Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dark Inspiration

Welcome to a nice and fab Dark Ink Saturday ;)

I wanted something "vintagey" yet grungy. I went through my stamps and pulled out the Vintage Time background one of my absolute loves! And the domino stamp from a previous Get Inked kit from 2009.

I started with PTI's Scarlet Jewel as my base. I had a scrap of the grey flourished cardstock that literally was already cut to the exact dimensions of the card!! I stitched it down using a wide, wavy stitch many times with black thread.
I then inked up my Time stamp in Tim Holtz distressing in and Ranger Ink (from this month's Get Inked kit) in Lettuce. I stamped this on a REALLY OLD index card that's all faded, sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I then matted that panel to a distressed piece of ivory PTI cardstock. I then stitched around the edges, purposefully messy. I added a bit of roughed up ribbon and the domino, heat embossed and popped up on 3-D foam.
As lasting touches I added a strip of silver beads subtly on the left hand side and a mini clip embellishment that says 'inspire'. Before photographing, I took my roughest sanding block and just ripped the heck out of this!! That was the fun part! LOL! No wonder I'm on this team ;) heheheeh...

Thanks for visiting and I hope YOU are inspired to do something creative today!!


Cheryl Valadez said...

This is super cool! It has a rustic, but artsy feel to it and it captures that vintage-y look you were shooting for all at the same time! Looooooovvvvveeee it!!

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