Wednesday 24 February 2010

Shabby Chic??

Wow, busy day today. I have been to see my sister and off to the hospital again soon, but just wanted to post this card.
This started as a simple card following the sketch at Pink Elephant and I wanted to add some polka dots and plaid to enter Frosted Designs and If the Shoe Fits challenges and some embossing for the Sophisticat challenge, but I couldn't leave it and added the embellishments so that it became more shabby chic in style. I have dry embossed some card and some DIY silver pipe lagging tape for the back layers. The stamp is from Personal Impressions, I coloured it using the Whispers pens and then edged it with MS glitter glue and misted it with Tattered Angels Vanilla Breeze and Rose Tea. The scalloped border is MS punch which I edged with Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick distress inks. The 3 roses in the bottom left corner I handmade, the others are ones from my stash but I have altered them with inks and mists adding other embellishments etc to them. The black swirls ared cut on the Cricut using the Home Accents cartridge.
I am starting to see the finished card in my mind when I begin, but this didn't end up exactly as I had imagined it. But I think it is better, so I am pleased with the colours and the end product. Hope you like it too.
Take care and don't work too hard, have some fun when you can.
Luv Bxx

Challenge List
If the shoe fits - Mad for Plaid
The Pink Elephant - Sketch
Sophisticat - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp challenge - Simon says vintage with flowers
Just Buggin - Emboss it
Crazy for Challenges C4C26 - It's all about texture
Theme Thursday - Flourish


gina g said...

Gorgeous card i love the colour and the image and embellies are fab.Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

lesleyworth said...

fabulous! i love all of the layers! thank you for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Ali Dantre said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at sophisticats challenge this week hope to see you next week too!

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Brenda, gorgeous caolours and image.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats, hope to see you again next week
hugs Mandy DT xx

Trudi said...

Very pretty Brenda, love all the detail! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

Sue said...

Hi Brenda
gorgeous card great image, lovely papers, fabby embelis. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Unknown said...

wow! so many details on this card! i love it...all teh texture is amazing! thanks for joining us at the Shoe!

MoonDust Bath and Body said...

Brenda, that just took my breathe away.

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) I love all the textures and embellies ,,,, beautiful :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Totally Papercrafts Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!
Kim xXX

Barb Craft said...

Wow... this card is simply beautiful!! Love all the attention to details and your choice of embellishments! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at FD this week!
Barb :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Brenda, beautiful details.

Lynne said...

Very pretty!! Great detail! Colors are beautiful!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Buggin Challenges!
Lynne JB DT

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Brenda

This is beautiful, the detail is stunning


Anonymous said...

Perfect colors, love it

Amy Liz Schultz said...

Love all of your detail! Thanks for joining the Shoes!

Unknown said...

Fab project, I love it, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

ps CDM are looking for flowers also this week. Hugs Avril xx

Moshie said...

Beautiful card! WOW on how many textures you have going and it flows so perfectly!!! Very nice!
Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
Hugs, Diana

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Your card is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Georgie Hughes said...

Wow Brenda, I just love your work and sometimes cannot find the words to describe it. I must compliment you again on a brilliant creation.


Hope said...

Amazing card! Love the swirls, the colors....just an amazing project!

Thanks for playing along this week at Just Buggin'!


JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

This is absolute stunning and your work is amazing.


Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

very cool looking card. I love all the different elements you used. thanks for joining us at just buggin!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is delightful.
Really gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

Love how it all came together! Those swirls are such a fun detail, love how you added them! Thanks for playing with us at Just Buggin!

Kandi *JB DT*

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Stephanie said...

Absolutley gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Just Buggin'!
Stephanie H. *JB DT*

Lauren Hatwell said...

The pink and black colourway is so stylish. I love the swirls and your placement. Excellent. Lauren x