Trying to get in lots of crackle for A Vintage Journey's current challenge 'Cracking Up!' and some mesh for Funkie Junkie's 'What a 'Mesh'!' theme. The crackle on the card blank, focal image and leaves comes from Tim's Crazing medium and is highlighted with his Distress crayons. The crackle on the frame comes from DecoArt Crackle Glaze and is highlighted with DecoArt Antiquing Cream.
The dark background is a vintage book page embossed with a Book Cover Texture Fade, colored with Distress crayons and ink. Perhaps you can see the tiny bit of bling peeking out here and among the leaf cluster--I was inspired by the 'Rustic Glam' theme over at Anything But Cute and 'Shine Bright Like a Diamond' at Simon Says Stamp . See those little brass nails? They are made from paper...I was too lazy to get my metal brads out.
The bling and metal word band (colored with alcohol inks) and the mesh ribbon are from my stash. I 'filled in' the word Fall with Distress crayon. Tim's Linen Ribbon is 'pulled out' to form additional mesh; I love this attribute of this ribbon.
The stamp is from one of the autumn sets I scooped up for just pennies at my first online craft auction this summer. They are from My Favorite Things. I colored the image with Distress inks.
I'm sharing my card with the following challenges:
-Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Shine Bright Like a Diamond I used sparkly bling x 3 on my card; It doesn't sparkle like in real life due to poor lighting conditions
-Scrapy Land Challenge #53-Anything Goes I used Sizzix Ornate Frame and Autumn Gatherings Dies.
-Dies R Us Challenge #60 Thankful For Nature Thanksgiving card with Nature (leaves)
-Mod Squad Challenge Thankful Thanksgiving Day card.
-Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge-Use Alcohol Inks I used them on the bling and word band.
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