Well here we are with 2012 just hours old, and it's time for our very special monthly challenge with the Rose's. Let me first wish you a very Happy New Year. Here is to lots of inspiration, health, and friendship in the coming year!
Our hostess this month is Sue Walsh, and she has come up with a great challenge for us. We were to include: ribbon, lace, glitter, something vintage, and something recycled. Phew! I think I went off the deep end with this one. As far as I know, I have included all of the elements.
I started with a base of Ivory Pure Luxury card stock. Did I happen to mention that my new favorite tool is a Corner Chomper? How did I survive without this thing? Thanks to my DD, I won't have to do that anymore. On top of a layer of Soft Sand PL, I added a piece of vintage collage paper from Paperbilities, and just started building.There is ivory cotton lace, a black loopy edge bow, 2 stick pins with heart heads, and an assortment of colored roses. My vintage item is a stamp that represents an old love letter with the sentiment done with stamps by Flourishes. Coloring was done with Copics and the edges were blended with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. Glitter was added to the playing card on the collage paper, as well as some shiny puffed hearts from K&Co. There is a brad added to the center of the dart board, and and MS butterfly for dimension. Can you spot my recycled item?
If you guessed the old US Air Mail stamp, you are correct. We found a book of them while cleaning out my FIL's estate, and I snagged them. They have brittle vellum between them in and old booklet. I thought it made a cute addition to my crazy collage. I will probably use this card as a Valentine, but as of yet, there is no inside sentiment.
Please take a few minutes to stop by and visit the other Roses to see what they have designed for you. You can find the list of their bogs on my sidebar.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>