Saturday, 30 May 2015

Vintage at Allsorts



Good morning, time for another challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy Mouse is going all 'Vintage'. Our sponsors are Jiggery Makery and Jessica Lynn Originals.

It's been a fabulous week with our Allsorts Birthday challenge and the winner of the Tattered Lace £50 voucher can be found on my post of last evening on the challenge blog. The DT's offering prizes will announce winners on their own blogs and the winners of my Tattered Lace dies are:
and

Well done to you both, please mail me with your full names and postal addys.

Now onto my artwork, I recall a discussion in blogland a few years ago when it was being debated if Vintage had to be tones of brown and dusky pinks as that seems to be the perceived idea, but I think since that time it's been accepted that Vintage can be any colour, it's more the style of the piece that reflects the style, well that's certainly the road I am going down with one on my pieces today.

So following that principal my first card is blues and greens with a touch of brown thrown in for good measure. It's actually a card I made some time ago for Stamp Addicts but I never did get round to blogging it so today seemed like a good opportunity. 

The background is of course Dylusions and stenciled grunge paste, some random stamping and splattering's of frantage along with SA clock and retro flowers, seed beads in the flower centers and seam binding.


But just in case I made a second card in browns and pinks, distressed the DP which is a piece from my stash and used some hessian across the card. I coloured the lace and seam binding with distress inks, cut two hears using Tattered Lace essential hearts, some roses, pearls and TL Cherish sentiment.

Happy weekend all.

42 comments:

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda, hard to choose a fave, xxx

Helen said...

I agree with you, vintage to me is style rather than colour, but loving your vintage cards!

AnyOldCraft said...

I think the reason many goes for the browns and creams is because it was the era of sepia toned photos.
Your cards are beautiful Brenda and both fitting the vintage theme beautifully :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards love the vintage style....congrats to the lovely winners...have a lovely weekend.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Sue said...

These are stunning Brenda. The blues and greens on your first card are so beautiful and I also love the soft colours on your second card. As always your detailing is wonderful!
Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Love your browns and pinks vintage card, so romantic!

Sarah said...

These are both fabulous interpretations of vintage Brenda, I'm afraid it rather confuses me as does shabby chic!! I associate vintage with aged National Trust country and manor houses and look at the fabulous colours some of those have to share so your beautiful blue and green creation is spot on!! xx

Georgiana said...

Both are so pretty! I have problems with creating vintage, but you make it look so easy. Nicely done!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice cards
congrats to winners
have a nice weekend

Andreja L. said...

WoW Brenda, what a lovelly cards you made! I like both :-))
Hugs,Andreja

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Brenda
Two beautiful cards today. I always struggle with vintage because of the brown theme it immediately conjures up but your two cards are so pretty but still look vintage. Perhaps I need to rethink my ideas of vintage.
Enjoy your weekend
Lesley

Whisper said...

Both are simply stunning, Luv Sam x

Helene E said...

Love your technique! Have a wonderful weekend

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow your first card certainly entertains the eyes Brenda, love the greens and blues together and your use of stencils and texture, just stunning. Love the second one too, in a different way it's equally as beautiful, more serene and definitely has that shabby, vintage feel to it. Have a great weekend and congrats to your winners.
Lorraine

Robin said...

These are both so beautiful. I love the details on the blue flowers and the distressing you've done. Congrats to the winners...maybe next time it will be me. Those dies are beautiful. Hugs, Robin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous vintage makes, especially love the bottom one x

Craftnut said...

Beautiful makes for this weeks challenge. Tracy x

Pat said...

Two gorgeous cards Brenda, I love the vibrant colours of the first and the beautiful pinks and browns of the second. Enjoy your weekend.

Pat xx

Craftyfield said...

I love your choice of colours for the first one! Lots of Shabby, Vintage and Mixed media details on this card and I love the overall effect.
xx

Joan said...

Oh wow Brenda, two more fantastic cards, I love the blues and greens of the first one and all the gorgeous flowers and frantage, the second one is more muted but equally gorgeous !

Joanx

Berina RGA said...

wow!! beautiful cards Brenda!! The second one is so beautiful!! but the first one is my favorite!! love the colors... the ribbon is awwesome...

KandA said...

Both wonderful vintage cards Brenda, especially love the second with all the fabulous textures xx

rachel said...

I adore both these makes Brenda - but the blue one has a real wow factor - love it to pieces!!! Hope you are having a good weekend - hugs rachel xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards, Brenda, and congratulations to your lucky winners!

Elizabeth said...

Two beautiful cards, Brenda, I don't know which one I like best. In fact, I love both equally :) Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous card, love the blue and green and that bow and gorgeous embellishments on the second card.

Kath x

Jackie said...

OMG Brenda, I love the second card, so chic, but The firest is really stunning, I love the wonderful colours combo on it :o)
Jackie xx

Gerrina said...

Love how you used not so common colours for vintage on the first; they look great with the gold and all the layers. You can tell this is my favo of the two beautiful cards... Enjoy the weekend!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning cards both of them! The top one with all the textures is so cleverly put together, and I love the elegance of number two. I could not pick a favourite....

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda these are two very beautiful vintage style cards the colours and designs of both are top notch, I love them
hugs
lorraine x

walchowDesign said...

Love your non-brown vintage card - it gives a brighter look than the usual brown ones, Brenda!

walchowDesign said...

Love your non-brown vintage card - it gives a brighter look than the usual brown ones, Brenda!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Brenda, these are drop dead gorgeous!! I just love the colours and wonderful mixed media palooza going on with your first card, what a beauty! Your second card has a lovely shabby feel to it, can't resist that!! Two incredible pieces, love em both! hugs :)

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Brenda,
beide Karten hast du wieder mit so viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet,die 1. gefällt mir besonders gut,
glg ulrike

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful card designs, Brenda! Love the textures and layers on your steam-punky-floral masterpiece - both cards are lovely. I am beginning to feel a little better. Still difficult to use my fingers, as my hand-eye coordination is very poor, and the fatigue is exhausting! LOL But I can sit up now for brief periods of time, and enjoy doing some things around the house. I have missed you and your pretty cards very much. love, de

mags said...

Two gorgeous makes Brenda and both very vintage. Well done to the winners.
Mags
x

Paper Profusion said...

Both are beautifully vintage Brenda. Gorgeous cards. Nicola x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both beautiful Brenda, I like both
Kevin xx

Michelle J M said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the colours of the first one. Michelle x

Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda, can't choose my favourite, both are gorgeous;-))m

PatR said...

Wow Brenda love these two cards. The blue one is my particular favourite, the colours are gorgeous. XX

Rhonda Miller said...

These cards are both gorgeous. Thank you so much for a chance to win.