I love combining the shabby neutral look with rusty items and created this card with that in mind. I am also sharing it over on the Country View Crafts project blog today.
To me there's nothing nicer than creams, whites and browns together and to help achieve the look I layered together (from the bottom) card , patterned paper, faux shabby floorboards created with paints and inks and a deckled frame on the top.
The flowers are a mix of the new wildflowers stems with the new funky florals by Tim Holtz. The wildflower in the background was cut from media paper and acrylic watercoloured and distressed whilst the funky florals were cut from a piece of left over cardwhere I had experimented with layering acrylic paints to achieve the shabby look.
The faceted heart was also cut from a left over rust effect piece of card that has been lying in my bits box for ages - this box can be a mine of fabulous inspiration sometimes when an oddment and a die just fit together so perfectly.
The die cuts the multi-faceted shape with score lines which need to be folded and pushed into shape to get the design. You can see the wonderful height and dimension and as a card it is best given to the recipient by hand as it wouldn't survive the post in just an envelope.
I love the way the neutral palette becomes shabby with the textures and the scuffed floorboards, I must make some more pieces to be ready to use for more new creations.
Here you can see the top of the heart and how the rust enhances the contrast in the colour palette.
The same here with the lower part of the heart.
I'm looking forward to experimenting more with this shape to see how else I can use it perhaps on media boards, canvas boards, small shadowboxes - who knows?
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