Saturday, 21 January 2012

Shabby

Morning everyone!  The sun is out here at the mo - let's hope it lasts although the forecast is for showers....
I have been wanting to make this for over a week once I got the stamp and finally finished it yesterday. I cannot tell you how much I actually enjoyed making it - fiddling about with lace, scrim, paper and of course distress inks - I was in heaven!!
I used  Broken China, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive and Spun Sugar on the stamp and I am beginning I think to finally get the hang of the duster brushes.
The papers are all from the delicious Raspberry Road 'Moments in Time' collection.
There are a lot of layers on this card and was panicking a wee bit as I didn't think the machine was going to co-operate! In the end I didn't stitch the actual stamp but mounted it with 3d foam pads!

So- 4 layers of papers all distressed, edges dusted with broken china ink and stitched.
Some cream and pale blue antique style lace from my stash.
Some scrim which I dyed with the distress ink and the flourishes were cut out with my new dies (a christmas present from Maureen). 

The little Eiffel Tower is shrink plastic. (Don't you panic when it first starts to shrink???!!!LOL). I added a couple of pearls in the top left corner, a tiny sparkly dragonfly and a piece of fabric stamped with 'Paris' which I again dyed.

I absolutely adore shabby ribbons and this length was a present from Maureen. It was cream so out with the distress ink again! The button is another from my Mum's button box - its got a beautiful pearl centre and has a real antque vintage look to it. I hand stitched the ribbon and button . I am really pleased with this bow - it just seems to look 'right'!

I followed the colour scheme and theme into the inside and waste not want not, used the ends I cut off from the ribbon with a ribbon slider to frame the space left for the greeting.

Challenges -
Sugar Creek Hollow - Go Girly
CardMadFairy - Ribbons and Bows
Paperplay - Ribbons
Crafty Catz - Ribbons and Bows
Gingersnap Supply - Ribbon
Digital Tuesday - Romantic Card
Crop Stop - Shabby/Distressed
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ribbons and Buttons
Ladybug Crafts - Bows
Allsorts - Needles and Pins
   

39 comments:

Rose Petal said...

WOW Viv, this is beautiful. So much fabulous detail. Love the colours,a nd the image is great. Very textured card. Have a lovely weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Jackie said...

A stunning card Viv, beautiful colours :o)
Jackie xx

Maria said...

Absolutely stunning card Viv, love everything about it xx

Jan said...

This is stunning Viv xx Jan

M said...

Wow this must have taken a while but it's turned out beautifully - love it! M x

Maureen said...

Love it ! where did that stamp come from??? and watch it with that machine - you'll be wearing it out!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, Viv - Your card is just beautiful and so soft and lovely. I do love it! Thanks for linking it up for us at Penny's, and good luck!
Blessings,
Karen - Design Team Member

Stampin D Amour said...

WOW Viv!!!! This is gorgeous!!! I just love the shabby, romantic feel to it! I will post this on FVDS Facebook page for all to see!

Simply fabulous!!!! xo

-pamela :)

sassy said...

cor blimey matey this is superb just loving the look very tres chic colours too are stunning hugs moi xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous feminine card Viv, I love all the details.
Yvonne x

Julie said...

Oh my goodness, Exquisite,what a talented lady you are!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at LCI. Hope to see you next challenge when it's my turn to host. Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Jan said...

FAB-u-LUSS!!! Love the stamp and those gorgeous colours xx

Janette said...

It is stunning, wow, a gorgeous creation and the bow is perfect....thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

georgina said...

wonderful Viv.love the colours,luv Georginax

carol said...

ooh my...fabulous card, thanks for joining in with our BUTTONS AND BOW challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, good luck, x Carol

coops said...

so stunning viv.i love it.really gorgeous colours and design :D

xx coops xx

June Nelson said...

So whos getting too ruddy clever missus, now pack it in!!! you have really acheived perfection Viv darlin its beautiful keep it till june 11th lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Viv, love the shabby look
Clairexx

Vicki said...

Stunning card! The color is fabulous as is the detail work and stitching. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Viv said...

This is sooo pretty Viv, well done I adore it :O) Viv xx

Sue said...

HI Viv, This is stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sue x

Digi Darla said...

GORGEOUS card, Viv! Love those colors and I also love the use of the snipped ribbon. All those layers create magic! :) XXX~DigiDarla

Jenny said...

Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Digital Tuesday Challenge! :)

PS-I have blog candy!

Fleur said...

Wow this absolutly stunning, very beautiful and love the shabby look
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Jules said...

Oh wow Viv!!!

I love this one very, very, very much!!!

My type of card!

Gorgeous colours, fabby layers and so much texture.

Simply stunning!!!!!

Love Jules xx

brenda said...

Just love your creation Viv, super inspirational work.

Thanks so much for joining us our Needles and Pins theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Lee said...

STUNNING in every way.xx

CropStop said...

Perfection! Thank you for joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com

Rosie said...

Wowzers, this is so BEAUTIFUL! The details are amazing! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Shelby said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful work with the distressed inks! love how this turned out.

Shelby

Payne Holler Cards said...

right up my alley - love these colors and your sewing and details...thanks so much for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow
hugs
Linda

The Wired Angel said...

This is absolutely stunning, Viv. I love everything about it and it's perfect for our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. We've got a new challenge coming up on Saturday and I hope you will join us again. Peggy x

Veronica said...

Awesome thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

Jo Channon said...

Wow Viv, I am loving this card. This is just up my street! Gorgeous colour too. Thank you for joining in my Allsorts Challenge this week. Good luck! Jo x

Sally said...

Stunning card. Love the colours and the gorgeous bow. Thanks for joining us at LCI this time. Hope to see you again.
Hugs Sally xxx

DesignerDiva said...

This is soooo beautiful I love that bow!
Thanks for joining the Ladybugs at LCI and good luck with the 'Bows' challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Laine said...

I love your card, its fabulous.

Laine

X

Catherine said...

This is fab, love the distressed bow. Thanks for joining us at Cardmad fairy this week...

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, my! This is absolutely fabulous.