Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Shabby Chic Friendship

This is SO different from my last card!!  I have gone way out of my comfort zone this week and made a 'Shabby Chic Friendship' card for the Wild Orchid Challenge. It's the first time I have distressed with inks, so I may have gone over the top with the distressing!!! LOL

The gorgeous sketch that I have used is for the Creative Inspirations Challenge.

Sketch - Creative Inspirations - Challenge 117

The sweet image is 'Daisy Chain' from Lili of The Valley and is one of the new 'Here Come the Girls' range. The papers are from DCWV 'Once Upon a Time' Stack. I love these papers so much and am quite 'precious' with them!! LOL The netting across card is Jute Ribbon from Bunny Zoe's

I was a very lucky bunny couple of  weeks ago and won Bev Rochester's Prize draw for some Raffia Ribbon and Vintage Charms from Wild Orchid Crafts. They arrived last week and are gorgeous! So I would like to say thank you to Bev and also to Wild Orchid Crafts. I have used some of the Maroon Raffia Ribbon on this card and also some of the Vintage Charms which I think look really good. The Raffia is really good to work with - I thought it might be very fragile but you can unfurl it and do all sorts with it. As you can see I have made some 'shabby' bows and added pearls.

The Sheet Music was downloaded off internet and I have distressed it. In fact I have roughed up the edges of just about everything and have used tons of Distress Ink - 'Tea Dye'. I wanted to make it look very vintage which is perfect for the Craft Your Days Away Challenge.

The larger flowers are Gardenias and the smaller ones are Mulberry flat paper flowers, both from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have coloured the Mulberry Flowers with Tan Promarker and put some Swarovski Elements 'nude mix' crystals from Shiney Rocks in centre. 

(Promarkers by name, Copics by no.)
Skin: Vanilla and R20
Hair, Teddy, Socks, Grass: E31 and E33
Dress: Honeycomb, Soft Peach
Ribbon/Bow: Burnt Orange, Peach
Flowers: Honeycomb

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 117 - 'Sketch' (ends 28th June 2011)
Wild Orchid Crafts  - Challenge 26 - 'Shabby Chic Friendship' (ends 3rd July 2011)
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 23 - 'Vintage' (ends 7th July 2011)

The heat is building up again here in Manchester. It's too hot for me now!! Wish it could be just right. It is nice to see the sun though. Hope the sun is shining for you too!

Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Take care
Love Sue xx


Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Sue...love the vintage feel and the colours are spot on hun..!

have a lovely afternoon..hugs Vicky xx

Sussie said...

Your cards is stunning!
Very vintage and shabby in my opinion.
Hope you are enjoying the summer as much as I do... It´s very warm here now. This is what I have been waiting for all year long :)

Cheryl said...

oh this is just stunning the distressing is just brilliant,love that image and the detail is beautiful hugs cherylxxxx

chrissy xx said...

It really is Gorgeous! LOve the colours and your distressing is NOT over the top Sue.........It is perfect.

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely colours and thanks for sdharing with us at creative this week

DesignerDiva said...

WOWSERS Sue!! You have outdone yourself here. Not too much distressing - it's just perfect. The papers are the perfect choice, the music paper is adorable, the charms ideal, the image super cute, and the colours rock. You have put this all together with such precission (sorry spelt that wrong!) Everything comes together superbly!

Really really really well done you

Laurie xx

Cheryl said...

Wow Sue, what a fantastic card, that paper is gorgeous, I love all your elements and details.
Hugs Cheryl

coops said...

wow, fantastic card sue.the image is gorgeous and i love your fab distressing and vintage colours.
love it :D

xx coops xx

Teresa said...

Oh Wow Sue, This card is fabby...loving the papers and the way the music sheet is behind the image and the distressed look is gorgeous...great details and embellishments, it's a stunner! Hugs, Teresa x

Tracy said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous creation, love the design and image
There is a little something for you on my blog.

Happy crafting
Tracy x

paperfun said...

Such a lovely card. Adorable image.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Brenda Brown said...

This looks perfect to me Sue. You have hit the distressing note right on the head and produced a stunning card. Great job.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sandra Mathis said...

Great card; I love the bold fall colors. The papers are great; very cool idea to download the music sheet and print it (might just have to copy that?! :-)). Lucky you who won those wonderful vintage bellies - they are the perfect accent for this card!


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hallo liebe Sue, ich glaube ich muß dir mal meine Addy geben......., nein im Ernst,was für eine traumhaftschöne Karte, ach die ist ja so wundervoll, ein ganz tolles Design.....so schöne Papiere, das süße Motiv und die Farben, ach einfach herrlich! Gefällt mir sehr,sehr gut!

Wünsche dir ein wundervolles und erholsames Wochenende,sei lieb gegrüßt von Andrea

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Sue, love the colours and pretty detail!

Dazie said...

I love these images and you have done such a wonderful job with her and the whole card

Thanks for joining our vintage theme over at Craft your days away.


Bev said...

Love love love this card Sue, the colours are stunning! Thanks for joining us at WOC this challenge x

Uhooi said...

Wow,, This card is beautiful, nice and cute,,


Caroline said...

Lovely "Shabby Chique" card... it's such a fun style. I found your blog through Sussi's... love your card creations.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Your distressing is fabulous. I love the perfect page of sheet music you used. What a fabulous internet find!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, love the bps! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx