Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Distressed Vintage? (..kind of ?...a little maybe?)
This weeks challenge over on the Stampotique Designers Challenge site has the theme, set by Milo, of 'Vintage'.
* visions of tumble weed rolling on by through my mind*
Anyyywaaaaaaaayyyyyyy...I love a challenge me,(said in my best northern twang) lol
I used to 'do' Vintage without a care in the world a few years back but just lately I seem to have got pretty far away from what I saw as being that, so this was a tough one for me. I first of all googled 'Vintage' to see what I could 'get away with' and found that the word is mainly used to describe wine but can also be linked with anything older than the current day(20 years older seems to be the happy medium to be classed as vintage )and that portrays a feel of its era and age.
All the stamps used on this giant tag are by STAMPOTIQUE. Infact they happen to be all from my range at Stampotique (big grin).
Below you can find the links to all the Stampotique stamps used on this tag at the HAPPY DAZE website, as Stampotique are soon due for their annual break from doing all things rubbery, so those UK stampers amongst us may like to check out the following;
FRENCH TEXT (shown at the top of the tag in brown ink)
WORLD ALL HER OWN
(The background pattern by the way is from part of a Tim Holtz embossing plate with loads of 'stuff' thrown over it and scrawled into it.)
Now for the tricky bit...what era...haven't a clue..maybe late 40's (country worn out shabby-chic-ness? Early 50's with the beginning of the American influence(?) I don't know, I think I failed on the classic 'vintage look'....but its looking pretty old anyway lol...
Don't forget, its CERTAINLY worth entering the challenge as there's a HUUUUUUUUUUGE gift vertificate up for grabs for one randomly chosen entry kindly donated by Carol at Stampotique Originals.
I can't wait to see all your Vintage looking creations!!