Monday, 25 July 2011

Vintage Growing Green


I was drawn as a Verve Stamps voucher winner in the Mojo Monday 200th Challenge giveaway !!

I cant believe it as I'm never lucky enough to win anything, but when I've sorted it out I'll let you know what I've chosen to spend it on.

Now then, something else you wont believe?, I actually got a card made at Jacqueline's today.!!!

It's for her Make My Monday Challenge and its still Vintage but today had to include lace and pearls.

Again my colour scheme has been dictated by the downloaded image of the Vintage advert which is a peachy cream colour. Take a look and then I'll tell you how it evolved!

I started with a 5" cream card from my stash and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip.Next there is a Matt of brown card from my stash and Apricot Appeal, topped with Very Vanilla that has been sponged with CChip and stamped with the leaf from Growing Green ( I'm sorry it sneaked in without me thinking about it!!) in blotted Crushed Curry. I sponged some lace with CChip and wrapped it around the VVanilla, and the advert was stuck slightly off center. As I don't have any pearls, I borrowed 3 pink ones that Jacqueline had, but the pink was all wrong.

So I've tried an experiment and coloured the pearls with a brown peel off pen, and amazingly they turned brown but still kept the pearly luster. I know that brown pearls are very rare , but then so is my making a Vintage card!!!  See what you think of the pearls.

When I got home I realised that the darkness of the pearls unbalanced the card, so I stamped the GGreen leaf on brown pearly card and cut it out sticking it in the opposite corner. It still didn't look quite right so I stamped the leaf in CCurry on some cream card and cut a butterfly SB shapeabilities in the BS, sponged it in  CCurry and CChip and stuck it on the leaf.

I have then walked away and photographed it as I could feel myself tweaking and playing with it all night long. I'm not happy with it but at least I've had a go at a style way out of my comfort zone.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and hope you can call again soon


  1. Your card is lovely!thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great card, thanks for joining in with us over on Make My Monday.


  3. I'd never think this was outside your comfort zone Bev! I love the 'rare' pearls and the Growing Green leaf background. Congratulations on your win AND on being able to make a card at Jacqueline's! Vx

  4. Your card is lovely, good touch with the pearls, with a very pretty download picture. Thanks for trying something different with us at MMM. Caz

  5. Its good to step outside your comfort zone and I could never tell you have done so as your card is lovely. The brown pearls are to die for. Beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at MMM. Suzanne B

  6. It's a lovely card Bev - even more so because I was actually there when you made it! Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week - Jacqueline xx

  7. Awesome card! Great design and colours! Congrats on your win too!

  8. Wonderful card--and congrats on the win!!!

  9. This is beautiful Bev and such a clever tip about the pearls too. Will have to try that. You went to a lot of trouble with the card but it looks really lovely.
    Thanks for joining in again at Make My Monday and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  10. Great image for this theme - lovely card


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