Friday, 8 November 2013

CraftyHands DT - Challenge 2, Vintage

Good morning everyone! Don't forget to enter my candy here.

Yesterday marked the close of the first challenge over at CraftyHands, and WOW, what a great turnout! Almost 300 cards were entered, and choosing a winner out of all those fabulous creations isn't going to be easy!

And today, we start challenge number 2, and the theme is "Vintage".

This is one of my favourite themes, and naturally Tim Holtz was going to feature somewhere on my project. The project does not have to be a card, and I decided to go with a vintage altered photo frame.

I used a blank frame I'd picked up at the Harrogate fair recently, and started off by giving it a coat of black paint. I then covered it in Tim Holtz Ideaology paper (yes, cutting into it did physically hurt... But it was worth it in the end!) and added a little black ink to the edges to make it blend nicely. I then added the flowers - gorgeous ones from Little Birdie I also found in Harrogate - and a few die-cuts to the frame.
The card I used is actually the back of the Ideaology salvage stickers pack! The colour was just perfect. I then stamped a Little Darlings sentiment onto cream cardstock, inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink and matted it onto the same dark brown cardstock I used on the inside of the frame. I also added some stickles to the sentiment, to mirror the sparkle on the flowers. I also added some acetate behind the window, to protect the photograph (which is removable).

So there you go. One vintage photo frame. I have to admit I'm really enjoying making non-card projects too right now!
Be sure to visit the rest of the CraftyHands DT to see their stunning projects, and then join us with a vintage creation of your own!

Challenges I'd like to enter:

4 Crafty chicks - Anything but a card
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
LEJ Designs - Monochromatic
Whoopsi Daisy - Monochromatic
Crafts 4 eternity - Anything but a card
Heck of a Challenge - In the frame

Have a fab day everyone!



Sandra Wright. said...

A stunning frame Sammy...loving all the embellishing, I rather like the vintage photo too...xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is stunning Sammy, I hope you will enter it in to our frame challenge at Heck of a challenge
Kevin xx

Unknown said...

Awesome creation here my the vintage look.x

Sarah said...

Fabulous frame Sammy, you just might have persuaded me to have a go at vintage...I'm never quite sure where to start!! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x

Dawn G Designs said...

Love,love,love it! I've just started dabbling in canvas but you've given me a new avenue to try. Thank you for the inspiration! Oh and I'm subscribing to your blog as well. Thank you for joining mine!

Sue said...

WOW! This is wonderful Sammy, I love the vintage image and the colours with such gorgeous detailing.
Thank you for you kind comments and for becoming my newest follower, I am not following you too!!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous frame, love the image and papers.

Moira xx

Sue said...

Fabulous Sammy I love vintage too have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

Hath said...

lovely frame Sammy - thanks for joining us this week at whoopsi daisy - good luck. hugs Angelie

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Sammy, such a gorgeous vintage image.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous photo frame, love the image and great vintage look

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Sammy, love the fab design.

Donna x

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous so beautiful
hugs Kate xx

Shirley-Anne said...

What a fabulous talking piece this would be , displayed on a side board . beautiful work Sammy.
thanks for sharing on Heck of a Challenge .

Unknown said...

fab Project , Thank you for joining LEJ Designs Challenge Good Luck, DT Pam xx

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge this week, awesome job!

Leanne DT@4 Crafty Chicks!

Elise said...

This is so FABULOUS & STUNNING!!! Loove the vintage-ness of this! Very BEAUTIFUL!

Big Hugs,

Olga said...

Fantastic frame!! Love the flowers! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Unknown said...

Beautiful frame and lovely cards!

Mary J said...

That is so elegant, Sammy! Love the embellishing too!

CraftingMum said...

A beautiful project thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Louise x

Tindaloo said...

lovely vintage frame!

Unknown said...

Wonderful project and colours. Thank you for joining us at
Altered Ellapu with our altered Challenge! . Hugs Tania (DT)xx