Monday, 14 June 2010

Vintage summer

I have really enjoyed myself making this card!
I am a bit pleased with the end result too :OD
I followed lilians sketch over at the sugarbowl for challenge #36 Lilian is such a tallented paper crafter and this sketch was fun to work with :O)

I am also entering this card for Everybody Art Challenge # 94 - Things with wings.
and Stempel magie - flowers and The crazy challenge - Distress it!

I have used distress ink reinkers to colour the sweet sugar Nellie stamp called 'bird house' by Elisabeth Bell. As you can see i have masked away the actual bird house though because i wanted the girl to be looking at the butterfy :O)

I have used design papers from 'classic Chic' called petticoat, and i just love them!

I wanted to keep the 3 bars from Lilians sketch light and 'dainty' just like the image and the papers so I spent ages searching my scrap room for something to use when my husband suggested using baking parchment! It being light and slightly see-through. I distressed it and it was perfect! so thanks hubby!

I have used distress inks pads to age all the edges and papers after 'fluffing' them up with my edge distresser and then sewing round them with a lovley fawn coloured thread i found in my sewing box. I have drawn on the MS. Butterfly before distressing it. I have used pearl glimmermist on the butterfly and flowers that i coloured with promarkers ( thanks for the tip Wenche, and also the loan of all your lovley reinkers!)
Phew I think thats all I did :OD
Oh and the little bronze dragonfly is from my hobby box.
Hope you like this card, and thank you peeps for all of your lovley comments,
I love reading them :O)
Hugs Nina


  1. Oh Nina
    this really is lovely. I love how you present it on a silver platter too
    Love Sarah XXX

  2. Hi Nina,This is fabulous,I just love the way you coloured the image and your papers are fab.xx

  3. I LOVE your card Nina. It is a real winner for me and I wish you all the best in the challenges. An adorable image, which you've coloured to perfection. Well done! hugs Sharon

  4. Rigtig sødt kort, uha det er længe siden jeg sidst har været med til en udfordring, måske skulle jeg lige tage mig lidt sammen :)
    Dygtig ung mand, mon ikke det er vores børn som sidder her og blogger sammen om 3o år???

    Ha det godt..

  5. Oh what a beautiful card!
    So gorgeous!
    kim x

  6. Så herlig kort, Nina! Og motivet ble kjempefint malt!! Gøy å male ikke sant?? :0)

    Klemmer fra Wenche :0)

  7. Kjempe flott kort! Nyyydelig malt det søte motivet og lekkert mønster ark.

    Klem Laila.

  8. Gorgeous card. I love the papers and the image is so cute.
    Thanks for joining EAC.

  9. Et nydelig kort du har laget. Herlig stempel som er flott fargelagt. Lekker sommerfugl og stilig med søm.

  10. sweet card !! lovely image !! thanks for joining in our challenge.

  11. So lovely card. I like your colours and coloring. The bakingpaper is great idea.

  12. Hei Nina - og takk for et koselig treff! :)
    Jeg håper vi kan gjenta det over sommeren!

    Aldeles nydelig kort du har laget - du er jo virkelig en kunstner med distressene du - nydelig fargelagt! Og papirene du har brukt var SÅ lekre!


  13. This is so beautiful, Nina! Lovely card and great colouring!

  14. Du er bare så ubeskrivelig flink vennen :)
    kjempenydelig :) :) Blomstene ble også kjempelekre, og jeg elsker selvfølgelig den øyestikkeren. Veldig heldig som fikk noen slike av deg tidligere :)
    Yes Wenche, de er brads, haha :)
    Long live the brads-queen :)

  15. Hei Nina! Sååå lekkert kort du har laget!
    Du er jammen meg flink til å fargelegge, skulle ikke tro at du er nybegynner med Distressene!! Lekre papirer du har brukt, og så mange nydelige detaljer. Sommerfuglen ble lekker!
    Ha en flott tirsdag!
    klem fra

  16. wow this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

  17. Wow, beautiful card! So sweet! Hugs! Gosia S.

  18. Nina, thanks for the sweet compliments :) Your card is just stunning! I love your coloring and all the amazing details! The baking parchment was genius thinking! ;o)
    Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge!

  19. Hi Nina, this card is just lovely, colours and design. And good on hubby for his handy suggestion I'll have to keep that in mind. Most of all I really love the way you have coloured your image, it is just perfect. I use copics and have never tried inks.
    By the way your most welcome to use the idea of a hat card. Your friend will love it!
    Tracy xxx

  20. Så utrolig nyyyydelig! WOW!!!


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