Friday, February 26, 2010

Stamping Around Inspiration Challenge

 


While blurfing today, I came across a great inspiration challenge at Stamping Around.  The photo inspiration was this catalog cover for Land's End, and the instant I saw it, I knew I'd have to play along. So I dug out a Stampin' Up! set that hasn't seen ink in centuries, and went to work with my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I stamped my roses, cut them out, and distressed them with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks.  I aged my white twill ribbon (www.twilltape.com) with Antique Linen as well, then attached it and some burlap using my sewing machine and a straight stitch all around the edges.  I thought the burlap echoed the texture of the basket - it's a fun accent to play with, but can get unruly unless you sew it down! 

I decided to shabby it up even more with some Tattered Rose Crackle paint along the edges; after it dried, I went back in and smudged some coral ink over it to give it more "oomph."




I also used some Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and some Dazzling Diamonds to pretty up the flowers a bit.  The sentiment is from Anna Griffin.

Just a little enabling before I go..... Friday and Saturday (Feb. 26 and 27), Cornish Heritage Farms is awarding double CHF points with every rubber order, AND giving away a free spool of ribbon for online orders of $75 and over.  I'm just sayin'...   :)   I'm off to watch some Olympic hockey..... Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Julie said...

GORGEOUS, Jean! Wow! You really nailed that inspiration! It's just perfect! Love that you added the crackle paint--love that stuff!

...and thanks alot for the CHF enabling!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Julie Masse said...

Wowee what a gorgeous card!! I love your roses on the burlap - it's perfect for the inspiration photo!! Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the contrast of the burlap against the delicate Roses, striking indeed!

Jacqueline said...

Gosh, this is just beautiful! Love the glittery parts on the roses!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this came out great! I need to get myself some of that twill.

Heather said...

This is beautiful! I spray Wheatfields Glimmer Mist on my twill to age it. The roses are fabulous.

Lin said...

Your card is lovely - you've captured the inspiration piece to a "t"! Love your style!

Nancy said...

My goodness, what an amazing work of art! I love those roses and how perfectly they reflect the inspiration. Wonderful job, just gorgeous!

stampdiva said...

Such a clever idea - the soft romatic colours and then the touch of burlap - you have captured the essence of Shabby Chic. Gorgeous. Lynne Moncrieff x

Shar said...

Wowzers! That is one gorgeous birthday card!

Jan said...

beautiful!!