Here is my entry for the Cricut Circle Blog Challenge #8. Here are the details for the challenge:
Weekly Challenge #8: Vintage Elements & a Sketch!
What’s old is new again . . . Vintage Elements are so HOT right now in everything from fashion to home decor, and even right down to our crafting supplies! For this week’s challenge we would like you to use the sketch provided below and create a project with a vintage feeling. We will be watching for soft, muted colors, silhouette images, aged metals, lace trim, doilies, ephemera, fabric, vintage buttons, etc. Please include a minimum of three Vintage Elements on your project.
Project must be newly created for this challenge and must include atleast 2 different cuts from any Cricut cartridge to qualify. This challenge is open to Cricut Circle Members only.
I've decided to kill two birthday LOs in one challenge since I've got tons of pictures to scrap. It is not a requirement for this challenge to do 2 LOs, however. I followed Jana Eubank's sketch for the left LO then just did a mirror image of it for the right LO. When I think of vintage I think of "distressed" and old. I thought a bunch of black and white pictures would have worked better for me but since I didn't have any, I just "aged" my pictures a little by sanding the edges of my photos. I also "aged" my tags which served as the mat for the photos by crumpling them first before I chalked and inked. I also thought tearing the edges of a couple of printed cardstock kinda qualifies for vintage look.
Cricut cuts used :
*welded candle borders (Birthday Bash)
*prince (Birthday Cakes)
*princess (Birthday Cakes)
*"lace" (Cindy Loo) cut out of vellum paper
*tags (Gypsy Wanderings)
*title (A Child's Year)
Vintage elements used:
*buttons (I didn't have any vintage ones but I sanded them a bit to look "old" LOL!)
*candle border silhoutte