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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Getting a Bit Shabby....

Hey there!  Happy Wednesday!!  Got a card today for three challenges:  the Paper Players (sketch), Flourishes (Bingo) and Stampin' Sisters in Christ (recipe).   I hadn't planned on putting this into three challenges, but when I saw that that SSIC challenge was a recipe and I already had two of the requirements I decided to add the third so it would work for that challenge, as well. 




The Flourishes challenge is a "bingo" challenge, ie pick three items in a row.  I went with the middle row of embossing, pink and pearls.  I recently got some new SU! designer papers and paper embellishments from the Beau Cheateau line.   Love the soft pink, blue, brown and cream colors in this line of dp.  Absolutely perfect for a shabby chic look.  I embossed the patterned paper which created a bit of a problem for me because when I was trying to apply the adhesive the first piece ripped horribly... as in unable to save it!!  So, embossed another piece and tried to be a bit more careful when I applied the adhesive.   The butterfly image is from the SU! set Strength & Hope.  A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation... a very worthy cause.  The SSIC challenge asked us to use three of the following:  ribbon, button, brad, swirl, hat pin, charm or popped up image.   I went with a brad, the ribbon and popped up the image. 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI cream; SU! Crumb Cake; PP:  SU! Beau Chateau dp; Beau Chateau Side Note;  Ink:  SU! Pink Pirouette; Impress Fawn; Pearls, SU! brad; May Arts silk ribbon; SU! scalloped circle punch

31 comments:

Kristie said...

Very pretty take on the sketch! Love the colors you used :)

Brenda said...

ooh! This is beautiful Rosemary and definitely shabby! Good luck with the challenges!

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty! I love the colors and that bow is wonderful!

Lin said...

Really lovely, Rosemary - those papers sound right up my alley!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey Rosemary, I knew you would create something
beautiful :) !!! Love this shabby chic design! Thank you for playing bingo with us...hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is so PRETTY!~

Grace said...

Oooooh Rosemary this is beautiful! LOVE that bg dp!!! Love the shabby feel!!!
hugs,
Grace

sheila said...

gorgeous color choice Rosemary....and you completely "owned" the sketch! great job/great card!

Sue said...

Gorgeous Bow Rosie, it does present with a shabby feel,love the brad too.
The placement of your elements to comply with the sketch design is wonderful, and so original.
NB Posted off your card today!
Smiles:)

Olga said...

fantastic paper, and of course the whole card is gorgeous!!!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous...luv the details...hope you have a fabby day!

enjoy *~*

Tenia Nelson said...

This is soooooo gorgeous dearie!!! tfs!!

Inkyfingers said...

You really nailed the shabby chic look with this gorgeous card.
Hugs
Carol x

Christine said...

Very pretty and beautiful paper!
Christine

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful shabby chic card - love the colors!

Anne Marie said...

Love the soft colors and all of the fabby details! That bow! It's SO fluffy! Beautiful as always, Rosemary! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Becky said...

This is lovely! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Lesley Croghan said...

Love the vintage...so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary the die-cuts look gorgeous all popped up on top of that beautiful ribbon. Very elegant and chic. Have a great weekend.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Just lovely Rosemary! All your elements are just perfect. Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Players this week!

Viv said...

Oh wow this is sooooo pretty :O) Viv x

Elise said...

MY GOODNESS, you've got your deliciously shabby ON! {Ugh! You had me at THAT bow!} tee hee WONDERFUL, delightful and gloriously festooned - I'm IN love!!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! I love the sweet butterfly. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

jaydee said...

Rosemary, perfectly shabby chic. The ribbon is gorgeous - it really works so beautifully with your focal image layer. The antique brad adds just the right amount of interest at the bottom. Gorgeous!
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week and shared this fabulous card.
Jaydee

Nance said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! Stunning take on Jaydee's sketch and I love all the layers to your focal point. THe big bow is yummy and the antique brad is the perfect touch! So glad you play along with us at The Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful vintage style card! I love the designer paper you used. The pearls, the brad, and the bow are just perfect! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Lauri said...

Beautiful vintage-y antique-y card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Theresa said...

This is beautiful. Love the big bow. Beautiful!!

gg nurse said...

Love that color combo & boy did you come up with a gorgeous way to use those papers & elements! I so admire your work, Rosemary!

Betty Wright said...

Rosemary, this is beautiful! Love the warm tones and the layered framed focal point with the butterfly! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Bingo Challenge this week!

Michelle said...

this is so delicate and romantic! love the background paper, beautiful bow and butterfly!