Saturday, 11 February 2012

More Shabby!

Another very chilly and grey day here - have the heaters on full and am still not warm enough - need some fingerless gloves I think! Cold I may be, but I want to give a warm welcome to my new followers! It's lovely to see you!
Have a couple of unfinished projects laying about on the desk - mostly images which I've coloured that are waiting for assembly! Am trying to get round to making them up but I keep getting distracted by boring things like ironing!
Anyway here's one I DID manage to put together - this is another image from the Stempelglede Vintage Garden plate - just love these stamps!
Flowers were stamped  then painted with watercolours. I dusted some Spun Sugar DI round the edges, then distressed and layered onto dark pink linen textured card. I put some pale green linen textured card behind it and then ripped off some scrim and dyed it with the DI.
The other DP is from K and Co, layered onto the same pale geen and dark pink linen cardstock.
All the layers were stitched together - am going mad now with this sewing machine!!!!!!
The dark green cotton lace is from my stash as are the pink organza ribbon, pearl and pins. The flourish and the flower were coloured with promarkers.

Inside I used some more of the pale green and pink and just stamped onto the remnant of the K and Co paper. Stitched it to make a pocket and put a tag  inside the pocket which has a plain background to write a greeting. 
I am becoming hooked on distressing and stitching cards - hope I'm getting better at it with all this practice........

Challenges -
Just Traceys - Female with Lace/Ribbon or Tulle
CES - Lots of Layers
Anything Goes - Bingo (and I chose the bottom line of Swirls & Pearls, Flowers, Stitching, Ribbon & Lace)
Allsorts - Free and Easy
The Crafty Pad - Spring Colours
Our Creative Corner - Flower/Friend 

Thanks for dropping in today - have a lovely weekend whatever you're doing. x

PS - Over at Just Inspirational Challenges this week they are allowing you to backlink a February project for their challenge. They have 3 fab images to inspire you and I chose this one here of these gorgeous pink roses which fits in with my shabby card. Go check it out! 

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, hope you have a lovely weekend. Teresa x

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  2. keep em coming viv..this is just amazing hugs sasssxxxx

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  3. I love these stitched cards. apart from the fact that they are very pretty, it would be a good way to go if you are short of glue, perhaps. Thank you for sharing these ideas with us all. Have a good week, and keep warm. xx Maggie

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  4. WOW, this is absolutely truly drop dead beautiful. Love it. You are a very creative person. Hugs Judy

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  5. Hello Viv, this is absolutely gorgeous. So pretty, lovely colours and papers, lots of fabulous detail.
    Its perishing here to Viv, we have the heating on too.
    Love sandra xxx

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  6. It's a stunning card.It really does that stamp justice-and I love the stitching!

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  7. WOW! I really love all the elements and little touches! I can't stop looking at your super beautiful card! I love all the layers and the stitching!
    Thank you, for playing along with us @ OCC. (I'm glad that you put the ironing on hold to create this beauty!)

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  8. ooooh Viv this is gorgeous, beautiful design and gorgeous soft colours. Joey x

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  9. OH the shabby goodness! Your card is stunning! Gorgeous stitching - I love how you used different colors of thread. And your image is perfectly colored! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Marcy K.

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  10. What a gorgeous card, love all the detail! Love Jayne. x x

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  11. Whooooh !!!! Stunning card Viv!!!
    absolute perfection !!!!!..Maureens class was perfect too she was a star don't know why she was nervous !!! xx

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  12. What a beautiful creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx
    PS Don't forget The Crafty Pad are currently running a DT if you're interested in applying!!! XXX

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  13. Wow, your card is fabulous, love how you use the stitching for the layers..
    Yvonne

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  14. There is so much to see on this card that I can't stop looking at it. Beautiful!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. This is another lovely one Viv - well stitched.By the way those pearls colour well with promarkers.
    Shattered tonight will ring you later tomorrow.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful card, just love everything about it! Thanks for playing at Just Tracys. Jill

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  17. Wowser me likkle pal this is out of this world!!!!! how ruddy beautiful, your getting on my nerves now!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxx

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  18. wow this is fantastic viv.really stunning colours and details and the image is beautiful ;D

    xx coops xx

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  19. Love this so Beautiful.Know what you mean about distracted by stuff,it will be a miracle if i get an hour with no interuption LOL.Jog around the room a bit Viv or running on the spot or up n down stairs you might feel a bit warmer LOl or maybe just knack***d.Sending warming huggles.xx

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  20. Shabby perfection! Love it!
    Thanks for playing at Just Tracy's and good luck,
    Farrah

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  21. Gorgeous project, Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  22. this is really beautiful,bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs Cherylxx

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  23. Oh WOW this is gorgeous, beautiful floral image and fab details.
    luv
    Debby

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  24. Beautiful card... love that image and your colouring - and the card has such a vintage feel.... perfect!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge with us at Anything Goes.... good luck!
    Hugs
    Christine L (DT)

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  25. Hi Viv, Wow what a gorgeous design I am really loving this! Your attention to detail is excellent and love the layers all sewn together. Thankyou for entering such a gorgeous card into the Allsorts Challenge this week. Good Luck Jo x

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  26. Love this...stunningly gorgeous!! Thanks for playing at CES...good luck xx Jenny xx

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  27. Beautiful card. I love all the layers and the stitching! Gorgeous design.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner and hope you come back soon!

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  28. Very beautiful card, gorgeous colours and love the layers, thanks for joining our LOL challenge at CES, hugs,Karenx

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  29. this is absolutely stunning - love the image. Thanks for joining us over at Just Tracys.

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  30. stunning sweetie thanks for sharing at Just Tracys hugs Rebekah xx

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