Monday 8 October 2012

Vintage At Make My Monday. . . .

This week, Make My Monday are continuing with their French theme but we are asked to make a Vintage French themed project. I'm honoured to be the Guest Designer here for the month of October and would like to thank people for visiting me from the blog on my debut last week - your comments and support are much appreciated.

I love the distressed look of vintage with curled edges, dark, inky areas and dreamy, feminine images - that's my take on vintage anyway!

Here's the card I made using an old internet image printed onto canvas - I was so pleased when it didn't jam my printer!

I kept my colours feminine but strong and used a beautiful vintage image from the internet. The parfumerie label was from the same source.
The image printed with gorgeous soft hues and originally, I was going to pick out the colour of her hair band but after several attempts, I failed to reproduce it so decided to tone in with the shades in the dress.
The lace was inked to give it a slightly shabby look and some of the corners of the image were curled for the same reason.

A dreamy vintage label which was printed and a little antique linen and walnut stain distress ink was added to complete the look.

I added the word 'Parfum' in die cut letters to fit the theme and used aged mahongany distress ink to tone with the colours chosen. You can also the layer of vintage text peeking out which was added for interest and depth. The edges were inked with walnut stain distress but the main body of the piece did not need ink due to the aged appearance of the original page.

I dyed some seam binding to tone and added a heart charm which was aged with Duncan EZ (an underglaze used in ceramics which is water soluble and great for aging things. It needs to be sealed with a matte sealant for prolonged life though).
The patterned layer is a background stamp which was stamped in plum archival and then antique linen and walnut stain distress inks completed the look. To finish the card I used two layers of distressed card and a layer of TH paper in a matching tone. A beaded pin completed the look.

Hope you like my vintage card. I really enjoyed playing with my favourite colours again and making an unashamedly feminine project.


  1. This is a stunner Julia. The printing on canvas looks beautiful and love all those textured layers and fabulous embellishing.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful - the vintage look is my absolute favourite and you have captured it perfectly. I like all the methods and techniques you've used to get the effect just right. Elizabeth xx

  3. Love the printed image on canvas Julia...thanks to your great printer :-)
    Your creations has a great vintage look in total...such nice details!

    Hugs, Alie :-)

  4. Hi Julia, I can absolutely see and feel your love for the vintage style ... that's so very beautiful! The colors are gorgeous and again so many lovely details; love the little heart, too :-)
    Hugs, Suzanne xx

  5. Julia
    I absolutely adore this card. I haven't used that image for a long while but she is always beautiful, I've also printed her onto canvas in the past.
    Seriously this is gorgeous.

  6. Beautiful vintage card and wonderful details! :)

  7. Hi Julie, this is a real stunner, vintage but not to shabby, beautifully feminine, wonderfully matched colours and generally pretty fabulous! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  8. This is gorgeous! I love the attention to detail and the overall soft feminine look without it being girly. Bravo!

  9. Hi Julia, I am so pleased you are joining us during this month's French theme at MMM. Your vintage card is awesome. I especially love all of the details and embellishments. Caz

  10. Beautiful vintage card Julia.
    Love the details and embelishments

    Greetings Janny

  11. Beautiful card Julia, and I love that you printed it yourself on canvas. I will have to try that myself! I don't do vintage very well but always appreciate what other people can do! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  12. Stunning work Julie, amazing detail love how you printed that beautiful image onto canvas!! A gorgeous vintage card!! Hugs May x x x

  13. What a beautiful card Julia, I love it. I love the Vintage look but I couldn't say that I 'get it' as the colours tend to be quite pale, you have taken it to another level with the depth of colour you have chosen and have achieved a gorgeous rich finish, my kind of vintage if I was brave enough to have a go lol. Thank-you for the inspiration.
    Huge hugs x x x x

  14. A stunning piece, Julia - with such richness, texture and those wonderfully atmospheric deep colours. The image on canvas looks gorgeous - I've been looking at some canvas printer paper in the local cheapy shop, and I may now take the plunge!
    Alison x

  15. Lovely stuff, you are responsible for my exceptionally inky day! Just need to be a tad more adventurous I think.


  16. Hi Julia, this is simply stunning ... a beautiful keepsake.
    Suzi B xx

  17. Hi's a wonderful piece of art...simply stunning!

  18. Woah, hold the front page! This is just stunning. Canvas printer paper is definitely the way to go (especially if you only possess one Paris stamp!!) It is all just so gorgeous and most definitely vintage. Hugs, Buttons x

    1. Hi Buttons, it was actually the sticky back canvas from Ranger that I put through the printer! I was shocked that it worked as I only have an Inkjet printer but it seems to be smudge proof too! xx

  19. Your card is simply fabulous !!! Wha a great idea to print such beautiful image onto canvas ! Coco x

  20. Julia, this is amazing! GORGEOUS image and beautiful accents! SO glad to have you this month at MMM and can't wait to see more of your creations! I hope you come and play along with me at Technique Tuesday and Digi Haven, too! Also, I have a DT call for a new challenge starting in January called Inkspirational on my personal blog if you'd like to join in! :)

  21. Hi Julia, This is so dreamy, love the way the image printed onto the canvas. Beautiful card.
    Avril xx

  22. You have reached French Vintage perfection on this!! LOVE the image on canvas and the inky curled edges! Beautiful work!!

  23. Julia, this is stunning! Love the colors, and all your embellishments... what an exquisite piece of lace for bordering!

  24. oohh ...ok this is stunning! I love the vintage theme and the image on canvas is gorgeous. I love it!


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