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