Happy Saturday, Peeps!
Popping in really quick to share with you a couple of projects that I made for the latest challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. You all know how much I looooovvveeess me some Moxie Fab Challenges . . . Cath just knows how to get my creative juices flowin’, I tell ya! LOL And her Diggin’ on Damask challenge is no exception!
Damask – that word just inspires so many things in me. It makes me feel elegant, folksy, vintage, and bold, all rolled into one!! LOL Seriously, it’s just one of the most perfect things in my crafty life. When I see a damask, whether pattern paper, stamp, home décor or fabric, it literally just takes my breath away. So let’s get to it, shall we?
I have two projects to share with you today – both using the same focal image. I nearly lost my milkshake when I saw this amazingly beautiful damask ornament in my latest trip to the Impress store. Isn’t it just divine?!! So sweet, yet so elegant, right?! For my first project I stamped it in Versamark onto dark brown cardstock and heat embossed with my yummolicious White Zing embossing powder. When I did that, it changed the color of the EP, making it more creamy rather than stark white. I wanted to create a more folksy look, so I stamped the Hero Arts Plaid Background onto the Raspberry Fizz cardstock. The sentiment is from another Hero Arts Set called Get Merry. The Zva pearls (thanks, Kim!) were added to give a little elegance, but I think still leaves it with that folksy feel, don’t you? A little Rustic Button Twine and a brown button, and we’re in business!!
My second project is a very similar design, but with a few different details. This time I stamped the ornament in Versamark onto Sweet Blush CS and heat embossed with dark brown Zing EP. The panel behind the ornament was dry embossed using one of my fave QuicKutz embossing folders. The sentiment is a Fancy Pants rub on. The background panel once again uses the Hero Arts Plaid Background stamped in brown. But I also added a watermark over the top of that using a Distressed Damask background stamp that I found at Impress on that same little shopping spree. It’s subtle, but I think adds a perfect finishing touch.
Okay, ladies, that’s it for me today! I have my whole fam-damily coming over for a BBQ later today, so I’d better get a move on. I’ll be back tomorrow with the latest ABC Toys & Crafts challenge, so I hope you’ll come back to see me then!! Thanks so much for stopping by today – have a great day!