Vintage challenge


...well it all started last week when I entered a vintage challenge  at Our Creative Corner  with two cards, one red and other green. I read the the requirements of the challenge a couple of times and thought yep I meet the criteria!

So I entered them all pleased with myself until later, when I recieved lovely emails on both cards from the blog saying, unfortuantly they couldn't be entered because the rules specifically say NUTURAL colours no red and no green lol.

I felt a bit foolish because I knew that, but when I come to make the cards I had totally forgot (being in my Autum years strikes again) anyway today I decided to have another go using the right colour scheme.

I collected together some bits and bobs papers etc...


I really wanted to use the red poinsettia but needed to change its colour which proved to be more difficult that I first thought. I used different paints and sprays but each time it turned pink. Finally I thought of Gesso derrrr!  That would have helped to use that first. I finally got it a reasonable colour. I added some sparkle and liked the aged look it finally developed.




 I layered different papers onto the card some distressed and some plain. I had a braclet that I didn't wear so cut up, and stuck the pearls on the card along with lace.  

And so here it is 






Thank you for looking your comments appreciated 

Hugs Debs xxx







Deborah Wainwright
Deborah Wainwright

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10 comments:

  1. Stunning card, very special. Someone will get a wonderful keepsake.

    Hope u win the challenge! :-) xxx

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  2. This looks lovely, especially the effect of the torn paper and the distressed edges. You really demonstrated the varied effect you can achieve with neutrals. Well done! And sometimes it's so easy to get really involved with a project and completely forget the criteria! Good luck with this one: it's beautiful! Julie Ann xx

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  3. OMG, Deborah,

    this is such a brilliant make! LOVE what you did with that flower and all the layering and the bling!! A very festive and joyful card and sooo gorgeous! I am happy you joined us again - I know how hard it is NOT to use reds and greens with X-mas makes - I struggled with mine too ;)

    Thank you for being so persistent at entering our challenge at OurCreativeCorner again - I LOVE your card!

    Claudia x

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    1. Oh thank you Claudia for lovely comment. I really making this card x

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  4. This is totally gorgeous, - love all the layers and textures you have created, a beautiful vintage piece! The poinsettia was so well worth all the effort you put into it, it looks absolutely amazing now!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Our Creative Corner!

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    1. Thank you Astrid your comment means a lot to me

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  5. Your card is stunning, I love the addition of the pearls - they are a gorgeous addition to your beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

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  6. This is so gorgeous! A perfect addition to our challenge so thank you so much for sharing with us. I am so glad you didn't give up with the pesky poinsettia - because the effect is stunning and well worth doing! Thanks again for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

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  7. Thank you for your lovely comment Laura x

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