Wednesday 10 October 2012

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #142 - Vintage

Hello Everyone,

I hope you've all had a good week.  I've been busy crafting when I should be packing as I'm away on Sunday for a few days to Glasgow.  Yay!

We had a great response to our "No Patterned Papers" challenge last week over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.  I'm always inspired by all the ideas you use to showcase your lovely images. 

Well, I had better tell you all about our next exciting challenge.  The wonderful Shirley is our host this week and she has a fab challenge for us all...


I know there are many vintage fans out there so now is your time to show off!  We have the fantastic Flonzcraft as our sponsors.  They are a rubber stamp company based in New Zealand.  Their catalogue of images is varied and ever expanding so check out their site here.  The challenge winner will receive a $20 voucher to the Flonzcraft store with free shipping too.  There is also 12% discount for anyone entering the challenge.  Sounds good to me!

Now, onto my card and the DT had wonderful Flonzcraft stamps to use for this challenge.  I chose to use the Perfect Peacock and was really impressed with the great quality image. 

I made a 7" card blank using white cardstock as I didn't have any to hand.  The papers are all printed from the Summer Peacock digikit in Serif's Craft Artist Professional 2.  I used the Tim Holtz paper distresser to rough up the edges of my pieces.  I also went over the gold mirri layer with an emery board.  I tried using a fine sandpaper but it just took the gold off completely. 

To show off the wonderful peacock I used gold detail embossing powder.  I used baby powder to dust over my card and stop the static first and then stamped in Versamark ink.  I love this ink!  Once I had covered in the embossing powder and poured the excess back into the pot, I heated from underneath with a directional heat tool.

I was really happy with how this turned out.  I may have even done a little happy dance a la Sue Wilson!

My sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and I also used the gold embossing powder to tie in with the image.  I cut the sentiment out with a 1.5" circle punch.  The feather was part of a large embellishment collection from My Craft Studio when they were still at Create and Craft.  I finished off with some aqua gems also from Create and Craft.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-

Sketch Saturday #228 - Donna's DT Week with Little Claire's

Hope you're already planning your vintage creation for our challenge.  Have fun creating.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


Sue said...

This stunning Rachel. I love the image ( I have that one too but not used it yet!) It looks wonderful in gold and the backing colours are gorgeous.

hugs Sue

Judith said...

This is just gorgeous rachel - think you've really pushed the boat out this week!! - your tuorial about the making of the card if fab too. Hope you enjoy your time away - be good!? hugs Judith xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, love the colours.
Wendy xx

Beccy said...

oh wow what a gorgeous peacock looks brilliant in the gold. Great to be working with such a talented DT.
Beccy x

coops said...

so gorgeous rachel.i love te gold embossed peacock :D

xx coops xx

Pat said...

Beautiful card Rachel, love the peacock image it looks gorgeous.

Pat xx

Unknown said...

Hi Rachel, this is a stunning card!! Love the gold peacock and the beautiful papers. Thanks for joining the challenge at Sketch Saturday this week. Best wishes, Trish x

Wendy Fraser said...

So stylish, I'm such a sucker for anything vintage xx