Thursday, May 31, 2012

Retro Sketches Challenge #13!! =)

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I was totally excited about the challenge this week!!
You can find tons of INSPIRATION on the Retro Sketches Blog.
I am also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Challenge--Anything Goes and the Moxie Fab Wolrd Gingham Challenge!!

Here is what I came up with:

I used a green Gingham paper from October Afternoon and the diamond plaid paper is from My Mind's Eye!! I distressed a tag that I cut from a My Favorite Things die and then ran  it through my embossing machine using a swiss dots folder from cuttlebug!! I also used a couple stitch embossing folders to give the look of faux stitching!! I then painted the tag and the Maya Road chipboard frame with white and malted milk paint daubers from Ranger. While the paint was still wet I rubbed an old book paper over the top of the wet paint and pulled it off leaving little pieces of the old book paper behind!! I then ran alittle more paint over it to make it blend in alittle better!! I added some felt to the inside of the frame to fill the frame and added a star that I added some faux stitching to. I added some Webster's Pages lace and pink doily ribbon to the tag and added the tag to the card base that was stamped with a text stamp from memory box!! I used frayed burlap distress ink and then second generation stamping so that the image was alittle distressed and imperfect!! I added some light pink ribbon and May Arts Burlap twine to the top of the tag with a vintage button from my grandmother's stash!! I added another button to the center of the star along with the heart stick pin from Maya Road!! The sentiment I stamped is from a Hero Arts and OWH stamp set!!
I just LOVE the way it turned out!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)



  1. Great layering and texture Larissa! There's so much YUMMY detail!!! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

  2. awesome card this design....

  3. Congrats Larissa ~ you've gotten a SHOUTout!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at RetroSketches! Love the shabby chic~ness, just beautiful!

  4. Thanks for the kind words on my Tuesday Trigger card (Geri, Manitoba Stamper). It is my turn now to say WOWZA!!! This is the first time visiting your blog and it won't be my last! I stalked through several of your posts and your work is fabulous! I love the different styles that you are so adept at creating! Happy Crafting!

  5. Fabulous!! congratulations on the Shout Out for this sketch!

  6. Oooo! LOVE all your soft, textural pastels on that kraft base! Delish! And thank you ever so much for all the sweet comments you've left for me throughout the Wplus9 Release! It means so much to me! Hugs!