Sunday, August 1, 2010

Barely Vintage.........


My husband is the most vintage thing around here - followed by me!  I love how people decorate or create in the vintage style but when I try to do it, it just doesn't work.  My Pal Ann Schach is the guest designer this month at Always Playing With Paper and this week's challenge is to create a vintage card.  Ann is an absolute master of vintage creations.  I told her I would try to step outside of my clean and simple box just for her.  I think I have created a new style - CAS vintage.  I tried tearing edges - too messy - used the deckle scissors.  I tried sponging edges - too messy - cut them off.  I speckled the background of my stamped image and it almost gave me a heart attack - had to do it over cleanly.  But I do love the Lap of Luxury DSP and the vintage brad!  This will go to friend of mine who just retired - she is like the card - just barely vintage..................

14 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely wonderful, Linda! I love the Antique Brad and the gorgeous ribbon treatment! And just think...you are the inventor of Clean and Simple Vintage...I love the idea! Thanks for joining me at Always Playing with Paper, Pal!

Nance said...

Such a beautiful card, Linda! So soft and pretty--I think it is perfectly vintage. Love the combination of colors and the lap of luxury DSP is so rich! Your deckled edges are perfection--I can never use those scissors correctly. And the coloring on the flowers is gorgeous. I like your style of vintage! BTW, your new profile pic is great!

Hands On said...

Love your deckled edges! Perfectly vintage. You are right. That dsp is gorgeous. So slad you played along with Paper Players.

Mary Fish said...

absolutely stunning . . . just the right touch of vintage to still look like a Linda C. creation. Hugs, M

Kim said...

Gorgeous Linda!! Doesn't look like you stepped out of your comfort zone at all!! Perfectly you!!

Erin said...

Hooray for the comment about the new profile pic!
From,
The Photographer!

Patti MacLeith said...

This is SUCH a pretty card, Linda! I love it all.

Always Playing with Paper said...

I love this pretty card Linda. It is the perfect amount of Vintage! That DSP and the deckled edges are beautiful. Thank you for joining the Paper Players!
Lesley :)

Mary said...

I think your vintage card came out beautiful. :)

Mary

Steph said...

You are too cute. Love your card, barely vintage is perfect. I have a hard time speckling the background too. I haven't used my deckle scissors in a long time maybe I will get them out.

jaydee said...

Linda, as a vintage element myself ...... err... lets not go there!
I love this card. There is nothing wrong with clean and simple vintage:-) I love the color scheme you have created. The ribbon and the vintage brad are the perfect finishing touch. I haven't used the frame from the Just Believe set, but after seeing how beautifully yours turned out, I need to go ink it up.
All round fabulous card.
Thank you so much for joining the Paper Players this week.
Hugs
Jaydee

Selene Kempton said...

Another gorgeous creation! This totally rocks!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Linda your card is gorgeous!!! I can so see you doing that, its what I do too. You made me laugh today... Hugs,

Mickey Roberts said...

LOL! Great story, Linda! CAS is always so much easier on the eyes and a WHOLE lot less messy. Great card, too! Your friend is lucky to have you!