When I saw this “oh so lovely” image for Moxie Fab’s Tuesday Trigger, I knew that I wanted to use Distress crackle paint to get the aged look of the chair. And lucky me, it meant that whatever I made could be entered into Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #5: Distressing Edges, too.
I had hoped to pull in the lushness of the floral bouquet, but couldn’t get it to work with my supplies on hand. After making a few sketches and looking through my inspiration folder, I came up with the idea for a card using buttons for dimension, but there was still something missing. Enter Betsy Veldman’s use of PTI’s soon-to-be-released angled label die and I knew what would finish my card, a ticket.
In the interest of full disclosure, I had pulled the elements of my card together, but had not yet assembled it, before seeing Lisa Johnson’s Flower Fusion #2 card. I was pretty pleased with myself for coming up with a similar design as one of the talented PTI design team members. Go me.
Life has been somewhat distressing this past month, which explains my lack of posts. Creativity had taken a back seat, so I was excited when ideas starting percolating upon viewing the trigger photo. Thanks, Cath.
My wish for you is that your life is not as ragged around the edges as this card.
PS – My plan was to enter my sister’s birthday card into the Papertrey Paper Dolls PTI challenge, but as the deadline nears and my daughter keeps calling in frustration over a performance installation piece, my plans have changed. This card is being entered in the challenge. My P*T*I items are:
P: paper and paint
T: ticket and twine
I: ink and inspiration from PTI DT member Betsy
paper: kraft c/s (PTI)
stamps: Just the Ticket, Round & Round (PTI); Create Spring (Hampton Art)
ink: silk green pigment, burnt sienna chalk, creamy brown chalk (Clearsnap)
paint: old paper Distress crackle paint (Ranger)
dies: Just the Ticket border (PTI)
extras: buttons (PTI and Basic Grey); jute twine (Westrim Crafts)