Hi there!! As Sunday rolls around again, I’m looking forward to a peaceful holiday from work, a staycation, and I hope to have a lot of crafty time! It’s time for me to share my second inspiration for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Use Die Cuts and/or Punches. This week, the DT was given an extra challenge, and that’s to implement the Shabby Chic, Vintage or Dostressed style in our creations. I picked Spring Wanderer for my card, as I thought she had a dreamy, old fashioned look to her. I colored her with my Copics, partially fussy cut her, then inked the edges of the image with Distress Inks. I placed this on a lacy die cut, that I’d also inked the edges of.
I’d picked the background papers before coloring the image, so I could match up shades. I distressed the background with a distress tool, and matted it with a plain piece of cardstock that I’d also distressed. Before layering them, I added a bit of inking to their edges. I die cut a border, inking the edges again, and wove some crinkle ribbon from DL Art through it and placed it over a piece of lace. I layered all of this, then added a bow that I tied with the same crinkle ribbon and a bouquet of flowers from my stash, accented with some die cut leaves. I finished of with some pearls and a die cut sentiment.
I’d like to enter this in the following:
Classic Design Challenge – #7 July ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of July 14
Crafty Calendar Challenge – July, Add a Ribbon
DL Art – July ATG Linky Challenge
Craft-Dee Bowz – July ATG with a hand tied bow