Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vintage Cameo {PPA80} & {MFW}

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope it's a good one so far.  Have you seen the vintage challenge over at Pals Paper Arts this week?!  Oh my word, the photo is absolutely gorgeous! 
Stunning, right?  Oh the colors, the yards and yards of fabric, the black satin--yum!  I really think I was born in the wrong era, lol!  Anyway, I know this challenge isn't a photo inspiration one but it's the photo that hooked me.  I thought the PPA vintage theme was a perfect partner with The Appearance of Cameos Challenge in the Moxie Fab World to create something that's been kicking around in my head for awhile:
I used the Easter Blossoms set to create a cameo from the little girl silhouette.  Isn't she sweet?!  I inked her first in River Rock, then Versamark, stamped onto Very Vanilla and heat set with clear embossing powder.  The Large Oval punch was used to crop out just the top portion and the Scallop Oval punch made a lovely mat in Brushed Gold cardstock.
 
I always admire the mat stacks my friend Christina creates so I tried my hand at it here.  I made another mat from Basic Black cardstock with the Decorative Label punch and decorated the ends with a few Basic Pearls.
I wanted to emulate the gorgeous fabric of the skirt and the closest color I found is Rose Red.  The Rose Red designer paper is from Springtime Vintage DSP which I overstamped with the French Filigree background stamp in River Rock.  I matted it in Rose Red and placed atop a River Rock card base.  I like how the flourishes mimic the voluminous fabric of the skirt.
I love the play of black against the rose and decided to give the wide striped grosgrain ribbon an aged look by snipping the bottom and pulling loose some threads.  Looks a bit like a Victorian area rug!  I just received Fabulous Phrases in a recent order and I love all the sentiments to mix and match!  In the end "happiness" best seemed to describe the feeling I get from the little girl cameo and the soothing colors.
A bit of leftover Rose Red DSP on Very Vanilla adds some interest to the inside and one French Filigree flourish inked with my River Rock marker pulls it all together.  I'm not sure if it's possible to create clean-and-simple vintage card but I think that's what I ended up with!  I would love to hear what you think of today's creation!  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back tomorrow for the next challenge from The Paper Players!

supplies:
stamps: fabulous phrases, french filigree, easter blossoms
ink: river rock, versamark, jet black stazon
paper: river rock, rose red, very vanilla & brushed gold CS; springtime vintage DSP
xtras: large oval, scallop oval & decorative label punches; basic pearls; black 1 1/4" wide striped grosgrain ribbon; clear stampin' emboss powder
  

7 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh so sweet! I love everything about it! The cameo effect is lovely. And the swirls on the DSP?? Tres chic!! What else is kicking around that head of yours? Can't wait to see!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this is so pretty. I really like your cameo especially how it's triple matted on the fringed ribbon... a touch of pearls too. So pretty.
I really enjoyed this photo too (so June Cleaver) and as always, It's fun to play along.

Christina said...

This is such a beauty, Nance! You really did strike a wonderful balance between clean and vintage, and the lovely swirls stamped on the DSP make an elegant backdrop for the cameo. LOVE your layered mats, of course! Thanks so much for the shout-out!

Marisa said...

Wonderfully done! Great matting and use of the insp. piece.

Christy Q said...

Stunning and so very vintage!!! I love the cameo and the frayed ribbon treatment!

Cath said...

Hey Nance! Thanks for entering the Appearance of Cameos challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely fabulous, Nance! Love the black mat!