Thursday, 16 April 2015

MM154 - Merry Christmas!


This week's Merry Monday challenge is "Let's Get Vintage". Um. No. I don't do vintage. Or so I thought! Then I remembered another challenge a long time ago, where the theme was Rustic. I didn't 'do' rustic back then (I still don't very often!) but I ended up with one of my all time favourite Christmas cards.

So in the same way I challenged myself two years ago to combine Rustic and CAS, yesterday, I challenged myself to combine Vintage and CAS. I think it was a success!

I started by using vintage-y colours (cream and Early Espresso), but keep the layout very simple. I used a script sentiment (unknown) and a 'vintage' PTI set, embossed in gold and then I coloured the leaves with distress markers in dark, muted colours.

23 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

This is so simple and elegant! Love the gold embossing!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Classy and chic!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh this is simply perfect ... and wouldn't be suprised if this was another winner!x

Lindsey said...

Clever - you have definitely succeeded with CAS & vintage!

Lynn said...

A definite success. This is amazing Ardyth.

Kristie Goulet said...

So happy you gave vintage a shot, Ardyth! Your card is perfect. I struggled with this challenge too. :)

Tracy Welham said...

You certainly do CAS Vintage very well, I love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Lisa said...

I think it was a success too, very pretty!!

Claire Broadwater said...

CAS elegance at it's finest, Ardyth! So classic! XX

Brenda said...

You certainly did CAS Vintage really well Ardyth! I love this CAS Christmas card a lot! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

I don't "do" vintage either, but sometimes we surprise ourselves! Your card is not only vintage, but CAS at it's finest! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Another winner for sure! You designed with a most favourite "vintage" stamp that I own too and have used many times, but not as brilliantly as this!

Silver C said...

you do vintage very well, it's beautiful.

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Alison C said...

This is so simple but beautiful. It will stand out on some lucky person's mantlepiece.

Tammy Rubarts said...

What a beautiful card! So simple, and elegant. I love that gold embossing powder!!

Di said...

Wow Ardyth, this is just gorgeous. So classy and yet stylishly vintage too!

Hugs

Di xx

Ingrid said...

Love the gold Ardyth! Great simple card. You nailed it. :)

Susangail Powell said...

You definitely did it!! This is beautiful!!!

Jen W. said...

I think you can make anything CAS. Next up -
shabby CAS! :D

Mary Muller said...

So pretty! I also love the size of your card! It really caught my eye on the Merry Monday blog!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful and I love the CAS style, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Anita in France said...

Had to smile, Ardyth ... I don't do rustic or vintage either ... haven't even tried! You, on the other hand, combined the two styles with CAS brilliantly (I checked out the earlier one)! Stylish and elegant, my friend ... and simply lovely! Bisous, Anita :)