Hello again, I'm back today to share a card I made for our newly kicked off challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Cec is our host for this fortnight and she has a delightful challenge for us. She's calling it My Steamer Trunk and we are to make a piece of artwork inspired by what comes to mind when we think of a steamer trunk - either what we pack in it or where we go with it.
I was inspired to pull out an oldie but goodie Stampin' Up! set called World Tour that is full of travel labels, seals and other travel icons. I stamped them in various colors of archival ink and trimmed them out. My post card from Paris is a digital download given free by the very talented Astrid McLean. (be sure to check out her My Freebies tab for lots of yummy vintage digital downloads).
I mounted the images on a piece of Tim Holtz design paper, but you can't even seen the design. And I also included a torn piece of card stock that had been run through the Tim Holtz Air Mail texture fade. Can't see much of that either, I'm afraid, but it does give a nice bit of texture in the background. It was sponged with Vintage Photo DI to bring out the design. I topped it off with a flower cluster - flower an old Prima stash find, mounted on rayon seam binding bow which has been dyed with Vintage Photo Distress Stain, watered down a bit. I added a scrap of vintage netting, burlap string bow and a vintage button. Other vintage buttons lend a bit of feminine influence to the piece. The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set stamped in Cobalt archival ink.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you wlil stop by Frilly and Funkie to see the rest of the design team's makes for our Steamer Trunk challenge.
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