Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A funny thing happened on the way to vintage . . .

What happened?!!  This was meant to be a vintage card featuring Green, Yellow and Rust per the Embellish Challenge below - I had planned on using crinkled seam binding, an ornate swirl stamp and some pretty aging elements.  HOWEVER, I first grabbed this Jenni Bowlin felt bird and then before I knew it I seemed to have tapped into my inner "Appalacian".
Turned out WAY more "folk art"-y than vintage!  Apparently, I decided to swap the crinkled binding for burlap - the ornate stamp for a twig from the backyard and added machine/hand stitching.  I imagined old/elegant vintage - like the "aged spinster aunt that plays piano and smells like baby powder"
but ended up with old/rustic vintage - the "vintage that lives across the railroad tracks on the other side of town".
Patterned paper is from Basic Grey and DCWV Citrus Pack, sentiment from A Muse, twig from the hedge and layout from Card Patterns Sketch #88.  I showed this card to my family and my younger son was WAY impressed with the real stick and my husband said that he liked this card better than this one - he hates those Jenni Bowlin birds - some people have no taste!

10 comments:

jen said...

Hahahaha!!! :) It's uber cute- love the twig! Also love the looped ribbon/button! I have the spellbinder birds- may have to give that a go!

Kimberly Jones said...

I think it has a bit of a 70's vibe! Still vintage! Love the bird and the ribbon and button wing is a genius idea! Great twig too!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

The texture is great on this card! Thanks for joining the Embellish vintage color challenge.

Kathy D said...

Very nice!! Your ribbon wing is great, I'll have to give that a try sometime.

veronica said...

i too, love the twig!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Love the bird, twig and that burlap. Fantastic card Michelle!
so glad you could play along with us again at Card Patterns.

NinaB said...

I just love your card with the felt bird, ribbon wing and twig. So very creative. Thanks for playing with us at Card patterns.

Maile Belles said...

Fabulous card, love that bird and the touch of burlap! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Rachael Burdick said...

I love this card! I know it's not what you meant to do, but sometimes those turn out to be the best cards! I'm back and thanks for your lovely comment. :)

Sylvia said...

I really like this card! You are really reaching out doing new and wonderful things!