Good morning, it's snowing here in Minnesota. I almost didn't make it down to the farm this morning to feed calves. I had my choice of driving on my side of the road with 3 foot drifts or on the wrong side of the road that the wind had blown open. The one mile to the farm seemed like 10 this morning, but I made it and the babies are fed. Anyhow, I stayed up late last night because I was obsessed with finishing this card, my poor hubby had to do 3 or 4 proofs for me.
I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.
I combined it with this weeks challenge at The Shabby Tea Room - "Shabby Shutters". The challenge was to used navy blue and neutral colors along with a distressed element. Here's the inspiration photo:
Since the challenge was "Shabby Shutters", I thought it would be a good time to pull out the My Creations A-door-ables from Close to My Heart. I've had them for a few years (blush) and haven't used them. My thought was to create a window out of two of them and include a message on the inside. They come in white, so I stamped a bird with Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder, one for each "window". I distressed them using the emboss resist technique with Bamboo ink, and went around the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I used my edge distresser on the framing panels. For the background, I embossed a piece of Outdoor Denim cardstock and used my sanding block to distress it to show the white core. I made a crumpled flower for the corner, I painted on some Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint to the petals for some more shabbiness and shine. I ended up creating a twine background using twine, a small piece of round cardstock and lots and lots of glue dots. I also included a vintage button that I bought at an antique store on my birthday last summer.
Here's the inside of one "window":
The inside of the other "window":
Also, at the Ribbon Carousel challenge it's Anything Goes this week. For that challenge, we need to include some sort of ribbon or twine, I've used 3 different kinds of ribbon or twine.
Cardstock: Bamboo, Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand, Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Paper (for flower): Caprice - CTMH
Ink: Bamboo, Outdoor Denim - CTMH, Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger, Versamark
Stampsets: Childhood Portrait - CTMH, Butterfly Wishes - The Greeting Farm
Scallop Velvet Ribbon - American Crafts
Ruffle Ribbon - Morex
Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint - Ranger
Mocha Opaques and Clear Detail Embossing Powder- CTMH
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Button Latte - Stampin' Up!
Scallop Circle (for flower) - Lifestyle Crafts
Brown Twine - pre-cut from local store
Vintage Button - Antique Store in Stillwater, MN