Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Urban Tapestry

I was so excited when Michelle (Stamper's Dream) decided to carry some of Tim Holtz's images from his Stamper's Anonymous line. I LOVE these images, and they're so easy to work with. The Urban Tapestry set that I used has 5 images, and I used each one on this card with a different Brilliance Pearlescent Dew Drop Color. They have a subtle sparkle, which added to the rustic Kraft and Blush Red Dark Prismatics, gives this card a country elegance. Well, at least I think it does.

After stamping my main panel, I ink distressed the edges with Cranberry Adirondack Dye Ink, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress), added the Martha Stewart punched border as a fence, and the Fiskars border along the bottom.

Here are the Brilliance Pearlescent Dew Drop colors I used for the bird scene:
Bird: Crimson
Flowers: Poppy
Create Script: Beige
Speckle: Rust
Corner: Olive

Now, it just so happens that I was talking to Laurie today, and she was working with this same stamping line: Stamper's Anonymous (Tim Holtz). But she was using a different set. To see what she did with these wonderful images, stop by her blog Just Give Me Stamps.

Thanks for dropping in today.
I hope all my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.
I'll have some more projects to share with you on Friday.
Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Urban Tapestry (Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous)
Paper: Kraft, Blush Red Dark (Prismatics), Neenah
Ink: Cranberry (Adirondack), Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress), Crimson, Poppy, Beige, Rust, Olive (Brilliance Pearlescent Dew Drops)
Accessories: Border Punches (Martha Stewart and Fiskars), Ribbon (Offray), Buttons (Bag-o-Buttons - Foof-a-la), Copper sewing thread, Ivory embroidery thread, Silver cord


Gabriela said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning, Tosh. I'm smitten with the bird image and your woven ribbon through the lattice work. This little gem looks like it came right out of my parents' suitcase when they immigrated from the Old Country!

nise said...

Pretty country card! Love the colors and how you put it all together, especially that lattice fence. Happy Thanksgiving!

StampOwl said...

this is gorgeous Tosh

Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Tosh this is so pretty!! Do I see a border punch I don't have!!!

Elaine A said...

Tosh -

What a lovely card this is. I love the effect you've created. Wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Elaine Allen

Unknown said...

Gorgeous job, Tosh! I love that stamp set, and how you put the different elements together so beautifully. Your punched border laced with ribbon is awesome! I'm definitely going to case THAT idea. :) Happy Turkey day, my friend!

ChristineCreations said...

Look at all those gorgeous borders and all the warmth. This is a beauty Tosha

Deborah Saaranen said...

Oh my Tosh...what a gorgeous creation! I love the threaded ribbon, along with the rich color mix!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Most EXCELLENT usual....

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

The threaded ribbon with the pearls and those beautiful pearlescent colors really steal the show on this beauty, Tosh!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, like how you have combined the borders and the threading of the ribbon!

Joanne (jojot) said...

warm, rich, and earthy as always...with added unique and wonderful detail work....stitching, weaving of ribbon through borderwork.....absolutely awesome work

Rose Ann said...

So beautiful, Tosh!! I love how you've woven the ribbon, and placed your pearls!! Fabulous image too!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh this is beautiful Tosh! Love the shabby feel of the Tim Holtz images contrasted with the ribbon and pearls. Gorgeous!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

I love this card Tosh! I love the colors and I am so inspired by your punched borders. I have been on vacation for 2 weeks and was so excited to come back and view all your beauties!

Carolyn said...

what an artist card, lovin everything about itm especially the
punched out fence idea addition

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