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

As both these cards have a vintagey feel i would like to enter them into the fussyandfancy challenge 106 that this time is  vintage.


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

  2. Love this Theresa and the finish is super.

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

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

  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

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

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