We have a fun challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow!! We would love to see you use "Vintage Animals or Vintage Animal Scenes," in your vintage or shabby chic style creations! I knew right away what images I wanted to use. Leanne, at Gecko Galz has some fabulous Ephemera new this month just perfect for this challenge! I chose two images from the Autumn Days Collection.
Anyone who knows me IRL knows that I love animals, and I really LOVE squirrels. So when I saw this photo with all the cute little critters gathering up their fall harvest, I knew it was the image for me! I started out printing out two of the Hocus Pocus digital papers from Gecko Galz. I used one for my card base and the other I punched to add something pretty at the top of my card. Next I used Inkscape to create a cut line around my image, duplicated it, offset it, and filled it with a color from the image. This is how I got the layer between my image and card base. I used that same color to form the tiny text boxes as well. HOPEFULLY this Sunday I will get some cleaning done so I can find my new blade for my Black Cat Cougar, so I can use it to cut out my goodies instead of my scissors...LOL.
Here you can see how I used inskcape again to form two different color offsets for my acorn image. All my edges were inked with Ranger's Vintage Photo distress ink. Look at the sweet little puppy and girl image in that acorn! I used GIMP to edit the top of the acorn (no lettering now). I embellished this little acorn with some fabby Fallen leaves hand dyed silk ribbon, burgundy leave trim, brown diagonal stripe ribbon, and vintage button with mint jute string all from Really Reasonable Ribbon. My card is perfect for the Autumn Colors and Ribbon challenge they have going on at RRR right now.
I am so happy to have found the leaves in many colors!! They are one of my faves!! More vintage buttons with mint green jute string! I just love the bunny with her carrots, the crow and chipmunks and little mouse....too cute!!
Awww...little hedgehog, frog and my favorite Squirrel!!
Here is a close up of part of Psalms 85:12. I used pop dots to elevate each word. They sit on top of the ivory jute ribbon, also from RRR. I used some more of the brown and white diagonal ribbon to add a bow, and some more leaves to tuck in behind the words.
Somehow I have misplaced my spool of brown sugar baker's twine. As soon as I find it, I will be adding some of it to my project :0).
I can't wait to see your "Vintage Animal" vintage or shabby chic creations that you share with us at
I will be playing along in the following challenges
(jute trim, two images, ribbon leaves, buttons, punchwork)
I will be sharing my card with
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