Tuesday, May 26, 2009

2 Challenges in 1 :-)

I borrowed this Rubber Stampede Vintage penny farthing stamp from Nina at Binky Crafts, I thought it was perfect to enter this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge whose theme this week is 'Vintage' :-)
I made the background using Tim Holtz alcohol inks on glossy card, adding some gold mixative in with it too. I then used black stazon to stamp the image abd cut it out using a nestie. The papers were a gift from Nina too :-)
I sprayed the grungeboard die cut shapes with slate and plum glimmer mists, they look gorgeous in real life :-)
The sentiment is from a SU circular set which I layered onto a circle which had been stamped with the large wheel and added a large brad in the center.

I followed the fab sketch on the Mojo Monday Challenge they are having a special week this week, promoting awareness and fundraising for the Alzheimers charity. Did you know that people who do crafts are much less likely to develop this dreadful disease, it's true !! So when your hubby/family complain about how much time you spend cardmaking, just explain that you're just trying to keep your marbles :-)

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Lorraine x x


joey said...

Lorraine hun this is stunning! gorgeous backing I love that and wonderful details. Joey.xxx

Sammie said...

Whoa! How gorgeous is this?!?! I love the stamp, I love the colours, I love it all!

Yep! You thought right! Tis coredinations, scrunched and scuffed with one of those girly flower shaped sandpaper doobries! I couldn't resist the coredinations despite the fact my craft shop only had enormous packs -ouch! Even tho I've got so much of the stuff, I am still loathe to use it and just keep looking at it and stroking it LOL!

Am still struggling with the FF circles LOL! Nothing turns out right -tee hee hee! Having been shopping and got the lunch on (John comes home for luch every day and we have our main meal then!)I'm turning my mind to my next FF attempt... no wonder I didn't get the guest design spot -it was meant to be!

Hope you've got great weather over there and that you are able to enjoy it!

Sammie x

sam said...

Hey it's working now. Came by earlier and tried to leave a comment and the publish your comment check box was missing. Curse these gremlins in the system.
Loving this card Lorraine and your blog is fab.Just to let you know I have tried to enter this weeks challenge at SImon Says but the comment box is missing at the moment (when I can get on there that is). I will have another look later and keep trying.
Take care
Sam x

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very very cool! I love the eclectic look of this. You always do an amazing job reinventing the "look" of your cards!

crafting diva said...

Hi Lorraine thanks for visting my blog and leaving me a cooment this card you have made is tunning any man would love to recevie it. I know my dad would!!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Lorraine, this is stunning, I love it. Musy pop over to Mojo Monday as keep meaning too but so many challenges so little time!

Timcsoca said...

Wow Lorraine! Fantastic card!I love it!:)


Sue said...

Lorraine, this is a great card!
Love the vintage look you created.
Fun to go in another direction sometimes. TFS

Chris (catt871) said...

GORGEOUS!!!! You have to tell me your secret with the background..mine never look like that!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful vintage card Lorraine, that stamp is gorgeous, I think I have one similar somewhere lol!!
Had to laugh at your omments about Sketch and Stash, it's fortnightly purely because I need 2 weeks to make sure everyone who enters receives a comment lol!! I really couldn't keep up with a weekly challenge, I'd be frazzled!! You can always enter twice though ha ha!!
Loads of love Becky xx

Jacilynn said...

Wow, I love the metallic look. Really great image Lorraine! Beautiful

mueppi said...

Wow... Lorraine
how great is this card?
I love it!!
I have this paper bought in netherland! It is a block, but has no name!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Gisela

Jackie said...

Superb card, I love everything about it, especially the colours :o)
Jackie xx

Emma said...

Fantastic and so stunning....
Emma x

debhorst said...

wowsers--this is really great!! love the vintage feel that you gave this card!!

Crystal said...

WOW this is AWESOME!!!

Sharon said...

Sensational card Lorraine! I adore the way it looks so vintage by using all those warm metallic-type colours. Fab stamp too. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

Lorraine stunning Vintage card, I'm getting so much inspiration from the beautiful enteries we've had this week. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.Donna x