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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fibres & Texture


The new two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow starts today and we are calling it FIBRES & TEXTURE.  We want to you to make vintage or shabby chic projects that include fabric, unique fibres and texture - not just ribbon and lace.

I have chosen to do a wedding card and while I don't know anyone getting married right now, I am sure it will come in handy at some point.

I started by using some white card stock from Staples to make the card blank.  Then I cut another piece of card stock and made the background.  First I swiped some Picket Fence and Tattered Rose Distress Stain by Ranger on my craft sheet and dragged the card stock through it.  Next I sprayed it lightly with water and dried it with my heat gun.  I didn't think it was quite dark enough so I went over some sections of it with Tattered Rose Distress Ink by Ranger.

Once it was dry, I decoupaged some Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap on it and let it dry before I distressed the edges with my scissors.  I love how the stain/ink background shows through the Tissue Wrap.

I printed the bride and groom silhouette image from The Graphics Fairy on a scrap of white card stock and then distressed the edges with my scissors and sponged them with some Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  The image was mounted on a piece of black Recollections card stock that I cut with the rectangular Fleur de Lis die from Spellbinders.

To make the rolled flower, I started with two pieces of fabric - some white drapery sheer that had been in my Mother's sewing closet and some blush polyester stretch fabric that came from who knows where.  Once the flower was rolled I added some lace from my stash and some bling from Recollections as a centre.

When I put the card together I finished it off with some black feathers from Michaels and black pearl flourishes from Recollections.

This post has been scheduled because I am flying home from Alberta today after checking up on my Mother-in-Law who was moved into assisted living last week due to her ever increasing dementia.  I suspect when I get home I will be wanting a stiff drink - LOL.

4 comments:

  1. so loving he rolled effect on the flower Cec and the feather is a lovely finishing touch
    hugs

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  2. Gorgeous card Cec, I love how you made the fantastic flower.
    Yvonne

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  3. I love that flower! Gorgeous elegant card!

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  4. Hi Cec! Your card is beautiful! Love the background and the fabric flower you made!! The black feather is the perfect complement to this elegant card!

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