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Thursday, 25 October 2012

"Make your own Background"

Well I thoroughly enjoyed my first challenge with It's all about the Vintage and visiting your blogs.  It's time now for a new challenge and this time we would like to see your vintage/retro/old fashioned projects where you have created your own background.

I have made two card; one feminine and the other suitable for a man or boy!

My first background has been inked using distress inks, stencilled and then stamped using flourish stamps and my long forgotten about tapestry flower stamps.  I then added the old book page for detail.



My second card has used greyboard as the background which has been gessoed, painted, crackle medium applied and then painted again to give the cracked aged appearance.  It worked out pretty good and works well with the image used.


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Thank you for stopping by ..... I have been a little absent in blogland due to preparing for a craft market ...it's been a little hectic lol but I am getting there slowly.   Suzanne ~x~

7 comments:

Caroline said...

These are beautiful I love the colours. Caroline xxx

chris cesar said...

beautiful cards , vintage as i love!
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Chris

Nonni said...

Hi Suzanne, lovely makes! Both of them are so beautiful, I can't decide my favorite. :)

hazel said...

Two stunning cards Suzanne - the colours on the first one are beautiful.
xxx Hazel.

Marge said...

I really love this cards. Especially first one. Wonderfully card=)!

Elborgi said...

so nice cards1
Elma

Fliss said...

Couldn't remember if I'd said how much I love these 2 creations Suz so had to wait til the comments popped up - what am I like!
Both beautiful and love the shabby chic look and sweet images.
Hugs, Fliss xx

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