Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge "My Vintage Christmas"


I am submitting this card to "Winter Wonderland" and "Cupcake Craft Challenge".
I chose a photo of my Dad and granddaughter Maddy that was taken at his 80th birthday a year before he passed away. Maddy referred to my Dad as "The Grandfather" and I thought this would be an appropriate Christmas card for this project. I took my photo and using Adobe Photoshop CS4, performed some magic by transforming a color photo in to a Sepia tone photo. I also changed the color of Maddy's dress and headband to match the original photo color, red...

I used one of my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies to cut out the photo and also a piece of metallic card stock. I used sandpaper on the edges to give it an antique look and also some of my Color Box Chalks for highlights. Two silk flowers and a brad finish off the card. I had a hard time taking a photo of a photo so I scanned my card and a holly background.

11 comments:

Teri said...

Brilliant work - especially with the Photoshop bit!
Thanks for playing this week.
Hugs,
Teri x

Sandi said...

WOW! Pattie, I absolutely love what you did with Dad and Maddy's picture, and I know he would have loved it too. You best fan and sister, Sandi

Teri said...

Hi Pattie :o) Love your beautiful card! The sepia with the red is just gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Pattie,

Nice to meet you "friend"...Yeah, Albuquerque, NM is a nice place to live, not too big, not to small and -2- Michael's and Hobby Lobby's to shop for crafts.

I see you like the "widget" cat and Mo's designs too, so we all ready have things in common! I also like shopping @ Sam Moon's in Dallas!...come and see my BLOG!

Danielle said...

How creative of you to create this card for this vintage WW challenge Pattie! I love it! The red really pops!
Hugs, Danielle

Rachel F said...

Hi Patty

Thanks so much for posting a comment on my blog! I am thinking I might have to give up on the distress inks as I have tried everything! I have left them for a couple of days, sprayed with a fixative and even heat embossed the image and still no luck is driving me NUTS!! I have wanter colour pencils might have to try them. I have a lady that I am posting some of my printed images and she is going to try for me so see what happens! LOVE your blog and your creations I have you on google reader now so will follow you and all your inspiration. Thanks again :-)

Charlene said...

that is very pretty! What an adorable photo!

Linda Elbourne said...

I love this card - the sepia look is perfect

The Crafty Den said...

What a lovely card. The photo is so lovely and the papers are gorgeous. Great distressing. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the distressing you have done and such a lovely layout too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

Liza said...

Gorgeous card, I love your distressing and the photo is perfect. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x