Monday, 26 November 2012

A Vintage Christmas

I am feeling verrrry Mondayish today - and cold!!  And then they tell me it's about to get colder?  Oh No!  This is all the excuse I need to stay indoors and create though, and this weekend I have been getting digital to create my Retro-Vintage card which I am showing off in Marvellous Magnolias for their Non-traditional Colours theme and Tilda's Town for their Anything Goes theme.
This card came about after I'd seen some gorgeous retro-vintage cards, crackers and gift tags at my local garden centre and I was immediately whisked back to my own childhood.  I stood gazing at them for absolutely ages, pondering on whether or not to go spend.  However, being a crafter, you can't help think "Hmm... I could make that myself!".  So I came home and parked myself at the pooter for a couple of hours.
First I took the image which I had previously coloured with pencils, and I scanned it onto my pc.  Then I played around with some photo-editing software and came up with this 'Vintaged Tilda'
Original image                                     Edited image

Next I took the edited image and played around re-sizing it and created a digital stamp with it.  I then made the background paper in Craft Artist and stamped the image all around it.  After that I printed out the sheet and used it as my background paper.  Here is the finished card:

The whole thing is mounted on Kraft Kard which I think gives a wonderful Retro/Vintage look.  I didn't stop there though - I was so proud of my efforts I went on to make several more with some of my other images, and I had the best time ever creating this card with non-traditional Christmas colours!  I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!  Hope to see you back soon! :o) xx


  1. Gorgeous card, I love what you've done, especially the paper.
    Hugs Bex xx

  2. Hi Anne I saw this on clever is the backing paper. I too just love all the retro cards around..they are my childhood off to a tea!
    Jane x

  3. Fab work with the paper!! All the details are wonderful too!!
    Cinzia xx

  4. OMG, this is so clever!!!! Your colouring is out of this world! Thanks for joining us this week at Marvelous Magnolia and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  5. I love it! Really great idea to make your own background paper.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  6. WOW I really love this! Thanks for joining us this at Tilda's Town this week! Hugs Carla.

  7. WOW I really love this! Thanks for joining us this at Tilda's Town this week! Hugs Carla.

  8. This is fabulous, Anne and so creative. I love the vintage look on Tilda. You color so beautifully and then to modify it like this is just awesome. Love all the embellies and the wonderful stitching.
    Cathy Lee

  9. Incredible coloring on your Tilda. Magnificent card. Excellent idea to have to create your own paper by taking back your Tilda. Bravo !


  10. beautiful card! I love the vintage effect! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week.

  11. This is a beautiful card, thanks for joining in our Anything goes challenge at Tilda's Town this week. Teresa xx

  12. Beautiful card, and GREAT idea with creating your own paper, the result is woderful! So creative!

    Hugs Jessica

  13. great the editing, sewing, and your attention to detail!


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