Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Vintage Back To School

This week our inspiration at Creative Inspirations Paint is 'Back To School'.  Recently I found this oh, so cute image at The Graphics Fairy.  I have to smile every time I look at it.

I used a MS border punch to make the black frame and then painted it with Onyx CI Paint.  The layers were distressed and I used Tea Dye distress ink.

 The double crepe paper ruffle has one layer of Tea Dye distress ink and one layer of Sage CI Paint.  The flower is made from an old dress pattern.  Autumn Wheat was the perfect color to edge the petals.  I also used Sage along the bottom of the lace and then added one of my stick pins.

 I then gave the entire card a spritz with my homemade glimmer mist made with the Sage paint.  Love all the shimmer!

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

 Challenges I would like to enter
The Crafty Pad:  blue and brown
Stamps R Us challenge:  friendship
Paper Creations Ink:  vintage or distressed look
Crazy 4 Challenges:  back to school
Sundays With Crissy:  friendship
Creative Card Crew:  anything goes
My Grafico:  back to school
Come and Get It:  back to school


  1. That IS a great image Sarah! I absolutely love the crepe paper ruffles with all that shimmer. Fabulous card. :-)

  2. Wow, that's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
    Hugs, Ali x

  3. Great vintage looking card. Thanks for playing at Come and Get it Challenges.

  4. Really creative. I love your flower you used. I have never seen one like it before.

    Thanks for joining the anything goes challenge with the Creative Card Crew.


  5. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, fab colours too,thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy hugs pops x x x

  6. Such a cute image! love the vintage style of you card! Thanks for playing at The crafty Pad this week!
    ood Luck
    Dawn xx

  7. Oh I love all your little touches and techniques on this card, it looks totally beautiful, and yes that image is super cute! Thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy. CoB

  8. Amazing design. I especially love the rib ons and how you made the frame. Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink!

  9. Lovely vintage card! Love the image and all the special details ! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink and come back soon!

  10. OMW I just adore this little guy and his dog! Thank you for playing along this week at Come and Get It!


  11. Wow - gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Mygraphico.

  12. Love the vintage image! Thanks for joining us at SRU!