December 23, 2008

Art and Soul

I love the vintage/shabby chic/collage look but I am not very good at that. The reigning queen of that style, IMHO, is Melissa Phillips of Lily Bean's Paperie. I tried to emulate her style making this card art and soul but I probably shouldn't even tell you that because you will see her work and laugh at me! It is vintage and collage-y but I lack her elegant style. Oh well, I kinda like it. What do you think? The only thing I might change (or can change now) is adding something to balance out the celery coloured button and flower. ONe row of sewing thread matches but it is very hard to tell what colour it is. To me it seems to leave the viewer wondering "Why did she stick that colour in?"

art verse - Stampington I think, architecture -unknown, flourish - Autumn Leaves, French script- Stampin Up!
Paper: Iron orchard designs by Prima, confetti ivory, not quite navy and celery cardstock
Ink: Baja breeze, not quite navy, Stazon brown, Versamark
Accessories: flower ribbon and yarn unknown, buttons unknown, celery and turquoise sewing thread-Mettler, flower punch unknown, gold gel pen- Sanford, sewing machine, ivory embossing powder- unknown, Crop-a- dile, glue dots, foam dots

Enjoy, Rebecca

1 comment:

Julia Aston said...

Love all the elements on this - the buttons, twine - and great sentiment!