August 29, 2007

Julee's contest

Julee (of Poetic Artistry and Verve Visual fame) is holding a card contest on her blog using a specific sketch. I made an attempt last night and am pleased with it, although I plan on making another one if I can think of anything else.

I started by stamping the school girl tag on white with Distress ink so it would 'bleed' a bit and then I sponged some more distress ink on top to age it. Then I knew I wanted the alphabet stamp on there so I stamped it on white also using a pinkish-red hybrid ink and crumpled, sponged, and tore it to make it look like a page from an old primer. The number tag was stamped with blue on white, punched out, matted with red, and glued to a metal rimmed tag that I painted gold with a Krylon paint pen. I stamped the ribbon part of the tag a few times in different colors before deciding on the blue which I paper pieced on top. I really wanted a charm on there somewhere, so I painted a small school-house with the same gold paint pen to match. BG is a piece of Basic Grey "Recess" PP, cut to size.

School Girl tag and number tag stamp by Oxford Impressions, alphabet by Paper Bag Studios.

10 comments:

Julie Campbell said...

Dana! Oh my gosh! This is spectacular! It's really an unbelievable card! I love the tag! That is so perfect! The stamped letters, charm, paper..... all I can say is 'WOW!' This really needs to be published.

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, this is awesome, love everyting about it, fantastic, glad I did mine before I saw yours, or I would have skipped this challenge. Did I say I think the card is wonderfu.

Mary said...

Ver nice!! That little schoolhouse charm is great!!

Shadowcatcher said...

This is such a cool card. Love that schoolgirl and you aged everything to perfection!

KardKrazy said...

Fantastic vintage card! Just love it.

Corie said...

Oh I love this rustic/vintage look of this card -- so FANTASTIC

Jessica said...

Wowsers, Dana! i love this! Vintage is still one of my favorite styles, and this just rocks. Wow!

Maria said...

Wow, what a fabulous card! I love the vintage desgin! Very artsy-fartsy! Awesome job!

Maria

malieta said...

This is beautiful Dana....I love the vintage look! You did a great job with Julee's Challenge.

Heidi said...

WOW!!!! This is Beautiful!!! I love the vintage look and the school girl tag!!
BTW-I left you a message at AH, the swap is in the mail!! ;)