Good Morning Friends,
Once again I have to say a massive thank you for your comments on my last post and for hopping over to Sam's blog and leaving a message there....you are all too wonderful for words!
Today's card is a DT post for Nicecrane ...the fabulous collection of vintage images, both pre-coloured and for colouring yourselves. You can view and buy at Nicecrane Designs
I usually colour for my DT posts, but I have a few lined up and this one is pre-coloured. I just love these vintage post card images. I have combined my DT project with my Sunday Stampers offering this week, as Hels theme is 'Girls Talk' - projects featuring females -and well this certainly fits!
I have combined the portrait from Nicecrane with a bathing belle stamp from Crafty Individuals. I stamped on some ' I do like to be beside the seaside' paper from Pink Petticoat using black archival and heat embossed with clear powder, but otherwise left uncoloured.
I used my sewing machine (it is so handy that it's now on the next desk!) and stitched around the edge of the image, which I had matted and layered on to some pale turquoise card (by Tilda, left over from another project).
The pre-coloured image was die cut using a scalloped oval die by Spellbinders and inked at the edges. I inked the edges of virtually every element of this card using Rusty Hinge distress ink. I cut a rough oval shape using Tilda card and sewed around it, then mounted the image on it. I used some turquoise card, die cut with the Oval die to make a small divide on the card between the images.
To finish I embossed a piece of kraft card with the 'That Special Touch of" Rope Mask that I have been using a lot with my projects for Sam, through my Grand Calibur and then stitched around the edge. I then added the sentiment, some hessian, string, voile and a little sea shell from my California Collection (yes I really have a collection of shells brought back over the years... they don't usually get used on cards though, so this card was honoured!)
That's it from me for today...I have the next week off work, except for attending one meeting and today I am off on the bus to Bath to meet a friend for lunch. With work schedules we don't get to see each other often enough, so I'm really looking forward to catching up with her.
This Saturday, Julia Watts is coming along to demo all day for my friend Amy's shop, so I am going to be helping out and am really looking forward to it. I will be back tomorrow though!
Many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Love and Hugs