Welcome to September and the new OLS Challenge! This month our host is the always amazing Ardyth, and she's asking us to go back in time...either with a retro or vintage card or by using clocks or time as a theme.
So many fun ways to play!
I went vintage with a new Hero Arts Christmas set called Holly Days, and I made a postcard rather than a card...which says vintage to me.
While this is clearly my CAS style, there are a number of things that say vintage to me. First, the holly stamp has a realistic look, but I colored it in vintage turquoise, olive, and an orange-y red using an aqua brush. To paint the leaves, I used SU tempting turquoise, and before that dried, I added SU old olive. The effect makes me so happy!
Second, the fact that it's a postcard takes me back in time. Do people even send many postcards anymore? I've only received two in the past ten years or so. But my grandparents' scrapbooks are FULL of postcards. And many of them have deckle edges and antique gold borders. Deckle scissors? Check. Antique gold ink? Not so much. Delicata is a very shiny yellow gold...but I got close. It's gold.
Third, a lot of vintage cards have white glitter on them. With my yellow-gold border, white glitter seemed odd, but I wanted to incorporate something glittery on the berries. Well, Jasleen made a card for the OLS30 challenge, and she used a Wink of Stella clear pen to blend her watercolors. That gave me the idea of picking up some gold Delicata ink with the Wink of Stella pen and put it on the berries.
Oh, my! Perfect! Thanks to Jasleen, the gold sentiment, berries, and border create a lovely, unified card.
Ardyth's OLS challenge is so much fun! Give it a try. Remember that the InLinkz button will be good through September 24th at midnight, and multiple entries are allowed.
stamps: Hero Arts, unknown postcard
ink: Hero Arts cup o' joe, Delicata gold, Kaleidacolor (orange-red), StampinUp old olive and turquoise
paper: watercolor paper
accessories: deckle scissors, Wink of Stella clear pen, aqua brush, sponge