Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TSTR-Creative Candy...

I had a few hours of productive creative time in the last couple doesn't always happen that when you have the time, you have the mojo...but I was luckier this time that they both came together!

Here's a card I was able to get all the way to the photo stage yesterday...a girly-girl shabby card to send with love...

And here's the beautiful photo inspiration for it, from this week's Creative Candy challenge at The Shabby Tea Room...the challenge was to use the colors in the photo, along with lace, fabric, and a button...

and here are some detail photos...the chipboard hanger was painted and distressed with sanding, and a piece of wide lace draped over it...then embellished with punched branches, pearls, a paper rose, and a canvas tag topped with a smaller jewelry tag with a computer-printed sentiment...

the little flower shaped button was added to the corner of the vintage image, and topped with a mini pearl and a bow of crochet thread...

the chipboard spool was also painted and distressed with sanding, the chipboard needle was painted with silver paint, and the crochet thread was wound around it all...the stitching through the top of the vintage image was done with this same pink thread, so it's supposed to look like I just did the stitching and laid the spool down... :)

the piece of burlap was "distressed" by running some Picket Fence Distress Stain around the edges after unraveling them just a bit...the cheesecloth pieces were tea-dyed, then scrunched under the corners of the vintage image...then the scalloped lace was tea-dyed to blend with the rest...

Patterned papers: Carta Bella Beautiful Moments/"Striped Paper" (b side); Melissa Frances 5th Avenue/"Essie"
Dies & punches: Spellbinders Ironwork Accents edge die; Martha Stewart Medium Branch punch
Vintage image: Graphic 45 A Ladies' Diary collection      Chipboard hanger, spool, needle, canvas tag: Maya Road
Pearls: Recollections      Paper rose: Prima      Scalloped lace & Distressed Stain:     
Miscellaneous: cheesecloth, burlap, crocheted lace, flower button, crochet thread

Thanks for visiting today!  


  1. Oh Kathy...this is a beautiful card! Love the colours and the tea dying to get everything to match. I learn so much from you.
    Sorry I have been a bit absent from commenting lately.
    My recent post sort of explains why. Hope to be back to regular blog surfing and commenting, creating cards again myself and just generally back to the "old me" soon.

  2. Shabby Chic just comes naturally to you!! So beautiful, Kathy!

  3. I would love to be the recipient of this gorgeous card!!!

  4. Beautiful Kathy....don't you just love this new collection?!!

  5. Wow!!! Fabulous shabby goodness all on one card! Love all the details with the spool and needle, burlap, little flower button, etc.!!! Glad you had a great time with your mojo in full swing...great job! Take care, hugs!

  6. HI.. I have just come by to say how much I love this card.. it is so beautiful, love all the elements you have used.. gorgeously shabby!!

  7. Another gorgeous card Kathy! I love all the different textures you use when you create.....Beautiful!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the layers and textures with that darling image! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  9. Lovely card. The colors work nicely together. The little spool is so cute! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation!

  10. I love what you did with this! Awesome and amazing.


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