Friday 19 March 2010

Shabby Chic Flower Card

Hi Everyone.

It's my birthday today and I am so thrilled. My gorgeous family have all given me money so that I can buy lots of the Tim Holtz dies, so they are on order and I can't wait for them to arrive so I can have a play with them.

Yesterday I was blog hopping and found a new challenge site called The Shabby Tea Room. It's their first challenge this week called 'Elegant Shabby' with a gorgeous photo as inspiration for the cololurs of pink, red, cream, brown and green. I couldn't resist and set about creating straight away and just loved working with this palette. What do you think?

I used a nestability label die to cut out the centre shape and cut it from a thin chipboard and cut and embossed the paper to stick over the top. The flowers were put over a piece of cream lace with pink ribbon threaded through it and I punched, died and scrunched the leaves. These were all put together with a few embellishments and with some Stickles and Sakura glitter pens. The background is the embossing folder I won on the Simon Says Stamp blog hop a few weeks ago and the backing paper is K&Co.

So dream big and live your dreams today. I am off to get ready to go out with some friends for a meal. See you again soon and thanks for dropping by.

LOL Bxxxx

My challenge list
The Shabby Tea Room - Elegant Shabby


Debbie said...

So gorgeous ... I simply love all that texture and those flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM. I hope you can come back on Monday for an all new challenge :)

Debbie said...

Oh my ... such lovely flowers and texture! Just a beautiful card - very 'elegant shabby' for sure!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM! I look forward to seeing your design for next week's all new challenge :)

Georgie Hughes said...

Happy birthday Brenda,
This card is lovely. I love the way you have used the lace and ribbon to back the beautiful array of flowers,they look almost real.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a pretty card! I really love all the flowers in the center and the touches of glitter around the edging. I'm such a sucker for all things girly like this! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Shabby Tea Room.

Jean Franks Beck said...

Wow! Beautiful, shabby-elegant card!