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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rustic and Elegant Designs

So this week The  Shabby Tea Room is holding a new challenge where you must do a project in a Rustic Elegance's. And this got me thinking about what I see as rustic and elegant. Having just been to the big Antique weekend in Warington and Roundtop and I saw a bushel of Rustic items to inspire me then put a soft elegance touch to my designs.....and so here is what inspired me to do a few rustic but elegant works.


Discoveries Altered Composition Book
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Leanne Seed

For this book I worked with K & Co papers which I feel they capture that elegant rustic feel. Also I used gold acrylic paint  on the edges of the book and the spine to give it an aged rustic look, this also hides any short papers on the edge. Next I took two images I got from Gecko Galz and made the monarch butterfly double sided and pulled up the wings to create a 3-D effect. And on my trip to the antique weekend I found this amazing doillie flower made with a mini crochet doillie and twine which I thought was an amazing rustic look.



Too Tweet Altered Composition Book
by
Leanne Seed

Now for this composition book I was inspired by music and birds so I started with Paper Studios Musical background paper (found at Hobby Lobby) and using Distress ink in Vintage Photo I inked the edges. I love the Distress brand inks because they themselves have that amazing Rustic look. I then took an image from Gecko Galz and a piece of their Grandmas House papers and covered a wooden cut out of a bird and inked the edges with the same ink. Then something I love for a rustic look dyed cheese cloth I took a piece and died it using gold dye then cut into a square and adhered it to the top of the book. I added some great vintage style flowers and for their centers antique pearl buttons then ties tulle ribbon around the cover which ties in that elegant look.





Autumn Wishes Fairy Jar
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Leanne Seed

So as most of you know I am so into doing these wonderful little fairy jars, I love finding fun little vintage pieces to use on them. For this one I started with an old Mason Jar and using alcohol ink I made it look as if rust was running down the glass and colored the metal lid to look as if it were rusted a bit. Then using a vintage doillie and brown tulle and placed it under the lid. I wrapped a string of rustic metal stars around the top and tied on old fibers I found in my stash. I also used a great fall flower as my jar topper. Inside I used the forth coming fairy children collage set from Gecko Galz, moss and some festive berries.




Angelic Tag
by
Leanne Seed

One product I absolutely love when creating a rustic look is UTEE and my favorite brand is B & J Art Stamps brand, they have amazing colors and they melt so chunky and look like aged metal!  Where alot of people will use clear embossing ink I like to use glossy accents you get nice rises and valley's when you use liquid adhesive. I inked the tag using dried Marigold ink by Distress Ink and the image is from Gecko Galz "Angels" collage set.

I hope you enjoyed my take on Rustic Elegance and I would love to see your take on this so pop over and join the Shabby Tea Room for this challenge!

Happy Scrapping!
Leanne

5 comments:

  1. Lee Anne, these are all wonderful!
    Love the UTE on your tag...one of my fav's as well!
    The dripping alcohol on that pretty jar is great!
    The altered composition books...wonderful! Imagine my surprise when I read that you found my crochet/twine flower on an antique weekend down in Texas! I so love seeing it on your work!
    Hugs!

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    1. Yeah the flower was down in a bag that I took to haul my buttons home in and I was sooooo happy that I found it. I think I had taken it with me when I went on a retreat and forgot to take it out of the bag...but thank you for the flower Carol it was the perfect rustic piece I needed to finish off the book!

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  2. Such beautiful creations .. I love that pretty blue floral patterned paper! Thanks for sharing your work with us in the Tea Room :)

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  3. Such yummy, wonderful items! So glad you could join us at TSTR!!

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  4. Hi Leanne, I'm so glad that you've shared that beautiful composition book at TSTR! I adore all of your books and what a gorgeous flower! I shouldn't be surprised that Carol made it, and you are right it's perfect for the book!

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