Spent a little time over the last two days playing in the craft studio again! I just love this weeks sketch from Jen over at The Deconstructed Sketch Challenge and I have also drawn inspiration this week from a new challenge blog that I am excited to be playing along with - The Card Concept.
The Card Concept is a really cool challenge blog as it encourages you to define what style of card you have made. This is a bi-weekly challenge where 12 talented designers showcase their creations based on the inspiration challenge posted and the design styles. They also give you an insight into what inspired them.
The styles are divided into 6 style themes:
So here we go with the inspiration:
And this is the card I created:
Here is how they define the style:
•the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
•distressed or sponged edges
•lots of embellishments
•ribbons or lace
•lots of layers
The layering was taken care of by the amazing sketch. I love my edge distressor and tea dye ink pad so that got a tick too. Embellishments, ribbons and lace were all left overs or quickly made from fabric, co-ordinating paper etc. So I hope I have made a wise choice here.
The little heart buttons were made with fabric and paper, I tore sections of the paper and inserted lace behind which I had inked and recycled a button from an old piece of clothing.