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Wednesday 26 October 2011

let it snow, vintage style..

Hey there bloggers,
My first post today is vintage and wintery inspired..so here she is:
I started by craeting the background using some fantastic creative expressions stamps, which I was so lucky to win...and my oh so favoruite distress ink from the one and only TIM!!
I created the background in two halves, I know how predictable!!?! The left hand side was coloured with antique linen. and then over stamped with snowflakes in antique linen and tea dye DI.
The right hand side was stmped with tress, over coloured with DI to soften them, spritzed and dabbed off and then when dry more trees added to create depth and detail....i hope?!!

Vintage ribbon and paper string coloured with tea dye were added to left hand side. The main image was stamped and the edges gently inked, with same colours..although to add a bit more definition I added some walnut stain,very gently...which has to be said is not always my forte!!!
The swirls, and flowers use Tim dies and the flowers were cut from an old book and coloured with DI.
 I am not usually a pearl person, but they seemed to suit this, oh and a bit of glitter for snowy trim and tress. The sentiment is again creative expressions.
I am entering this for the following competitions:

thanks for looking, hope you have a fab inky day!
ta trace x


  1. WOW Trace I love this big time! Again your background is just amazing, but I love the soft look to it, the colours are just great and the image is lovely too. Yes I agree I too think the pearls are just right to finish it off. Judy x

  2. gorgeous vintage card love the background thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  3. Fabulous vintage card. I really love those blooms, what a great way to use old book pages.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  4. What a stunning vintage card I love the tattered flowers. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  5. Super card, I love the vintage look. xx

  6. Oh I love your christmas card, it´s sooo gorgeous! :)
    Tanks for your lovely comment on my blog.
    Have a nice evening.
    Hugs Lena

  7. That's beautiful - really unusual x

  8. what a gorgeous vintage creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  9. Stunning card - just love the way you have put this together.

  10. Wow what a gorgeous card I love it especially the image and colours, pretty papers and embellishments lovely vintage feel
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  11. Oh my, Trace, you have created a yummy vintage confection for Christmas. I love the warmth your Antiqued Linen and Walnut DIs add. Thanks for showing us how it all looked before you added your focal pieces. It's so pretty that its a shame to cover it up. I think you need to do a companion piece with the same BG and very few embellies! Just a lovely piece of vintage work and a perfect entry into our "One Color" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!



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