Sunday, 1 September 2013

Vintage Farm Scene Card

It's the first of the month and that means another challenge on the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog.  The theme this time is "Vintage".......

.....and this is my card - a vintage farm scene.

I've mentioned before that the same card done in a different colour can totally change the look of it and is great for when you're lacking ideas. This was one of those occasions.

I was looking through photos of my old card designs for inspiration, when I came across this card that I made in July last year. There's no modern machinery in it and I thought if it was done in sepia it might make a nice vintage card. So that's what I did.

I tweaked the design slightly but although they're essentially the same card, I think they look quite different. 

Today's card is stamped on kraft card. It has quite a rough surface and my ProMarkers and ink didn't blend very well on it but I think it adds to the rustic/vintage feel.

I also tried to incorporate a lot of texture. The scarecrow's coat is a printable burlap (hessian) paper (bought from the Silhouette Store) that I printed out onto textured card. I used some Distress Ink to distress it (how appropriate!). 

The edges of the card were distressed by very carefully running a pair of decoupage snips along them. I knew I would find a use for them one day!

The embellishments were a free gift with an old Mollie Blooms magazine. That's also where I got the idea for the bow from. I thought it was perfect for this card.

I hope you like my card. There's lots of fab projects from the rest of the DT and I look forward to seeing this month's entries. Don't forget that there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner.

Congratulations to this month's winner and Top 5. As always the entries were stunning. There's so much inspiration there.

Before I go, as my card features poppies I thought I'd also share this photo that I took a couple of days ago when I was out walking Maya.

It's a white poppy and I'd never seen one before. If I'd seen it before I made my card I would have left one of them white. 

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  1. wow-love the vintage look to your card. Never seen a white poppy either, what a find.

  2. Lynne love how you revamped your old card, which was wonderful. This new version has the perfect vintage look and as usual you attention to detail is superb.Love this a truly inspiring piece.

  3. Isn't it amazing how two similar cards can be soooo different I love them both .

    This version is spot on for the theme and is really lovely xx

  4. Fantastic variation on this card Lynne. I love changing a background to get a different piece This should really inspire!! x

  5. Gorgeous card, Lynne it is so Vintage, I love the way you have wrapped the scene around the sentiment ... which just happens to be my all time favourite Clarity quote. It's perfick!! xxx Annie

  6. Another lovely inspiring card love this Lynne.

  7. I do like the original but the vintage copy is just wonderful! I love red with 'Kraft' colour. Brilliant x

  8. Fantastic card Lynne. I really do aspire to create work like yours xx

  9. Stunning work Lynne, and it is great to see how the same card looks in different always I find your work really inspirational...hugs. X

  10. Really love this card Lynne. I like the way kraft card seems to tone down everything.xx

  11. Wow Lynne this is fabulous! It's amazing how different the two cards look! I like the addition of the ribbon!
    You always bring us great inspiration! X

  12. Fab idea Lynne, love the red and brown colour contrast x

  13. Lovely Vintage country scene Lynne - with the Kraft card it makes it look quite Autumnal too. Love the colourful version too which is obviously Summertime xx

  14. What a great idea Lynne, I love your clever thinking and interpretation xx


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