Saturday, September 24, 2011

Going Vintage and Blog Candy!

I had fun designing this for Fashionable Stamping Challenges "Vintage" theme, which runs two weeks. Since I don't do as much vintage or shabby chic, this took me a little out of my comfort zone!   However, that is what makes a challenge fun, whether you are part of the design team or a participant, don't you think?  Come on and strut your stuff at FSC, where stamps and ink are always in fashion and the required attire!  We are also strutting over to Gingersnap Creations for the "Gal Pals" challenge, which of course is why I used these cuties!
Now about the card!  The tape measure background and the ladies stamps are from Lost Cost Design, which were stamped on white card stock using Stazon Timber Brown.  I added my Distress Inks starting with the lightest color.  After it was distressed, I distressed it a little more by wrinkling my paper, which I then ran the darkest color over the raised areas.  I then ironed each peace to flatten.  The ladies I decided to stamp after I ironed the paper, because no one wants extra wrinkles on their faces!!  The flower was made cutting one of the Tattered Florals from glassine paper, that Diane at 1CardCreator was so sweet to send me for a try out!  Thank you, Diane.  Added a few seed beads with Glassy Accents around the edges and same in the center with a few pearls.  Added a piece of vintage lace from my Mom that I tea dyed.  I curled a few corners  and embossed the back panel with a Cuttlebug folder using  techniques from the Technique Junkies, which I cannot speak highly enough about!  So much of what I have learned is from being a member of this very talented and supportive group.  That being said, I would like to offer a ONE-YEAR ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION of the Technique Junkies Newsletter to one of my followers.  All you have to do is to let me know that you would be interested in participating in the Blog Candy giveaway and you are in. The winner will be announced in two weeks, with my next FSC post.  Good luck and this is open to anyone, even if you already are a TJer!
Speaking of "Vintage,"  I was so honored that Cindy from Shabby Chic Girl's Club featured me on her new blog.  Stop by and have a visit and give Cindy a hello.  Oh and you can see what was featured of mine and other artist with a multitude of talents!

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you at FSC!  Have a lovely weekend!

Inks:  Stazon Timber Brown, Distress Inks Old Paper, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw,  Tea Die, Vintage Photo
Stampin Up Card Stock, Whisper White, Natural Ivory, Cocoa
Glassine Paper, Cuttlebug folder, Brads, Tim's Hammer, Lace, Distressing Tool

43 comments:

Debi said...

Great vintage piece Terry, looks great :) Debi x

Ali Manning said...

This is stunning, Terry - you'd never tell that you didn't do this style often - it looks awesome!

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliant piece - so vintage and fun, too. I LOVE that image of the women and use it often. Great Blog Candy, too - awesome! Thanks for the inspiration x

Lynn Stevens said...

Love your shabby chic, you should do it all the time! I have that same stamp and it always cracks me up! hahaha!
Now off to see whats on Cindys blog!
hugs Lynn

donna said...

I would love to win your prize. I second that your card certainly doesn't look like you are out of your comfort zone. That is a great image and so is your background. All very inspiring..cheers..Donna

Sharon said...

Terry this is fantastic - love all the "vintage style" elements! Great ruler background and calendar.

2amscrapper said...

Delightfully vintage and perfect for the Gal Pals challenge--thanks for joining us again at Gingersnap Creations, Terry!

Basement Stamper said...

I love the background and that stamp always cracks me up!

Sarah said...

I loooove this card! The sentiment is hillarious with those ladies and the rulers and calendar stamps are fabulous! I would love to win a year with TJ's! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is one brilliant piece of work hun gosh and you said,you do not,do this style often well you should hun as its a super piece of work,love that lady hugs cherylxxxx

Ira said...

Fantastic piece again Terry and I love how you think of just about everything, even the wrinkles on the women's faces, superb! These are some fine stamps you used, too, btw! Isn't it wonderful that Cindy's featuring us bloggers? Congrats on being featured too my friend!! Would love for you to count me in on the blog candy, there's still so much I could learn from you and your techniques!! Have a great Sunday, hugs, Ira

Shirl said...

So not surprised you were featured on Cindy's blog your work is amazing.

Was surprised to hear this challenge is out of your comfort zone (would never have believed it) as soon as I saw this piece it cried Vintage.

Love your write up and am going to pinch "required attire" adore it. I also wish I could iron my face tee hee.

Hugs Shirley x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Terry, this vintage feeling is really outstanding, a wonderful card.

craftattack said...

Great stuff! Valerie

lynne said...

Hi Terry
So much to chat about first your card.
Oh I love those women, would they adopt me as a Grandchild!!!! Also your touch of vintage lace (especially for me LOL). A well thought out card which is perfectly vintage.
I would love to be included in your Giveaway. That is such a generous gift, thank you for that opportunity.
Congratulations on being featured!! Cindy is an incredible woman in the way she supports us and a lovely woman as you and I both well know.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Well this is gorgeous piece for someone who says they don´t do Vintage. I really like it and I don´t normally like Vintage so we are even then aren´t we. I have to go over to
Cindy´s blog to see what you are up tooooo and omg, when you say blog candy....a TJ newsletter....I think I do have to send you to Sicily after allllll........

Linda M. said...

Hi Terry, I really like your collage, I think the ladies might have waited a little too long. lol Congratultions on being featured on the Shabby Girls Club with your beautiful tag. Linda

artistamyjo said...

Great piece and love that stamp !
Hugs

Dezinaworld said...

Terry this is a beautiful piece, your work is always so lovely
I would love to win the subscription too so please count me in
hugs June x

Cazro said...

Terific vintage, are you sure you were taken out of your comfort zone? Looks as though you frequently do it. LOL Fabulous humerous stamp. Caz

Claire said...

Gorgeous work Terry, I love the stamps you've used and the glassine flower is stunning
Claire xx

Fliss said...

A fabulous creation Terry and those ladies make me smile every time I see them! Your flower is beautiful too.
Congratulations on being featured too.

Fabulous candy too so I'd be so pleased if you would count me in.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is just fabulous Terry, what a superb image. I love the crumpling (and the fact you didn't stamp the ladies till afterwards hehe)and the brown/sepia tones give it that very vintage feel.
Thanks for the chance to win an amazing blog candy prize, that is so generous of you.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

JP Card Crazy said...

Great card Terry...looks really vintage!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Terry, love how you did the background as well, you sure can do Vintage. Yvonne x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is totally "vintage gorgeous," Terry! I LOVE it! And I was so proud to feature you on the Girls' Club--so fun!! and your tag is bea-u-ti-ful!!!

XO
Cindy

Dots Dabbles said...

I love this card...that image is gorgeous Terry, so funny...and I have sooo many girlfriends that I could make a card for with that stamp...lol. You are a natural at Vintage! It's just all heart, and you have heaps of that!
Thanks for the chance at winning the blog candy...awesome!
Dot x

Mrs.B said...

Brilliant card Terry, I love this image of these ladies just sitting and waiting! Great vintage look to the paper, and I know those ladies were pleased you stamped them last!
Avril xx

Linda R. said...

Oh my gosh.. This is sooooo amazing. That image says it all.. I am still smiling. Your vintage piece looks great..

Hugs, Linda

Cindy-Up In Northern Michigan said...

Great Vintage card. Would love to win the prize and see what TJ is all about.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love your vintage card,Terry!!
XO Marie

Christine said...

Love your vintage piece and I think youo have a touch of vintage in most things you make!!! I would love to have a chance to win a subscription to TT. I joined for a year but failed to renew. I really need to do that.

I'm catching up and saw your last couple of posts!!! I especially love your primary colors piece!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Terry
this is just the cutest card and the stamps - I just love the group of "ladies"....adorable!
I wonder if they were happy because they didn't eat peas for dinner? ;) LOL!
Have a great week m'dear!

Jan said...

LOVE...LOVE! The sentiment and picture gives me the giggles! It does look like these sweet ladies have been waiting for "Mr. Right" for a long time :)

Jack said...

You ironed the paper!!! Well I was wondering what that iron in the corner of my room was for, LOL. Great card. xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv it, hope they finally got on the train!

Yvonne Garner said...

Just love this piece Terry! The first dear lady is the spitting image of my grandmother, now departed. Your details and techniques on this card are meant to be studied. Congrats on being selected as a featured artist! So well deserved! Best, Yvonne

1CardCreator said...

Awesome stamp Terry, this always makes me think of my MIL, one of the ladies looks just like her! The card is gorgeous, love all your techniques and the glassine flower is gorgeous! I love the seed beads you addes to it, it works perfectly on this piece. Thanks for the link too, take care.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful, Terry! Love that image and the Glassine flower. Can you come over and iron my face, please?!

Lucy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it, Terry. I can never get enough of the measuring tapes and I love the way you've anchored them under that wonderful fun image.

Ellie said...

A gorgeous creation, love the colors!
Ellie
xoxox

Marjie Kemper said...

BTW I forgot to say I'm definitely interested in the TJ blog candy :-)

Starr said...

Hi Terry, thanks so much for your note and a chance to win some blog candy, how exciting. Congratulation on being featured on Cindy's blog. I love your piece!
You piece, here is fabulous, you are an amazing artist!

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