Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Vintage Valentine

Hi!  Time for another wonderful challenge at Frilly and Funkie!  The Challenge this time around is hosted by the fabulous Maggi and she has aked us to share a Vintage Valentine.

"It's sweetheart time and what could be more fun than creating Valentine's for our loved ones? For this challenge we want to see vintage valentines in vintage colors like pinks, blues, purples. No bright red please. Show us your vintage side with vintage colors and images. If you need some inspiration, click here to link to a great vintage color palette."

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls Tim Holtz Wallpaper Ranger Distress Ink Worn Lipstick For The Funkie Junkie Boutique
 I started with a vintage heart tin.  I decided to layer in some images over a sweet piece of wallpaper.

I stamped the Elizabeth Barrett Brown poem over the background.  I then added the splattering of paint along with the fun couple  from the paper dolls.

I died the pearls, flowers and seam binding with pinks and brown hues using Ranger Distress Inks and Alcohol Ink (pearls).

I just layered in the image with foam squares and then added the flowers and ribbon.  

I then got inspired to create a farm-house inspired valentine. 

 I started with the fabulous Prima Farm-House Papers and used that to dig out my sentiment from the remnant rub-ons.  I took a little license with the sentiment to make it cow appropriate. :)

I hope you are feeling inspired to join in the fun at the challenge.  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot here at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Oh, my Heavens, Suzz! I don't know which I love more! Your tin is just lovely with that subtly stamped Worn Wallpaper (I started with that wallpaper, but you see where I ended!) and delicate splattering. I'm now a LOVER of pink! And your farmhouse Valentine is DA BOMB! Every time I see you use this stamp set it makes me wonder why I pass it up! She is looking particularly beautiful in her florals and that sentiment made me giggle. Again, those pink accents take me by surprise-such a great touch! Well done--AGAIN! Hugs!

  2. Some very lovely valentine's themed tin. But that cow with the roses is my favorite!! So pretty and the color palette is perfect.

  3. Both of these Valentines are delightful! I almost used one of these heart shaped tart tins but changed my mind at the last moment and went with the shutters. And the Valentine cow is just too fabulous for words! You alwasy inspire! Hugs!

  4. Such a fun post. I love both. The cow is special as my hubby has a few and I usually try to make his card farm related. Lots of romance in the Vintage tin design. Thanks for sharing A fun challenge.

  5. I ADORE your cow card, it's so fun and quirky! And your tin is lovely! They are both such great vintage valentines!

  6. Oh Suzz that vintage tin is so beautiful! I love how you've added the pearl beads around the edge to emphasise the shape. And the farmyard Valentines card is brilliant with it's checkered background and floral trimmed cow. Such a clever twist on this theme.

  7. This is a delightful post... the cow is such fun with his garland of roses - definitely a prize-winning specimen - and the clock makes for some great architecture in the background.
    Alison x


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