Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shabby Chic Treasury...




Back in college I worked in the library Preservation Department at North Carolina State University repairing old (and ancient) books. It was my most favorite job to date...And here I am, ripping those treasuries apart. But I had to, I had to try out Dawn's Flower Technique after I was inspired by a handcrafted flower from the Etsy Inspired Challenge spotlight shop Sweetie Pie Tutus! Really loved how the color graduated from the outside to in. Such an easy and quick embellishment to make, and "A Little Treasury of Modern Poetry", discarded by someone and picked up by me, came in quite handy. I attempted to conquer the colors from Color Throwdown and was inspired by the sketch at CPS. I say inspired because I had intended this card to be a bit more clean and simple, but I'm kind of liking the way it turned out. The flowers were punched from two sizes of circles, sponged with blue and purple inks and adhered with a rhinestone brad. The stems and leaves were stitched as well as a portion of the band behind the flowers. I also sponged the back panel with blue and purple. Thank you to Virginia for giving me the push to try out something I've never done before (and I think I will try them again). I know that I need to give my Janome Sew Mini a break, but sewing is so much fun-must be my mom coming out in me! (grin)

Supplies Used: SU Brocade Blue (didn't purchase the Baja Breeze) and Very Vanilla Cardstock, SU Elegant Eggplant and Brocade Blue Ink, SU Sincere Salutations Stamp Set, CM Circle Punches, Rhinestone Brads, Fiskars Scallop Edge Border Punch, Sponge Daubers, Green Thread



9 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS, Karen!! I'l SO pleased that you got the "push" from ME !! What a delightful card you made! I'm so glad that you entered it in my challenge! Thank YOU!

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  2. Everywhere I look I see gorgeousness! :-) Love the violet distressing. :)

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  3. Girl you are rocking some cards lately! Another one I'm totally in love with!

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  4. what a great card.. good luck in the challenge!!! Ilike the flowers ;)

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  5. Beautiful!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

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  6. Stunning card, especially the stitching and flowers!

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  7. Very pretty!! I love those cute flowers! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!

    ♥Lea

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  8. greast smoochy flowers you have created!!Thanks for being apart of the CTD challenge this week!!

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  9. This is so pretty! I LOVE making these flowers, and your shabby chic look is fabulous! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

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