Saturday, May 21, 2011


A closer view of card
The lovely soft color inspiration photo


Well, I am finally posting this card for the PDCC#82.  I spent all evening trying different things on this card.  I nearly gave up and trashed it!  Whew, I thought OK, let's try one more time.  I just had a difficult time incorporating the light blue for some reason.  I added my aqua copic marker to the middle of the flowers, distress ink(broken china and antique linen) to the frame, and blue gems.  Also, I added antique linen distress ink to soften up the blue paper.  So, I'm glad I didn't end up trashing this card.  The soft colors for this challenge are just too beautiful to resist for a shabby card!  Time for lunch here and to enjoy some lovely sunny skies!  Take care and enjoy your weekend!  Thanks for visiting!


Paper:  Craft Paper, K&Company, Kraft(Hero Arts), Bazzill
Stamps:  SU(Sew Suite), SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip), Ranger(Antique Linen, Broken China)
Gems:  K&Company
Frame:  Tattered Angels
Emboss Powder:  Stampendous
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Lace:  Paper Studio
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Rose:  SU
Misc:  Sewing, Distress Tool(Tim Holtz)


  1. So pretty! love the lace and die cut edges and the wonderful colors on this!

  2. Beautiful shabby chic card! I love the bling. ;)

  3. That's really soft and pretty, Maria! I love that frame, and how you put a tiny chair inside of it. And the punched trim / crochet trim along the sides of the card were a really beautiful accent. THanks for playing with us at THe Cafe (and thanks for leaving some love at my blog, too!).

  4. I'm so glad you persisted Maria, this is just gorgeous. I love the dressform and the beautiful use of the blue, lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  5. The dressfrom and the gorgeous inked TA frame are a stunning centerpiece. Your card is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. I love the combo of punched and lace borders and that patterned paper is the perfect background.Wow!
    Have a lovely Sunday!

  6. Great haberdashery theme going here Maria :) Love the trimmings. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week !

  7. Beautiful! I love TA frames..this is fabulous! Gorgeous pattern paper! Love all the trimmings!

  8. Very pretty and oh so elegant! Love how you've used the colors :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  9. So pretty, Maria! I'm loving all those fabulous trimmings! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  10. OH MY! I just love that frame and the lace--beautifully done:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}