Today is Friday and that means it's time for a new Verve Sketch With A Twist. I didn't win September's draw for the entire next release so...."If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" Not a huge burden, as I just love the sketches Amber puts out and the twists are always good for a challenge.
Speaking of challenges, this week's twist was to make a "Shabby Chic" card using this sketch. I had NO idea what "shabby chic" meant or looked like, other than Amber's brief description on the Verve Challenge Thread, so I Googled (love that word :D) shabby chic to see what came up. There were lots of wonderful pictures to help me get acquainted with the term. Basically, from what I can tell, it involves LOTS of white, mostly soft colours (pastels), roses play a big part, some vintage items are thrown in, as well as some lace -- not my style by any means, but always good to learn something new.
I opted to use this bedroom picture, from this site, for inspiration for my card. I focused on the roses and all the white as well as a touch of blue from the night table. I used the Martha Stewart lace punch for the "foofy part" and distressed the top of that panel with my distressing tool. Then I crumpled up the white vertical panel, ran it through my crimper, recrumpled it and flattened it out to get a distressed look, matted it with Pretty in Pink and used sheer green ribbon with a bow for a bit more "foof" LOL! I used the Textile embossing folder for the Victorian part and added some piercing to the two scalloped circles for a bit more texture. The card was off balance so I added two silver brads - not sure if they qualify...maybe I should hammer them to rough them up a bit. So there you have it, my very first (and most likely my last) attempt at Shabby Chic LOL! I have NO clue if this is what Amber was looking for, hopefully it passes!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend :D
What's In It?
Stamps: Roses In Winter (SU)
Paper: Pretty in Pink (SU). Regal Rose (SU), Rose Red (SU), Blue
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, Mint Medley
Accessories: Marvy Scalloped circle and circle punches, Crimper, Textile embossing Folder, Martha Steward Lace Border Punch, Silver Brads, Sheer green ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Kit