This is today's second post. Please scroll down to see the first post.
The Clean and Simple Weekly Challenge at SplitcoastStampers this week is Shabby Chic. Well, these three cards are about as shabby as I get these days. Shabby and I just don't see eye to eye because I'm AR/OCD and Shabby is, well, shabby. I want to clean her up, and she wants me to relax a bit. It's really quite annoying.
And by the way, just because I'm AR/OCD doesn't mean I expect anyone else to be. For those of you who love Shabby and invite her to your craft space regularly, all I can say is I admire you enormously. She is a great good friend to many a wonderful stamper. She just doesn't like me.
First up is my favorite. It's subtle, so it doesn't look nearly as pretty in the photo as it is in real life.
You'll notice the disconcerting absence of distressing. I just couldn't bring myself to ink any edges or run my scissors down the edges of this card either. Just. Couldn't. Do. It. Hopefully, it's enough shabby/chic with the pretty lace and DMC floss and sheer ribbon and a vintage script sentiment from SU's Letters from Friends set.
Then there's this next card, which actually DOES have some distressing. The flowers are made of SU bashful blue paper that I spritzed with water, crumpled repeatedly, and punched out. This technique gives the paper a rather leathery look. And I finally used some pearl brads that have been languishing in my stash for a year or longer. I'm not exactly wild about this one (where, oh where is my white space?!?!), but perhaps someone will like it. I hope. The sentiment is wonderful, don't you think?
Finally, I'm posting a card I made during Kraft Week with Mary Dawn but never got a chance to post. It conveniently works for today's challenge, I like it, and I hope you do, too.
And here's a piece of advice I learned from JulieHRR: never leave your buttons nekkid. This is very good advice for lots more than just buttons, I think.
So click on over to SCS and play along with the CAS67 challenge. If I can do it, so can you!