"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gettin' A Little More Shabby

The other day I posted a card that was an unlikely combination of CAS and shabby.   My card today is definitely more on the shabby side of things.  I made this card for two challenges:  CR84FN and The Paper Players.   The color combo this week from CR84FN is kraft, light yellow and gold.  When I started my card I thought I would do some gold embossing, but to be honest I don't really like gold embossing on too many things except maybe Christmas cards!  I did try embossing the hydrangea in gold, but didn't like the look.  So, in the end I brought in the gold by using some gold glitter brads and gold Stickles.



Now where does the Paper Players challenge fit in all this... why the flower and the bees!  The challenge set this week by sweet LeAnne was to use flowers, trees, birds and/or bees on our cards since spring has finally (we hope!) arrived.   Some Stampin Up! designer papers called Botanical Gazette fit the bees portion perfectly and the other great thing is they worked for CR84FN, as well.  All the stamps are from Stampin Up!    I'm going to give this card to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.

Thanks for taking a peek...  as I write this post I hear the birds and can see the flowers and trees... now we just need those bees!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI Vintage Cream; SU! Crumb Cake; SU! Botanical Gazette; Ink:  SU! Choc. Chip & Crumb Cake; Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Ink;  Ranger Gold  Stickles; SU! gold glitter brads; PIT Notebook page die; Lace unknown; SU! Crumb Cake Seam Binding

18 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the flower and bees, Rosemary! LOVE the paper with the lace! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

susanne said...

Very beautiful Rosemary! I love this for Mother's Day! The gold brads are a beautiful touch and a wonderful contrast!

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful card and fantastic attention to detail!! I especially LOVE that patterned paper with the bees----makes a perfect background for those gorgeous hydrangeas!!!!

Sue said...

YES and Yes Rosie, please tell me that I had some influence here in making this card!!With the way I have been going on lately about negative space on cards perhaps you thought you would try covering one.
This is Shabby, and there is no space! it is wonderful. I have to ask did you find this a Challenge?
Smiles:)

Elise said...

Hellooooooooooooo, YOU, shabby-licious WONDER-WOMAN! Be still, the DROOL! This is incredible! Clear to see you've been dripping with crafty goodness in my absence - this is AMAZING! I'm suddenly craving something NATURALLY sweet! Love THOSE colors - yeowZA!

joy said...

Pretty card!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous shabby touches! I love it! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful shabbyness on this card with all of the soft, neutral tones and the layering! I adore the trim fold!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Rosemary! Love the lace trim and the beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Angelica said...

Absolutely gorgeous, look at all that shabby beauty.

Michelle said...

So sweet, Rosemary! Love the bee paper and ruffled lace!

LeAnne said...

I am smitten! This is so pretty---I clicked on it to get the full effect and I love all your little extras, without making it too overbearing. LOVE the bee background---my fav SU paper from that set! Just a perfect little treasure! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and scrumptious shabby chicness, Rosemary! Wonderful card and design!

HappyCrafter said...

This is really pretty! I like the shabby look and it is neat how you've combined the different elements.

velta said...

Hey girl ~ I love the colors you chose for this creation....very subtle and that makes for beautiful!! I do think the bee paper in the background makes this card more interesting...did you stamp that? At any rate...another beauty from you :)

Jen said...

Shabby-licious! I love the glorious tattered and ravishingly torn edges and elements. So pretty and ultra effective. Gorgeous design and so wonderfully executed.

Debgem said...

Such shabby chic prettiness!! I adore the backing paper, and lovely flower and ribbon! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

jaydee said...

Rosemary, this is gorgeous. What a fabulous shabby-chic and totally fabulous Mother's Day card. Stunning color scheme.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Jaydee