Saturday, June 5, 2010
The Quiet Artist
He awoke quietly and ventured out into the bathroom. There he found an unlimited supply of new and exciting things. He grabbed a bottle from his Mama's drawer, twisted it and pulled out a brush. He began to paint on the white surface of a vanity drawer, dragging the bright red color from one side to the next. His concentration was intense and he didn't make a sound. After some time, he admired his work and decided it was time wake his slumbering Papa to show it off.
I felt similar to what our second son must have in the above situation when I too pulled out some nail polish for the latest household item challenge at Everything but the Kitchen Sink. My palette was a bit more muted however, then his signature bright red color. The polished doily came out with a shabby chic/vintage feel that I absolutely loved. Wanting to expand on that look further, I pulled a chipboard heart for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge-Dear to my Heart, covered it with patterned paper and gave it the same treatment as the doily. I must admit that I had a lot of other "stuff" on the card in my attempts to create a true shabby chic style, but it just wasn't me so I paired my elements down to the basics and created a clean and simple design. I guess I must learn to trust my heart and go with what I feel comfortable with. **It's a raining morning here today so I wasn't able to photograph properly the shimmer and shine on both the doily and heart that the nail polish created. It really is a nice, soft effect.**
Supplies Used: Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin Up) Tan (Reminisce) Paper: DSP (unknown, from my stash) Stamps: So Many Sayings (Stampin Up) Pigment Ink: Close to Cocoa (Stampin Up) Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan (Colorbox) Other: Chipboard Heart (Heidi Grace), Pearls (Queen & Co.), Lace Doily (Wilton), Nail Polish