Saturday, July 21, 2012

All About Sports

Since the summer Olympics starts on Friday, we decided to make the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week ALL ABOUT SPORTS.  We want you to make vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards featuring vintage sports.

If you were to ask me why I chose rowing, I would have to say that it is because I found these neat images and for no other reasons.  I am not a sports person and hate exercising although I like to walk.  My daughter was a competitive synchronized swimmer all through high school and competed at the national level finishing in the top 10 percent but finding vintage synchronized swimming images was impossible, other than a few of the actress Esther Williams.

I saw a challenge at Frilly and Funkie that calls for you to alter metal so I decided I would give it a try.  The LIVE tag looked like this to begin with:

It was typical steel so I sanded it a bit, painted it white then sponged it with Weathered Wood and Milled Lavender Distress Inks.  Then I sprayed it with adhesive but it didn't dry well so I chalked it and that got rid of the tacky feeling it had.  It wasn't the most creative alteration but I like it.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie  - Make My Metal Altered
Craft Room Challenge - Sports
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

Images:  The Finish by J.C. Leyendecker and How to Row (The Happy Rower)
Card Stock:  Burnt Orange (Bazzill), Metallic (DCWV)
Paper:  Provo Craft
Tools & Embellishments:  Live Tag (gift), Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood & Milled Lavender Distress Inks (Ranger), White Craft Paint (Folk Art), Small Round Brad (Making Memories), Large Brad (Dollarama), Burlap (My Stash)


  1. All round goodyness love the vintage theme of your card and wonderfully aged tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  2. Great card - love that vintage rowing image! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. I LOVE this image!! I love the HOW TO ROW image too!! Fabulous card Cec, the burlap gives such great texture! Great texture on the stars too. You know I want to jump into that boat and touch those muscles :0) can I say that? Hugs!!

  4. Hi Cec this is a stunning creation and the style is right up my street. TFS fir sharing from your newest follower, Annie x

  5. i just love this card the image is great and that tag is perfect...

  6. A fabulous the use of the altered tag and the use of layers. A great vintage card! Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "sports" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  7. That tag sounds like so much fun to make. I may just have to give it a try. Finish project is gorgeous. Love the embossed lines on the star. I know you probably had a die, but I am going to give it a try with a ruler and embossing tool. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Hi,
    stunning vintage sports card, love the shabby elements.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Sports Challenge, good luck;-))m

  9. There's a lovely vintage feel to this, and I think your metal has turned out fabulous, it fits in really well with the style of your card. I'll be having a dabble at this! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  10. This is wonderful, Cec! I love the color palette and the vintage images are wonderful. Your burlap mesh has a wonderful pattern to it too. All in all, one terrific card! So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie.



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