Friday, November 30, 2012

The Stockings Were Hung...

Good Morning everyone and Happy Friday! It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... V for Vintage!  I'm so excited about our challenge this time because I think I finally made a real Vintage style card! I struggle to make something look aged and distressed... so I'm very happy with the way this card turned out!! :) 

This fabulous image (Bearskin Rug Helper) is actually a B&W photo from my PrintMaster Platinum DVD that I changed to a Sepia tone... so NO coloring!  I roughed up the edges with the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser tool before added my Walnut Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets and the postage stamp/die cut is from Whimsy Stamps.  I used a CB die for the tag, a QuicKuts die for the trees and a MS punch for the holly.  To finish it up I tied the tag with some ribbon and added a couple different sizes of pearls!

I hope you can join us and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the DT!
That's it for now... but I will be back tomorrow with another card! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
ATC's and Cards With Attitude- Anything Goes
Anything Goes- Tags
Crafts 4 Eternity- Christmas Choas
Inky Impressions Pastel or Vintage Christmas
Fussy and Fancy- I love Christmas 
Lexi's CreationsChristmas
Little Red Wagon- Trim the Tree
Make it Monday- always Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times- 3 elements with the same letter (Boy, Bear & Brown)
Our Daily Bread Designs Deck the Halls (ornament or something hanging)
QKR Stampede- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
 Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
 Sparkles Forum-Christmas is coming  
The Stamping Boutique- Inspired by Music: The Night before Christmas 
Tuesday ThrowdownLots Of Layers 

27 comments:

Tress said...

Wow Tammy! This is gorgeous! Such a departure from your normal style, but equally beautiful!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage and this is perfect! Also love the fact no coloring was involved! LOL! Beautiful card!
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Tammy, this is so amazing!! I just ADORE that image!! What a gorgeous creation here!! I've already played along with this challenge!! :) And I would also like to thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday my friend!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! HUGS

Wendy Fraser said...

Super card, love the vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

Pia S said...

WOW, Tammy, if this isn't vintage style I don't know what is... It's a wonderful card, love the cozy Christmas feel to it, and you've done a great job with the inking and distressing of this card. I love it!

butterfly said...

I absolutely love your monochromatic card! Beautiful aged look, lovely tag, trees and holly, and what a wonderful image! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Alison x

Seafield Jo said...

This is gorgeous Tammy, a really beautiful card.

Have a great weekend.

Jo x

Hazel said...

What a beautiful image and lovely sepia tones - delightful card - thank you for entering QKR stampede challenge 16 (Hazel, guest designer) x

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! I love the vintage feel. Just beautiful.

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautifully done! Love this vintage look. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

Jamie M. said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing in TSB challenge! ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Sandy said...

You've aced the vintage look with that fab image, a gorgeous card,
Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs, Sandy :)

Shannon White said...

WOW!!! This sure is one GORGEOUS Vintage Creation Miss Tammy!! I LOVE every Wonderful detail! You have outdone yourself Lady!! It's Vintage Perfection! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Tammy said...

Love this vintage image and that you kept it monochromatic!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous creation!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Christmas is coming * challenge

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

CraftyGirl said...

Love the vintage look. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl TSB DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

scrapclose2theheart said...

I really love this vintage look Tammy. TFS Thank you for playing along with us on Challenge #60 - Inspired By Music at The Stamping Boutique this week. We always hope to see you again for our next challenges. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet and beautiful Tammy!! I just love the vintage and monochromatic flair!! Such a darling scene!! Gorgeous details and design!!
hugs,
Chris

Debs said...

Stunning card - gorgeous vintage style - adorable image.
Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

cheiron said...

Gorgeous monochromatic image! Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the SImon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Joanne said...

You did an awesome job, and it looks so vintage! WAY TO GO! I know I struggle with certain types of styles too, but you did yourself proud! LOVE the image and the distress look, just beautiful! And those holly leaves are so pretty and a perfect touch! You SHOULD be VERY happy with this one!!! Hugs, J:)

Joanie said...

Fantastic card, love the sepia tone and all the gorgeous detail.

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes.

Davi said...

Oh my friend is this a stunning vintage card! I love the sepia tones and the beautiful image. Fabulous :)

Ruza Rebel said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the rustic / vintage feel! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Joanne said...

I love those sepia tones. Your card is fabulous. Thanks for joining our challenge at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

jo said...

Just beautiful! thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x