Friday, 24 January 2014

Fussy and Fancy DT Card - Vintage

It's challenge time again at Fussy and Fancy, this fortnight our theme is "Vintage" and we're sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.
 I've used my new Papermania, Capsule Collection Parisian Blue papers for this project as they have a lovely vintage look to them, I've used my Tim Holtz distressing tool on the edges to shabby them up a bit and add to the aged look.
The stamp is from Imagination Crafts, I'm slowly amassing a fair collection of these, I really love them because they're so versatile.  I bought this one at the SECC in October, this is it's first inking and I have to say that I really enjoyed playing with it.  I used Distress Markers and a water brush to create a soft, washy background, then I used mica powders mixed with a little water to paint the wings.  The photos really don't capture the lustre that's there in real life.
To embellish, I added some cream organza ribbon with a large bow, stamped a sentiment with a Papermania stamp, then die cut it with an ornate, gold Spellbinders die, which cuts, embosses and debosses for a very pretty look, and finished with pearls in the corners.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Emerald Faeries - #51 - Things With Wings
Imagination Crafts - #7 - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - New - I used new papers and a new stamp
Ladybug Crafts - Give Thanks
Created With Love - #73 - Winged Things
Fantasy Stampers - #2 - Anything With Wings
Stamping With the Dragon - Winter Blues


  1. This card is a real beauty, love this shade of blue and your design of this project. Thank you for your inspiration!
    Anna xxx

  2. Gorgeous card! I love love love it! Beautiful colors. The image is adorable and it looks fabulous with the gorgeous papers. Hugs, Ivonne

  3. Wendy this is just so LOVELY!!! I too love the colours that you have used!! I just love dragonflies also!!

  4. Wendy this is truly one gorgeous card x

  5. Gorgeous! My DIL would love this she love dragonfly's! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!

  6. What a pretty vintage design, Wendy - I love the stamp. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers this time.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  7. Gorgeous card those butterflies are beautiful thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs Sue DT x

  8. Wendy your card is beautiful. Love the dragon flies and the DP you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Created with love challenge Winged things.
    Linda K. DT

  9. Beautiful card, the colours and the dragonflies are stunning. I so love to see script as a background.
    I'm so excited to be part of this amazing DT.

  10. Hi Wendy

    ♥ the Dragonflies. Oh i do I DO and the blues make them stand out so. Just lovely!


  11. Lovely vintage colours, and those dragonflies are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

  12. It's gorgeous as always, Wendy! Thanks for joining at Heck of a Challenge: New

  13. Hi Wendy! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the gorgeous blue papers you used and the dragonflies look lovely! I'm sure that the sparkle you added to the wings looks magical! I really love the dp's you used as they remind me of my grandmothers house when I was small. Your card is GORGEOUS!
    Don't forget to stop over at the
    DT BLOG to enter our candy chat!
    I hope that your having a great weekend.
    Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  14. so beautiful wendy.gorgeous papers and i love your colours and fabulous design.;D

    xx coops xx

  15. Lovely card. Love dragonflies. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  16. This is so pretty. I love everything about your design. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  17. a stunning card Wendy and amazing colouring - thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts this month and using one of our stamps. Hugs rachel x

  18. Fantastic card. Thanks for entering the Imagination Crafts Challenge. Chris x

  19. wow this is wonderful. I love your choice of papers. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries, good luck and hope you will join us again.

  20. Such a gorgeous card Wendy. Hugs, Vannessa x

  21. oh this is REALLY pretty. Thank you for joining us over on Stamping with the Dragon.
    Marleen DTL xx


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