Just a quick tap-dance on the keyboard to share a little shabby girlishness. I am preparing some simple card designs for my next workshop. But, being The Queen of Faffing Around that I am, I can easily fitter away a few hours perusing my background papers alone. Anyone else ever get the feeling that delighting oneself in just the visual delicacies of paper art and crafting is a full-time profession in itself? I mean, it costs serious time and effort, all that ooohing and aaahing...
Just played with all my favourite elements and tones. I seem to be in rather a feminine, vintage phase at the mo. No idea why - haven't been reading any Jane Austen lately...
I used Kraft card-stock as my base, with distressed paper scraps layered on top of a page from an old French book which I had dulled with gesso. I stamped a vertical botanical border in Sepia ink.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment (Distress Powder) onto a thick piece of cardboard covered in the same French paper and edged it with Viva Gold.
Then added my usual sprinkling of buttons, thread, crochet lace and ribbon. Finished off with a zig-zag border done on the old sewing machine.
Nothing too fancy or difficult today, but a sweetie all the same! So, I'm going to enter it into a few challenges:
Sunday Stampers - Sentiments
Crazy4Challenges - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Take a Word - Vintage
So that was that for Monday my dears, see you again soon...