Sunday, 29 September 2013

Clarity Challenge: Vintage

Hi all!

I'm not the biggest fan of vintage to be honest so in Worzel Gummidge style I had to get my thinking head on!  So, I've been thinking and thinking and then very near the deadline tomorrow I have created my entry today using the Carousel HorseCarousel Corner and Rope stamps.

I stamped the horse and added the rope (which is so easy due to the stamps being clear) with versamark on Theuva Card.  I embossed with silver embossing powder and painted in with a variety of mica powders.  When he was dry I cut him out.  I stamped and embossed the corners with the same silver embossing powder on the corners of a 6" x 6" Basic Grey sheet from their Two Scoops range (this is a few years old).  I used another sheet to cut the letters N O T E and S on my Cricut Expression using the storybook font cartridge as this is quite vintage looking.  I glued the letters and the horse on.  I then glued half pearls to the top and bottom of the piece.   I then stuck the paper to a piece of chipboard to make the notebook cover.  I also attached another plain sheet to another piece for the back cover.  I punched five holes down the right side of the cover, in between the stamped corners and tied coordinating ribbons through.  I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch to punch the holes on the left hand side of both covers and the pages that I had cut.  I then bound them together with pink wire.  I tied more ribbons around the wires.

I hope that you like what I made.  As I say, I'm not really into vintage so I'm quite pleased with the finished piece.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm going to start blogging a lot more regularly now so please pop by again soon.  I'll be posting a Sizzix Halloween piece to tomorrow!


  1. What a clever idea, and you say you don't do 'Vintage'! Thank you for entering Gemma and good luck in the Challenge!

    1. Thanks Amanda, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  2. Truly Vintage and lovely to boot. Well done Gemma, I think this idea would make a lovely wall plaque for a children's room also. Thanks for entering the challenge and best of luck.

  3. Good Luck in the Clarity Challenge. xxx