Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vintage Hot Air Balloons

New Challenge at Embellish Magazine - vintage
and I'm also entering this card for Betsy Veldman's challenge to use something vintage and both the fabric and the lace I've used are from my grandmother so I thought it would fit perfectly.





















From EM page:
"This challenge requires you to create a vintage project using the color challenge. Vintage is a new trend in interior design and of course paper crafting. A vintage style can be showcased in a variety of ways, including inking edges, using old buttons, crocheted embellishments, and adding other antique elements. Projects can include color by using cardstock and/or patterned paper, instead of by coloring stamped images. Don’t forget that a vintage style can be incorporated into other paper craft ideas, including scrapbook layouts, mini albums, and other altered art.
The main colors are highlighted in Polaroid inspired color swatches. Keep the colors of your project as close to the colors in the challenge image. Remember, colors can be incorporated into your project in more ways than cardstock.

*White/Cream may be used as an additional neutral color."

10 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very pretty design! I love the hot air balloons and the striped paper adds so much texture. Thanks for taking o the Embellish Vintage color challenge.

MelissaS said...

Oh, that's a pretty card! I love your balloons stamped on patterned paper, and the clouds behind them. Thanks for a great explanation of what vintage style can be, too!

Cristina said...

This is beautiful! So delicate - as if it were really a rescued vintage card. And I love everything about your focal point.

Lin said...

Beautiful laces! Love the design you came up with!

Tammy said...

Perfect vintage!! I need to get a hot-air balloon stamp set!

Kristii said...

I totally love this card!!! So perfectly vintage!! I love the lace, the balloons, and the birthday wish banner!!! Fantastic!

Betsy V said...

Hi Karin! I love, love, LOVE this card! Everything about it is perfection! Thanks so much for playing along!

Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
Betsy Veldman

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! I love how you used the balloons...gorgeous! Great vintage card!

Geri said...

Noticed this card last week and am just getting time to comment after getting my own completed today. Love the balloons and how you have framed them inside the circle. The embossed clouds are so subtle, but such a pretty detail! It's all very pretty! (I was in on Betsy's challenge, too! Wasn't that fun?!)

Maile Belles said...

Love every perfectly vintage detail! Those vintagy ballons are great! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.