Monday, January 28, 2019

Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady

This antique painting is called "Little Vandals".  Not much has changed!!  lol.... 

Hi, Friends......

I am back with another vintage card to share. This time I used my Graphic 45 "Portrait of a Lady" collection. I don't have the complete collection, but I have the background prints and some chippies. Fortunately, I have a lovely bunch of unlabeled vintage lady stamps I found at our local thrift store some time back....which work great with this collection!

I stamped and heat embossed the lady and then masked her so I could stamp and sponge the background. You can't see the subtle stamping but it adds depth. Then I removed the mask and sponged her skin, dress, and hair. It was kind of a new technique for me to do all of that with sponges. I love how it turned out, though!

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 "Portrait of a Lady" collection
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Unlabeled vintage lady stamp
Versafine ink in Olympia Green
Clear embossing powder
Bunches of vintage looking stamps from my stash that you can't see in the background of the image focal panel. lol...
Distress Inks for sponging in Tattered Rose, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen, and Walnut Stain
Lace and ribbon from stash

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my card.  I appreciate all your sweet comments and also the kind words concerning my son's health that I mentioned briefly in my last post.  Many thanks!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Artistic Stamper January Challenge - Anything Goes
2. The House that Stamps Built J2319 - Anything Goes
3. Joy Clair December/January Challenge - AG
4. DL.ART January Linky
5. Word Art Wednesday - Weeks #370-371 - AG
6. Graphic 45 January Challenge #G45Stamp - Graphic 45 plus Stamping
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge
8. Simon Says Says Work-It Wednesday - Something New (I tried a new sponging technique)
9. Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC462 - Pink and White (I took some liberties using rose and ivory.)
10. Double D Challenges - Looking Back in Time


  1. *being a lover of all things Graphic 45* I LOVE this card :D You did a fabulous job of creating what looks like a vintage watercolour portrait as your topper. Perfect for G45 :D Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut's PPC XXX

  2. Just lovely Janis. I thought of you the other day when I found some of my Graphic 45 paper. LOL
    Hope all goes well with your son, still praying for him.

  3. Wonderful vintage card, love the papers you used and that gorgeous lace!

  4. Beautiful papers. Love how you framed this in! That pretty lace looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Blog, Looking Back In Time Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

  5. So, so pretty Janis! Love all the vintage elements! The lace was perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Looking Back in Time’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  6. Beautiful!! This is perfectly vintage looking and the sponging on the images adds just the right amount of color! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. Lovely :) Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

  8. What a beautiful vintage look card! Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT

  9. That's a beautiful card! Just sponging created that effect, wow! Thank you for playing at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Hugs ~ Ishani

  10. What a lovely Victorian card! Love all the layers! Thanks so much for linking up to the Anything Goes challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!


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