The Digi Bells design team over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog wants to see your Shabby Chic/Distressing using lots of whites. A randomly selected entry will win TWO Elisabeth Bell digi images of their choice AND KaiserCraft paper blooms from Little Darlings Rubberstamps. You can find out more about this challenge and sponsors here. I'm happy to participate in this challenge as a Guest Designer.
I've created a vintage-looking card using this beautiful A Warm Fuzzy Hug rubberstamped image designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sweet Pea Stamps. You can find her at the Sweet Pea Stamps online store here. Teresa at Crafts and Me Stamps in the UK carries a wonderful selection of Sweet Pea Stamps so if you're in the UK, you can also find this sweet image here. This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image.
I cut layers of Bazzill cardstock and a dictionary paper and began distressing it. Just a swipe through my Zutter Distrezz-it-All and the edges were ready for inking. I tore shreds through the inside area of one sheet then rolled the shreds to create a frame for my image. I used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to hold my rolled frame in place. I crumbled the paper then laid it flat again to ink the creases. Now it looks pretty distressed to me: torn, worn, tattered, stained and wrinkled. Bits of lace act as patches behind the tears in the edges.
A strip of beige seam binding borders the left side of my image. Handmade vintage roses adorn the base of my card front while a few aged butterflies, with pearly bodies, flutter around. These roses are made using All Night Media medium and small blossom punches: four of each size per rose. The layers are held together with a brad in the center. A few mists of water, some arranging of the damp petals before drying with a heat gun and they're ready. I've adhered the roses to a Martha Stewart punched rose leaf. The Cats Pajamas "Hey Friend" stamped sentiment fits snugly on the front, holding a mini paper clip with a dangling vintage trinket.
The friendship sentiment on the inside of the card is from Art Gone Wild! Look closely at the Tim Holtz film strip ribbon and you'll see eight different miniature Elisabeth Bell digi images that I reduced to fit into the film strip.
Here's a closer view of that film strip . . .
This photo shows my completed shabby chic/distressed easel card where I've used Sweet Pea Stamps' A Warm Fuzzy Hug rubberstamped image as designed by Elisabeth Bell . . .
For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Shabby Chic/Distressing challenge!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts "More than One Fold" (here)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts "Shabby Chic/Vintage" (here)
Everybody Art "Friendship" (here)
Simon Says Stamp "BINGO" (here) - flowers, glitter, brad
Creative Inspirations "Anything Goes" (here)
Divas by Design "Distressing" (here)
Cute Card Thursday "Anything Goes" (here)
Crafty Purple Frog "Anything Goes" (here)
Stampin' for the Weekend "Anything Goes" (here)
Secret Crafter "Shabby Chic/Vintage" (here)
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress, socks, shoe bows, hair ties - YR30, YR31, YR23
bear, shoes - E30, E33, E35 AND nasty rag technique with E37
airbrushed background - W5, E53, YR30
I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!