Going Old School with Unity for FWF Friday

This week I found lots of creative play time which was a good thing, because it meant I was able to attend a Scrap Class at Time to Create.  I haven't done one of Julie's Scrap Classes in ages and it was so much fun.  We got to learn how to create some fabulous accent pieces/backgrounds using the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains, our chosen stamps, a spritz of water and some glimmer mists.

I also managed to do an example layout for this weekend's cybercrop on the Scrap Lounge and to play along with the current All Things Unity Challenge which I am sharing today for Friday Friends with Flair over at the Unity Stamp Co Blog.
 


Going Old School was the challenge, with a Vintage theme and those of you who know me well, know I do not do much Vintage Stuff, nor do I do pretty all that well........

Having been a member of the Unity KOTM Club for a few months now I have been accumulating some lovely stamps that lend themselves to beautiful vintage creations so I just had to give it a try and I was so pleased I did as I am kinda happy with the result. 

I started with a favored pieces of Stampin' Up! Paper, I just love the colours of pink and green together.  Then I simply played with a variety of the KOTM Stamps, can you see them?

I used the floral stems from the July KOTM simply as a mark along the edges of the background paper.
I used the My Heart Sings Music Background Stamp on the torn pink cardstock piece
The gorgeous  Beauty In All Things Stamp as my main image and sentiment.
and lastly the cute Checkered Butterfly for extra colour, and dimension.  After all who doesn't love a butterfly.  The stamping was all done in a variety of brown tones and I sponged some and inked the edges too!

I made one of my favorite scalloped circle rosettes, added a few other paper/ribbon flowers, some punched leaves, vintage lace and there it was my Vintage Creation

Truthfully I was really amazed and happy with how it turned out, so much so that my card quickly morphed into becoming a home decor piece.



With liking the dimension and texture of this I thought it would look great in one of the white shadow box style picture frames I own.  Obviously being originally made as a card, it wasn't quite the right size for the frame, but I backed it with a piece of kraft cardstock which frames it further and adds another dimension.  It has found a new home, on my beside table with the fairy I hand painted many years ago.  Being quite chuffed with how this turned out, I think I will play with the idea of creating home decor collages a bit more, and see where the what if? takes me.  I have my eye on the fabulous printers trays from Crafty Individuals now too.  I can see many wonderful collage sheets being cut up for use in projects such as this.


Challenges I have entered this card in:

All Things Unity - Going Old School Challenge (see link above)

24 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your projects are just beautiful. Love all the embellishments and colors. Thanks for playing along with us at ATU!

Julie said...

Danielle, I love the how you took the card up a notch to a frame. It looks fabulous. I loved having you come to play last week too.
I have just finished the guided layout for next month and I am really excited about a couple of the new techniques there are.
I see that those sneaky "whatifs" have been breeding.But then it is almost Spring.

jennifer mitten said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. The stamps are perfect and the colors are marvelous!

Tammy said...

Wow Danie, absolutely beautiful. Wonderful idea to use as decor.

Kary said...

Such a Gorgeous card!! Love the beautiful colours and details. Great job!!

Anne Tussing said...

Beautiful card! I love all the flowers and butterflies. It looks great in the frame!

Roslyn said...

What a beautiful card! It looks great framed!

jackie 4124 said...

Love everything about this card.

Marsha said...

Beautiful and you do vintage VERY WELL.

Crystal said...

This card is stunning, I love all the pretty shades of pink!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!!!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous projects. Love the colour scheme.

*Alison* said...

WOW this is so pretty.. I love the flowers and butterflies.. :)
HUGS
-off to the Unity blog hop ;)

Annette said...

This is really pretty... Love all the pink

Jen said...

This is beautiful and great idea to make it into home decor!

sharon g said...

That must have taken forever! I love it.

JPScraps said...

It's beautiful. I would have suggested framing it if you didn't already do it.

Beejay said...

beautiful! Love all the layers!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

Beautiful! Love this fun collage piece!

Angela Fehr said...

This is gorgeous! The layers and colours are just SO pretty!

Kristi S said...

Holy smokes this is stunning! Love the pinks and papers!

Lynn McAuley said...

I LOVE this amazing collage work!! What a remarkable creation, Danielle!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHH! MY!!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH! I love this! What a beautiful collage and frame! beautifully done! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for playing along with us over at ATU!!

Kelly Spivey said...

UHM, WOW!!! Wow wow wow! Beautiful Danie! I dont blame you for framing it...its a work of art!