Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What's Your Vintage Style? Share it This Week at Frilly and Funkie


Hello and thanks for coming by to check out my sample for our very first Frilly and Funkie challenge.  We're the new kid on the challenge blog block specializing in something old - vintage in all it's many forms, styles, dimensions.  If you are a vintage lover, we have something for everyone from frilly and shabby to funkie and grungy.  We have two design teams - one is Frilly and one is Funkie.  This week they are all participating but normally we will start our challenges with the Frilly line up and the second week the Funkies will share their take on the challenge theme. Sound like fun?  There will be lots of fun stuff happening on the blog with numerous informative posts throughout the week.

I'm hosting this week and we are starting off with a wide open challenge - just make something in your favorite vintage style and share it with us at Frilly and Funkie.  I had such a blast making this card with the new Secretary Pool set just released today from Artistic Outpost.  Because I am guest designing with them this month, I got the set ahead of time to make samples with.  The sentiment is from another new release Quote and Quotables.

How do you like my typewriter ribbon?  Maybe I should ask if you even knew it was a typewriter ribbon.  In fact, I'd like to ask, have you EVER used a typewriter?  In fact, I thought it was such a fun question that I put a poll on my sidebar.  I have to confess to using typewriters even BEFORE they were electric!  We had one in my home that looked very similar to this image - maybe that's why I love it so - LOL!

Back to the typewriter ribbon - remember struggling with those things when they wore out and had to be changed?  I made mine out of a piece of rayon seam binding and used Copic markers to color it.  My ribbon reel was handmade from two pieces of filigree metal that I sell in the shop.  It started out an antiqued bronze color and I altered it with Pitch Black Alcohol Ink (love altering metals).  Stop by the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog this week as I will be doing our first Friday Focus on using filigree metals.  And Saturday at Frilly and Funkie, I'm doing a Step-by-Step on how I made this card.  So I'll save the deets until then.  In the meatime, you can go shopping in my Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Listed below are the product links for what I used here that I sell in the boutique.  There is a 10% off coupon just for trying my Zibbet boutique good through March 31st.  Just use MARCH10 upon checkout.

Can't wait to see your vintage creations linked up at Frilly and Funkie.











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17 comments:

Dragonfly said...

Oh wow I love your card and the new set of stamps from AO. I learned to type on the old typewriters (giving my age away there) and still occasionally use one. If you look around the net the old machines still have a fan base.

The ribbon idea is fab and will have to have a go at that myself, love the effect with the metal spool.

Jane x

Shelly Hickox said...

I love this card more than words can say!! You do the most wonderful work with the AO images. Ok....you do the most wonderful work with ANY image, lol!

BEAR's Mom said...

i love this card...so many textures and YES, i also learned on one of these old typewriters :D

~victoria~

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I went to college Linda to take typewriting qualifications and used a manual and electronic typewriters lol, now I'm showing my age lol . Love love your card, the ribbon is perfect and I love your embellishments. Beautifully put together as always. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous card, Linda! Love how you have the pencils pointing to the word, and the way you've spelled it out in the hanging charms. And I voted 'yes' in the typewriter poll. How funny... it'll be interesting to see the results on that poll. Here's to a great start for F&F!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a fabulous card!! I used Typerwriters in school and at home when I was a child. One of my first jobs was Typing and that's when I used an electric Typerwriter for the first time. I'm so excited about the Frilly and Funkie blog and Challenges!!

Terry said...

Linda, I just love how you used those stamps! That typewriter brings back memories to me and boy and I dating myself! So many great details and fabulous vintange style! Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of F&F! Enjoy the day!

Tammy Roberts said...

I I so love your card and style Linda! Especially love that typewriter!

Sue said...

Your card is fabulous Linda, and yes I do remember (and used) manual typewriters lol. I'm really liking these new Artistic Outpost stamps x

Teresa Kline said...

this is aweosme Linda, you are so clever lady....have a good day!

enjoy *~*

LeAnne said...

Oh, Linda, only YOU could put a faux typewriter ribbon & reel on a card....and have it look fabulous! AWESOME....I stand amazed at your talent!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love this piece, that ribbon is just too much, brings back horrid memories of taping white paper on my only sleeve white blouses before I started typing for the day....ribbon changing was the worst! Great piece GF!

Anita Houston said...

Holy Cow WOW!!! Typewriter ribbon...really? You are a genius...This card is awesome...and beyond!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What a simply AWESOME vintage card...I remember playing with my aunts vintage typewriter...brings back memories...and that ribbon is incredible!

Heidi said...

Linda, I love all of your creations using the new AO stamps! I'm looking forward to participating in the Frilly Funkie challenge!

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous!

Sue C said...

Love this stamp set Linda and the ribbon is awesome ! I too remember using a typwriter with the ribbon, my fingers always seemed to be covered in typewriter ink ! The altered filigree metal is stunning, definitely one I'm going to try. Sue C x

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