Sunday, 19 July 2015

Your clothes should be tight enough to show you are a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady

Today’s card features the new 1950’s Fashion from Saturated Canary, which I just knew I had to make for a friend’s birthday when I saw it.

I’ve actually managed to get my card done in time to join in Krista’s colouring contest.  That gorgeous full skirt was fun to colour and I think the pink looks lovely against the darker skin tone I’ve used.  I was going for an Indian skin tone as my friend is of Indian heritage.

Ever happen to you that you just feel impelled to go with a certain style?  Well it did for me, no matter what I tried to plan all I could see was a vintage style, luckily this lush image really suited that style and this card is going to a very feminine friend.

I followed the sketch over at Vintage Challenge to make up my card and raided my scrap bag for my papers.  I’m really chuffed to have actually used only scraps on the outside of this card, something I was basically forced to do as I have piled a whole lot of stuff in front of my paper holders!  The sketch featured lots of layers and I added in a few more, one extra designer paper layer just because I found a piece big enough in my scraps and loads of lovely embellies.  So I am also entering my card in the current challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room.

To help me decorate my card I’ve followed the mood board at We Love Vintage.  I raided my embellie stores with the mood board in hand and found the cute teapot, armchair and suitcase charms which I vintaged up with some modelling paste.  I picked up the oval frame from one image and finally broke out my Prima Shabby Chic Treasures making a picture frame using a Prima stamp.  I stamped the image quite lightly, maybe too lightly as when I added crackle paint it almost faded away but then it adds to the vintage feel of an old faded painting.  I used a Julie Nutting Mini Doll wood embellishment for the doll; I didn’t have any tiny 3D doll charms and another Prima resin for the mannequin.  I added a dress to the mannequin out of ribbon and lace, colouring the lace with Various Inks.  I also picked up the colours, the soft pinks and white, from the images and the flowers and lace.  To finish I covered off the outdoor images on the inside with some more lovely Maja Design papers.

I wish the Prima Rose Doily die I used was a bit larger so more would have shown through.  I picked out the leaves and the roses with texture paste and added embossing powder over the top and I think it turned out lovely, but unfortunately most of it is completely covered.

My pretty flowers are all from I Am Roses, they all started out white and I coloured them by brushing them with Tattered Rose Distress Ink, which really matched well with the rose trim I used.  As I have the requisite number of I Am Roses flowers I am also linking up my card in their current challenge.  I also coloured the pearl stamens I used with Tattered Rose, need to think of a better way of doing that as they are plastic and the ink did not take very well.

Skin E000, E31, E33, E37 (R20 cheeks)
Eye B00, B02, B05
Lips R35, R37, R39
Hair E39, T5, T9, 100
Outfit R56, R59, R81, RV34, V000, V01, V04
Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Shabby Pink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder ~ Geranium Coral Blush & Reindeer Moss Green
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Copper Flat-back Pearls from stash
Silver Armchair and Teapot Charms from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Spica ~ Lilac
Teresa Collins Basically Essential ~ Modelling Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Mowed Lawn, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye & Vintage Photo
House of Paper Romanesque Cardstock ~ Pearl
Ribbons & Trims etc
DMC Memory Thread ~ White Lustre
The Paper Studio Vintage Trim ~ Small Rosette Salmon Pink
Pink Satin Ribbon from stash
Prima Divine Collection ~ Clear Stamp
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. cute card and lovely image
    your coloring is beautiful.
    greetings from Anneke ( WLVC )

  2. So pretty, soft, and feminine!! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at I Am Roses!!!

  3. Beautiful card with lots of wonderful layers. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue - HIMCR DT

  4. Such a sweet card, lovely pink....
    Kind regards,
    Jacomijn (WLVC)

  5. It's a lovely card with a very beautiful image. It's so pretty colored....I love it.
    Hugs Plony (WLVC)

  6. Love your card and all the glamour on it, thanks for sharing. Hugs Liesbeth WLVC

  7. Cute card! Thank you so much for entering the Vintage challenge in July. Wish you a great summer :-)

  8. Thank you Emily for linking this sweet card to our July I Am Roses Anything Goes Challenge!
    Good luck!

    Alexandra, DT

  9. It is a original vintagecard! Thanks for joining WLVC.

    gr. Jacqueline

  10. What a beautiful card with sweet details. Thank you so much for joining us at Vintage utfordring.
    Hugs Åsalill

  11. I love the vintage style in your card....and also the color...thank's for playing with us at I am Roses....good luck :)

  12. You've colored the image to perfection and made a great thinking job on all the details on this card! It turned out gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining our monthly Anything Goes challenge at the I Am Roses!!!



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