Saturday, 26 May 2012

A little bit of vintage for a change

I was looking on deviant art a few weeks ago and came across some manga images that the artist has given permission to use, but I went back to find them so I could put a link on and I can find them.....I did take note of the artist though, so will have another look later on and will update this post and give credit to the artist :)

I made a card about a week ago because I had the urge to make something a bit vintage, but I was really stupid and for some reason, I made most of the card without choosing which image I would use (normally I would pick out the image I want to use, them my papers and colour the image to match), and after I had made most of the card, I couldn't find an image that would go with it!! I wanted something vintage but didn't want to print out one of those vintage pics you get everywhere because my printer is so greedy when I am printing coloured stuff, so I went through all my digital images and found one of these manga style ones that I had saved a while back and found a steampunk sort of image, so went with that :)
And this is how it turned out

The papers I have used are Basic Grey and Paper Cellar (I think!. I'm certain that the strip in the middle is Basic Grey) and I distressed the edges of them all with my scissors (still haven't got a distressing tool!! lol) and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I also inked the flowers a bit with the same ink. Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 The image as I said is a digi from Deviant Art (will add link asap) by Sureya.
I know it is a manga style one and I wouldn't of thought of putting a manga style image with a vintage card, but as this was a steampunk kinda image, I think it worked ok??
She is coloured with Copics and Promarkers (Promarkers for the blue on her dress and Copics for everything else).
I also distressed and inked the edges of the image and added some ink around the actual image too, so it looked older.
 I ripped the to paper a bit, rolled it back and inked it, then pocked some holes and threaded some tulle through and tied in a knot at either end so it wouldn't come loose. I was planning on putting some eyelets in the holes, but couldn't find any!! lol

One last pic of the tulle bow :) I can't remember where I bought this tulle, but I need more because I only have a tiny bit left! I have loads of light purple and some dark purple and I think I have a little bit of white, but no cream one left, so will have to look out for some more :)

That's it from me for today, I'm off to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments. Every comment left is appreciated, even if it's to give me some constructive criticism :)


sassy said...

lora..this is so superb hunnie love the shabby vintage look too wonderful has really brightened my day i must pop back onto deviant art i do go quite a bit and i rember ages ago i used someones work i wrote for permission first...they were chuffed and said yes..there are such fabulous artists in there out of this world...and yours is just as stunning you have done the image proud hugs sassyxx

Brigitte said...

OMG Lora, this card is spectacular!!!! I love the image and the vintage feel of it! Fantastic job!!! Hugs, Brigitte

Céline said...

this card is absolutly amazing !!!!! love the gorgeous papers and combo!
fab coloring

Aideen said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!! X

My name is Wynneth said...

I just love this Lora - I also got this digi quite a while ago, can't remember how or why I downloaded it though ! She looks great in blue and is perfect for a vintage creation.

sassy said...

hiya sure i commented on this ages ago it seems...but reckon mr blogger has eaten my comments...anyway this is so wonderful loving the distressed look the image is stunning the tuelle a lovely touch and ..everyting else absoloutly fabulous....hugs sassyxx

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful Vintage Card!

Maya Ariffin said...

Oh my I really love this card! I love manga!! I do read manga too! Lol! See you soon :)

Maya xx

Maya Ariffin said...

Oh my I really love this card! I love manga!! I do read manga too! Lol! See you soon :)

Maya xx