Friday, June 26, 2009

Aged Birthday

I participated in the SCS Limited supply challenge today. The challenge, Chinese take out, was to pick one item from each of three menues.

I chose1. planes, traines and automobiles; 2. Greens and browns; 3. Natural fibers and hardware. And to top it off it had to be a masculine or boy card. I always have a little trouble with following directions. I read them, of course, but then go along my merry way. So I realized that I missed one of the instructions and left off fiber. Oh well, I'll add some twine to the hardware.

This vintage is not my typical style but I do love it. It reminds me of antiques, my grandparents and the old farms in the area where I grew up.

The main image was stamped using Tim Holtz's distress ink in the shade called vintage photo. I crumpled the corner areas, distressed the edges using my SU! cutter kit and then ink the edges plus a few swipes in the image area. The stamped background was done with the Aged to Perfection retired SU! set. I used the vintage photo ink and added another shade called 'Peeled Paint'`a green. I stamped directly, stamped off, and stamped off twice to get an aged effect. The green panel is Kiwi Kiss textured paper. I took the Peeled Paint ink pad and ran it over the paper several times. Added some hardware and the sentiment to finish it off.
Happy Friday night & have a great weekend, friends!
Stamps: Aged to Perfection (SU!), The Journey (Tim Holtz), HB stamp ((stamping Sensations)
Paper: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, textured Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware- retired SU!


Crystal said...

yep we sure were both thinking "old cars" your card is fantastic, love the antique look to this and the great papers and hardware!!! wonderful job on the lsc

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

This is wonderful, Marilyn!!! Love the colors and all the created textures and warmth!!! Fantastic card!!!