Friday, September 16, 2016

The Artist's Workshop - Vintage Card

Hello, Susan from the design team here.  I have been inspired by the colors of October 2015 from our current challenge.  We will soon start to be creative indoors at our desks.  Here, in September, we are heading towards the amazing colors of autumn.  I've decided to show you a card that is easy to make.

I have been playing with my alcohol inks on the bottles and on the jar for the paintbrushes.  The brushes are cut out and arranged behind the jar.  My background is coloured with distress inks and I sprayed with water to blend the colours.

I have chosen a nice stamp that fits perfectly as a header.

I have used Rubber Dance Stamps Stitch & Frame, Vintage Ads and Artist Plate
Tim Holtz Apothecary Bottles and Writing Desk Dies
Alcohol Ink Bottle and Raspberry
Distress Ink Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumkin and Ground Espresso. Archival Ink Black Soot, Linen thread, Acetate and Brads.

I hope you liked my vintage card and I am excited to see what you have created.


  1. Looks such deep and dimensional,
    Great piece of Art
    CU hellerlittle

  2. Wow, those paintbrushes look so realistic. Love the alcohol ink colours on the acetate. Such a beautiful card. Hugz

  3. Love the not-so-common colourcombi! It is simply gorgeous!

  4. The most beautiful tag ever and I'm VERY afraid to tell you, dear Susan, that I MUST copy this :) Love it ♥

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Susan! Love the purple mixed into this vintage style, it's stunning! It's amazing how realistic the stamped paintbrushes look. Thank you for making such a beautiful and interesting card with my stamps! ♥

  6. Love how you arranged the brushes and the acetate as a glass adds looks great, Susan! The brushes half dipped in paint are clever too, great make.

  7. Fabulous how you use the artist brushes and loving the fabulous colours and eye catching lay out x

  8. Susan!! This is just Gorgeous!!! hugs,jackie


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