I am playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge once again this week. Here is the sketch:
I was feeling inspired by the "Buzz & Bumble" Paper Pack from Close to My Heart (I just completed the Workshop on the Go for this last week!). I also love my Tim Holtz Distress Inks in antique linen and peacock feathers (for a POP of color).
Here is my completed card!
I am new to the whole "distressed/shabby" look, but I think it turned out great! I love the pop of blue and the aged look to the whole card. Even the greeting smudged just the way I wanted it too! :)
I started by distressing all the layers with the distressing tool. Then I used the wooden sponge too from Inkssentials to smudge the antique linen ink (Tim Holtz) around. Next, I sponged Desert Sand (CTMH) to darken the corners and edges. I really tried to bend some of the corners to age the paper. I just love using Waxy Flax (CTMH) on cards - in this case, I just tied some of the brown waxy flax around the top layer. I used the Buzz & Bumble stamp set to stamp the images, then hand cut them out. The blending pen from CTMH is great to color in those images with a slight watercolor look! The greeting is from Joyful Birthday Occasions (CTMH).
I will share the completed scrapbook pages so you can see where my inspiration came from! These were straight from the Workshop on the Go (WOTG) instructions.
What do you think? I welcome your feedback!!! Have a great day!