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Saturday, 30 July 2011

A Romantic Vintage Cafe





Over at The Play Date Cafe this week, we are treated to a trio of perfect vintage hues. With dusty shades of red, pink and yellow-gold, it's also my favourite scheme, the ever harmonious analogous selection.

And without a sketch to play with, I rediscovered the fun that can be had from pulling together a card from scratch. I wanted to incorporate one of my newly purchased doilies from Poppyscabin, so the rest of the design stemmed from around it. I inked the edges to give it an aged appeal and reduce the harshness of it's whiteness. However, I think next time I may ink over the whole thing, so it becomes more "aged" in look and less "stained".

I also thought I'd try to include a list of the materials I use in my projects, at the bottom of my posts. I personally find it very useful when other kind souls take the time on their blogs to do so (like the uber talented Andrea Ewan - if you have never seen her blog or her creations - pop over there now without delay and just bathe in her beautiful creations) . Especially when they use a patterned paper which has me drooling and saying "I must have!" I know I've tried doing this before and given up because I so often use scraps of which I haven't a clue of whose it is, or what collection it belongs to etc. However I shall do my best.


Patterned Paper: Signature Life (My Mind’s Eye); Baby Pink Gingham (Pebbles inc); Once upon a Springtime (Graphic45)

Cardstock: Cream

Ink: Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

Dies: Scalloped Circles, Fleur de Lis Motifs, Lacey Circles, Buckles, Circles (Spellbinders)

Other: Doily (Poppy’s Cabin); Pink Lace, Flowers (Bead Shop); Pearls (Prima); Cottage Floral Embossing Folder (Craft Concepts); Sentiment (own design); Ribbon

16 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

I am in awe of crafters like you who create fabulous layers of all types and who blend the color palette so beautifully.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful, card, love that vintage look, Gay xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Tracey said...

So BEAUTIFUL Paul and so many gorgeous details to adore!!! Thanks so much for joining us again this week at The Play DAte Cafe :)

Maria said...

A gorgeous card, Paul! Love the doilies! Beautiful colors and fabulous ribbon treatment...great job! Take care!:-))

Andrea Ewen said...

You are just a sweetheart Paul...thanks for that wonderful shout-out! One of my stamping idols always lists her material supplies and I thought that was a great way for me to CASE her lovely designs! (And I must say that the companies she plugs get a nice share of my paycheck!)
This card is over the top gorgeous...That trio of paper roses is a delightful accent! I love the doily and will be checking out Poppy's cabin...and sending her a portion of my paycheck as well!
I know I've said this before, but your cards just keep getting better and better...wonderful touches of elegance and class! Keep it up my friend, I've just signed on to receive e-mail updates and will be looking forward to more vintage fabulosity from you in my inbox! ;)

Lisa said...

So pretty...loving all of the delicate layers!

OriBella said...

Beautiful card!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Paul! So many gorgeous elements! One fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Margaret said...

My first visit to you through PDC. I am amazed, what a pretty card. I am going to go browsing on your blog now. See if I can steal some inspiration...

Michele said...

Another beautiful card, Paul. I love the embossing folder that you've used x

Michele Gross said...

Love all those delicious layers of color and pattern. Wonderful design! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

sarah said...

Beautiful card Paul! I love how all the layers work so well together. The embossing and ribbon are my favorite! TFS!

Julie Ranae said...

Well what a surprise to come to your blog and see that the clean and graphic Paul B has come over to the 'other side' : ) LOL What a beautiful blog makeover and an even more beautiful entry this week!!!

alexa said...

Wow, soft vintage is really your thing at the moment - along with the gentler header.:) Is that a (dare I whisper it) feminine side peeking out?

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