on this card.Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

Karen Wilson said...

Oh, how pretty and definitely vintage! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Spark Your Creativity!

Pat Garvin said...

A lovely vintage card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends

Mynnette said...

OH MY WORD. This is amazing!!! LOVE your dress form--so fabulous! :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is stunning, gorgeous vintage make. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons this week.
Hugs Kelly

Crafty Kitten said...

This looks a lovely card. I wish we could see a bigger picture of it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons for our Vintage challenge.
Dawn xx

La Vikinga said...

Hi; what a great card with ribbon as a skirt!! I like the idea!
Thanks for participating with this gorgeaous card in our vintage
challenge at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!!

La Vikinga

Gemma said...

beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with our buttons challenge this week at My Mums Craft shop this week! Gemma :)