Feelin’ Shabby

I think it’s the rain.

I just haven’t been feeling myself the past couple weeks. It has truly been the rainiest few weeks. To be honest, I’m a little down in the dumps. I don’t usually like to unload on this blog but let’s face it… we all have these kind of days sometimes. I do want to be real.

My solution to feeling better? Take a break. Have a nap. Go for a walk. Or like I did the other day, clear my desk of all the must-dos and just create for fun. When I just want to let go, I usually get into the paint. I love a messy, shabby look. Paint on my fingers…bring it on!

So while I was creating with paint and lots of this and that, I remembered the latest Moxie Fab World Challenge….texture! Perfect! Texture is my thing, baby! So I’m linking this project to the Textured to Perfection Challenge. There’s still time to play along! Why not join me here?

  • corrugated cardboard die cut
  • Glass glitter texture
  • Distress Crackle Paint
  • Canvas banner and roses
  • fabric brad

One of the things I’m excited about on this card is the rolled roses. Here’s how I created them…

Making Canvas Roses

  1. Cut two pieces of sticky back canvas to 5″x5.5″ and adhere backs together.
  2. Die cut double-sided canvas with 3D Rose die.
  3. Roll rose up around a small paintbrush end or other narrow tool.
  4. Adhere flower onto the base with a hot glue gun.
  5. Mist canvas flower with Glimmer Mist.
















Enjoy your day!

9 responses to “Feelin’ Shabby

  1. Gorgeous!!
    Texture is your thing baby!! So fun to see what you create with a little canvas, die cuts, paint and pretty paper, so inspiring!!


  2. I hope you feel better soon! But I am also glad that under the circumstances you were inspired to created this beauty! Love all the texture and splashes of paint!

  3. Julia, as much as I love grey, rainy days I agree that too many of them start to get under your skin and not in a positive way. I also agree that just playing in your creative space is sometimes a good remedy. You had wonderful results. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Sorry your feeling a bit shabby, I know what you mean, I get that way if there are too many gloomy days in a row, so glad you took time to create just for you!

  5. sweeeetest little roses!

  6. Carolyn Sue Groves

    If this is what you create when you are feeling down I want to see what you do when you feel great! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Beautiful!! I hope that you feel better. I go from down in the dumps one day to on cloud 9 the next! Not sure if that is being a woman… or if I need medication! 🙂

  8. Hey Julia! Thanks for linking this up to the Textured to Perfection challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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