Monday 3 February 2014

Shabby Artwork

      Today's card is for House Of Cards, this month we have a colour scheme to follow with a hint of roses in the photograph.
     I have tried to make my card look like an old painting hanging on the wall of a grand old house. A shabby frame holding an aged painting that hangs on a wall covered in fancy wallpaper and instead of the artist name on a plaque there is a greeting.
     I have stamped with a rose from Chocolate Baroque's set Steampunk Butterfly using Archival Ink Watering Can, which is a lovely grey ink, on to cream card. The card is distressed around the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink and stamped over with a crackle stamp in the same colour. The roses are coloured with pencil, they were the only true peach colour I could find in my stash. I have left the background roses uncoloured.
     The frame is die cut with a Spellbinder from satin gold card and distressed with brown acrylic paint. The frame and image are mounted on foam pads above a patterned background from a Trimcraft paper stack.
     I have coloured the cream card blank green, the cream looked a little stark. The artist plaque is die cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Banners and folded so the middle stands up a little, with a small peel off greeting attached.
     This colour challenge last all month but the card style will change in two weeks, this fortnight is Shabby/Vintage or Cute & Fun.  CAS or Classic/Elegant later in the month follows later in the month. We would love you to join us, so pop over and see the DT inspiration at House Of Cards.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Vintage
Great Impressions - Floral Images


  1. I love your idea of an old painting on a wall and that stamp is freakin' awesome and colored so well.

    Mary Anne Great Impressions DT

  2. LOVE this, Rocky!!! It totally looks like an old painting--and that image is FABULOUS! Gorgeous take on the colors/photo! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  3. Oh what a lovely card. Beautiful image, love that frame. Thanks for joining our floral challenge at Great Impressions.

  4. What a gorgeous floral card. Love the frame. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

  5. Lovely card ! :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week.

    -Angeline DT

  6. Very pretty card. Love those roses!

    Hugs, Vannessa

  7. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x


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