Monday, 27 January 2014

For the love of Vintage

Hello everyone, thanks so much for dropping in. This weekend I had some playtime so I decided to play with some of the wonderful designs from Nicecrane.
I created a kind of accordion card, using the Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card die.


I cut 3 large ones, two of them with the small cabinet card die inside to create frames, and then I used the cut outs for the end pieces as you can see from the pictures.
I cut them all from chip board, then painted them with Fresco paints, first in Mud Splat, then with crackle glaze and then the top coat was Stone. When the crackle had done its magic I cut some trellises with a memory box die and glued them behind the two framed pieces. Finally I decorated them with papers from the Papermania Madame Payraud's collection. I totally love those papers. The vocal images are from the following two Nicecrane collections: Henry Hutt Women and Vintage Woman's Hats.

I'll let the pictures tell the story.
One of the end pieces, collaged with bits and pieces from the paper collection. I also stamped all the frames with a Stempelglede swirl stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
One of the Henry Hutt women, the roses are from the Graphics 45 Ladies' Diary collection. I inked them with some Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain Distress Inks, to tone them down a bit. The butterfly is from the Madame Payrauds collection.
I thought this lady from the Nicecrane Vintage Woman's Hat collection, needed to take centre stage on this card. She looks so confident and happy. The other bits are mostly from the Madame Payrauds Collection again and another G45 rose.
Another Henry Hutt woman, to mirror the first one, again embellished with the G45 Lady's Diary flowers.
And the final end piece, to mirror the first panel.

Here's a close up of the crackle still:
Well, that's it for now. Not my usual style of late, but I had fun playing with all the lovely papers and images. The backside was just finished with further papers.

Here you can see the finished piece spread out:
All the words are from the Tim Holtz chit chat stickers, as most of you will have guessed.

Hope you are all having a creative week. Thank you for visiting like always!

45 comments:

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is sooooooo gorgeous Astrid, and as usual, you´ve made a masterpiece here. I love it.

marda said...

This is amazing. Beautiful.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words - a fantastic project.

Redanne said...

Your accordion style card is stunning Astrid! Like you I love those G45 papers and the wonderful Madame Payraud ones and I love how you have used both. The frames and papers are perfect for the beautiful Nicecrane images. Hugs, Anne xx

Sue C said...

Beautiful project Astrid ! Love the images and the papers are gorgeous. Sue C x

Annie said...

A very creative and inspiring album Astrid. Stunning images and beautifully pieced together. TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

massofhair said...

Beautifully feminine & delicate accordian book, a joy to look upon:-) xxx

rachel said...

a stunning piece Astrid - beautiful papers and a fabulous die - just gorgeous xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, a stunning project, what more can I say.
Yvonne x

Rita said...

Stunning card Astrid. I do like this style of card. Charming images from Nicerane finishes it off perfectly. Hugs Rita xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is so gorgeous Astrid and, funnily enough, I am working on something very similar for my next DT project. Won't be near as nice as yours though!! Love those vintage images and your crackle finish is amazing ... wish I could achieve those results!!! A truly beautiful project!!! ox

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful project!! I love everything about it!! Hugs!!

Ana K. said...

Astrid this is marvellous!! So many gorgeous details to see here…crackles, colours, beautiful paper and how you put everything together…I LOVE it!
Hugs from Slovenia

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow what a great vintage project, I really love these beautiful lady's , I love the crakle and the many great details !! I love this work a lot!!

Greetings
Maria

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosidades de trabajos, besos

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, love the vintage look! I started on a cabinet card accordion book months ago, and never finished it, hope this will give me the shove I need! Valerie

chrissies said...

Stunning and very inspiring. Love the shapes you used.

Chrissie x

steffi said...

That's just stunning Astrid :)

un pizzico di idee said...

Enchanted rest every time I come to see you, you are a marvel to be discovered!
Thank you,Chiara

Ros Crawford said...

Oh so beautiful!! I love the crackle effect ... you sure know how to transform something ordinary into something amazing ... Fabulous work Astrid!

brenda said...

Wow Astrid, this is so beautiful and great display of Igancio's images. U think I need that TH die as well.

B x

Maryanne said...

How fabulous, Astrid! I love the papers and the images are gorgeous. The trellis die cut behind the open cards is brilliant. It reminds me of ladies in a garden. Very beautiful!

Joanna said...

Beautiful.

Dorthe said...

Dear Astrid ,it is sooo stunning, I so love this art piece you created with all the many beautiful images from Nicecrane and Graphic 45.
The crackled frame is gorgeous, and your layers of papers so beautiful ,-each frame tells a new lovely story.
You are doing magic here on your blog, my friend!!!
Hugs,Dorthe

butterfly said...

Stunning use of the Cabinet Card die, and the Nicecrane images look beautiful in the vintage setting... Gorgeous, subtle colour palette and wonderful crackle texture - it's another great piece of work!
Alison xx

Paper Profusion said...

I echo all above comments Astrid - its such a beautiful creation - the images and different paper collections are wonderfully complementary. Gorgeous, gorgeous work! Nicola x

May said...

AMAZING....You know how to put the Zing in Amazing Astrid... I Love, Love, Love it all the design, colours, images...Wow... Hugs May x x x

craftytrog said...

Simply beautiful!!! xxx

contadinak said...

oh my word what a gorgeous creation, astrid. perfect vintage. fantastic use of the inner pieces on the ends.

Bärbel said...

Die Akkordeon-Karte ist traumhaft schön, die Gestaltung ganz wunderbar, liebe Astrid, ich bin begeistert!
Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

Dianne said...

WHOOT WHOOT, love it, love it, love it, what a brilliant creation, wowzer, the frames are STUNNING so much creative work on them, these are really fantastic, you have blown me away,what a master piece you created while you were playing, thanks again for sharing, "inspiration over load" :O), Have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))

Fandhmum said...

Absolutely beautiful, Astrid. You are such an inspiration
Rosie x

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness Astrid - what am I going to do with you. Just when I think I am making some real progress in this craft, you come up with this outstanding "kind of" accordion card.
You do give me mountains to climb in aspiration but it sure is fun! Bravo!!
Sandy

Anita Houston said...

WHOA!!! This is just stunning Astrid! I love each piece, and the ladies just dress this up! What a gorgeous piece!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I'm lovin' this project Astrid!! It speaks to my vintage, shabby heart! Gorgeous palette and love the images you've used. Big YEAH for you!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You captured the essence of those images and Astrid, the cabinet card shape works to absolute perfection.
This is a dream!
Wishes
Lynne

Netty said...

Like everything you make Astrid, its truly beautiful. Hugs Annette x

Brenda Brown said...

Truly delightful cabinet cards, each one full of gorgeous vintage images and colours. I love the idea of putting the smaller cards at the ends. xx

PetraB said...

This is a fantastic project.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, this just took my breath away. What a divine piece of vintage work you have created here, Astrid. So many wonderful details - could look at it for hours!

Hugs,
Linda

Jann said...

All so very lovely!

Marva said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! You do such beautiful work!

Buttons said...

What a wonderful display piece Astrid. These images look so good grouped together in this way and of course your artistic skills have combined them in a wonderful way. Thank you for sharing so many fantastic ideas here. Jenny x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Atridddd,,,amazing accordion,,,,and waht a beautiful images,,,,,, from my collectionsss,,,,,you are Rock....

Jools Robertson said...

This is amazing, love all the gorgeous detail and how you
have composed the layout
The die is fab, will have to invest in that one!

Jools x

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