Thursday, 21 April 2011

Old Fashioned Grace by Sioux Jenneys

Hi! I'm here sharing a card today.....looking forward to a few days off for Easter...hope you have some nice things planned :)

I set myself a task to make something that looked old fashioned as a birthday card for my elderly Aunt....she will be 99 next week, still making things and crafting....Amazing!!

1. Ink up the hydrangea image from the Botanical Plate 1 in a mixture of Distress Inks

...I used small pieces of cut and dry foam to apply frayed jeans and Victorian velvet for the flower head and scattered straw and shabby shutters for the stem.

...then spritz plain water onto the inky stamp so that the ink starts to pool and stamp onto watercolour paper. needs to be an absorbent surface like watercolour paper or you don't get the soft diffusion of the colours.

2. Over stamp the word "Grace" from the Dance Plate in Archival coffee.

3. Cut the image using an oval nestability and at the same time cut a mat one size

4. Run vintage photo distress ink around the edge of the flower oval and age the edges with antique linen. Tatter the mat layer and run vintage photo around the edges and age with vintage photo also. Assemble the oval layers and add three luscious Prima Pearls :)

5. Make a loop of ribbon and stick to the back, make a separate little bow and attach with silicone glue and use the spare bits you cut off the tails on the bow to attach at the bottom.
....waste not want not! ;)

6. Ink up the corner flourish from the Stampers Anonymous Artful Artifacts plate in Distress Ink vintage photo and stamp each corner.....age the edges with some antique linen and a touch of Victorian velvet.

7. Attach the oval topper to the card.

Wishing you a very Happy Easter......See you again soon!
xoxo Sioux

Whoops......nearly forgot to do the draw for the tag giveaway from my last post!
Thank you all for your wonderful thoughts on my first stamp designs you make me very happy :)

Mr Random decided 22 was the lucky winner of my tag and that means

Mariannes Kort og Stempling

gets to have it in her collection ;)

If you can e-mail me your address you can find the link here.....I will get it in the post to you as soon as the Easter holiday is over :)
TTFN Sioux


Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the way you used the ribbon. Congrats to the winner of your fab tag!

Helen said...

What a lovely card, and how special that your Aunt is going strong at 99!
Have a great Easter and enjoy your break.

Joanne said...

I don't know about an old fashioned card, I think it's a 'today' card and lovely. I bet your aunt has a good look at it and decifers how's it's made, being a crafter! That's what I do....
Enjoy lovely sunny Easter Brixham and watch out for those wet glasses!!!
Big Hugs Joanne xxx

Gez said...

Very pretty card. The pearls really make your design pop :) Your Aunt will love it.
Wishing all the DT a very Happy Easter.

JeanFB said...

Beautiful! I love how the hydrangea turned out with that technique - so soft and lovely.

Minxy said...

Beautiful card x

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Sioux, love the watercolour effect! Perfect card for your aunt! xxx

Dawn said...

Lovely card, like the mixes colours of ink on the flower, really nice work.

Love Dawn xx