Thursday, January 24, 2013

You Color My World!

      Just stopping by to share my card as Guest Designer for this week's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. Our theme this week is
      We would love to see how you interpret the theme in your choice of projects for this challenge.  To be eligible to win prizes or be selected for the "Top 3" awards, follow the challenge theme and upload your entry into the C.R.A.F.T. challenge Inlinkz by Wednesday, January 23rd.
       For my entry, I attempted my first "vintage" card using a black and white vintage image that I found on Pinterest. (Yikes, no copics!)  I just love these images so much so that I collated a "board" on my Pinterest page just for them! I wanted to add the little splash of color to one or two objects that you see in some of the old images, and I no longer have my Zig Photo Markers  so, my son, Tim, showed me how to add a splash of color and using Photoshop.  First, we made the image a "sepia" color and then added pale blue to the boy's shorts and peachy-pink to the little girl's shorts.  It was easier than I thought. I printed the image using an Inkjet printer onto white cardstock. I will be playing with this technique more...I just love this pic!

       Now, putting the card together was not so easy!  I need to find my comfort zone making this type of card. If you could only see my craft table- I had everything I could find out on it- buttons, bows, lace, pearls, flowers, ....trying to find a way to put it all together.  Not so easy for me.  It was still fun to move outside my comfort zone and try something new!  I just love how some of these beautiful cards are put together and there are some talented artists out there whose vintage cards just amaze me!
      The design paper is from Pion.  I can never get enough of these papers and they are so perfect for a vintage look.  They come 4 6" coordinating pieces on a 12" sheet. If you want to see what they are like, check out the Pion Pinterest page HERE, or click on my "pinterest" button on my sidebar... when you click on any paper collection, it will open a board with those papers and tons of projects made with them!
     The pearls, shabby seam binding and tulle trim are from Live and Love Crafts - I bought the seam binding in all the beautiful colors they have!  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and my stash.  The lace and velvet ribbon is from The Ribbon Girls. The metal corner was colored with Tim Holtz white Pearl paint Dabber and sprinkled with Glamour Dust, as was the chipboard heart.  All edges of the papers and embellies were distressed with Walnut Stain or Tea Dye distress ink.  Last, the die cut flourish is from Magnolia.

    Why not take a look at what the Design Team has created to inspire you and then create your "love" theme project for our C.R.A.F.T.challenge. Thanks for stopping by and as always, thank you for your kind comments. Have a great day!

19 comments:

krafty-kutz said...

So pretty, I love he vintage look x

Alyce said...

awwwwww so cute!!! i love the image and how you altered it in photoshop...great idea! the details are so pretty and shabbily perfect. beautiful work :)

Cathy Lee said...

This is darling, Ann. So vintage looking and love how you added some color to the photo.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous vintage style card. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons
Hugs Kelly

Tracie Dean said...

I think your card turned out beautifully.

Your embellishments are perfect and your image is lovely!!

Happy Crafting
Tracie

Allison said...

very pretty
thanks for joining us at Charisma
Allisonx

Michele Roos said...

Good Morning sweetie. This is just gorgeous and love the colours. Hugs Michele xxx

brenda said...

A super creation for our 'Ribbon and Flowers' theme Ann Marie.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

B x

julieprice3 said...

This is gorgeous, love the pretty flowers and trim so sweet
Hugs Julie P

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Bearly Mine Challenge. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Angela D said...

Very pretty card, love the image thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Hugs
Ang
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ann Marie :-) I love the vintage look of this ,, stunning !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Louise said...

Hi Ann!
Maybe you struggled a bit with this but girl: ITS LUSH, LUSH, LUSH, LUSH!! I love it!
Stunning little picture and so many gorge flowers - amazing job!

Thanks for joining us at LLC :)
Welcome back! Hugs, Louise

Tracy said...

Beautiful Ann Marie! There are so many gorgeous embellies on here and that image is adorable. I'd say you found the perfect combo in all the goodies you drug out. :-) Hugs!

Julie P said...

Beautifully done, Thanks so much for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge
Hugs Julie P

CaroleAnn said...

Wow! Just beautiful and you made it look easy! Hugs

Rose said...

Ann Marie, your beautifully tinted vintage photo looks fabulous on this pretty card. Lovin' your use of the pearl frame, seam binding, various roses, netting and die cuts too! Your placement of these items made your card quite stunning. I smiled the whole time I read your post. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Kjersti said...

What a great card Ann Marie, beautiful colours, gorgeous embellishments and the cute little couple really made me smile:)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Ann Marie, I do hope your son is now a lot better and you will be able to make a card for us next week. A stunning and beautiful card I love that cute image to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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