Sunday, 4 May 2008

Stripes, ads and brides


An unlikely trio, each the subject of a card-maker's challenge. 4 x 4 Friday's theme was vintage brides. I was thrilled about this as I never get the chance to do a wedding card, and I really love vintage at the moment.

I covered the card with K&Co paper, then a small strip of paper I had painted with Twinkling H2Os on top of some peel-offs. I removed the peel-offs and was pleased with the resist effect. I then stamped some Peakin' Posies (Hero Arts) in gold and embossed them, and painted them with Twinkling H2Os. I cut them out and raised them with foam. The vintage image is by Stampington and I added a remnant of lace.

Wednesday Stamper is looking for stripes. I stamped silver swirls onto pearlescent blue card and then matted some langusge paper (K&Co), Sweet Pea paper by Fancy Pants and created a dress using stripy paper and a peel-off. The frame is by Bam Pop and the glittery letters by Dovecraft.
Finally Arty Girlz challenge theme is Ad-Dicted. "I want you to browse the tv and magazines for advertisments and use them as inspiration. It might be the format, the colours, the products, the slogan - whatever floats your boat".

I found some old adverts for Wills's cigarettes in yesterday's paper. I laminated them to protect them and covered a card blank with BasicGrey paper. I painted some paper with green and blue Twinkling H2Os and again used the resist technique with a "classic cars" peel off. The brads are by K&Co.

14 comments:

herminesplace said...

Beautiful artwork.

Debbie said...

I really must invest in some H2O's, and those brads are just gorgeous!!

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous Artwork X

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh Gail what for amazing creations. Love them all. Gorgeous work.

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Love the vintage bride. Gorgeous colours.

kelly said...

lovely cards, i love the use of your h2o's i have all the colours sittin in the draw waitin to be used haha

Angela said...

brilliant cards, love how you have used the Bampop frame!

Inspiration Alley said...

Your cards are really beautiful. Lots of inspiration.

Hazel said...

Lovely card

Willy said...

Wonderful cards!

Enfys said...

Three great cards, you really have conquered vintage - makes me want to have a go!

Rosanne said...

Great cards!

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love your work...it reminds me alot of those ATC's you shoud make and swap some of those...
Jeannie

Jennifer Love said...

These are great!

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