Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dirty Dozen challenge CT1210

I worked this up for the December Splitcoast Dirty Dozen challenge CT1210 -- any project with a musical theme.    I really wanted to use my Rich Razzleberry taffeta ribbon, so I designed this card around that glorious pale color.

The torn wallpaper was done with the back-to-back design from the Springtime Vintage dsp.  Remember to sponge BOTH sides of your dsp before you peel it to get the really distressed, vintage look!

The gramophone was watercolored, then double-matted in Early Espresso and Rich Razzleberry and covered with a beveled windowpane.   I really tried to get a good photo of this detail, but the windowpane distorts the image somewhat.

The beautiful paper rose was made using the Birds & Blooms large flower Sizzlit and Melanie Schulenberg's fabulous video tutorial.  Go to her blog, Pockets of Inspiration, to get started on your own beauties!  The miniature rose in the lower right hand corner was made with Cherie Franklin's tutorial, available in the April 2010 issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler.

Stamps:  Timeless Treasures

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Vanilla, Springtime Vintage dsp

Ink:  Black, Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard

Accessories:  Big Shot, Birds & Blossoms large flower Sizzlit, Flower Trio punch, Modern Label punch, Beveled Windowpanes, Metallic brads, sponges, Aquapainter, Rich Razzleberry 5/8" taffeta ribbon, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" taffeta ribbon, white gel pen, Trinket key

While taking photos, I couldn't resist this one 
of my little Jack Russell, Sally, checking out the action!