Hi there 🙂 I’m here for my Sunday inspiration for the current challenge at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group. This month, the challenge them is Make Your Own Background, however, the DT was challenged this week to make a Distressed/Shabby Chic card. After a bit of thinking, I managed to fit both themes on this card. I colored the beautiful Hold a Poppy image, from Ching-Chou’s Etsy store, with my Copics, then fussy cut it out while I went to work on the rest of the card. For the background, I shaved off some watercolor paint from a child’s paint palette, then spritzed it with water. When it was dry, I stamped around the edges with some old Stampin’ Up stamps that I found in my stash. Then I sprinked some gold embossing powder on the piece and heated it up. I tore one corner off, so the piece that I embossed and inked with a Tim Holtz embossing folder could peek out. Before layering the two pieces, I distressed the un-torn edges of the top piece, then inked all around it. I found a piece of ivory lace to run along the bottom, then arranged some flowers (I ran a Copic that I’d used in the image along the edges of the pink ones, to make a better match) and die cut greenery. I tucked a German foil bee in to the arrangements to add a bit more gold. The sentiment was stamped and die cut into a small tag shape, then attached to the card with a tiny clothespin that I painted gold.
I’m loving the femininity of this project, and it was such fun getting all inky 🙂
I’d like to enter this in the following:
Stamping Sensations – July – The Earth Laughs in Flowers
The Corrosive Challenge Blog – #7 July ATG
Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge – #07 July ATG
Your Scrapbook Place – July ATG
Crafts Galore Encore – #65 July ATG
Great card have you made. Beautiful to see.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations challenge.
She’s a really lovely image and your whole card is beautifully presented, thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations July challenge.
Beautiful cvreation! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month.
Judy DT for
Wow! Beautiful and sooo vintage 🙂 Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” July Challenge. DT Monika.
Beautiful creation Susan! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx – http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/