Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Haute Tattered Couture.

I am in an interesting crafting phase at the minute.  I say minute because in knowing me, you'd know that I could well be onto an all together different approach to papercrafting by the end of the day.  Yep, I can be just that all over the shop, which I secretly think is all part of the fun. Crafter's prerogative, right? But I do try and at least stay within my own sort of discombobulated style which is generally somewhat reminiscent of my ragtag crafting modus operandi that I so much enjoy.  I feel pretty confident that someone could pick out my musings in a lineup though.  Oh wait...that may not necessarily be a good thing.  *wink*

This card is rather distressed on the edges (read: trés tattered) and the background paper is actually crumpled which was a surprise artistic contribution from my cheeky 22 month old son, that I decided to run with despite its vastly altered and less than pristine state, as it worked with the overly torn edges of the card or so I thought at the time.  Plus, I had already inked up that bit of cardstock to within an inch of it's life and didn't fancy my chances of being able to recapture the same sort of attitude that that piece had if I did it all over again.  Not to mention the window on my available crafting time was rapidly starting to close and I knew there was every chance I wouldn't be able to get back to the papercrafting that I love until some time further down the track.  You know what that's all about now don't you?

So without further ado, let me introduce you to the unwittingly collaborative card that I have come to cherish:



Thanks so much for stopping by.  It's a real treat to be able to share my musings you.  x


Supplies:


  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages, Hero Arts Dots and Stripes Cling, Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Scattered Dots Woodblock
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Spring Moss and Vintage Cream, Spillmans Bright Yellow C/S, Crate Paper Material Girl PP, Websters PP, .22 Chipboard, and 7 Gypsies PP
  • Ink:  VersaFine Olympia Green, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Marigold, Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, and Antique Linen, VersaColor Canary,  VersaMark and Brilliance White
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink Dress form Die, Tim Holtz Ornate Frame Bigz Die, Spelbinders Beaded Ovals Nestabilities, Tonic Edge Distresser, 4 inch Paper Doily, Kaisercraft Pearl, Yellow Ribbon, WRMK Corner Chomper, Small Sullivan's Tag, and American Crafts Clear Embossing Powder

14 comments:

Mad for Paper said...

This is just stunning. The paper on the dress form is gorgeous.
TFS
Ang

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous dress form, Jen! I love the ribbon and the pearl on it. The layering of pattern papers are lovely. I like all the pattern papers you have used. I like your style :)

Keva said...

I like it! I think it looks very cool!

Janelle said...

Pretty card. Great idea to use the Websters dp with the dress form -- perfect for a vintage sort of look! And, I always love a good collaboration. :)

Chris said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous!

IamDerby said...

Hello Jen! Your card is beautiful! I love that rich reddish background piece, just lovely. Thanks for your nice comment over on my blog! I know comments take time, so thanks again! :)

IamDerby said...

Ok I just read you have 7 children! You are my new hero! Wow, your days must be really busy!

Benzi said...

What an interesting and inviting blog you have. Came here from a card you commented on yesterday on SCS (my card). Love your style and your 22 month old makes some fine contributions, too. LOL

Linda said...

Really, really pretty. Love that die cut from the patterned paper!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh this is just stunning!Such a vintage feel!

ashjoy said...

I can't even believe you have time to do so much crafting Jen, with 7 children you are my hero as well! Love the Webster's, very pretty!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and patterns. You are always surprising me with such gorgeous combinations! Your creativity is off the charts. My 2yr old also likes to help me craft...so precious :O)

Elena said...

beautiful card! and the back-story is hilarious :) I'm a mom of a few little ones too, and they loooove to get into our stuff, don't they?!

Karen C. said...

Beautiful layered card, Jen. There's so many pretty elements - the dress form is stunning and the deep burgundy beaded circle die cut really creates a vintage feel.