Welcome to my drawing room! As I turned to Painted Blooms DSP and Painted Petals Stamp set in order to complete my Design Team project for As You See It Challenges #071, the result made me think of an old English Drawing room, with the colours and the striped DSP looking somewhat like wainscotting. Throw in the doily and the roses and you can completely see what I mean.
If you wondered where the term "drawing room" originated, I believe that it was a shortened version of "withdrawing room" where the Lord of the manor and his family and privileged guests could withdraw for more privacy. Find out more on Wikipedia.
Here is the As You See It Sketch for the challenge:
And here is my take on the sketch:
- I love the richness of Blackberry Bliss as the card base and for the rolled flower. It adds drama to the more pastel colours of Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi. The striped DSP is from the Painted Blooms Designer Series. It reminds me of the striped wallpaper seen in some of those drawing rooms
- The sentiment (which I love) comes from the Painted Petals stamp set. I stamped it here in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White and it is amazingly amazing how bold it looks! I backed the sentiment with Blackberry Bliss cardstock and added the Blackberry Bliss velvet ribbon from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. Might as well go all out Victorian when you have the chance.
- The little doily, the Blushing Bride rosettes, the white resin rose and the pearls were also all from the Artisan Embellishment kit. It has a lot of stuff packed into that small box!
- The Blackberry Bliss rose is created using the Spiral Flower Originals Die. I trimmed the spiral that it die cuts a little bit all along the bottom to give the flower a lower profile on my card.
- The Blushing Bride panel was stamped, tone on tone, with Blushing Bride ink using the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge to add a little interest to it.
Thanks for dropping by today and setting for a spell in my drawing room! Have a great weekend and I'll see you again on Monday!
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