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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

I just called to say I love you

Hello, crafting friends!

It's Tuesday and time for another of our weekly challenges at CAS Colours and Sketches. Wei is our host for April and what a great sketch she's come up with for her final challenge of the month!


Those strong diagonal lines are striking aren't they? I opted to use them as a background for my card.


I chose a line stamp from Uniko's Background Builders Classics and used grid paper in my stamping platform to help me stamp it three times with even spacing. I went for a grey ink because I wanted my card to be monochrome with just a pop of yellow. The card panel was trimmed to size with a stitched rectangle die from Heffy Doodle.


The phone is from Sugar Peaz's Call Me and I think it's such a lovely way to say hello! I stamped it and coloured it with seven different grey alcohol markers to get that matte shine, then stamped the dial again on a separate piece of card, adding the numbers. This was coloured and cut out and popped up on the phone. The centre of the dial was stamped separately again and a tiny die cut heart decorated with a gem added to the centre. This was glued to the centre of the dial.


The final details were stamping a cord connecting the receiver to the body of the telephone and adding one of the sweet sentiments from the set.

So, now it's your turn! As always, there is so much inspiration over on the challenge blog from my team mates and from this month's wonderful guest designer, Melanie Hungerford. Do go and have a look and you'll also find the Linky Tool where you can link up your own creations. Please remember to keep your design clean and simple!

CHALLENGES
I haven't managed to  join in at the Tic Tac Toe challenge for a little while but I've chosen the Hearts/Encouraging Sentiment/Vintage column to inspire this card; the colour scheme is from Color Hues where they're looking for Grey and Yellow. I'm also linking up with NBUS, the place to share our Never Before Used Schtuff, as it's the first time I've inked up the Call Me stamp set.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I made this card for my daughter who sent me a book which absolutely blew me away (Paranesi by Susannah Clarke if you're interested.) My glowing review has encouraged her to want to read it herself so I thought I'd send it back to her with this card. She will be amused by the phone because we have something quite similar sitting in our hall!


It is a vintage phone that has been rewired so that it works with a modern phone socket, and was our housewarming present to ourselves when we moved here. It always makes my husband jump out of his skin when it rings but we would never part with it!

Sending hugs,

21 comments:

  1. Holy Cow! This is AWESOME! Your coloring is seriously amazing. I've been eyeing this die set and you may have just sold me. Wow!

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  2. WOWZA...that phone looks VERY real! I love old phones...any style! My dad's old house still has a cabinet that you open for a REAL old-timey phone....but it's been rewired too! Still very cool for those children who have no idea what a rotary phone is!!! Great card all around...you've outdone yourself!

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  3. We had one of the phones on your card when I was a kid. I even remember our phone number. Great card that brings back memories.I love that sentiment too.

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  4. What a brilliant take on the sketch, super creation.

    Kath x

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  5. The coloring on the phone is just fabulous! Great card! I grew up with those phones, too.

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  6. That’s a brilliant card and the colouring in of the telephone is first class. Love the look of your house phone xxx

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  7. This phone is awesome, Vicky, and you've colored it so perfectly! I'm sure your daughter loves this!

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  8. Love your vintage phone grey, black and white card, Vicky. I still remember how excited we were to go from a black desk phone to a phone that hung on the wall in the kitchen!!!! It was turquois!! So cool! How fun that you can actually use your desk vintage phone...I bet there is no message machine though.... Your daughter will love her card:-) TFS Vicky. Hugs...Nancy

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  9. Hi Vicky! Super great job coloring the phone, and the popped up dial just makes it look even more real. Love how you used the stripes as a background too, unique way to interpret the sketch. Thanks for letting me play along with you this month at CAS C&S and for all your nice comments!

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  10. Fab colouring of that vintage phone Vicky, love the pop of yellow too. We had a mustard coloured one, very 70's.
    Thanks for linking up to our gallery at Color Hues. :)~

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  11. that phone looks amazing, love the card ♥

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  12. Awesome design Vicky, I still have fond memories of the rotary phone.

    Hugs diane

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  13. OH! Your card is so awesome and beautiful Vicky. What a wonderful way to re gift your book.
    Love your phone, we used to have a green one and loved it. When we moved in the 90's we left it in the house, so sorry we did as we loved it too.
    Faith x

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  14. Your phone card is phenomenal Vicky - your colouring is so,so good - that phone looks REAL! It makes a fabulous focal point and so nostalgic too. I love it!!

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  15. Hi,I commented on this great card early on, but forgot to thank you for joining us at Color Hues!

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  16. Amazing colouring hun, I'm sure you daughter loved it!
    Love your phone BTW I'd love an old phone!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  17. Vicky, your design is stunning the realism behind the phone is amazing. your coloring and all of the detail is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your design with us this week over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

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  18. I don’t even know what to say about this card that hasn’t been said! This is incredible Vicky!!! Your coloring skills are off the charts on this baby! I love that you also have a rotary phone in your home as well. I am so glad I spied this card over at IG, even though I would have seen it eventually at Color Hues as well. I am so happy you shared your talent with us! Keep it coming!!!

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  19. WOW! I love this! Your coloring is amazing. This card is too wonderful - great all around!

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  20. Beautiful card! Your coloring is simply fabulous!!

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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