This weeks theme at One Stop Craft Challenge is Vintage, so we would love to see your distressing, inking or vintage ephemera this week :) We are sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts where the very generous Shelley is offering the winner a £10 voucher to spend at the online store. This is a fab prize, as there is always lots of great new stuff to choose from.
Now if I was asked to pick one of my cards that I feel really reflects my personal taste and style, then this would be it. I am a huge fan of the Pre-Raphaelites, poetry and classic literature. Whilst I love making cute, whimsical and girly cards, this style is a lot closer to my heart and often think I should spend a little more time exploring this side of my creativity.
I recently won this image from Dezinaworld which is based on a painting by Frank Cadogan Cowper called Vanity. I use this as my blogger avatar (as you can see), so I was thrilled to get this digi-image to play with.
I hand-stitched and distressed HOTP paper pizzaz 'Heritage' papers, I coloured the flesh tones and dress detail with PM's and inked the rest of the image. The flowers were an ebay bargain and the pearls, ribbon and brads were from stash.
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Make it Girly
Crafts & Me - Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Fab Sketch
The Stamp Man - Show some stitching
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it up
One Stitch at a Time - Pearls and Swirls
Allsorts Challenge - Free & Easy
Thanks so much for looking and good luck to everyone entering these challenges,