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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Shabby garden...

Hi all,

Another unscheduled post from me today... I'm on a roll!

This card is what happens when I let a couple of different challenges float around in my brainpan and stew for a while... First of all there was the time/shabby chic challenge over at Unstampabelles. No stamping? EEK! A challenge indeed!
And then there was the current challenge at A Creative Romance, which is "In the Garden".

I left them to simmer for a couple of days while I was off buying up half of the harrogate fair, and when I finally sat down to work on them, this was the result:


So, back in time it is! In place of a stamped and coloured image, I used one of the portraits from the vintage flip book I picked up at The Works and I layered her on inked and distressed LOTV paper. The die-cut corner was done with my new Wild Rose Studio die, the flowers of course are WOC, and I added some shabby bark hearts from Live & Love Crafts. The rose trim is also from The Works, and the lace I dug out of my stash. I added some pearls to finish it off.

Et voila!

I'd also like to enter this into the "Anything Goes" challenge at Papertake weekly.

Hope you're having a great day!

Sammy-x

17 comments:

Gertrude said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön geworden
glg Gertrude

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is beautiful. Love the gorgeous image and the soft vintage colours and embellies

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sammy, such a beautiful vintage design.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Sammy and its a good thing I left you some crafty goodies for the Sunday!! lol huggles Sue xx

Sarah said...

You've done a great job Sammy xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Sammy, love all the pretty details.

Donna x

Susan Hogan said...

Brain stewing seems to work well! What a beautiful card Sammy. Love the image and your colours - you have nailed the theme and the twist
Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

Sandie said...

Oh wow...fabulous card Sammy xx

Jacee said...

Oh my, this is wonderful Sammy, such gorgeous colours, lovely layout, I love the vintage look, gorgeous!
Hugs Jacee
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Christine L said...

This is fabulous Sammy..... I LOVE vintage creations and this one is perfect.... and I had that Wild Rose Studio die in my hand at harrogate too... now WHY didn't I buy it??

Big hugs
Christine x

aussie aNNie said...

How stunningly gorgeous is this creation, love the colours used too..xxx
The Journey is the Start

Tracey Fehr said...

Absolutely stunning! I love all of the details you've added to this shabby chic creation! I hope you found not working with stamps easier than you thought it would be. So glad you were able to join in the fun with us at Unstampabelles! Hope to see you again soon!
Tracey, DT

Jane said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at Unstampabelles for October.

Dale Tiernan said...

This is really gorgeous.

Granmargaret said...

This is really lovely. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles

Julene Matthews said...

This caught my eye in the Unstampabelles gallery. Love it!

Shylaa Shree said...

Such a elegant card and perfect fit for our challenge.Good luck and thanks for joining us in Unstampabelles