When I work with all neutrals, the challenge for me is to get a variety of contrasting textures worked into the design - that's where I have the most fun. This is the inspiration photo for the challenge:
Last time I made an all-neutral card, it was monochromatic, using creams and whites. This time, I wanted to work with more colors. It was fun pulling some old and new supplies for this card. The background cardstock is a piece of core'dinations textured cardstock that I sanded and drybrushed around the edges. I found a piece of aida (crosstitch) cloth that I had put through my printer and printed with assorted words...a real "oldie but goodie" (and another good reason not to get rid of embellishments just because I haven't used them in the last year - or six :)). I layered it on top of a heart die cut out of burlap and backed with chipboard and a snippet of lace.
I have a nice collection of colors of the shabby fabric flowers from one of my favorite Etsy shops, but the tans/browns blended with the papers too much, and the cream wasn't the "right" cream. So I pulled out my Tea Dye Distress Ink mist, diluted it a bit more, and recolored one of the cream flowers. It looks more "rust" colored here in the top photos than it does IRL-this photo is actually closest to the true color.
Patterned papers: BoBunny Back to Basics Kitchen Spice/Allspice (B side); K&Co Maison collection (diamond print)
Large fabric flower: Frogfeathers on Etsy Dies: Papertrey Ink Heart Prints; My Favorite Things Royal Leaves
Lace: The Funkie Junkie on Zibbet Pearls & paper rose: Prima
Doily: local craft store Making Memories Word Fetti stickers Handcrafted stick pin
Miscellaneous: burlap, aida cloth, cheesecloth, wide cotton lace
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