it's not often i get to do TWO IN A ROW at shopping our stash, but miss carla dreamt up a couple of themes i just could not even consider resisting... and you shouldn't, either!!! this week is especially cool!
Challenge 17 - Shabby Chic or Distressed or Vintage
Do you have a plethora of Tim Holtz supplies longing to be used? Or how about some vintage findings, or shabby chic trims? Dig out your vintage-themed papers, stamps, embellishments or go shabby chic- or even just distress edges of your papers!
well you know me... i have ALL of the above, in spades! but somehow i (wo)manfully resisted the urge to use EVERYTHING at once, and chose to focus on the "vintage" aspect:
(vintage: sheet music, butterfly illustrations; patterned paper (mostly scraps): teresa collins, prima, little yellow bicycle & origami paper; stamps: rhonna farrer/autumn leaves; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, uhu gluestick, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
i've got three kinds of vintage sheet music making up my cake layers, and fussy-cut butterflies from a 1950's nature guide perching happily on top... you know, in the way butterflies usually do perch on cakes... (??!?!) (so sue me... i just liked how it looked!) :) i'm not sure messily inked edges and wonky sewing count as "distressing" but if so, i'm covered there, too! stash-wise i've got candles and flames cut from teeeeeny scraps; and i've used several papers from a teresa collins bargain pack snagged at "crafty steals" earlier this summer.
i made my card in honor of the festive thirteenth "stampiversary" being celebrated at the ink pad in nyc, i shall be sending it in to their card contest which runs through september 30th. if you're within traveling distance of the city i highly recommend stopping in; they've got a new location, but luckily the lovely and amazing personnel roster has not changed--anna, barbara and the gang are still ready to help you with their encyclopedic knowledge of all things inky and artsy! i've recently been lucky enough to attend *TWO* of their classes at the westbeth center, taught by the awesome kelly kilmer (in august) and my idol dina wakley (this past weekend). i'll be talking more about both of those-- and showing photos of what we made--at a later date. i'm also putting the finishing touches on a very cool new project that i'm hoping to tell ya about later this week! (eeeeeeeeek! i am very VERRRRRRRY excited!!!)
in the meantime, why not stop over at SOS and see the amazing cards, and welcome our new DT members?! i bet you'll be inspired to conjur up your very own "shabby chic, distressed or vintage" masterpiece! :)