Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sailing Away

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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marda said...

Wow... this is fantastic. It looks like someone made a beautiful collage of all the bits and pieces of world traveling hidden away in an old steamer trunk. Beautiful Linda.

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous mix of vintage travel elements combined into a wonderful composition. The flowers and buttons add that wonderful feminine touch to it. Love this Linda.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card Linda, love how you have layered the different elements and the flowers and other touches finish it off just beautifully.

So happy you were able to use one of my freebies, it looks fab here!

Jenny Marples said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Linda. There are so many super elements which have been combined beautifully as ever. Hugs, Jenny x

Maryanne said...

This is fantastic, Linda! I love all the labels and the embossed background. Beautiful, as always!

Viv said...

Love this Linda... so much detail and a fab combo of vintage travel elements. x

Cec said...

This is perfect for the challenge. I love all the layering and the little details you have used. The colours that you used to stamp those great labels with make it so vintage looking.

butterfly said...

LOVE this one, Linda - so many gorgeous elements, and that flower up in the corner is so stunning in its little nest of ribbon and mesh. Lovely layers, even if you can only see a little of them!
Alison xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! I LOVE this! All those vintage images and the flowers! YUMMY!

Nancy Dynes said...

Your card is GORGEOUS, Linda!!! I love every aspect of it, and especially the attention to every detail. Pinning it to Pinterest right now!

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