Thursday, 11 September 2014

Something Vintage and Something Shabby

Hello everyone! I hope that everyone is well today. As my title suggests, I have something vintage and some shabby to share with you. I am using two collections, both designed by Kerry-Jean Watson. The above layout 'Laugh' uses papers from The Gentlemen Collection which you can purchase from Meg's Garden. I created a masculine themed layout using this collection and yes, I do incorporate flowers into them!

The photo is of my brother when he was little and I just love it! I added some extra stamping, some script stamps and splatter stamps once I had worked out the position off my elements. I fussy cut some of the ephemera elements and also die cut some banners. I inked the edges of these using dark brown ink to add definition to them. I also tucked in some trinkets, hemp and some Dusty Attic cogs which I also coloured in using chalk ink.

Hint: I keep left over cardboard packaging. I cut off small strips and glue it to the back of my photos so that I can tuck in embellishments. Using foam tape didn't give me as much height to add last minute fibres or embellishments.

I also fussy cut this element from one of the papers and die cut the banner. I used a chalk ink to colour in this chipboard title. I also used foam tape to add dimension.

Supplies from Meg's Garden

A Gentleman's Bike
A Gentleman's Ephemera P6413 and P6413A
A Gentleman's Automobile
Dusty Attic Mini Cogs
Oatmeal Coloured Flowers

Other: The Dusty Attic Dusty in Bloom Smokey Blue,  Prima Chalk Ink Dark Bark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Bobunny Midnight Frost Clear Stamp, Tim Holtz Spills and Splatters, Kaisercraft Duchess, Twine, Hemp, Scrapmatts Assorted Words, Spellbinders Foliage, Green Tara Cherry Blossoms, JustRite Label and Banner Dies, Watch Tinket and Charms.


My second project is a shabby chic card. I am using one of the papers from The Correspondence Collection mini pack. All of the papers have a neutral background, which make them perfect to personalise for any special occassion.

I love using die cuts in my cards. I created on open heart and added clusters of flowers. I also used some lace to compliment the lace featured in the paper. I added some flat back pearls which I had in my stash for some bling. I stamped my sentiment onto a tag and attached it using some foam tape again for some dimension.

Supplies from Meg's Garden
The Correspondence Collection Mini Papers

Other: JustRite Just the Right Words stamp, Memento Tuexedo Black, Kaisercraft Pearls Rose, Pearl Flat Back, Spellbinders Foliage, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Classic Hearts, Classic Scalloped Hearts and Back to Basics Tags, Key Charm, and Hemp.

Have a crafty day!

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  1. Oh these are adorable! I love the vintage/shabby looks and the beautiful colour combinations!

  2. Gorgeous layout and card as always. Love the picture on the layout and the way it matches/coordinates with the paper!!!

  3. These look wonderful Cathy, you are very versatile in what you create.. both vintage and shabby look amazing!

  4. Having trouble location die used for pink section if 'love'


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