I love shabby chic and I had a wonderful time creating this card. I used my QuikCutz nested ovals as well as a Memory Box heart doily die. I used Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing powder along with Gesso white paint and pink Scribbles paint. This card is just chocked full of elements and I, seriously, loved making this. I've used many supplies that are more than 2 years old and if you have problems finding one or more of them if you are looking, I apologize.
This little image is colored with Copics and I tried to keep the embossing powder from flying around, but it didn't work out, so my sweetie has a bit of it all over her! Here's a close-up of the flower arrangement.
My flowers are from Wild Orchid, the Ribbon Girl and byThita. The stick pins and pearl/jewel in the middle of my bow are from the Ribbon Girl. The wood heart button, lace, silver charm flower basket and string of pearls are from my stash. In other words, I have no clue where I got them. One of my prize collector items is the vessel in the middle of the flowers that is glass with a metal top and bottom that can be pulled apart to open it and I filled it with clear iridescent beads and glitter.
Do you like the little piece of fence and the zipper? The fence is from Hobby Lobby (bought 4 years ago in the section where miniatures are sold), and the zipper is by Prima. I got the zipper and the heart "love" paper clip from Live Love Craft. The butterfly is a die by Elisabeth Designs and I glued five small clear iridescent pearls on top of the body. The little pearl heart on the fence is from The Ribbon Girl and the pearl swirls are from Michael's. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Stempelglede. Here's the inside of my card:
This swirl along with the flowery looking swirl that's located over the fence and tied with a flower and a piece of embroidery thread are from the same package that I got from Michael's a couple of years ago when the cardboard die cuts first came out. I painted them with pink paint and used white gesso for the shabby chic style I love (and seldom make). Here's my top tip: I used pink Scribbles paint to make the dots on my swirl inside the card since my goal was to keep the inside as flat as possible so the card would fold nicely. I believe my sentiment is by Stampendous...I got it from Hobby Lobby on a wood block and quickly unmounted it and neglected to write the name on the back of the rubber. I used my little hand held Ranger Distress tool on all my papers.
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter (which makes total sense since we are The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog). And this challenge of ANYTHING GOES will go for two weeks--July 22 to August 4. Both Teams are on break for two weeks and we won't be leaving comments on any cards during our vacation. Remember, if you use an image from The Paper Shelter, the prize is a $30 voucher. If you use a different image and win, the prize is 3 images of your choice.
Since this is an ANYTHING GOES challenge, any card or project you make will be in the drawing. I hope that encourages you to enter the challenge and try to use an image from The Paper Shelter to win the big prize!
This card is entered in these challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge, Art by Miran, Brown Sugar, Glitter n Sparkle, The Ribbon Girl, Crafting From The Heart, Incy Wincy Designs, Artistic Inspirations, Jo's Scrap Shack, Clear It Out, Papertake Weekly, Crafty Sentiments, Hiding In My Craft Room, Craft Your Passion, Aud Sentiments, Simply Paper Crafts, Digitally Sweet, Fairytale Challenge, The Sisters of Craft, Di's Digi Designs, Cas-ual Chic, Pink Gems Challenge, CardMania, Sugar and Betty's, Your Scrapbook Place, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Crafty Time, Ladybug Crafts, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Crafting by Designs, Scrapper's Delights, CCC Digi Creations, Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge, Natalie and Amy's, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, The Paper Nest Dolls, Whoopsi Daisy, My Besties UK, Not Just Cards, Paradise of Stamps, The Shabby Tea Room (see photo insp below), Top Tip Tuesday (Bingo: Pearls/Sentiment/Flowers), Let's Create, Love to Scrap, Crazy Challenge, Crafting With An Attitude, Dragons Lair Designs, Creative Craft Cottage, Digi Choosday, Inky Chicks, Petal Lu Challenge, Butterfly Challenge
This is the photo inspiration for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room. I think my card could sit on this pretty picnic table just perfectly!