Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring is Blooming

It's been a busy past 2 weeks here with almost no crafting (sigh).  In the past 2 weeks my parents house was struck by lightning, my son had his first ear infection, the dog had to have a emergency stitches, I fell at the grocery store and nearly broke my toe and then my son got chicken pox.  I promise people I could not possibly make this stuff up.  Idid have some time yesterday to throw together a card that is outside of my normal "style".  My Favorite Things has a design contest for "shabby chic".  To me that style is about LOTS of layers, patterns, texture, ribbon and embellishments.  I tired my best and will submit the entry but after looking at one entry I have almost given up hope.
This card is a color combo of river rock and rose red.  It uses a touch of pretty in pink.  The DSP is called sweet and sour (I just ordered a whole pack).  The MFT Pure Innocence stamp is so sweet.  I stamped her on whisper white, colored with copics and then distressed with tea stain ink.  The chipboard "e" is covered in Tim Holtz/Ranger distress crackle paint in the color "frayed burlap".  The ribbon at the top was an afterthought to bring more balance to the card.  I think it helps create a visual triangle to draw your eye around the whole card.  Well wish me luck....with the card and that next week will be better. 


  1. What a great card! I am usually afraid to attempt shabby chic, but you did a marvelous job! I hope that things have straightened themselves around for your household and everyone is well and healthy. That tends to be the way things go, "When it Rains, it Pours", as they say

  2. De...I've been away from your blog for too long! You are so talented. I LOVED looking through your projects. What a treat for me! :) Hope you're doing well. Happy Easter! ♥