Monday, May 21, 2012

Damask...

part of the card creation's week of challenge's over at Moxie Fab. So, yep....I am slowly but surely working my way through the Moxie Fab Challenges.  This morning I worked on the Damask  and Brocade Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  In Cath's post about the challenge she uses the words "rich" and "elaborate" as part of the definition for damask and brocade.  And that was my starting point.  I wanted to create a card that was rich in color and elaborate in detail but also needed to keep the overall look "cleaner" and not too fussy.  I tried several times with various color schemes over the last few days and was never quite satisfied with any of them.  So, I decided to go basic....kraft, black, a rich creamy white and a pop of color!  I also think of damask and brocade as belonging to my Grandma Bessie's house.  So, with that in mind I wanted a somewhat tattered and vintage look.  Hence the flower which I hoped to make look like it has been stored in a musty old attic for many years.  Also, I added newsprint and distressing to increase the look of aged elegance.  This was a different type of card for me but I really had fun with this creation and enjoyed the process alot!  I seemed to have made waaaaay more of a mess than usual though!  So for the Card Creations week challenge:


I made this card.  The damask stamp is an old Cornish Farm's background stamp I had.  The flower is made from Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die.  I also like the larger "margins" of the kraft matting....a style I will use again!



Thank you so much for stopping by and also for the wonderful comments I have received lately.  Lastly, thank you so much for the sweet comments about my last post regarding my daughter....both the public posts and private emails sent to me.  I really, really appreciate your thoughts so much.

Be well,
Sheila

8 comments:

joy said...

Great take on the damask chalalenge, Sheila! I love that tattered flower so much. Good luck in the challenges.

Elizabeth Allan said...

You certainly achieved your goal Sheila. Very clean and classy with a striking pop of color!

Jenni's Jems said...

That background is beautiful!(and so is the rest of the card too )your daughter is an inspiration to us all thanks for sharing x

Barb said...

It is gorgeous, Sheila! Love this pretty design and fab color combo! :)

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous take on the Damask Challenge, Sheila!

Greta said...

Well, Sheila--this is a beauty--One of my favorite cards! Love your choice of colors, that bg stamp, the flowers--everything goes together perfectly!

Dawn said...

what an amazing card Sheila. The damask stamp is so gorgeous and looks very rich and elegant in the white on the kraft. All the other elements are so special looking too. The flower is really shabby chic.

Robin K. said...

This is a fabulous take on the challenge Sheila!! I really love the elegance of the kraft, black and cream combination with that wonderful pop of red!