Saturday, 29 March 2014


Hi Everyone

Over at Stampotique this week is Vintage

and I have used Stitch stamped in memento express ink and coloured in with walnut stain distress ink with water to dilute.

I firstly got a tag and stamp random background script with Tea dye distress ink.

I then used a Tim Holtz stencil and inked through with black soot distress ink.

I then took crushed olive and tea dye distress ink and put some on my craft mat and added water to give a vintage background when I swooshed the piece of watercolour card through it.  Dried with a heat gun and stamped Stitch onto it.

The saying this week is from the Internet from Lucy Liu

'Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny.  Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend'

The embellishments are from my crafty stash and have been lying in wait for a vintage theme for ages!
I have used a rusty key (picked up from a car boot sale)
Flowers made out of organza rolled around my finger and sewn together.
Velvet brown ribbon, ruler ribbon, cream ribbon and a crochet small Dollie and finally a bottle top from a party, an embossed face put into it and glossy accents covering the image.

Vintage indeed!
I am also entering this  into the following challenges:

Say it with words - A Vintage Journey
Letters, Words and Numbers - Artistic Stamper

Take care

Sue x   


  1. like your tag background Sue and your fab flowers..its great that you can recycle and repurpose items. Poor Lucy......!!!
    thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey this fortnight

    annie x

  2. I love vintage and I so love humor, so what's not to love about this project, Sue! Brilliant in my book! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  3. Love your tag; Stitch and the sentiment go so well together. Thanks for joining us at stampotique this week !
    Corrie x

  4. Your tag is awesome!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC :)

    xx Arwen

  5. Such a cool tag! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison x

  6. that quote is simply perfect for your tag! lolll and you tag is simply perfect :)))
    thanks for playing with us at Stampotique!

  7. Oops... and at A Vintage Journey too!
    Alison x

  8. wonderful tag, love that sentiment on it.

  9. Beautifully vintage Sue,
    thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week :)

  10. Congrats on being selected as the Stampotique Design Team favorite this week, Sue! Well deserved!