Monday, 24 October 2011

Distressed Christmas...(stressed Christmas might be more apt!)

Hi guys, back again!  Been having a bit of a swap around between mine and MIL's house - we went to Ikea in Warrington for the first time, on Friday and OMW I could have bought the entire shop!  Saw so much beautiful furniture...if only...anyhow, MIL bought herself a new dining table, so I relocated hers to my craft room (it was actually my Nan's table originally, so has seen some history!)  What a difference a bit of space makes!?!  Don't suppose it'll have that much space on it by the end of the week - heck tomorrow even, but as it is, the wonderfully empty workspace made my creativity flow and I sat and made a card to share...
...the digi is one of my own and is coloured with Promarkers - I went for a vintage theme, so printed off the red vine paper from the stocking design set on the 12 Cards of Christmas and found a piece of the lantern music paper in my scrap drawer.  I added a paper doily for a touch of delicacy and a lovely organza ribbon and bow, with berries that have been in my box for at least 5 years and wire twirls.  Everything was inked with either Vintage Photo or Walnut Stain Distress Ink (my 2 favourite colours!) and a touch of Glamourdust and Glossy Accents highlighted the image...
...I felt it needed a couple more elements, so cut the Nellie Sellen fancy corner and nestie 'hinges' to add some interest.  The little stamp sentiment is from the postbox sentiment sheet from the 12 Cards of Christmas and I finished the stocking with adhesive pearls.  The finished card has a lovely aged, vintage feel, which I really like - hope you like it too!  Thanks so much for taking the time to visit...Lisa X
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Vintage Christmas
#89 Layer upon layer
Burgundy, Gold, Green & Cream


Vicki said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, very vintage I must say ;) I love the Christmas stocking image and all the Christmassy colours (I do love Christmas).

Vicki x

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.i love the gorgeous vintage colours and distressing and your image and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Colette said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, the corner die and glossy accents are perfect finishing touches.
Colette xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous vintage creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous card! Love the elegant design and the touches of glossy accents on the baubles!! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx