I've been a fan of the shabby chic style that seems to be the trend now. I love all the stitching, lace, big ribbons and vintage feel to them. But, my problem is I can't do a collage as I'm pretty obsessed with things to be straight. I can't do layers either, since I rarely spend more than 30 minutes on a card. So, I decided to call my style clean and shabby or what about quasi-shabby? :-) Maybe, when I "grow up," I'll learn to do the shabby chic properly.
I used images from my soon to be released set, Lord of the Seasons, from GinaK for these cards. It will be available for purchase after the release party at 10pm CST at GinaK Designs store.
Card #1 follows the 2Sketches4You sketch. I inked the background stamp (Old lace from Stampin' Up) with several colors to get the gradient effect for Moxie Fab's Gradient is Radiant challenge.
Ink: Old Olive, Really Rust, Only Orange, Ruby Red, Memento Rich Cocoa
Others: ribbon, buttons and lace from my stash, pearl from Michael's, Fiskars pinking scissors and border punch
Card #2 follows the Get Sketchy layout and is more my typical clean and simple style. I embossed the image using 4 different colors of powders to get the gradient effect, for the Moxie Fab's current challenge.
Come back tomorrow as I have more cards to show you using Lord of the Seasons. And don't forget the release party will be ,over on SCS starting at . There will be games, prizes and more previews.
And my friend, Crystal, agreed to be my Guest DT this month using Lord of the Seasons. Go check out her blog to see why I asked her to be one. She does amazing work with coloring and has an overall elegant style I just love.