Today I would like to share a shabby wedding card with you. Blue might not be the first choice for a wedding card, but I was really inspired by a photograph challenge this week. I will tell you about that right after the sneak peek of my card.
My inspiration came from the Card Concept challenge blog. I am really excited to find this blog, their challenge system is really unique! They have new challenges every other Wednesday, and with each challenge, you can choose from 5 different styles (clean & simple, clean & layered, shabby chic, clean & graphic, freestyle collage and classy & elegant). Is that super fun or what!! The best part is that they have DT creations in all the different styles! It's impossible to not be inspired!
For this challenge, Challenge #16 - Create a Wedding Card, they supplied an inspirational photo:
DOES THIS TECHNIQUE HAVE A NAME???
- the top background layer was done by putting several drops of Salty Ocean distress ink from my re-inker into a mini-mister, adding some white paint and a little water then spritzing onto the paper. This is a technique that I use a lot, but I don't know what it's called. I didn't get it from any tutorial or Tim Holtz book, I came up with it out of a desire for a certain look - and by using the re-inker instead of the distress paint, I can add more ink or more paint to make it darker or lighter. I'm sure it's been done by Tim somewhere...does anybody know? I sure would like a name for it.
- after I used my 'untitled' Tim Holtz technique, then I took the Crafter's Workshop stencil Mini-Quatrefoil and applied some home-made texture paste through it. The bottom layer was done with the same stencil, but I used my blending tool and applied the Salty Ocean ink through it, so the pattern would be the same...yet different!
- the heart is handmade with polymer clay and a Martha Stewart mold. I covered it with DecoArt Crackle Paint then antiqued it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress inks.
- the flowers were handmade with a Joy Crafts Flower 4 die cut and coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink Salty Ocean. The leaves are also Joy Crafts, Flourish Branch 1. The white roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I would like to send out a big thank you to the design team at Scrapping4fun Challenges for featuring my Tim Holtz inspired card for their 'Anything Goes Challenge'. I am especially honoured because this is a new style for me and I'm still learning the ins and out of the talented Tim.
This week at Scrapping4fun, their challenge is Challenge #23 - Something Girly
I'm really excited to play along with them again this week, so I put lots of extra ribbon and flowers on my card because...how girly is that!!
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #271 - Well Done/Congratulations
Cute Card Thursdays - Challenge #333 - Lots of Lace
My Craft Spot - Challenge #148 - 3D Flowers
That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.