Friday, April 16, 2010

Vintage/Antique Yumminess..... lots of photos

Probably not a big suprise that I love all things Vintage or Shabby Chic.
I have lived in Sicily a total of 8 years and just recently discovered my new favorite thing to do on Sunday mornings. Today's card has a wonderful little trinket that I found at the Catania Antique Market (here in Sicily) a few weeks ago.

Check out a few of the other Treasures that I found.

What kind of Stamper would I be if I had NOT picked up these Fantabulous Vintage Rubber Stamps?

But WAIT, check out this Sterling Silver Stamp Roller thing
(perhaps it was the pre-dawn of acrylic blocks?)
Well as good FORTUNE would have it, I also found Antique Lire dated 1944 (pre-Euro & yes I actually lived here when we used Lire)

I think the little black baby doll is my favorite!! Isn't she swell?

You can also see that I found some funky old keys, wonderful old tins and even a little gold ring!!
Would you like a few details about the card?? I think the feathery, wispy paper is called Rice Paper? Anyhow, it is pink and I used it behind my patterned paper and then stitched around the edges. The inside of the card is lined from top to bottom using the same "rice paper".

I also used the small sentiments & crown image from Crafty Secrets " Baby Boy " stamp set to complete the inside along with a Martha Stewart Bow punch. I inked the edges of just about everything and placed a little pink rhinstone in the center of the bow.
Back over on the outside, I painted the chipboard but left it smudgy TRUTH BE KNOWN, I think I was actually whipping off extra paint after painting something else and decided that I liked the results!!!!!! The little girls are also from Crafty Secrets. The most time consuming part of this entire card was that DANG satin bow up top (not the little one).....
Our Creative Corner: BOWS (I used two & then punched another on the inside)
Stamp Something: Layers (got lots of that especially layering the rice paper)
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Childhood Memories (this particular image reminds me of my little sister and I)
ABC Challenges: S is for SPARKLE (used the gold thread & the pink rhinestone)
Cute Card Thursday: Touchy Feely (who isn't going to want to touch that whispy paper)


Jane Wetzel said...

OMG Justine! I am soooo incredibly jealous of you....I LOVE flea markets and THIS IS JUST THE ULTIMATE!! WOWZERS GIRL!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Another beautiful vintage card! Love it!

Stampin Mindy said...

I just love these! The vintage look is so elegant and beautiful. Have a great weekend.. hugs!

Unknown said...

Such eye candy in this post. Love, love, love your card and the vintage look you have achieved. WOW - all these antique finds are amazing. I'd love to collect things like this, but I don't have room for the stuff I You really did find some great stuff...thanks for sharing your finds with us!

Meg said...

Awwww I love it!!! I miss the market :( Glad I can still live vicariously through you (for a little while longer).

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my God, I am SO jealous of you! Those finds are AWESOME! The next time you go, can you pick up some for me??? PLEASE???!!!!! And I'll hoard them forever!

PS: Cute cute card!!!!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a beautiful card ! Just great ! Smiles from Catherine

Cindy Haffner said...

Justine this is GORGEOUS.

Jen said...

What lovely treasures you have found! Gorgeous work.
Thanks for joining in at the ABC Challenge.
Jen x

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful vintage card and great finds! I have a question for you and was wondering if you could email me at

Victoria said...

wow what a fabulous card and so beautifully embellished. What wonderful treasures you have too!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week

Tina said...

This is such a sweet card. Thanks for playing in the Makeup for the Weekend challenge.

Darsie Bruno said...

I love the vintage look to your card! Such sweet colors as well! Thanks so much for playing the Belli Challenge this week!

Debbie~ said...

Hi Justine, I looove your sweet vintage upcycled cards, they're beautiful! Yes, you're so right, you know I dream of being able to wander through European antique markets...Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

kado! said...

those are beautiful!
I LOVE the button detail on the first card!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What great finds!! Love the frame on the card! thanks for playing the Belli with us!

Ceal said...

Beautiful! I am right there with you loving the vintage/shabby chic look. Thanks for sharing and playing with us in the Belli challenge

Denimo said...

Awwwww... what a wonderful card!!! Love the artistry of it!! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Helen F. said...

Oh Justine, what a fabulous card and such fabulous treasures you found in Catania! I really loved my visit there (except for the driving there :) we hope to get back again some day, probably not before you come this way though {{{HUGS}}}

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining us on the ABC Challenge this time, Samantha :0)