Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Something Old

It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and the very talented Jenny who is our hostess this time is calling it Something Old.  She describes it this way:

I'm sure, like me, there will be lots of you who love all things vintage and enjoy nothing more than discovering old and unwanted treasure at thrift shops and junk markets. The challenge this time is to use something old either as the basis of your project or as an addition to your vintage or shabby chic creation.

I have only been to one vintage market and it was in England last November. While there were a number of things I would have loved to have picked up for use in my creations, I couldn't because of the weight restrictions the airlines place on luggage. So the next best thing was to go through my cupboards and see what I had from my late Mother and late Mother-in-Law that might work for this challenge.

I rediscovered this box of costume jewelry so I decided to go through it and see what I could use.  I chose an earring with a clip-on back and then I found some lace from my Mother-in-Law's sewing room in another box of goodies and they were almost a perfect match to one another.

I started with a piece of Bazzill card stock for the card blank and then added some Graphic 45 paper from the Time to Flourish pad.

I wanted to try out my new Oxides and while I didn't get the result on my first attempt that I thought I would, I knew that I could use what I made provided I paired it with coordinating papers so I used a paper from the Mon Amour patterns and solids pad and one from a Prima pad called Sweet Peppermint.  All the papers were distressed and the edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I made some flowers to add to my shabby card.  The large flower started with a scrap of green card stock die cut with Tammy Tutterow's Shabby Posie die.  The edges were inked with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide.

I die cut a couple smaller flowers from Tammy's die and used some antique linen to colour them and then used some Tree Branch Archival Ink and a text stamp from Recollections Haunted set to add some stamping.  The flowers were shaped and layered.

Next I used three sizes of flower punches from EK Success to create some flowers from a piece of paper from the Mon Amour pad.  The flowers were spritzed with some Worn Lipstick Distress Spray and some Lindy's Frozen Jack Frost and the edges were inked with Vintage Photo DI before they were layered to create the two large flowers.  Finally I punched and layered some smaller flowers from the scraps of my Oxide paper. Pearls were added to the centres of all the flowers.

I altered a couple of filigree leaves by pressing them into Versamark and then heat embossing them with Tree Branch Embossing Powder from Wendy Vecchi.

Now it was time to put this card together.  The paper panels came first followed by the little piece of lace.  I made a loopy bow out of jute twine and added the flowers and leaves next.  The earring was tucked beside the flowers and then I added one of the Tim Holtz paper dolls.

I purposely left a sentiment off this card because I don't know how I am going to use it but it would be suitable for a number of occasions.

The following items used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Such a beautiful inky background on this pretty vintage style card. I love the box of old jewelry!!!!

  2. Beautiful! I love your collection of costume jewelry and that you pulled it into your wonderful card! Lovely!

  3. Oh, Cec! This is a new favorite of mine! I can't tell if it's because I love the colors so much or if it's because you've used some of those precious goodies from you Mom and Mother in Law. Your flowers are just AMAZING and look great backed with the bit of lace and embellished with pearls and that lovely earring. Stunning design! Well done, you!

    PS I want to dig through your stash of jewelry, just to look at the pretty pieces! Shame you couldn't bring anything back from the vintage market! I think I would have left my luggage behind and substituted it for a vintage goodie bag.

  4. This is adorable. I love all the sweet layers and pretty colors. Enjoy the weekend.

  5. What a fantastic way of including costume jewellery in your card Cec! It's a touch of vintage bling that combines well with the soft aged style of the card. The box of treasures looks so inviting too xx

  6. I absolutely love this card! Those children look so sweet against that soft, vintage background.

  7. Such a gorgeous card but that treasuretrove of yummy costume jewelry is the bombdity!!! I am so jealous!!! Though I probably would be a hoarder and not user!! LOL!!


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