Friday, 15 May 2015

Friday with some Vintage flair

It's Friday, folks!!
I, for one, am so relieved!
It's been a crazy week:
Little Miss was, and is still, sick; coughing, sneezing--poor thing!
She is getting much better--thankfully.

We have a new neighbor!
Personally, I think this neighbor is the best one yet!

The momma bird decided to make her nest on TOP of the bird house!
We have a great view of her, from our blcony and from inside the house.
The window is right beside our kitchen. I guess she feels safe!
She doesn't fly off when we step out onto the balcony.
The kids are excited---I think it's a great learning experience for them.

Anyways, i will keep you updated on her progress!

Today is Friday, which means it's

I was able to conjure up something this week.
Sometimes, too many ideas in the head, 
and they do not come out properly onto paper/canvas.
Frustrating with a capital "F"!

Here is what I did this week.
It is kinda vintage. Something new for me.

I used TH Distress Ink, walnut Stain, on the stamp, from Unity's KOM (Jan.), 
and then went over with a fine paint brush. 
I then added some color on the woman's dress, with a Distress marker--worn Lipstick.
Also the hearts were done with another marker--Barn red.
I think it gives the card a sepia look--what I was hoping to acheive.
I used older MME papers, and Bo Bunny ribbon, 
with WRMK twine to hold the Love charm.

I would also like to enter this card into 
following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #88 It's Sketch time

My card closely resembles the following sketch:

Overall, I am quite content with my card!
So, that is it for me for now!

A la prochain, mes amies!

Be safe. Get crafty!

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Lucy said...

Great card, Laura! Love that vintage feel &
this stamp is perfect for it! I think I have this stamp, but I'm not sure...isn't it awful when we don't remember what we have???
I need to get my Unity stamps out and play along again. It's been so hard to find time and energy to craft. I've been sick with allergy/sinus infections for a month and a half. Called in sick to work today. Oh well, glad to see my crafty friends' projects!

DIANA L. said...

Your card is so pretty Laura, I love the image and your ribbon is gorgeous Enjoy your weekend
I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day

Ruby said...

Very pretty card.

Bananastamper said...

Wow, I love how this turned out! Fun technique, really nice effect!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

A delightful creation!

SmilynStef said...

Love the pop of color on her skirt ... such pretty neutral tones

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is just lovely. Love the vintage feel of it & the colors you used.

Teresa Doyle said...

Very nice Laura. I love vintage and I love those stamps. Great job!

Joy Atkinson said...

Love the vintage feel to this Laura. The pops of red are great, a very pretty card. Thanks for joining the May card share at

Lisa :) said...

Ooooooh I LOVE how you did this all in brown tones it's so vintagey and fun! Great idea!

Gaylynn said...

Very pretty card, Laura. Pretty colors for it. And I adore the bird on the house pic. How CUTE.

Cynthia said...

Lovely card, Laura. Your neighbor looks pretty cozy!

D- said...

I saw your project at Unity's FWF and came over for a closer look...
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Crafty hugs,

miislucky said...

Laura, love the look and the colors used. Great job on this!

miislucky said...

Laura, love the look and the colors used. Great job on this!

Sue D said...

Very pretty vintage card and I like the photo of the bird nest on top of the bird house.

Scrapper Myra said...

Nice vintage stylishly made card.

Dr. Ivy said...

I have loved that stamp from a distance (I know I don't own it) for a while. It reminds me of the old movies, your coloring gives it a nostalgic feel. I will place this stamp on my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

I love how you did this. It turned out so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Amanda said...

Love the vintage feel of this card. Thanks for sharing and playing with us over at Funday Friday @ Jo's Scrap Shack

Joann6274 said...

Such a lovely card~ I love vintage and this image is darling. Thank you for popping in and playing along this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Bridget said...


This card is so beautiful! I have tried so many times to make vintage items, but I don't have a knack for it.

I haven't tried any of the TH distress stains, but really would like to.

Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,