Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Little Shabby, A Little Chic

Happy Tuesday!  Today I am sharing a "shabby chic" style card for the Tuesday Throwdown.   We hope you will stop by and join our challenge. 

My challenge as a TTDT member was to use ribbon and the "shabby chic" style.  My challenge to myself was to use my own homemade metallic designer paper, a new die from Cheery Lynn and one from Memory Box.  I used a set of stamps from Graphic 45 called Secret Garden that had never seen any of my ink pads.  I chalked the bird in blue to draw attention to it.  A border punch from EK Shapers out of distressed homemade dp and a little distress ink on the birdcage and doily as well. 

What fun it was to pile on all the elements to bring the piece alive.  Thanks for stopping by to see my project!   Be sure to visit Really Reasonable Ribbon, our sponsor this week, and check out all the amazing products they carry!






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27 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Nice job - I love the look of this. Beautiful die cuts too!

Asha said...

ooooh! SO beautiful, Kren. LOVE the patterned papers and the bird in a cage. Fab card.
hugs, Asha

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Kren! Love the crinkled ribbon and your die cut choices are terrific. Fantastic color combo and I love the blue bird.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love this! Everything works so well together, & I love the birdcage!

Sandie said...

Sorry you had issues with uploading your entry to Craftyhands...I think the issues arise when blooger has heavy traffick.
Anyway the good news is that I've managed to upload your entry for you.its really is gorgeous too...your entry is sitting at No161.

Sandie (admin) x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a wonderful card. Love the bird cage and the vintage feel of this one. Great Job.

Davi said...

Kren I Love your Gorgeous card!! The luscious colors, doily and birdcage are wonderful combo and the ribbon the perfect embellie :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card! Thanks for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping and good luck.
Viv
VSC DT.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card. love the die cuts and that bow. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hands Challenge.
Cindy DT

brenda said...

A really gorgeous creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful. Love the colours. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us Challenges 4 Everybody.

Hugs
Cathy DT Member
xxxxx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card,love the colour and dies and gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
carol DT x

Emily Thubbron said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the colors. Very shabby chic. Love it.

Michelle said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors you used! Since you entered more than 10 challenges you won't qualify for one of the prizes this week. We truly enjoyed seeing your entry!
Thank you for joining our Vintage Romance Challenge at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great birdcage! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Cara Malmrose said...

Gorgeous card Kren. Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

Joanne Hood said...

This is lovely

Thanks for joining in the fun at Craftyhands Challenge.

Good luck and Hugs

Jo x dt x

Joanne Hood said...

This is lovely

Thanks for joining in the fun at Craftyhands Challenge.

Good luck and Hugs

Jo x dt x

Linby said...

This is amazing, love the.vivid colours.
Thanks for joining Quirky crafts challenge.
Lynn X
GDT

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our "Things With Wings" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Hugs
Bev x

Sara Castelo de Carvalho said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Sara

Sheila said...

A lovely project, thank you for joining the my craft creations challenge, good luck x

Susana said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations. DT Member Susana

Spyder said...

Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Challenge this time round! hope to see you again! A New Challenge starts Sunday Evening!!
((Lyn)) DT

Ana Valéria said...

Beautiful project !!!
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Ana -
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Ana

Kimberly Clark said...

thanks for joining us at crafty calendar - our new challenge starts this Saturday! Hope to see you back - Kimberly DT