Sunday, March 24, 2013

TSTR-Lovely Layers

Happy start-of-a-new-week, all!  I hope you had a great weekend.

It's the final week of my Guest Designer feature at The Shabby Tea Room, and it's been an especially fun month of challenges, including this week. Rebekah is our host, and our challenge was to use the colors in the photo and the sketch as a guide for our layout design.

So, here's my card for this week...

based on this inspiration photo and sketch...


You can see right away I picked up on the pink roses in the inspiration photo. :)  I added more pink highlights by lightly inking all the edges of the patterned paper layers, and distressing them slightly with an edge distresser to mimic the ruffled effect in the photo...

Lots of pearls were added, with the strung strips of pearls atop the wide crocheted lace, and loose pearls scattered through the cardstock flourishes and in the upper corner...

And last but not least, a peek at the inside...

Patterned papers:  Bo Bunny Chiffon Dot (cream dot);  Authentique Gathering collection (cream floral);  Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden collection (text);  Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 collection (black numbers)
Edge Punch:  Martha Stewart Daisy Edge     
Dies:  My Favorite Things Decorative Doily Duo and Mini Rolled Rose;   Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork
Shabby fabric rose:  Frogfeathers on Etsy          Pearl strips:  Suhafuha on Etsy      
Mini flower applique:         Loose pearls:  Recollections     
Sentiment stamp:  Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards
Miscellaneous craft store supplies:  cheesecloth, cotton laces

Thanks for visiting today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!


  1. Gorgeous card...I love that big pink, shabby flower!

  2. Ohhh Your card is so beautiful, lovely colors
    Greetings Corry

  3. A gorgeous card as usual :)
    Have a great Easter! :)

  4. So pretty, flowers and lace.. perfect!

  5. Kathy, your card is just so gorgeous! your layers are spectacular.

  6. Your card is absolutely divine Kathy. Nicola x

  7. Beautiful, Kathy! Love the layers! I had fun with this one,hopefully I'll get it posted soon!

  8. Wow this is stunning, your vintage look is fabulous and I've learned so much from you, Thanks so much and I will keep coming back here to learn.


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