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Thursday 19 July 2012


Hi all

Today I have made a card purely off my own back with no theme to follow.  The reason I have had time to do this is due to the fact a day off  from work as I have workmen in the house for repairs.  So I treated myself to me time with the sound of drills etc LOL.  I have achieved this and am a little pleased with myself. 

I found this image over @ Digital Two for Tuesday, a site I stumbled across last night whilst continually searching for ideas and inspiration.  I love it.  Anythis image is called Touch and I fell in love with it.  I coloured it with promarkers and pencils.  The frame is by Cheery Lynn.  I painted that with white acrylic thinly so the colour of the card would show through a little.  I then wiped vintage photo distress ink over it.  I wrapped a brown vine ribbon round it to give it a lift. I used that ink along with forest moss over most of the card and embellishments.  The tags are by Tim Holtz dies and the script with the hand writing is by La Pashe.  The muslin got the ink treatment also as did the wooden buttons.  I threaded twine and tied the buttons.  The ribbon I cut out from meshing in my stash.  The flower I made myself from some frilly trimming and used that really handy distress ink again and added some more of the vine ribbon.  Think I may need to replenish soon LOL

This has been featured on Digital Two for Tuesday

Well I hope you like the end result and please feel free to comment if you so wish to.

Hugz Elaine xxx


  1. Elaine, The is just so lovely! Fantastic Vintage Design. Very Nicely Done! Thanks for sharing this with us at Jackson's Digital Expression.
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  2. Such a stunning card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  3. Stunning card, love the vintage image.
    Thanks for joining us at lejdesign challenge and good luck

  4. Wonderful card, and a wonderful stunning handmade flower.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week.

    Anne-Marie xx

  5. Hi Elaine you made one of those " oh my gosh, wow kind of card: ) love the vintage look. I'm glad you share with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck, Elisa DT

  6. Lovely card, super image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  7. Hi Elaine
    What a gorgeous vintage style card this one is. You clver lady - you!

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  9. Wonderful card. I love it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  10. This is so elegant and beautiful
    just love this card.
    I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  11. Gorgeous texture!

  12. thank you for joining us at fab n funky this week with your stunning card
    linda x

  13. This card has a wonderful vintage, well-loved feel to it. Lovely colouration of the image and the distressing and embellishments really work beautifully. Thanks for linking up to our Anything Goes Challenge at Art With No Boundaries.

  14. This is so stunning and beautiful. I would love to touch it and feel all of those textures :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week
    *hugs* Shell x

  15. Elaine,
    This is truly beautiful. I love your coloring and how the distressed look adds to the romance of the image. Thank you for sharing. I would love to post this on my site Digital Two for Tuesday as an example of how the image was used with a link back to your site. If this is ok. Please email me the image and any description you would like me to include at

    Cora from Digital Two For Tuesday

  16. What a gorgeous card! So very elegant. I love all the embellishments that you have added. And that flower is to die for! I wish I could make flowers like those!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  17. So shabby chic-esque. Cute! Thanks for joining it at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck xx

  18. Beautiful card; it looks a painting you would see in a museum. Thank you for sharing you card with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

  19. Fantastic card, love all the details and that you made it look really vintage! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  20. Elaine, Great project. I love all the different textures you have combined. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries and look forward to seeing more of your art.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  21. Oh, this is gorgeous! Love the ivy you twined around the frame. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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