Mixed Media Challenge #4 Vintage

HI There! It's time again for The Mixed media Card Challenge!! This month our theme is Vintage! 
 
 
For my card I chose a stamp and die set by Tim Holtz. When I saw this Santa I fell in love! I also love the vintage ornament that comes with this set. I started with strips of patterned paper, then I pained a coat of gesso over the paper. When that was dry I used an Ivy and Berry stencil by Tim Holtz and used Ranger embossing paste over the stencil. On a side note...I LOVE this paste!! It goes on super smooth and absorbs color!  So, after the paste was dry I used some distressed ink to color in the leaves. For the ornament I used two colors of ink and blended. The Santa is colored with distressed ink and I used "A Wink of Stella" over the suit for shimmer.
 
 
 
 
 
I hope you can come join in the fun! Hugs, Char

24 comments:

Deepti said...

Love this :) the vintage ornament and Santa are so adorable !

Julia Aston said...

Love these Tim images Char! wonderfully vintage for the challenge! great colors and framing!

maria f. said...

I have that stamp set, too, and agree it is fantastic. So much goodness on your creation - Santa's beard, for example. I am inspired by your BG! Great technique.

KayM said...

Eeek! So retro and so fabulous! I adore this cute card!!

Annette Allen said...

oh my word how totally cute.. love that Santa.. great Christmas card.

sanna said...

what a beatiful Xmas card! adore the Santa :).

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous Christmas card Charlene! Love the vintage vibe!

Lisa said...

This is wonderful Char! Love the treatment you gave all of the fur trim and that ornament with the jingle bells is pretty!!

Loll Thompson said...

Amazing design Char! Love the mix of patterned paper for the background. So much depth, texture and fabulous color with the stenciling and embossing paste. LOVE the Santa with his textured beard and cuffs ... perfect perched on the frame. Loll xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Squeal!I love your card! The colours and vintage style are gorgeous! The layering is so skilful!

Far North said...

Oh my yes, I recall this Santa from his first time around LOL!
He has a wonderful new version of layers and sparkle in your version. Thanks for the memories!

Lyndal said...

Super cool Santa Char - LOVE it!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow this is fabulous!! love the santa and you amazing BG!

Benzi said...

I love your Santa, Char, and I love embossing paste....so much texture. Super card!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Superb Christmas card Char, love the non traditional look, absolutely darling! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

alexandra s.m. said...

So beautiful! Love your retro Santa!
Gorgeous Card Char!
TFS~

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the vintage old timey feel of this card. creates a trip into yesteryear. Loving it. - Jim

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ho ho how fun!

Audrey Pettit said...

You make such gorgeous mixed media creations, Char! This is stunning! That Santa set is one of my favorites. I just took it along on my scrappy retreat to start my holiday card with, but I tell you what....I love what you have done with it SO much more! Gorgeous color! LOVE the texture!

Maria said...

Wow! Such vintage fun! Love the background and fab Santa!:-)

Joni nina Andaya said...

AWESOME Creations Char!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

That is REALLY fun, Char!

Becca Cruger said...

Texture paste is my new favorite thing and you've used it perfectly here! Your talent for mixing and matching colors is amazing!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a fun card! Love the retro look and bright colors. :)