Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vintage Bells


Hi everyone.   Here's another vintage Christmas card.  This time I heat embossed the bells in black onto white cardstock, sponged the bells brown and then coated them with Twinkling H2O's that were gifted to me by my friend Susan.  Thanks Susan!!  First time using them ... I used the colour called Scarab Beetle (interesting name!) ... it's bronze with a slight greenish tone.  I love how the bells turned out ... an antique bronze colour.  I used Copics to color the ribbon.

I found this vintage-y designer paper with musical notes and script writing and used it for the background, just adding a little sponging around the edges to give it even more of an aged look, and tearing the edge.  A simple sentiment stamped at the bottom finishes the card.

Just a reminder that the Mixed Media Card Challenge (#4 - Vintage with optional element: key) is open until Oct. 25, so still lots of time to play.  Come join in the fun! :)

I'm entering this into the STAMPlorations October Challenge - Stamps and Embossing.







Stamps:  Holiday Sketches:  Christmas Bells, and Holiday Sketches: Christmas Candles - sentiment only (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah); So This is Christmas DSP (Carta Bella)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso (SU!); Black (Memento); Versamark; Copics; Twinkling H2Os
Accessories & Tools:  Black embossing powder, heat tool, sponges, brush



Challenges:
STAMPlorations - October

21 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh Loll, I just love when you go vintage!! Spectacular! Love your bells with the plaid ribbon and that torn edge of your wonderful background panel is so fabulous! Love it! big hugs :)

Pat said...

This is lovely and vintage, but elegant too Loll, and like the old music layer behind those wonderfully coloured bells. That splash of red with the ribbon and berries works beautifully. x

Becky said...

Beautiful cas card!

sandie said...

wow your creativity is on fire at the moment! I love how you matched the bells with musical paper.Great way to colour the bells and I really like the name of the ink....very unique!!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the torn paper, Loll! That Stamplorations image is wonderful, especially how you've colored it! Funny I just pulled out my H20s for a project yesterday...great minds and all :)

nancy littrell said...

Love your Vintage Style Loll, but how you have still kept your card CAS. Your tearing, sponging and darker colors really add to your Vintage look. TFS my friend.

Bonnie said...

Such a lovely vintage look with the bells and background paper! Love the torn paper and the bronze bells! The plaid ribbon is amazing!

Karen B said...

Fab vintage efect Loll. Love the effect of the scarab beetle H2O and that tartan ribbon.

Karen xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll, love the vintage look and your gorgeous ribbon

Anne

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

This is totally gorgeous <3

Valerie Nolan said...

Fan card Loll love the vintage music paper and the decorated bells:-)
Val x

Susan said...

So glad you had an opportunity to use the Twinkling H2Os. Your bells must look even lovelier in real life. Great job on the vintage effect!

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful Loll. I love the torn paper.

Sandy said...

Fantastic card! I really love those bells!
Sandy xx

cm said...

You've showcased these bells splendidly! Vintage va-va-voom!
Hugs~c

Julia Aston said...

So pretty with the torn music sheet behind your lovely bells in their plaid ribbon Loll!

Deepti said...

Now that is the prettiest vintage beauty :) love the torn paper panel!

Nonni said...

Oh wow Loll, the torn edge adds a lot of interest!! What a beautiful vintage/CAS look. I think I must try your "torn idea"! xxx

Brenda said...

Oh my I am so loving this vintage looking card Loll! That vintage looking music paper and your bells are amazing! Have you ever seen a Scarab Beetle?! They are that color, so I guess that is why they named the Twinkling H2O's that name. lol But it sure made for a beautiful bells! Hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Wow, Loll, another stunner. I can really imagine the subtle shimmer the Twinkling H2Os have added. Love it! Thanks for joining us again at STAMPlorations and Good Luck! Monika xxx

Shery said...

I thought I had already commented on this lovely card, Loll. Seeing too many bells LOL! This is the poster card for vintage CAS cards!