Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DS73 & TSTR136 ~ A Shabby Thank You ~

Welcome friends! It is so very nice to see you! Today, I am excited to be playing along with two challenges, The Shabby Tea Room AND The Deconstructed Sketch! I haven't had as much time to play along as of late... and this was a real treat! So here's the sketch...


the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...

 
a photo of the finished card...
 

 
and a closeup of it...


and the stamp set used...


So soft and shabby! :-) Behind the spray of roses you will find a beautiful die cut pale pink vellum heart. My new blogger friend Kathleen sent that my way! Isn't she just a dear? ***waving wildly Kathleen*** Thanks! She also sent me the most BEAUTIFUL fall card and I promise I will share a photo of it soon! You will love it as much as I do!

The challenge at The Tea Room... to combine rustic and elegant!  I embossed the wood panel DP with a Woodgrain Embossing Folder for added realism. I also threw in some pearls ***Don't I always*** and a bit of crystal embellished ribbon. Kinda reminds me of a chandelier. I also added some fun teardrop shaped gems by Recollections. Black CS matting defines the bottom layer on a kraft CS base. I also used a circle paper punch to cut and create the kraft scallop behind the icy trim. And of course all my edges are distressed and inked! So what do you think? I always love to hear your thoughts! Thanks for stopping in and don't forget to stop in later this week for my Mojo Monday entry PLUS a fun blog hop at Clear Dollar Stamps! It's gonna be SO fun! Blessings...

Lori

Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - Thank You
Paper - Kraft - The Paper Studio; Georgia Pacific; My Mind's Eye - Blush; My Mind's Eye - Fiddlesticks
Ink - Versafine - Black Onyx; Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose
Dies - Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large & Petite Scalloped Circles Large
Misc - Embossing Folder - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Woodgrain; Stickpins - My Yellow Bicycle; Paper Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts & Creative Memories - Circle Punch; Pearl Flourish & Gemstones - Recollections; Crochet Embellie; Mulberry Roses

Challenges

The Shabby Tea Room - TSTR136 - Rustic Elegance
The Deconstructed Sketch - DS73
Twist of Faith #7 - Favorites (Pink & Embossing)

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Simply stunning, Lori!!! I adore the jewel trim and love the altered cardboard piece!! Thanks for sharing this pretty beauty with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Jennifer Shults said...

Wow! this is just gorgeous! I love your fabulous embellishments and the pretty colors!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful job! Love your embossed wood grain piece.. perfect for our Shabby Tea Room challenge!

Austie Bost said...

I can't even TELL you how much I love this!! I love that you're using inspiration from a beautifully set table!

Helen Dooley said...

beautiful card. thanks for playing at Twist of Faith!

Jenée said...

Oh my, this is a super stunning card. The roses are beautiful, and you've created such a wonderful presentation of all the elements. It does make me long for the beauty and peace of those "olden days" of elegant teas. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. God bless.

Laura said...

Gorgeous card! I love the shabby chic/rustic thing you've got going here! Embossing that woodgrain paper was a great idea that I entend to try out some time soon. Thank you so much for joining us at Twist Of Faith!

Laura C.

Pauline said...

Stunningly beautiful, Lori! What a delight! Thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith this week...

Tam said...

pretty! Do you buy those pearl flourishes by the case? LOL