Tuesday 26 January 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge # 21

 Hi everyone. I've been a really bad blogger again. I've not posted anything on here for a whole week!
I have been busy and pre-occupied since I was last on, but hopefully, I am getting back on track. I thought I was last week, but everything I tried, didn't look right, wouldn't work or I was interrupted with stuff needing doing concerning mum's affairs or visits from family and taking hubby to all his GP appointments. (He had loads this week)! January is usually quiet and boring!!!
Hopefully, from now on, I can now spend some quality time with my favourite past time and what a way to start as I mean to go on...the latest Peachy Keen challenge! Whoo Hoo!
This week's challenge is to use something 'vintage' on your card or project.
Here's all the details......
  • Project can be in any format (with the exception of digital art, hybrid projects are totally ok!)
  • Must contain a vintage item or be inspired by something vintage. 
  • The vintage item(s) can be a postcard, old love letter, an old button, an aged photo – whatever peaks your interest!
  • Must contain at least one stamped image
Here is my card........

I used MME DP adhered across the lower half of my Bazzil base card. (It reminds me of vintage wallpaper).
As usual, I can't get the flippin' colours true to life. It's a lot more vibrant IRL.
I thought the image, PK-240, 'Say It With Flowers' was ideal for this challenge.
I used the little stamp in the set as a background pattern and glittered the centres of all the flowers with Glamour Dust, including the flowers in the bouquet.
(Although it's a contemporary stamp, it lends itself beautifully to the more vintage kind of card too).
I framed the image with a strip of lace before placing it on a Nestability oval frame.
I wanted it to have the look of a cameo. Did I succeed? Let me know.
I placed a metal flower brad/charm on the bow of the satin ribbon to look like a brooch.

I hope you like my card, but I know you're going to LOVE what the other awesome DT members have in store for you.  Pop on over to the Peachy Keen blog and take a peek at their fabulous work?
Why not take the challenge while you're there. You would be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize.

It's lovely to 'see' again.
Thanks for calling by
Viv xxx


Marisa said...

So nice to see you posting again :D Trusting it gave you a little reprieve amidst all the business this month has brought. Hope things slow down a bit for you in the near future so you can stamp a bit more. (((hugs)))

Jackie said...

It's just gorgeous Viv, I love those colours and the layout :o)
Jackie xx

Jackie said...

Sorry Viv, I forgot to say yes, it does look like a beautiful cameo :o)
Jackie xx

My Creative Time said...

Your card is beautiful Viv! You definitely captured everything that was required for this challenge!!
I definitely miss seeing your beautiful work!! Can't wait to see you back in full swing again:) Take care Viv & BIG hugs to you!:)

Nikki Foraker said...

BEAUTIFUL Viv!!! i LOVE the lace frame!!! GORGEOUS! you blow my mind every challenge!!! :o)


Lorie said...

Viv, this is just gorgeous! The paper is scrumptious, and the lace around the oval, the bow, and your embellies are perfect!! Lovely job, my friend!!

Love ya,

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, thats one stunning topper, the edging on the oval is gorgeous, and the papers are beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Janice W. said...

Hi Viv,
Your card is beautiful. It does look like a cameo. I love your attention to detail, the delicate flowers with the dainty pin. Very well put together! You are not a bad blogger. Good to "see" you!
Hugs, Janice

issy said...

Absolutely stunning Viv, its my kinda card. n I love it.


KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Dear Vivienne, You have created a mini masterpiece! This is just BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring is perfect as ever, papers are smashing as are the embellies!

I miss you dearly - hopefully we will both be back on track and not so busy to at least converse!

Thank you so much for yet another beautiful sample you have made for us! You are the bees knees!
Hugs to you my friend!
Lots of Love,

Anonymous said...

WOW this is just gorgeous!! You chose everything that goes together so well- the lacy border is beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

We'll still be here when you decide to post. You have been through so much. Take your time and come back when you feel ready. This is a very pretty card.

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Viv, Your card is beautiful and yes, it does look like a cameo! Love the lacy and scalloped oval behind the flowers!! Lovely Job!! Hope you're having a happy Tuesday!!