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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


When I saw that the Tuesday Colour challenge over at The Outlawz was to make a vintage project, my immediate reaction was ...'uh oh ... moving on ...' cos vintage is not one of the techniques I am comfortable in doing.  But then it is a challenge right, and I needed to come out of my comfort zone and I decided to take on the challenge.

Here is what we are challenged with : and this is my interpretation :
I started off with the vintage image that I printed on shiny paper (why did I do that cos it's impossible to get a good photograph!) and matted it onto two shades of brown CS.  I then did some minimal colouring using alcohol markers:

Then I piled on a lot of stuff to make my card:

white CS card base
green CS mat
those brown things (coloured using Spectrum Noir markers) with sewn on pearls  - someone called them antlers
brown floral DP
 and the rest :

Is it vintage - I don't know.  I do know that I like how this card looks, and so does my son - who has claimed it to give to his (future) mother-in-law for her birthday todayShe doesn't follow my blog so this won't spoil the surprise.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

ABC CHALLENGES, TIC TAC TOE  (ribbon / brown cardstock / button)
VICTORINE STAMPS, #46, TIC TAC TOE ( button / bow / coloring)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang


  1. I love your vintage card Jen.

    greetings karin

  2. Ohh this is gorgeous... sooo vintage!
    Have a nice day! Hugs Susanne

  3. Awesome interpretation of the colours and the vintage theme! I think that picture is simply beautiful and I adore your bow and flowers!

  4. I think it looks vintage and beautiful! Love that image & all the "dressing-up" you did with it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Well I sure wouldn't have guessed that you aren't comfortable with vintage as it turned out really lovely. I know what you mean though - I struggle with that too. So proud of you for pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Thanks for joining our 3 in a Row challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges. Hugs. D

  6. Gorgeous vintags card, well done. Thank you for joing us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

  7. Fabulous card Jen thankyou for joining us this week at Bearly Mine Challenges
    Hugs Dianne xx

  8. Stunning creation in beautiful colors!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
    Nela xx

  9. Lovely vintage project! The colouring in the photo is gorgeously subtle. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  10. Well, I think you did a great job making a vintage card! It's absolutely gorgeous....thanks so much for playing along with us @ ABC Challenges!!!!!

  11. Very striking card!

    Thank you for participating in this week's ABC Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  12. Your vintage card is awesome! Love how you used these colors too, nicely done! Thanks so much for playing along with ABC Challenges this week!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly! Hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon


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