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Monday, 3 February 2014

up, up and away..... fussyandfancy challenge - vintage

Today's cards where inspired by Emma Williams who is one amazing crafter. If you would like to visit her blog you can do so here.
I started with a piece of taupe card and stamped the hot air balloon (freebie in a craft magazine) in coffee archival and clear embossed it. Next i stamped it 3x per balloon on graphic 45 paper eeeeeeeek. Yes I finally did it! I have cut into my g45 papers!! Unheard of, but needs must.


I decoupaged the image to make it look more realistic. I coloured the 2 blue bands with broken china distress marker. Then i stamped the trees in olive archival. I used 2 trees both from Clarity stamp. Then I inked some clouds with broken china distress ink and a make up sponge using a Clarity stencil. I stamped birds again from clarity stamp and then matted and layered on kraft card and another graphic 45 paper.
i finished it off with some twine, cogs and the compass from one of the Tim Holtz collections.
I made 2 slightly different ones for 2 of Alessandro's friends that have their birthday within a few days of each other.
Hope you like what i made, Theresa xx
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As both these cards have a vintagey feel i would like to enter them into the fussyandfancy challenge 106 that this time is  vintage.


7 comments:

  1. Fab cards hon - i love Emmas work so much too :-) xx

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  2. Love this Theresa and the finish is super.

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  3. Hi Theresa its me! These cards are lovely, I wish you lots of luck in the F&F Challenge.

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  4. Beautiful card, your backdrop is gorgeous and I love the dimensional balloon . Tracy x

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  5. Fabulous cards fabulous cards Theresa. How lucky are Allesandro's friends getting Graphic 45!
    Love the way you've given the balloon such dimension

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  6. These are fabulous Theresa love the balloon and well g45 paper why do we really not want to use it lol xx

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  7. Thank you ladies. and i must be getting the bug now. today i have hacked into a new sheet of g45! xx

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