Here is what France has to say..
‘Hello lovely Stampotiquers,
Lots of us get so excited when we get our hands on an old ledger, old books, or old family photos even from people we don’t know. But those are often hard to come by, or very expensive.
Because of that, lots of us became very agile in making new things look old. Using inks, paper distressing tools and yummy techniques.
How about we combine all that love for all things vintage and all those yummy techniques with our favorite stamps, to create a vintage looking Stampotique piece?
Can’t wait to see where that leads you! Ready? Create!’
I love, love, love anything olde worlde so this challenge was r i g h t up my street!
I covered a gorgeous little frame with some fabulous papers from one of France Papillon's 'awesome' kits ... after, I finally stopped stroking everything !!
I had planned to cover the paper with beeswax but I don't officially get my little iron until Mothering Sunday !!
I stamped Olive Rose one of my 'all time' favourite Stampotique stamps onto a crinkled Glassine envelope from A sprinkle of imagination using archival ink.
The french text paper was aged using Distress Inks and gold acrylic paint, the paper rose was recycled from an earlier project and I found a piece of vintage lace to add to the frame.
The words 'shine brightest' come from the stamp To be a star... I hope you like my little vintage frame as much as I do!
Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance, I hope you can join in the challenge too. The Design Team have lots of inspiration to share with you over at the Challenge blog.
Happy creating, Gez