Monday, June 6, 2011

K Andrews Simply Sunday "Vintage Appeal"

When I fisrt saw what K Andrews Simply Sunday Challenge was I thought there was no way I was going to enter it. I have never made anything vintage before!! I then looked at what the DT made and got some inspiration. If you head over to the link above there are more details on the challange.  Here is what I made:

First I started out by punching out the flowers ( I have no idea where the punch came from, there is no name on it and I have had it for a while). I then used Tim Holtz Distress ink (Frayed Burlap) on a make-up sponge to give the flowers a more vintage look. I glued two of them together. I have seen Tim Holtz on a You Tube video crumble up his paper and then take the distress ink and ink over the paper and the ink only goes on the creases. So that is what I did for the background paper. I then had lace kicking around so I took that and added the ribbon to it and then put the flowers on top of that. The only thing I used my Cricut for was the little girl holding the bird (A Child's Year cut at 3").  I used Pink By Design Take the Cake for the sentiment
 "Have a Tweet Day"  I used the Distress ink for that as well (same colour).

I think it turned out pretty good for my first and propably last attempt at something vintage!! Head on over to KAndrews and join in the fun!!
 Have a great day!!


  1. I think you did a great job. I really want to try something with distress ink but haven't dared! I think this looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky

    Getting Cricky DTM

  2. You did a great job! I agree that Vintage is hard if you've never done it. I had a lot of fun making my project- and I'll probably do something Vintage again. Don't give up!
    Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  3. Great project, I love how you textured the paper. Great job!

    Rebecca M- Getting Cricky DTM

  4. Way to go and challenge yourself and try something different! It was a challenge for me too! Guess that's why it's called "challenge". lol! You did great! Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!
    Elaine-Getting Cricky DTM

  5. You did a great job! I said that the first time I had to do I'm doing vintage a bit more and im liking it..

    Great job and thanks for playing along with us at getting cricky.

    Getting Cricky DTM

  6. What a nice card, love the textured paper. Great Vintage look! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  7. YOu did a wonderful job with this card!! I too had a little trouble getting started on my vintage project but once you get going you can't stop lol!! Thanks for joining us this week for the Simply Sunday Challenge!

    Lots of Love,
    Getting Cricky DT

  8. Kristan you did a beautiful job on your card! I like you am very scared to do a vintage card this week! I think it has taken everyone a little bit outside of their comfort zone this week. Thanks for joining us again this week!
    Becky Getting Cricky DTM

  9. Kristan, I would have NEVER known that this was your first vintage project!! This is GREAT!! :) I love how you used the lace on your card!! A Child's Year is one of my favorite cartridges :) Love that image!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  10. Hi Kristan,

    Well I would have never known you haven't made vintage before--it's gorgeous! I love the sillouhette and the crumpled background--you did a GREAT job!
    Thanks for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  11. Love all the texture your card has and your flowers and great! Love it.


  12. So pretty. I'm always looking for new ideas on how to use that cart. Thanks for sharing:-) I'm a new follower from the Simply Sundays challenge.