When I was peeking at the current Tic-Tac-Toe challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, I realized I had a half-finished card sitting on my work surface that could be a perfect fit for this challenge.. in fact, it completes the tic-tac-toe board in a couple different directions (pennants/pearls/gingham and pennants/ribbon/vintage trims). :) It's been much too long since I participated in a TSTR challenge...it was time to say hello again to one of the first challenge sites I participated in!
So I got to work adding a banner to the side of the floral cluster, and some ribbon beneath it, and I ended up with a design I liked even better than the original design I was going to go with...I hope you like it, too!
On the top piece of patterned paper, I used a stencil and some crackle texture paste, then stamped a speckled pattern around the piece.
To add contrast to the soft, muted shades of the patterned papers, I added roses in complementary shades, but deeper intensities, along with some bright white...
I added a double row of the same lace across the pennant, except that one piece is tea-dyed...
Patterned papers: Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics
Dies: Sizzix Flowers Branches & Leaves
Stamps: Winnie & Walter/The Big, The Bold, and The Happy ("hello"); Stampin Up! Gorgeous Grunge
Stencil: Memory Box Honeycomb Lace: TheFunkieJunkie.com Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: Recollections Ribbon: local craft store Clay frame: Martha Stewart mold and air-dry clay
Miscellaneous: Studio 490 Crackled Texture Paste
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