Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vintage Monkey

Time again for my submission for the A La Card Monkey weekly challenge.  This week, the theme is Vintage, plus a sketch.  Well, since I don't do vintage or shabby chic or anything like that, it was a real challenge for sure.  First, I'll share the card I made.
Here's the challenge:
When I saw this sketch, I knew I had a (very old) stamp like the main image.  I had originally thought to use a stamp that is retiring at the end of this month.  However, I had nothing that would resemble vintage.  then I read the description of the challenge very closely.  It said to use "old-style image".  Well, my very old stamp from 2000 definitely fit the description.  So I went and dug it out of my For Sale box.  Would you believe this stamp set is almost totally clean, as in almost brand new condition???  Poor stamps.  They spent the last 11 years in their clam shell and almost never came out to play. Oops.

Again, since I don't have a vintage bone in my body, this was a problem for me for this challenge.  After much thought, I decided to take the challenge literally.  I completely replicated the sketch.  Ha!  How's that for "doing the challenge?" I know, I know... I'm a genius, right?!  I was patting myself on the back for being such a smart aleck!  I actually really like this card.  Thanks for the chance to do the challenge, Monkey Ladies!

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Girl Talk (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso
Papers:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Vanilla button (my stash)

5 comments:

Jessie Lubyk said...

Great job on the sketch! I just love that boot;) Thanks for sharing.

Jessie Lubyk said...

Great job on the sketch! I just love that boot;) Thanks for sharing.

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Girl that is so funny that you had a stamp that match the picture for 11 years, and just now using it!! Wow!! I think this is the closest to a sketch that I have ever seen EVER!! Thanks for stepping out of you safe zone and making a card anyway! It is Beautiful!

Hugs
Shirley

Terry and Shirley SU said...

Hooray! You went outside your comfort zone and created something very pretty!!! Pat yourself on the back, Annie. I'm glad you entered our challenge this week.

Terry
A La Card Monkey

Laura said...

I LOVE it! I hear you about not having a "vintage bone in your body", neither do I. Well done! Congrats!

Laura @ http://idlewoodcards.blogspot.com

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