Monday, January 31, 2011

A little girly something for Monday...

Monday Greetings to All,

Just a quick tap-dance on the keyboard to share a little shabby girlishness. I am preparing some simple card designs for my next workshop. But, being The Queen of Faffing Around that I am, I can easily fitter away a few hours perusing my background papers alone. Anyone else ever get the feeling that delighting oneself in just the visual delicacies of paper art and crafting is a full-time profession in itself? I mean, it costs serious time and effort, all that ooohing and aaahing...








Just played with all my favourite elements and tones. I seem to be in rather a feminine, vintage phase at the mo. No idea why - haven't been reading any Jane Austen lately...


I used Kraft card-stock as my base, with distressed paper scraps layered on top of a page from an old French book which I had dulled with gesso. I stamped a vertical botanical border in Sepia ink.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment (Distress Powder) onto a thick piece of cardboard covered in the same French paper and edged it with Viva Gold.

Then added my usual sprinkling of buttons, thread, crochet lace and ribbon. Finished off with a zig-zag border done on the old sewing machine.

Nothing too fancy or difficult today, but a sweetie all the same! So, I'm going to enter it into a few challenges:
Sunday Stampers - Sentiments
Crazy4Challenges - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Take a Word - Vintage

So that was that for Monday my dears, see you again soon...

Sarah

8 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Budge up hun, I too can spend hours mooching thru my papers.. in fact, I am a baaad girl, i stroke them and refuse to cut into them... and then they end up sad and forgotten LOL Anyways... THANK you for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... as ever, your entry is delish! x

Rein said...

Gorgeous card,
the papers work so well together!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love the elements.

Junibears said...

Such a lovely card. Love to see all the layered papers. beautiful work.xx

Lizbethem said...

All that faffing about led to a really lovely card! (I know what you mean about drooling over beautiful papers, etc.)

Hermine said...

Love it!

Lori Saul said...

Such beautiful vintage hues and mixed elements . Wonderful art card!

Katie said...

Great cards! Very soft and love the stitching!