Thursday, 16 July 2009

Clean and simple vintage

Time for another Colour Create Challenge and a couple more changes this week. The first one is that all the challenges from now on will be sponsored, so that means prizes for the winners.

Our sponsor this week is :

and they are offering a generous $25 store voucher (with free p&p)

The second change is a warm welcome to the newest team member, Janiel. This lady is one incredibly talented crafter; her blog is full of amazing makes (and not just cards). If you want some inspiration just have a browse through her gorgeous creations. Welcome aboard Janiel.

So, on to the challenge. Mina has chosen a wonderful colour combination and optional extra for us this week. The colours are Blue and White.

The optional extra is Vintage.

I always struggle with vintage and 99.9% of the time I end up over distressing the card so the style is more distressed than vintage. So this week I set out to create something clean and simple. Here it is:

Those peg stamps came in handy again and they create a lovely frame around a vintage photo. I stupidly forgot to photograph the inside of the card so I snapped this quickly last night - hence the lighting is not as good as the picture of the outside.
Items Used:
Tropical Flowers Peg Stamps - inked with Whispers Brush Stroke Pens
Whiff of Joy Sentiment Stamp on the front
Debbi Moore Sentiment Stamp on the inside
Joanna Sheen Photo from the Victorian Romance CD

For oodles of vintage inspiration that covers everything from cute and country vintage to stylish vintage have a look at the amazing creations from the rest of the design team. Their cards look fabulous.

Sharon xx


Tara said...

Fabulous card Sharon and the border you've created with your peg stamps is stunning....... I love 'em don't you?! xxx

Cheryl said...

oh gosh hun this is just stunning adore blue and white and that lady is just beautiful love cheryl xxxxxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous love the colours, and the wonderful simple layout it is just stunning
Hugs Jacqui x

Maria Matter said...

the flowers are beautiful, love the frames you've created!!!
Blessings, Maria

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Your card is stunning Sharon. I love the peg stamps you have used - just perfect. I love the photo you have used too - she is definately vintage !


Jo x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Sharon this is stunning!
kim x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sharon,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Tova said...

fabulous card, your coloring is fantastic !!

scrappyjan said...

Morning Sharon, LOVE THIS CARD!!! IT is PERFECT VINTAGE!!!! Stunning......thanks for the very warm welcome...janny

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous image and stamping Sharon - love it!
Pauline x

Dena said...

Beautiful creation Sharon. I'm not sure what a peg stamp is but it looks awesome around the oval. Hugs, Dena

Mina said...

fabulous card Sharon, you used the peg stamps in a brilliant way, didnt think they could look like this, gorgeous image
Mina xxx

Di said...

This is lovely Sharon i dont know how you have managed that oval with stamps it looks fabulous!and that photo is so vintage looking!

Hugs Di xxxx

Chris said...

So beautiful Sharon! I think your card is absolutely perfectly vintage, it has a lovely Victorian feel to it. Such a pretty image and the peg stamp flowers look wonderful. Hugs, Chris xx

Paula said...

This is simply stunning Sharon i adore the colours you have used.
Paula xxxx

Jenny S. (UK) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, I love your vintage image. And the clean, crispness of blue and white just add to the overall simplistic beauty. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. xx

Rica said...

This is so beautiful Sharon and so elegant. Gorgeous image and you've framed it so fabulously. Your stamping with the 'pegs' is peerfection.
hugs Heather xx