Sunday, 10 July 2011

The Beach

A card for 2 challenges:

Crafty Catz #90 - Vintage Look
Totally Papercrafts #74 - The Beach
I do love this stamp from Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque). Both the main image and the  poem on the post card are from them. The post card header is from Creative Expressions.

To keep the vintage look I have used cream card for the base A5 blank, which was tinted at the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The main image was stamped on watercolour card with Timber Brown Stazon ink and the picture was water coloured with three different tones of Distress ink to give an aged sepia effect. The edges were then tinted with more ink to give a vignette. Crocheted lace was bonded to the back of the image . The post card was made in the same way, without the lace.

To finish an old gold bow was added as an embellishment.


  1. Hi Shirl, This is sooo fabulous, oh I do love it, the image, postcard and verse on there is brilliant.xx

  2. I like the colours, very effective, makes it look like an old sepia postcard.

  3. ooooo this is gorgeous hun and just perfect for our challenge this week at crafty c atz thank you for playing along with us linda x

  4. Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image and I love the how you have antiquated your card,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge A Vintage Look and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

    Crafty Catz DT

  5. Hi Shirl
    a beautiful card, i luv the image & colour, stunning card,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  6. super vintage card, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

  7. Great card for our Vintage Look theme this week at Crafty Catz.


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