Saturday, November 3, 2012

It's a Vintage Thing...

Hello there crafty peeps and welcome back to another     Eclectic Ellapu challenge.

 It's a D/T Purple challenge and I have the privilege of hosting this weeks theme. With that privilege brings the responsibilities of writing up the post, as well as having to pick the winner, runners up and top five in the end. 
For all intents and purposes this will be NO easy task from what I have seen since day one!

My theme gave me the opportunity to use this absolutely gorgeous digi image from A Day For Daisies that I've had for quite some time called; "How may I direct your call".

 I just had to have this image because my Mother worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Canada back in the early 1950’s, knowing full well that she would love to receive a card with this image on it.

Challenge # 4 " It's A Vintage Thing"

I printed the image onto Neenah card stock and then coloured it with my Copic markers using the warm gray collection;
 W00, 01, 03, 05, 07 and 08. 
I've also layered a couple of sections such as the chair back and the lower half of the switchboard.

The DP is from K&Company’s “Classic K Margo” collection, and then I used some plain card stock from my stash.

I used a Sizzix embossing folder and a EK Success border punch that I borrowed from my good friend Charlene. I made the flowers by using individual precut  flowers that I coloured with my Copics; assembled together, scrunched, and flattened as if they were stuck in an old book somewhere.  Then I added a little bling, some ribbon and a little distressing for that finishing touch...the sentiment (both inside and out) I made up and printed out on my good ole puter!

I found this picture (below) on the internet which I am intending to use for a scrapbook layout. I have a fantastic photo of my Mother actually sitting at her switchboard back in the day and thought this would be a nice addition to it. 
I will use the card as well after she has enjoyed it for a while.

 Well that’s it from me peeps, please take some time and drop by Eclectic Ellapu for more inspiration from my fellow DT’eamies. Trust me, you will be blown away!

I hope you will join all of us this week, and I can’t wait to see your "Vintage" interpretations!

Thanks for stopping by JS


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Sandra!! Fab image and I just love what you've done with it for such a lovely vintage look. My mum was also a telephone operator in her younger days :)

  2. OMG SAndra!!!!! Your card is wonderful!!!! You did vintage perfectly!!!! YOur colouring is beyond words, I absolutely adore!!!! Love the picture with your mom and I always feel that I know you a little better everyday when you share a story. Hugs, Brigitte

  3. this is so pretty.. the stamp is so vintage..

  4. Aww wow Sandra, what a fantastic card, extra special knowing the story behind the image :) x. Great theme this week.

  5. Hi Sandra what a stunning card, I love your colour scheme and how you coloured the image -s entiment funny. Although a stunning card.
    Suzie xx

  6. Oh Sandra, this is so perfectly vintage. IS vintage photo at it's best. Lovely card. Well done!


  7. Sandra I love love love this. Fab image and I just love the way you arrange an added background to your cards. Absolute fabulousness
    Hugz Ellapu xx

  8. Sandra, this is so gorgeous--love it! Love that image, coloring, fun sentiment, great papers, and lovely embellies! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Fabulous design, Sandra, and your coloring is amazing.

  10. Sandra this is so gorgeous, your colouring is amazing and the design is superb!



  11. This is so cute Sandra. It reminds me of "Jeraldine" (Lilly Tomlin) and makes me smile. it definitely has a vintage feel.