Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Double D Challenge: Looking Back in Time

First order of the day:  All winners from our 3rd anniversary/birthday "It's on the Menu" challenge were announced on the 15th at Double DPlease check there for a full winners list.  I will contact the winner of my prize.  Thank you!


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Our new challenge at Double D is "Looking Back in Time".  Think of something that reminds you of days gone by.

Do you recognize the White Rabbit on my card?  I read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass when I was eight years old.  Now, there's a bit of nostalgia from the (ahem) distant past!  I was able to bring this memory back thanks to an honest to goodness vintage image digitally remastered at Digital Two for Tuesday (and it's free!).




More card talk in a minute, but first have a look at our inspiration board:




The Double D team will vote on creative winners, and there is a prize for a random winner, as well:




I've had this image printed and awaiting color for I-don't-know-how-many years.  I always thought it would be fun for a belated birthday card, but never got around to it.  I do have a "sorry I'm late" sentiment, but it was too small and the font wasn't quite right for the vintage look, so I used this one instead and I think it still gets the point across.

An ornate frame, a pad of old-timey papers, watches cut from one of the papers, sepia-toned Copic coloring with just a spot of color...  I don't do much vintage these days, but, gosh, this was fun.  I also stamped an old SU Sanded background over the image and sentiment panels to give a little more aging, and then finished it off with copper brads.




I even propped the photo with an antique book -- Poems by James Thomson (born 1700).  I don't remember where I got the book, but it has an inscription in it dated 1898.  Definitely looking back in time!

Well, that's enough from me, I suppose.  I hope you'll take a look at the Double D blog and all my teammates' vintage-themed cards and be inspired to play along.  Thank you so much for your visit!


Stamps:  White Rabbit free digi from Digital Two for Tuesday, SU It's Your Birthday, SU Sanded background  Paper:  Neenah Classic white, Neenah Husk card base covered (not visible), Bo Bunny Timepiece designer paper  Ink:  Printer, SU Close to Cocoa, CTMH Parchment (for the Sanded background), Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Brads, Sue Wilson Porto die and Pierced Flags

27 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful vintage scene, I loved Alice through the looking glass :)

aussie aNNie said...

This is fabulous love the gorgeous stamp, great them on the challenge.xx

Diane said...

I loved this card as soon as I saw it with the vintage rabbit on it..what a great idea to use an image from Two for Tuesday, I have a bunch myself and never gave it a thought! The entire design of the card is fabulous!!

Ros Crawford said...

Soon as I read that sentiment my husband came to mind!! That;s just something he would do! What a terrific card for the challenge... I love the mood board and I love your interpretation!

Sherri said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Leslie! And it would make a perfect forgot your birthday card! Everything about this card says vintage! Wow! Another awesome creation! Who knew vintage could be so beautiful!

Vicki robertson said...

Leslie, this is such a beautifully designed vintage card! Love the rabbit and pocket watch images. They certainly invoke "time" and that die cut frame! I think I suffer from the effects of this sentiment most days.

Darlene said...

This is FABULOUS and yes I recognized Mr. Rabbit right away! You've showcased this image beautifully and LOVE your photo staging too ... WELL DONE my friend!! Thanks for bringing back some very fond & fun memories! Have a great day!

Darnell said...

That sensational image was just waiting for the perfect vintage setting, Leslie! And I think the sediment you ended up with is also perfect! As always, your attention to detail, right down to the copper brads, is superb!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

From one of my all-time favorite stories! (pun intended). Leslie, this is a fabulous creation - I love each of your details, colors, and then the double meaning - story vs. special date - love love LOVE LOVE LOVE! Fantastic! I guessed you had used SW dies - there is nothing like them. Hoping you are staying dry - we are unusually cold - hugs, de

Yogi said...

wonderful card. love that digi image. Well done. Have a great day

Kathy Krug said...

I love the beauty and the whimsy of this card and oh do I resemble the sentiment.Gorgeous vintage look.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so awesome and I love the white rabbit image. Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorite stories to have read to me and to read later on by myself. So this indeed bring back memories! Your card design is fantastic too!

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Stunning Vintage belated birthday card, Leslie. I Loved all your vintage DSP, beautifully colored White Rabbit. I read both books more than once and the watched the movie at the theater and then on TV. Never got tired of the magically well written story. Thank you for the memories, my friend.

But especially thank you for sharing your creative talents. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Oh how I loved Alice In Wonderland! I remember my Dad reading me a chapter every night before bed. This stamp is so perfect for this vintage card. Love all the clocks surrounding the rabbit and the paper is just perfect. Your cards really bring out so many great memories - thanks!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Leslie, all of us "old timers" long for those more simple days, back then life was a bit slower, perhaps because we were young and more innocent? I don't know, I guess when you are younger, things look a bit less complicated??
Anywho...I do remember "Alice in Wonderland", watching the movie as a kid was fun and a bit scary.
Love the vintage look on your card, I absolutely love the sentiment, that is just about what I do every day, LOL!!
Hmm..maybe I shouldn't think so much, LOL!!
Awesome card, I'll see you in the gallery.
XO
Maria.

Pauline said...

Oh I love your vintage card Leslie! Love how you combined Mr Rabbit with the papers and stop watches and sentiment to create your belated birthday card. You've taken some great inspiration for the mood board. You have such a great eye for detail Leslie, the stamped sanded background and brads just give it that old vintage feel. Love the die cut frame and how you used it. Stunning card, thanks so much for sharing today.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is amazing, I love the image you chose and that frame for it is just perfect, so love those watches to embellish it, great papers and excellent coloring. Great stitching of the banner sentiment, love it!

Donna Phelan said...

Everything about this beautiful creation is wonderful! From the staging to the actual creation to your description! It all just has that YOWZA effect! I adore the image and the frame, adds such a vintage vibe, yes? The sentiment is perfect too, and sometimes how I think and feel lol And that stitching....I loooooove stitching on a card....I need to do that more and more! Fabulous inspiration!!! xo~

Barbara said...

Leslie, I adore your take on this challenge. That sentiment is the best ever too. Just totally a great card.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous card Leslie love every bit of it -the images and the vintage effect beautiful and can relate to the sentiment lol
Carol x

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful vintage card. The papers are perfect, the stop watch by the sentiment is awesome. Oh what a great vintage feel indeed

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE it!!! I have always liked the images from vintage Alice in Wonderland, especially the rabbit. And I think the pocket watch as an embellishment is perfect. Great card!

Pam Sparks said...

oh, this is SO fabulous Leslie! I LOVE it! Amazing, perfectly designed and beautiful coloring! So glad you blog! :D

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Leslie! I love all those beautiful vintage elements. The image and sentiment are perfect for your vintage card.

Hannelie said...

Captured the mood board to perfection!

Lynette said...

Just wonderful! It is all perfect - well worth waiting for:)

Evelyn S. said...

I'm starting "at the bottom"...meaning where I left off when we went to Hillsboro. I cannot believe the detail in your cards! I realize that it is just not what I would even attempt. This card is a piece of art, Leslie.

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