Friday, January 20, 2012

Shabby Love

Hi friends!  Happy Friday!  Today I'm here with a little sample card for this week's Viva la Verve! sketch.  The challenges are underway again, and we're now in week 3 of January.  Play along with all 4 of the January sketches for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Verve!  Woohoo!


I love Teresa's sketch this week, but as per usual I ended up moving things around a bit.  I was totally in a skewed panel mode and after I made my little paper scroll piece I realized I stamped it the wrong direction, so I had to flip the panels to the other side from the sketch.  But, everything turned out okay in the end. {grin}

The papers are from the Farmhouse line by October Afternoon and I've matted them on Sahara Sand with a bit of Pumice Stone distress ink to try to match the soft grey color in the papers.  The heart is cut with the Wavy Hearts die and is designer paper layered over chipboard to make it thicker.  I added a little sponging, stitching and doodling to give it some character and sprinkled a bit of silver glass glitter in the corners of everything to add a little sparkle.

The paper scroll is made from the margin of a dictionary page and I stamped the love. sentiment and heart duo from Wings of Love on it, then rolled up one side and clipped tails on the other side.  That sweet little metal heart charm is from Pizzazz Aplenty, tied on with a little divine twine and I finished with a bit of lace trim stapled to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a totally awesome weekend!

Enabler's List:
Stamps: Wings of Love (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Farmhouse (October Afternoon), Sahara Sand (SU!), cream, dictionary paper
Ink: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose (Ranger Distress), Basic Gray (SU!)
Accessories: Wavy Hearts Die Set  (A Cut Above by VERVE),  metal heart charm (Pizzazz Aplenty), silver glass glitter (SU!), lace trim, divine twine

10 comments:

Ravengirl said...

This is really darling! I love the softness of the gray and the scroll on your sentiment flag!

Brenda Frerichs said...

Beautiful. So soft. So special. You did a fantastic job on this card. :-)

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colors and the sketch. Great job. TFS

Maureen said...

that little rolled scroll is the sweetest!! And your new papers are fabulous! {wink!} Have a great weekend there too...we should be warming up a bit and they call for more snow...looks like I'll be "stuck" in my studio ;) teehee!

Marisa said...

Great papers and wonderfully mixed. Lots of skewedness going on here too I see - better you than me LOL! Have a fabulous weekend :)

Karen M said...

I really love this, it is shabby chic at its best!

Amy Rohl said...

Shabby sweetness, I'm in love! The rolled scroll sentiment is perfect.

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors/papers here!!! That heart is fabulous along with the scroll paper sentiment!!! Oh....little bits of glitter bling are perfect touch!!!

Cindi said...

love this card!

Venus said...

Hello Julee,
I came here through Tosh's blog. I really like the card "Youre the Best". I'm also a fan of Spellbinders dies. It's so nice of you ladies to share your excess craft supplies to us. Thanks for the chance to win. I wrote a post about "purge" and included about this ongoing blog hop.
Have a wonderful day!

Venus
http://weheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/purge-and-blog-hop.html