Thursday, July 15, 2010
Would you call this retro shabby chic or retro vintage shabby? Either way, I was going for a type of retro yet vintage feel. When I began this card I had no idea what I wanted to do other than I wanted to use my new stamps and finally use my Tim Holtz birdcage die. I believe this was one of the longest making cards I've had. Probably had my creative flow been flowing it wouldn't have taken so long. Oh well, it's done now and I am very happy with the results.
I began with rolling yellow ink on white cardstock. Then using a sponge I lightly brushed turquoise ink on top and inked the sides in the turquoise. I stamped the background images in dark orange. The bird cage is cut out of transparent vellum with white netting applied to the back. I cut the bird out of turquoise patterned fabric. The sentiment tag is inked in the yellow and dark orange and stamped with turquoise.
STAMPS: 'Nest' and scrolling floral stamps from Red Land Paperworks. Keys from TPC Studio Classic set. Sentiment from Hampton Art.
PAPER: White cardstock, transparent vellum and fabric.
INK: yellow, dark orange, turquoise from Hampton Art.
EXTRAS: white decorative buttons, turquoise brads, pearl gem, turquoise ribbon, white netting, metal chain.
I'm having issues again with my light box which is why one pic looks a little dark. My light also broke and the replacement is not as big or flexible. I may have to find other alternatives for a while. Such is life.