Fab 'n' Funky ~ Vintage

Hey there lovelies, how has your week been? It's time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky and this week we have the lovely Neva as our hostess and she's chosen the theme 'Vintage' for this challenge. I'm not fabulous at 'vintage' creations, but I do love them and deeply admire those that can pull off that vintage feel. I had a little extra inspiration for this challenge though, as one of my bestie's little girl turned 7 recently and they had an Alice In Wonderland party for her. So I went all out on a vintage Alice In Wonderland creation. Man I loved making this and I was SO happy with how it all came together. I had lots of left over stash that didn't make it onto the card, so I'll have to revisit this theme again down the line. 

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and I of course used their utterly enchanting 'Alice' for this creation. The stamp is called 'Drink Me'. I just love the wee table with the bottle on it, so I coloured Alice with my Promarkers, fussy cut her and the table and added them to my creation. I had all sorts of things running through my head when I was creating this, like trying to hint to Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, which I did by creating a tumble of the letters in the birthday girls name and some umbrellas and hearts. When I asked hubby if he 'got it', he said he totally did, and he's a pretty good gauge for me usually of whether an idea is working. 

I couldn't quite get any of my ideas which included the White Rabbit to work on this creation, so I decided to go for the clock as my base, which of course references the timepiece the White Rabbit carries. I printed a clock face, vintaged it with some distress inks, added Glossy Accents to the hands of the clock and then started layering up my design. The clock base comes from an original idea I'd seen done by the lovely Annette of Netty's Cards. You can see her awesome clock creations here. The fab thing with her creations is that they actually are working clocks, mine is a hat tip to that. The base design of the clock was created using Annette's wonderful template. Thank you Annette! Mwah xoxo 

I tucked in some vintage Alice In Wonderland printables around the clock face, distressing them with inks first and mounting them onto postage stamp edged mounts. All that was left, was to decorate the back of the clock. I decided to give the clock some stability when it was standing, not have it fully openable, so it didn't 'flop open and refuse to stand'. I therefore, added the greeting on the back of the clock,

I had created an 'Ace of Hearts Card' costume for Zac to wear to the party and this little red heart was left over from that, so I added it to the back along with a multicoloured sentiment. This was done with a Kaleidacolor stamp pad in Creole Spice and the sentiment is from Penny Black, from her lovely set called Sprinkles & Smiles.

I really did have fun creating this special keepsake and surprised myself at how 'Vintage' a make it was! So I hope you'll come and join in our fun Vintage challenge and show us your own vintage creations. I can't wait to see what you do! Do pop into the blog and check out what my awesomely talented teamies got up to for this challenge, they really are a creative powerhouse of inspiration! I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #374 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #419 ~ Use 2+ Dies
The Ribbon Girl: June ~ Card Challenge
Lemon Shortbread: #43 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #23 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #399 ~ Add A Sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge: #157 ~ Diecuts, Chipboard and/or Punches
The Paper Shelter: #298 ~ Tie A Bow ~ Alice has a bow in her hair! I hope this counts, because I really wanted to share my TPS make with you.
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Touchy Feely - I've added Glossy Accents for a smooth feel on the clock hands and the bumpy postage stamp edge of the cards is another fun texture. Finally the umbrellas, I 'popped up' so that they stick out from the base a bit. I used Olbas Glue to create this dimensional texture.
As You Like It: Favourite Reason To Make Cards. Second Entry - I LOVE making birthday cards, it's that one special day of the year, that's all about that one person, and I like to make my family and friends feel extra special on those days. So birthdays are my favourite. This birthday card was especially fun to create!

For those of you who made it all the way to the end of my post, here's a couple of pics of my wee boy Zac all dressed up as a playing card for his lil' gal pals Alice in Wonderland party. It was such a fun party!

Update: I made the Top 5 at Passion For Promarkers with my Alice In Wonderland Clock Card! Woohoo, thank you so much ladies, I'm really thrilled!!


WOW - what a great card Wends, love all the 'Alice" details - you are so creative!! Not only with cards but also with Zac's costume.
Wow what a great idea for a party, he looks so cute. Fabulous inventive make, love it
Pat K said…
Oh WOW...fabulous card Wends. The perfect shape for Alice and love all your creative detail. Hugs, Pat K x
Lynne said…
A fantastic card and thank you for sharing at As You Like It, but whoops the theme of the challenge was "favourite reason (other than a birthday card)" :( x
Fantastic card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x
Pat said…
What a fabulous card Wends, gorgeous design and the Alice image is so sweet. Great costume you made for Zac hope they all had a good time.

Pat xx
Gina's Cards said…
Oh WOW, this is fabulous! The design is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx
Sarah said…
You made that Vintage theme your own here Wendy...it's a stunning card and sure to be treasured by the lucky little lady who received it. The details are wonderful and the olde world look is fabulous. Zac looks adorable in his costume you Clever Kiwi Mama!! xx
Cara said…
This is fabulous, you nailed vintage! Zac looks adorable in his outfit, bet he doesn't want to hear that though, um he looks amazing in it (is that more young gentleman appropriate?!) x
Fikreta said…
woow! its stunnng!
Annette said…
It may be my template but you've made it into a work of art Wends. Love your Alice themed creation. It's a Wonderland in itself. I love the little pics of Zac too. He looks chuffed with his costume too! :0) xx
Linda Mc Enery said…
What a fantastic creation Wendy!!! You nailed that vintage feel! Your clock is fantastic, and I love those postage stamp mounts! Awesome colouring! Your tumbling name is a fantastic idea too! And let's not forget your adorable little Zac! His ZAce Of Hearts is fantastic! Loved your post, and loved your unique card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Passion for ProMarkers this week! Linda
Tracy said…
Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
What a fabulously original creation and perfect for our challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, thank you for joining us.
Lorraine DT
Mervi said…
Fabulous die cuts and lovely creation!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, welcome again;-))m
Jacki Daniels said…
Great make thanks for playing alone with us at Colour Crazy this time hope to see you again soon
Jacki (CCCC DT) ♥

Victoria Rowson said…
Oh wow!! This is stunning!! I totally love it!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!! I hope you can join in again soon!
Chris said…
Oh wow Wends! I love this amazing card! Such a fantastic and original design on your clock base, fab 'vintaging' of your clock face, the digi Alice is really sweet and I love how you've added the vintage printables. The tumbled letters of the child's name add yet more interest and movement...it's a brilliant card.
Sandra said…
Amazing card, love the Alice in Wonderland theme, the little Alice is stunning and so is the clock with all it's pretty embellisments. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
Juls said…
Squeeeeeeee.... every detail on this is amazing!!! I love it xx
Nat said…
I just love this! Thankyou so much for sharing at PFP
Cards By MI said…
Such great looking card and what fabby way to use the image. Stunning! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Alison said…
I love this card, Wends - that Alice image is great and your card design is fantastic with so many fab details. Sorry my comment is so late but I'm having problems with the Wifi here at times. Still we're having a great holiday - really hot weather, a swim in the pool before lunch and a relaxing afternoon on the beach - so we're in no hurry to go home...!!
Alison xx
Vannessa said…
Oh I absolutely LOVE this card - everything about it is just fabulous. Saving this one in my Pinterest folder if that's ok with you! Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge and for using one of our digis this time. Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Vannessa
Paper Shelter DT

P.S. Apologies for the late comment - life has been a bit chaotic recently!
Deanne Saunders said…
Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *So sorry for late commenting, I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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