Monday, April 9, 2012

Challenge # 40 "From the Past"

First I want to say how thrilled I am to have had so many entries in my last challenge.  The winner will probably be notified late Tuesday or early Wednesday as there are still some entries I have not viewed and I want to look at them all.
For my vintage card I used a black base.  On that of that I used some designer paper of purple, green and mauve.  Then a I put a horizontal strip of purple cardstock and then a page from an old book.  Then I add a part of a diecut out of green.  For the image I used an image from Altered Pages'  Pretty Petticoat Collage Sheet.  As an accent I used a piece of old lace and from my stash I found some purple bling.  This card was really fun to create.

I am also entering this in Gingersnap Creations' "Last Century".
I've used this great vintage lady from the Altered Pages "Pretty Petticoats" Collage Sheet and the new sketch from the Fussy  Fancy and Friday Challenge Blog to layout the card. I love vintage style so this is a great theme!
Hi everybody, Valerie here. This card is my DT piece for this week.I have used speciality stamping paper from LaBlanche, distressed with Victorian velvet and crushed sage DIs. The background has been stamped with a script stamp and some flourishes (both from LaBlanche). I added some paper lace, rub-ons, prima-flowers and an image from my stash. The cameo is one of a boxful I bought years back from EBAY. I have tried to give the feeling of past times with the soft colours and floral images.
This piece is focused on a beautiful Flower Maiden from times past - an digital image from our Sponsor 'Altered Pages'. I printed the image, cut it as circle and layered it on a wooden disk. The disk has been treated with distress stains and Perfect Pearls. Once the image was glued on to the disk I embellished the image and disk with acryllic paint, lots of blue and dark red micro beads and diamond glaze. And then turned it into a brooch with felt backing and brooch needle.
Altered Pages has a lot of images that work perfectly for our theme this week, with images representing many different eras and events. This image came from the Flower Maidens sheet. I did a collage card with this image, using additional papers and embellishments from my stash.
These beautiful images/collage sheets from Altered Pages are so much fun to work with. I took a coaster, painted it with white Gesso and then used Mod Podge to attach the image to the center and dried flower petals around the image, creating a frame. I stuck a magnet on the back and have a great gift ready for someone.
Altered Pages

I am so excited to have Altered Pages as my sponsor for the challenge "'From the Past"  The challenge is perfect for them as they have some wonderful images as illustrated in some of the inspirational pieces the Design Team has presented above.

Before you make your vintage creation for my challenge, drop by Jean's Altered Pages and see if there isn't a collage sheet you can use for your entry.  Even though it is not a requirement to use one of her images she had loads of wonderful vintage images.  If you are the fortunate blogger to be the winner of the challenge she will send you 4 collage sheets.  Now that is a great prize to work toward!   So get busy.


  1. Hi Vicki, I got a big surprise when your new challenge popped up because I just finished my canvas and it fits your theme perfectly.
    Thanks so much and to everyone for their amazing creations which are all so gorgeous.
    Fliss xx

  2. Wow - great stuff from everyone! These images were such fun to work with, thank you to Altered Pages for sponsoring us! :)

  3. A stunning array of vintage style artwork, so gorgeous.
    P.S. Just realised that my Titanic suitcase would be suitable for this!

  4. Wow- love the DT creations- all fantastic!!!

  5. Wow, love all the vintage inspiration! I've entered two of my fantasy scifi art cards, I hope you like them ;0) Thanks for the challenge!

  6. Wow! I am so happy to have found this site, your DT examples are wonderful xx

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  8. Hi Vicki. Sorry that my submission is posted twice but I had not linked previous post properly. (Thats why I deleted previous comment) Hopefully this link is successful. As mentioned I am your newest follower. I love vintage and your own piece as well as that of the Design Team are fabulous. I shall certainly be keeping up to date with your posts. Thank You for sharing....Annie :)

  9. Hi Vicki and dt! Loved the challenge!