Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crafty Friends Challenge #1

I just happened upon this blog Crafty Friends Challenges
and their first challenge is Vintage, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I just read about this technique in Tim Holtz's new book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume II.
He calls it Enameled Metals.  It reminds me of old fashioned tin ceilings.  After embossing the foil, I painted it with a green paint dauber then lightly sanded it when it was dry.  Very cool effect!  The image is from Gina K's Vintage Chic.  The black border is a Spellbinders die as well as the ovals.  Added some lace, because what is vintage without it?

Thanks for looking!


  1. Lovely background and great card.
    Thanks so much for participating in the challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  2. This is beautiful! So glad you could play along!

  3. Gorgeous embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at the Crafty Friends' Challenge.