Sunday, July 15, 2012

'Elegance & Lace'

The lovely photo inspiration...

Hi Friends!

Elegance and Lace!  Ohhh...yes...I could not resist this challenge over
at the The Shabby Tea Room!  I'm also entering this card over at
Inspired by Stamping.  The above photo inspiration is filled
with elegant lace and flowers.  So, I went with elegance and lace with
my card.  I chose a sweet elegant lady from Crafty Secrets.  If you
look closely, she is holding a little bird in her hand.  I added two
more birds to the left to compliment the one bird.  I painted the base
of the card with white paint.  White and pink cardstock was sewed on
the edges.  Elegant lace was added to the image along with pink velvet
lace trim.  Doily border punch with pearls on the top and bottom
distressed with tea dye ink.  Seam binding with pink satin ribbon tied
in the center with a lovely prima flower to finish off the card.  Thanks
so much for dropping by today!  Hope you are having a wonderful
weekend!  Take care, hugs!

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lilly Bee Design, Prima, The Paper Co.
Images:  Crafty Secrets
Ink:  Tea Dye(Ranger)
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon(white), My Stash(pink
Trim:  Hobby Lobby
Lace:  Joggles
Pearls:  Paper Studio
Flower:  Prima
Punch:  Martha Stewart


  1. You should also enter the Inspired by Stamping challenge. This week they are asking for light pink, light yellow and light blue. Your card fits perfectly and would be a great addition to the challenge :)

  2. Maria, that's a gorgeous creation!! So many elegant details. I love your ribbons and lace and the great images!

  3. Oh my Maria...this card is simply beautiful and oh so very elegant! Fantastic intrepertation of the inspirational photo.

  4. Maria this is so feminine and so beautiful what a wonderful card well done Hugs Elaine

  5. Maria, I am glad you took Tracy's advice and entered this with us at Inspired By Stamping! I was excited to see your name there. :)

    Your card is GORGEOUS, Maria! The pink flower and luscious bow beneath it, the softly distressed edges of the lace border punching, and those, so pretty. Thanks for playing with us, my friend!

  6. Oh Maria, you've made such a treasure! Where to even begin??? The images are gorgeous, the lace divine and the flower and ribbon are stunning!Thanks so much for sharing this week at TSTR!

  7. Oh, this is just beautiful and certainly elegant. I love all the wonderful details. The flower is gorgeous, along with the lace.
    Your card is perfect for your inspiration. It sure looks like a winner to me.

  8. Oooooooooh thisis priceless; a handmade gem. Love this!

  9. Maria, LOVE the birds and the lace and the ELEGANCE! FAB card!

  10. Hey Miss Maria - your creation is gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Wow, SO pretty, Maria! What an fabulous lacy and feminine design. Perfect take on that fun photo! Love the vintage images you used!

  12. This is soo beautiful. I am so honored that you joined us at IBSIC! Your card is breathtaking!

    Hugs, Joanna

  13. OMG Maria! This is so gorgeous! Congrats on your win at TSTR! You so deserve it!

  14. Maria, CONGRATS on your win at IBSIC with this GORGEOUS card!

  15. Elegance and lace is right! This is pure gorgeousness!

  16. wow, what a gorgeous card...luv it...hope you have a fabulous day!

    enjoy *~*

  17. Maria, I'm in awe over this stunning beauty! It is sheer shabby perfection!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous Maria! I love the elegance and the beautiful big bloom, such a pretty pretty card!

  19. Wow Maria! This is Gorgeous! Love all the pretty lacy elements and your take on the Gorgeous inspiration pic is just Spot on! Looks like your card should be inside the picture right there on the side table! 8-)


  20. Beautiful, beautiful card. As you can see I love it.
    Shirley xx

  21. Oh Maria - this is so beautiful! I just love the card borders and the lace and pearls! Not to mention the flower and ribbon treatment! So very lovely!

  22. OMGosh, this is GORGEOUS! (I need more adjectives for your beautiful cards!) That bow and flower is heart-stopping and the lace framing the image of the lady is so feminine. Love the dp and the punched edges and pearls, too.