Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Grunge Lite?




While I am still sorting out my photo-editing software conundrum, I thought I'd share with you another oldie but goodie.  Thanks by the way for your ever so helpful suggestions left in your sweet comments in my last post.  I am hopeful I'll be back, cooking with gas, soon.

This was a fun little felt rolled rose number that I made when I first got my wee Rolled Rose die from My Favorite Things early last year.  These cuties are so easy to make and a real textural treat if you ask me.  You've got to get stuck in, if you haven't already.  The stamps used were largely Tim Holtz's for Stampers Anonymous save the tiny tag (from a stamp set of the same name) by Papertrey Ink.  The tags are so lovely looking, but a tad tricky for my old eyes to get lined up perfectly and threaded, that's for sure, hence the "interesting" alignment choices.

I must say I love Tim Holtz's stamps but even though I do like a bit of the grunge aesthetic, I find that most of his more orthodox inspirations are a bit dark and wait for it...grungy for my taste.  I do though feel the vintage golden lace ribbon threaded with the chirpy red and white gingham used and the bright red blooms lighten the mood, which is good and more my cup of tea.  I also love the challenge of bucking the trend (somewhat) with his stamps.  It gives me a bit of a crafting workout which is very cool.

Well, that's me done for today. I'm off to make a few more goodies that I shall look forward to posting very soon.  Thanks for taking a peek.   I hope your day is a beautiful one.  

8 comments:

Elena said...

oooh, pretty.

Anne B said...

Love the idea of grunge light - and your roses here are simply stupendous. Sorry to hear about the technical issues - hope you get things back up and running soon :)

christy compton hall said...

I love this sweet vintage look - gorgeous card!

Cathy Weber said...

Those red roses really pop on this card, they add a beautiful touch to the grungey (is that a word?) feel to the card Jen.

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. You always combine the most interesting elements.

Leigh said...

So pretty, Jen! I love the rolled felt flowers!

Michelle said...

I love the little rolled felt roses! I saw someone make these and they looked so complicated for my uncrafty self. But I sure do love seeing them! And that fun gingham ribbon to go with - love!!

Marybeth said...

Such pretty roses and I love the way you tied your gingham ribbon through the lace, just beautiful.