You've either happened upon Taylored Expressions' very first Blast From the Past Blog Hop or you're here from another site on the hop. Whichever, WELCOME, I'm so glad you stopped by!
I decided to use the sketch Taylor supplied for us and I used two TE sets for my card: Discover Your Wings for the focal image and the sentiment is from Faith and Hope. I stamped the focal image (which is only a portion of the largest stamp in the set) on Very Vanilla card stock, using markers to color the image. Then I proceeded to sponge it with several Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Olive, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge) until I got the color I was looking for. The patterned paper is from 7 Gypsies 6 x 6 pad and is called Gypsy Market. It's distressed both with a distressing tool and Distress Inks for a vintage look. The sentiment was stamped on the reverse of the base paper with Versafine Onyx Black and it also has it's edges sponged. Finally, I added some embellishments and it was done--the black "ribbon" is actually twill but it's hard to tell from this picture.
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Stamps: Discover Your Wings, Faith and Hope (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla (SU!); Gypsy Market (7 Gypsies)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Inks (Ranger); More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Close To Cocoa Markers (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Circle and Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Little Leaves die (SU!); Pop Dots, silk sunflowers, jewels (craft store); twill; distressing tool (Ranger)