Friday, June 17, 2011

Vintage Seamstress


It's time for this month's Chapel Road challenge, and this time we are focusing on "vintage" themed projects. Chapel Road came out with two new stamp sets that are perfect for making vintage-y projects: Sew Much to Do and Typing Time. I pulled out the Sew Much to Do set and played around with it.

When deciding what to do for my "vintage" project, I searched through all the techniques over at Technique Junkies. The one called "Vada's Gesso Resist technique" just popped out at me and I had to give it a try. I really love the effect I've achieved here - faded, distressed, and muted. This reminds me of those old-timey advertisements that have been hiding in someone's attic for decades.

Pop on over to the Chapel Road challenge blog and see what the other ladies have created for this challenge. I hope you will play along with us - you could win free stamps! :-)

Stamps: Sew Much to Do (Chapel Road)

Ink: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Aged Mahogany, Jet Black Stazon
CS: Glossy white, black, Naturals Ivory
Other: May Arts ribbon, buttons, letter stickers(Cosmo Cricket), Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso
TJ Technique: Vada's Gesso Resist

3 comments:

BarbaraW said...

Holly, this technique worked fabulously. Your card is awesome. It has a real vintage flavor.

Vada said...

My Goodness Holly, You do some mighty fine Gesso Work, but then I always did love alittle "Grungy" now and then.
Beautiful card Holly.
Hugs Vada

Anonymous said...

Wow Holly this is fabulous. I love vintage and you have really made this set sing! Gorgeous.
Sue Allen