Saturday, 20 December 2008

Vintage challenge

So far, all the challenges I have taken part in (all four of them!!) haven't actually challenged me yet as I have managed to use Christmas cards that I had already made.

So, I was looking forward to the first one that actually made me think about what it was that I was trying to do and create a new card. Well, the Quick Fire Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round did just that.

We were asked to create a card with a vintage type image and so I thought "a-ha, time to finally use something from that vintage stamp set yet that I have yet to figure out what to do with"!! I should say that I wouldn't normally have bought this set, but it came as part of a very good deal on Christmas stamps that I bought for last Christmas!

Anyway, on to the card. It was difficult. I found a suitable image, but then couldn't quite decide how to put the card together. I definitely need practice in creating cards that do not merely rely on the simpler images or punched stamps that go together very neatly. (I just don't do embellishments!)

vintage card


Hayley said...

gorgeous card Sam love the layers, colours and the unique way you have positioned everything - FAB!

Edie said...

Hi Sam! I've been wondering where you've been. I hope all is well. Have fun making cards! You're creative spirit will take over soon enough.

Rich Blessings to you as you celebrate the Birth of Christ!

Tamara S. said...

great card, glad I could challenge you :), thank you for playing....