Mixed Shabby Celebration

Hi friends!  Welcome to another Friday!  Today I'm sharing my take on this week's Viva la Verve Augusts Week 3 Sketch.  I couldn't pass up a chance to use one of the shiny gold doilies I've been hoarding, and thought it would fit perfectly with the Celebrate inspiration challenge going on this month.



I started by smooshing some spun sugar and worn lipstick distress ink on watercolor paper, then sprinkling with water after it dried.  I cut the center of the paper with the Classy Label Die and stamped the sentiment from Birthday Bash in the center.

To make my doily fit the card, I cut a big circle out of the center, then pleated the outer circle created under the inner circle to size it down to card front size.  The tag is made with the Flourished Tag Die Set, just cutting the black card stock to a bit thinner than the die size and weaving the paper through so it only cut the top portion.  I stamped it in white ink with the background from Better Together, then scribbled mono adhesive all around the edges of this panel and the classy label die cut, then embossed with frantage shabby pink embossing enamel.

The stars are cut with the Starry Die, and I grunged things up a bit with picket fence and black soot distress stain and a touch of gold glass glitter.  My fingers were so covered with glitter and stain by the end, it was the most fun I've had in quite a while!  I finished off with a pink seam binding bow from the Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection  and a triple pearl stick pin.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a super creative start to your weekend.  If you're looking for a challenge, be sure to check out Viva la Verve and our Diva Inspiration challenge!

Viva la Verve August Week 3
Enabler's List
Stamps: Birthday BashBetter Together (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic black (SU!), watercolor distress paper (Tim Holtz), gold doily
Ink: spun sugar, worn lipstick, picket fence, black soot (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Starry Die, Classy Label Die, Flourished Tag Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), Truly Madly Deeply Ribbon Collection (Verve), frantage shabby pink and gold embossing enamel (Stampendous), triple pearl stick pin (Pizzazz Aplenty)

6 comments

  1. Oh Julee! Not sure I've seen this side of your creativity yet, but I do LOVE IT!!!!! All this grungy goodness on one card just thrills me and inspires me completely! I really love this week's sketch, maybe my favorite yet. Can't wait to get home and play! TFS! I bet you did have a wonderful time after such a yucky week. So glad the storm has passed! ;0 And so glad you shared how you did that squiggly embossing! COOLNESS!!!

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  2. Wow, beautiful shabby chic card. Love it.

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  3. Wow! I love the watercolor background, and the pink and gold just scream, "Celebrate!"

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  4. Love all the mixed media on this one! Also the gold bits everywhere and that gold doily!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card. So much grungy goodness in one place.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  6. Whoa! This is stunning, Julee! The textures...the colors...WOW!

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