Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Vintage style ... with us at the Crafty Gals Corner

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #127 - Vintage

The sponsor for this challenge is:
Faery Ink
Faery Ink
Prize: 3 Digital Images

Today I have used the beautiful Gabbie Holiday Belle digital stamp from Faery Ink, our generous sponsor this week.

I printed the image on A5 X-Press It blending card and heat set.  I printed another copy of the image on copy paper, covered it with X-Press It Mask It then fussy cut.
I overlaid the mask over the image panel then inked the background with Old Paper Distress Ink.  I heat set the inked panel then coloured with Copic Markers.

The droplets in the background were bleached with water then given some sparkle with a light touch of clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush.  The snow at the bottom of the image was also given a touch of sparkle.

The card base is an A5 top fold, covered with patterned paper.

I matted the image panel with Olive cardstock, then made a Forest panel to offset it, adding a luscious coating of Old Paper Distress Ink to make the colour richer and the same tone as the image panel.

A cluster of poinsettia flowers were adhered in place to finish off this vintage card.

Notes about the Copic markers:
I used a different combo for the rich, dark hair - E57-47-79
I used a different red combo for her dress - R35-37-39
I tried a different green combo for the foliage - BG90-93-96-99  ... athough these greens look lovely and blend well together, this shade of green gets a little "lost" against her hair, so I will need to be more careful next time.

Faery Ink - digital stamp - Gabbie Holiday Belle
X-Press It - A5 blending card
X-Press It - Mask It
Mini Distress Ink - Old Paper
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ink Dauber
Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-11
Copic markers - hair - E57-47-79
Copic markers - eyebrow - E00-57 (tip-to-tip)
Copic markers - eyes - YG03-17-67 (tip-to-tip)
Copic markers - lips - E11 + R35
Copic markers - dress - R35-37-39
Copic markers - fur trim - E30-50
Copic markers - bell - C1-3-5-7-9
Copic markers - street lamp - C1-3-5-7-9 + Y000-11-13
Copic markers - foliage - BG90-93-96-99
Copic markers - berries - R35-37
Wink Of Stella -- clear glitter brush
A5 top folding card base
Ultimate Crafts - 12x12" patterned paper - Season's Greetings Collection
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Olive
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Forest
Ultimate Crafts - Season's Greetings - large mixed poinsettias
Ultimate Crafts - Season's Greetings - small mixed poinsettias

Sending a big Thank You to Faery Ink for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being our sponsor for Challenge #127 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - L and M are for?  L is for Love and M is for More
I have more than one layer and more than one flower
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Challenge #150 - Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 22 - Anything Goes
Colour It! Create It!  Show It Off! - June Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - #42 - June is full of Sparkle and Sprinkle
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - CHNC Challenge #337 - Anything Goes
with optional theme Non-Traditional Christmas Colours 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - CHNC Extra June 2017 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge Blog - Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #120 - Anything Goes + optional twist "Flag Day"
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 24 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge #355 - Vintage
Incy Wincy Designs - 5th June Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - PIP Challenge 1724 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes option Father's Day
SheepSki Designs Challenges - Challenge #3 - Girlz Rule
The 12 Months Of Christmas Link Up - Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
with optional theme Fur, Fluff, Feathers or Fins - there are fur trims on her dress
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Anything Goes for June 13-20


  1. This is such a lovely holiday card. Love your colours used, nice and rich. Thanks for playing along with us over at colour it, create it and show it off this month.

    1. Thank You Sue :)
      I'm really pleased with the rich red combo of her dress ... it was a new one to me and it has me thinking that I don't need to avoid red blends any more.

  2. Beautiful and Elegant Christmas card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  3. So Lovely. I would display this every Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door

  4. Hi this is a gorgeous card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 41 Anything Goes sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle. Hugs Jackie DT

  5. So pretty. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  6. Beautiful. Sweet image, fabulous colouring and design. Thank you for sharing with us at Fab n Funky this week.

  7. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. This is a gorgeous creation and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Love the poinsettia flowers.

  9. Lovely card with a gorgeous image beautifully coloured and great design, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  10. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes (with the optional theme of Fur, Fluff, Feathers Or Fins) challenge. Your Christmas card is wonderful… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog]

  11. This is a gorgeous Christmascard Tracy. I love the way you've designed it and the way you've colored it. The girl looks adorable.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  12. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us over here at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

  13. Lovely colouring. I like how the border, frames the image. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

  14. Love your coloring thank you for entering at CCCC

  15. Lovely card..

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Anila DT for

  16. Such a lovely card! Love your background techniques framing of this beautiful image! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  17. it's gorgeous Tracy

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  18. I love all details of your card. Thanks for joining us for our Creative Moments Challenge
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    creativEle DT

  19. What a wonderful holiday card. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Victoria DT for

  20. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  21. Wonderful card.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.


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