The Distressing Essentials Kit is still unused, but I did use some Crumb Cake ink to "distress" the Vintage Wallpaper embossing and the River Rock mat behind the focal point - does that count? And there's just no way I was brave enough to rough up the edges after I worked so hard...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
adventure with vintage
Just a quick post this evening (I KNOW - four consecutive days - WOW) to play along at Shopping Our Stash for challenge 17 where we were asked to sort through our stash and pull out some vintage or shabby elements and/or distress our projects this week. As much as I've always admired the vintage look, I've never felt I could *do* it. I can't begin to define shabby chic; sometimes I recognize it when I see it, but not consistently. I pulled out my Distressing Essentials Kit with every intention of using it, and pulled out some stamp sets I thought have a vintage feel - Notably Ornate and Nature's Pace - and concentrated on muted colors - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory and River Rock card stock with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks and Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write markers: