I created this for the Simon Says Challenge - Shabby Chic.
What is shabby chic you ask? Shabby Chic is "showing signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites, worn or bleached out pastels, rustic" (courtesy of Wikipedia !!).
So, I did shabby chic Western. Here is my card...
Stamps: Tilda with Horse Halter, Horse (both Magnolia), Rustic Wood Frame (All Night Media)
Paper: All Papers Stampin' Up! (retired)
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink Water Coloring
Embellishments: Prima's, Dew Drops, Twine, Jumbo Eyelet, Distress Tool, Doilie
What says shabby chic better than distress ink. I used distress ink to watercolor my image.
I used my distressing tool to distress the edges of the papers, and used distress ink to add some browns to make them "shabbier."
I used the distress ink to add some brown to the flowers to age them as well.
I added some twine and a jumbo eyelet to carry over the western theme. The background circle is a doilie. I used a stain and distress ink to age it.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!