Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Old World Traveler

This week's CPS sponsor is want2scrap.  I really love how their nestabling adds such elegance to a card!   The ones made with black rhinestones, in any shape, are my favorites!  This particular one coordinates with Spellbinders' Labels 2.

The designer paper in this card reminds me of the tile walls/floors of an old train station!    Black and ivory are so elegant together!  I paired them with a Gourmet Rubber Stamps stopwatch, inking everything with tea-dye distress ink to give it that vintage, time-worn feel.   I can just imagine a Victorian-era traveler pulling his watch from his pocket to check the time!

The days are getting shorter now...working under my Ott light in evening light, this paper seemed to have pale yellow-green undertones, so I grabbed some pale sage ribbon, some Kaiser Craft flowers, and scalloped lace to match.  The gold tones of the tea-dye ink helped warm everything up a bit and tie the colors together.    

I hope you'll join us for this week's sketch!  Check out the CPS blog for more inspiration!  

Before you go, I'd like to remind you of Day 2 of the blog hop benefiting Katie Renz and her family!  Please take the time to read Katie's story and give your support!  More information is available here.  

Basic Grey Indie Bloom designer paper
Gourmet Rubber Stamps stopwatch
SU! silk ribbon
May Arts lace
Tim Holtz charms
Kaiser Craft flowers

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