Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twisted Thursday - Lots of Layers

Hello, I'm back already with another post!  I spent a lovely day with a friend today, playing in her craft room...*waving to you Heather* :)  I could have spent all week rummaging through Heather's stash and not been one bit bored lol  It's always fun to explore someone else's hoard of craft stuff and try out different techniques. I came home all inspired to dabble in a few new things and get out of my comfort zone.

I'm not much of a stamper but Heather had some lovely Dark Room Door stamps that I took a shine to...for colouring of course lol  So I stamped one of the lovely ladies from the 1920s Chic set and sat and coloured her with Heather's pencils...most of the ones I chose were Crayola pencils, they have a nice, soft lead.  I'm still very much at the practising stage of pencil colouring but I would like to get better at it, for a change from using my Copics...I like the different look of the pencils.

Anyhow, I came home and was determined to put her on something, not in the drawer and forget about her, so I made a card (which has taken me ALL night!!) to put in the Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz.  The theme this week is Lots of Layers. Of all the challenges to decide I was going to play in for fun, I had to pick this one...I'm not very good with lots of layers lol  I usually keep my cards fairly simple. I think this card has more layers than I've ever done on anything so far! Here it is:


The gorgeous DP is all from Graphic 45 Fashionista collection. I've had this for quite a while and haven't used it cos I'm a bit scared of vintage :)  Thought it went well with this stamp. I didn't have the perfect colour CS for the light matting so inked up some SU Very Vanilla with Old Paper Distress Ink to give it an aged look. Then the panels were matted with black and layered on to the vanilla. The card base is SU Soft Suede.

I made the rosette the same way...inked Very Vanilla before folding, etc. The centre of the rosette is an antique-y looking shank button from my sewing stash.

PS  LOOK Helen...I have a skewed panel...bwaahaahaaahaaaa...never say never lol

Thanks for looking.....have a wonderful day :)



10 comments:

Carla S. said...

Wow! This is gorgeous, Lynne! Love the papers and details and the wonderful vintage images! Great design! Glad you had a fun crafting day!

Linda Palmer said...

This is so beautiful! Love the ladies, all of them. You colored them beautifully. The card is just awesome.

Mary J said...

Oh Lynne, this is so "vintagely" elegant!!

H2 :) said...

I'm VERY impressed Lynne - real stamping, lots of layers & a skewed panel!!! Woohoo! Your pencil colouring is just is beautiful, with great highlights & shadows. You've created a gorgeous vintage card. (Love the dictionary extract too.) Hugs :)

LilyPinkScraps said...

This is a gorgeous vintage card Lynne :) Love the pencil colouring on that stamp!

Heather said...

I am so impressed..... I haven't even finished the card I was making while you were colouring and you've gone home and made a masterpiece. Mind you...have been a tad distracted getting my head around this new blog thing...thanks for your help with that!!

Cor* said...

Gorgeously vintage! Great colors! Will you get a load of your chibi! I LOVE IT!! So pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tracy said...

This card was definitely worth every bit of your effort! GORGEOUS! So very stylish and classy. That stamped image is fantastic and colored perfectly! Love it! Hugs!

Kathi said...

It's a beautiful vintage card! I love all your layers and the way you colored (with pencils!) that fabulous image!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my this is beautiful vintage!!!
when you get a chance check out this wonderful vintage challenge blog, you might enjoy it...you look like a natural at vintage (-:

http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/

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