I'm not able to pull that style off as well as she does, but every now and then I like to give it a try - especially when I find some patterned papers that lend themselves to it so well that I have no excuse but to make it work...or at least make the attempt. LOL
All those small pieces behind the sentiment block piece were from another patterned paper piece in the same collection as the paper piece with the flowers and bird (so I guess I kind of "cheated" a bit while collecting the ephemera to use on the card...heehee), and tucked behind the sentiment, they add a nice bit of dimension and "shabby" feel to the card.
That upper right corner looked a little empty to me, so I pulled out a stencil and some modeling paste and added some small textural dots up there - I guess I added a little "mixed media" into my version of "freestyle," too!
Here are a few closeups of the bows and flowers...
Patterned papers: Kaisercraft "Telegraph Road" collection (6x6)
Sentiment stamp: My Favorite Things "Forget Me Not"
Stencil: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz "Dot Fade" Die: Spellbinders "Foliage Two"
Pearls: Recollections Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Lace: TheFunkieJunkie.com
Miscellaneous: Golden modeling paste, white twine, cheesecloth, Hug Snug seam binding
Thanks so much for visiting today...I hope your week is starting with a smile!