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



21 comments:

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

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

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  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

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  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..

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

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

    Klemmer fra Wenche :0)

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

    Klem Laila.

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

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

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  10. sweet card !! lovely image !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs
    tina46
    eac-team

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

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  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!

    klem

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

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  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 :)
    Mojo

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  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
    Mette

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  16. wow this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

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

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  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!

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  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

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  20. Så utrolig nyyyydelig! WOW!!!

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