Friday, August 19, 2011

Vintage Telephone

When I was a wee little tot, staying with my Aunt Lucille was a treat beyond all others. Whether it was the seemingly endless costume jewelry drawer or the Matchbox car collection her older son had outgrown or the not-so-secret stash of soft peppermint candy, my sister and I were in heaven. Our very favorite thing to do there was play with her telephones. Maybe it was because she had been an operator for the telephone company in her younger years, but she had phones in every room of her house, and even two in her hallway! I'm certain at least a few of them looked exactly like this vintage phone image from Webster's Pages' Call Me.

I went with a soft, shabby look today, with lots of distressing, paint, stitching, and some crinkled seam binding. The woodgrain paper is from Crate Paper (it's in both Restoration and Emma's Shoppe), and the other papers are all from the Melissa Frances 5th Avenue collection.

The layout is this month's Sketch For You To Try. Visit this post for all the participation details and to link up your entry. You have until the end of the month to play along!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Call Me (Webster's Pages)
Paper: Papertrey Aqua Mist card stock, Melissa Frances 5th Avenue dp, Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe
Ink: Ranger Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Distress ink
Accessories: My Favorite Things Rolled Flower Die-namics die, Recollections mini roses, MemrieMare seam binding, Spellbinders Labels Fourteen Nestabilities, Seeing Spots embossing folder, pinking scissor, paper piercer/needle/thread, foam tape, white acrylic paint


Gabriela said...

...and I'm willing to wager that your visits brought your Aunt Lucille a hundred times the pleasure! Your vintage hone card is absolutely precious!

Phyllis said...

I came across your blog from a card challange and I LOVE your work! You've inspired me to take alittle more time on my cards. Your cards are so beautiful and professional! You have a great eye for making the perfect card! Thanks for sharing your gift!

tatyana said...

Очень красиво

Dawn Easton said...

Ohhhhh this is so pretty, Amy! Love all the distressing and vintage look! Fantastic!! I need to give my hand a try this style....not sure I can pull it off though. May need to CASE one of your beauties!

Anonymous said...

You just amaze me, Amy! I love this! The embossed polka dotted layer is a nice touch! Sometimes I just stare at your creations and wish I could be a fly on the wall in your craft room to see it all come together!
You also jogged my memory about my favorite aunt. I think I need to make her something to let her know how much those memories mean! I am also thinking of what kind of memories I am imparting on my nieces and nephews...hmmm!
Have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

My grandparents had phones like this. Remember how heavy they were??? I love the softness of this card. Just beautiful.

Crestajune said...

So lovely! i just got this stamp and I just love it! I haven't created anything with it yet, but I will as soon as I clean up my current craft room mess! You have inspired me! Have a fantastic day!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful shabby vintage design. I love how you softened up the sketch. Your designs are always an inspiration, Amy!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is absolutely STUNNING. WOW! holy cow I just love it. You are so inspiring to me, my sweet friend! xoxo