Hi blogger buddies, welcome back!
Here is a card I worked on this morning for a few fantastic challenges happening out in blog land.
The criteria I had to meet on this was distressing, shabby chic, and use felt. I mentioned that I made it this morning, but I've had certain elements on my desk for over a week. The original vision was much different, but then I threw in the "add felt" and you could smell the brakes halting to a squealing stop!
Elements used on the card are free background paper from Far Far Hill, stitching, distress inks and distress crackle paint, burnt orange and copper embossing powders, die cuts, felt, polka dot, ribbon, brads, prima rose, buttons and stampin' up! alphabet stamps (powder embossed letters on the felt for SING) and twine.
I assumed incorrectly that I had several colors of felt and upon retrieving it, found I only had black. I had a difficult time convincing myself that shabby chic can incorporate black, but after putting this little doozie together, I think it works. I'll let the jury decide, but I'm pretty happy with it.
Would like to say thank you so much to Linda at Catered Crop for allowing me the opportunity to guest design for their current challenge of using felt. No doubt, it lived up to it's name and it was certainly a challenge for me, but I honestly enjoyed the experience!
Secondly, my dear friend Sue is hosting a fantastic challenge at Our Creative Corner and she has picked the fabulous genre of Shabby Chic; which I must confess, she reigns at, and I do hope this card will not be too off the mark for what she's looking for.
Thank you so much for stopping in and I hope you found some inspiration in this card.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping..
Other Fabulous Challenges That Inspired This Card:
Through The Craft Room Door - #27 Distressing
Southern Girls Challenge - Dying to Diecut or Punch (I've used Diecuts)