The current JustRite challenge #057 is to create a shabby chic project. I usually make clean and simple projects so I thought it would be a good time to get out of my comfort zone.
JustRite's The Greatest Joy stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in SU's old olive ink. I stamped the floral image using SU's chocolate chip ink. I colored it with Marvy LePlume II markers, SU's So Saffron ink, a water brush and I also added a little shading on the ribbon with a Copic marker Y15. I cut the image out using using Spellbinders oval nestabilities. I used the Sew Easy stitch piercer tool to add holes and I hand sewed a border using DMC floss #3822 around the perimeter of the patterned paper. Both patterned papers are by My Mind's Eye and the floral image is matted on SU's old olive card stock. And to add some shabbiness, I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool to distress the edges of the sentiment and image. I enhanced the torn edges with tea dye distress ink as well as the strip of lace. Finally I added some pearls, mini rose and ribbon bow to finish off the card.