Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A Little Bit Shabby

I had an urge to make some thing shabby chic, so here it is!
 I've used one of my older Lili of the Valley stamps, coloured with Distress Markers and a water brush, and die cut with a gorgeous Spellbinders Imperial Gold die.
The papers are Prima, Fairy Belle, a magazine freebie, double sided too, not something you get often with free papers, the quality is pretty decent as well.  I've shabbied up the edges with my Tim Holtz tool, then gone round all the edges, once the layers were in place, with some Pinflair glue for glitter, followed by the addition of clear micro beads.  The photo doesn't do them justice, they are subtle in reality, but not as subtle as in the pic!  Micro beads seem to be my thing at the moment, I can't get enough of them, I've had a huge tub of the clear ones for yonks, it was good to get them out and use them again rather than my coloured ones.
I made the large flower with my Spellbinders Build a Rose die set, going for a shabby, vintage style flower rather than a rose, the flourish is a Spellbinders die too.  To embellish, there's a doily buried in the layering, and I've added pink organza ribbon, a large double bow, pearls and gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Card Mania - #39 - Angel and/or Fairies
Crafty Boots - Bingo - Pink, Stamp, Die Cuts
Papertake - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Girly
Eclectic Ellapu - Texture - micro beads, ribbon, distressed edges, flower
Pile It On - #5 - Add Ribbon
Paper Pretties - #295 - Texture - micro beads, ribbon, distressed edges, flower
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #21 - Anything Goes
Lili of the Valley - Name That Tune - Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath
Crafts and Me - #145 - Inspiration Photo - I've gone with the vintage/shabby look, soft colours, and picked out the flower, pearls and gems as embellishments

23 comments:

  1. Hallo, wuuuuuuunderschöne Karte
    glg Gertrude

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  2. Oh my goodness such a beautiful image and the colours used are stunning too! beautifully coloured and lots of lovely embellishments to compliment your finished card xx

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  3. An adorable image and I love all the layers underneath. Fabulous bow too. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  4. This is beautiful Wendy, amazing colouring x

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  5. Hi Wendy
    Fabulous card... Love this fairy... The flower is gorgeous.... Thanks for joining us Fan-Tastic Tuesday....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  6. Gorgeous card, love your design and beautiful image, fabulous colours too, Kate X

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  7. Gorgeous. Great layout and wonderful colouring. Beautiful bow and I love the flower.

    Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots Bingo Challenge.

    Dionne

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  8. What a Gorgeous Design , Thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge, we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fab challenge...
    Hugs
    Suzy B~Owner~Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
    XX

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  9. Gorgeous card. I love your colouring and that flower is fantastic.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  10. Great Job Wendy love your flower too! just perfect for a girly card! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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  11. Fabulous card hun - thanks for playing along at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck Judith DT x

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  12. Beautiful creation - thank you for joining in with our challenge this week over at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  13. Beautiful creation - thank you for joining in with our challenge this week over at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  14. Very pretty square card, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week.

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  15. Lovely take on our challenge, lovely image and colouring, the flower looks gorgeous too, thanks for sharing with us at crafts and me, hugs Liz xx

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  16. so gorgeous wendy.beautiful pretty design and details and i love the image :D

    xx coops xx

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  17. so gorgeous wendy.beautiful pretty design and details and i love the image :D

    xx coops xx

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  18. A fantastic creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

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  19. Very pretty card Wendy ...and perfect for the theme!

    Thanks for entering our 'name that tune' challenge - good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

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  20. LOVELY card!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  21. Gorgeous, I love the layout of this card and the shabby chic feel. Gorgeous colouring and beautiful finish. Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges. Hugs Samantha K x

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  22. Absolutely beautiful card. Your colouring is amazing. Lx

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