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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Improvised Vintage with Memory Box

Grr.  I am seeing so many lovely cards with a vintage look.  I guess I need to find one item that I really like, make sure I have all the supplies, and case away.  I am not at all happy with this result, but it will have to do for now.  There are a couple of challenges that called me to try...  I do not have the inks or the colors, so this is improvised.  I used Twinkling H20 inks for the main image - the green is a mixture. I used a bit more water and wetter aqua brush than I usually do.  The (Ocean Blue) bg and the cs for the die cut border are sponged with chalk.  The die is cuttlebug; flowers are Petaloo, and the ribbon are Offray.  The image is Memory Box
I would welcome comments on improving this - I was somewhat limited by a sketch.
Colors - raspberry, mown grass, and ocean:  http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
Sentiment:  http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.com/
Sketch #63:  http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/


8 comments:

  1. I really like it - I think your card has a nice almost rain-washed look to it! Thank you for sharing and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  2. This is a great card with wonderful details. :) I think you are being too hard on yourself, but I understand your frustration in not achieving what you were going for. It's happened to me many times.

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  3. Pretty card, Dorothy! The woven ribbon is quite striking!!

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  4. Dorothy, I totally sympathize with you. I love the vintage look too, but rarely do my cards ever come out on paper the way I see them in my head! For that shabby look I really like the Tim Holtz distress inkpads. I'm not sure if that's the look you're going for since it's more grunge vintage than shabby vintage but I think you could easily change the mood by using some of the lighter colors. HTH

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  5. Lovely card. I like the soft colors and your design. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

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  6. You tried some very creative things, even if you don't care as much for it as something else you've made. I think that's part of the process. I especially liked the way you used that unique border entertwined with the ribbon. Thanks for sharing it at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

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  7. Your design is very creative! Really like the rainbow of colors on the tag part.

    Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment.

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