Monday, 28 March 2016

Weathered Hardwood by Gorgeous Grunge

I've been experimenting with a shabby chic style today, using Hardwood background stamp trying to get a weathered effect, I'm quite happy with the effect some sponging and Gorgeous Grunge has had on this project today

 

The idea to try a weathered, shabby chic effect came about when I was contemplating how I could use the lovely colours in Pals Paper Arts challenge this week - inspiration comes from the oddest of memories,.... I had a flash back of a weather wooden seat.

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I've used a base of Very Vanilla, I stamped the ink off of the Gorgeous Grunge and randomly stamped, then I stamped over with Hardwood using Crumb Cake and sponged the edges.  

 


Now I had this lovely background, I incorporated the lay out from CAS(E) this sketch

     

I knew I wanted to have a butterfly as a feature - Butterfly Basics bundle is great, 3 framelits to choose from, and keeping with the weathered look I incorporated another of the stamps from this bundle to create the another background layer - I love the subtle effect of the "chicken wire/honeycomb stamp, works perfect for this shabby chic project. 



Teeny Tiny Sentiments paired with the Word Window Punch and I was done!



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15 comments:

  1. Love your card Sue. It works on all levels. Brilliant!

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  2. Can't believe how you made the grunge work with these colors...so inspired! Love all your elements! Thanks for playing along with the Pals color challenge this week!

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  3. Well, knock me over, Sue Vine! This is a gorgeous treatment of the Woodgrain stamp. What a gorgeous card and great use of these colors! Thanks for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

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  4. This is amazing!! Love what you did with these sets!

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  5. You achieved a fabulous shabby chic look. The color palette keeps i light and airy. The burlap adds the perfect amount of texture. Thanks for sharing your creativity and bringing the colors alive with the Pals this week.

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  6. Oh, this is so pretty! I love your take on the sketch!

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  7. So pretty Sue! I love the layout, the colours, and the burlap trim sets it off nicely! xoxo

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  8. I love the colours. I haven't used grunge stamp with soft colours before! Really pretty.

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  9. What a gorgeous card! Love it!!

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  10. Beautiful card Sue! Love everything you've done, every element is gorgeous the perfect finish shabby chic look. Love it! :)

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  11. Such a delicate and pretty card Sue....it's lovely

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  12. Wow - shabby chic achieved for sure - wonderful colours and the way you used the stamp sets is very clever. Thanks for taking part in the Crazy Crafters project highlight this week.

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  13. This card is INSPIRED! Loved it! The colors on the wood, the way you frayed and wrapped the burlap ribbon . . . just WOW!

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