I seem to have 2 loves at the moment in the design and style elements of my work, both the Tim Holtz style of grunge and distressing AND the lighter shabby chic with vintage feel. I found a blog some time ago that I keep going back to, it is like a magnet and attracts me to go and see more of the designers work. It is called Iralamija and is well worth your time in visiting it. Bety uses gorgeous colours with vintage images and lacy designs; ribbons, buttons, bows and glitter are all included. This week she has a really cute image incorporated into a fab little card that is irresistable, so (with her permission), I set about making a card of my own using the layout she had created.
The challenge at Stamp Something is Pink Somethings so I chose scraps of paper that fitted in with the theme and which also linked to the Digital Tuesday challenge of using scraps. I chose the image from a set from Debbi Moore, it's a fun picture, and with grand-daughters I can see them dressing up and being like this. I also decided to use my brand new TH alterations scrollwork edge and ink distressed it with tattered rose, aged mahogany and frayed burlap. I ink distressed a small scrap of pink card, rough edged it using the TH distressing tool and addedd cosmic shimmer aqua twinkle as the mount for the image. Then outcame my sewing machine, this is the first time I have used it with papers. The tension wasn't quite right, but it's come out ok. I used a couple of paper petals and ink distressed the bottom one with the tattered rose and found a button, some ribbon and seam binding for the embellishment. The phrase is a rub-on.
I really quite like the effect and thanks to Bety for her inspiration, I just love your delicate work.
Here are the new additions to my stash - there are a few more still to come. But it's exciting to play with new things isn't it? I have two weeks without any school visits so I will have more time to use them and see what I can create.