Friday, June 15, 2012

TSTR-"Shabby Beautiful"

There's another pretty little challenge inspiration photo over at  The Shabby Tea Room  again this week, and since it once again features some of my favorite colors, how could I resist?

My first thought when I saw the plates in the photo was "buttons"...don't ask me why...I long ago gave up trying to figure out my "free association" thought process. LOL But buttons it was, so I went with a sewing theme on my card, and it was fun!  It all started with the button card die cut and stamp, followed by the canvas resist dress form and some homemade mists...

I added a wooden spool top, a couple crinkled Hug Snug bows, delicate pearl sprays bent into loops, a stick pin and paper roses...

and finished off with some coordinating buttons from the stash, and a delicate die cut flourish...

Patterned papers: Prima Flights of Fancy collection, "tiptoe" & "firefly"; BasicGrey Green at Heart collection
Dress form: Prima Resistant Canvas      Button card die & stamp: Papertrey Ink
Lace: TheFunkieJunkie on Zibbet      Spool top: Pink Paislee London Market      Hug Snug seam binding
Paper roses: Prima      Flourish: Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die
Pearls & heart doily: local craft store      Handcrafted stick pin using Maya Road leaf pin as base
Miscellaneous: buttons, crochet thread

The weekend's almost here...and it's supposed to be a "warm" one for us here...105 degrees tomorrow. Sounds like a perfect day to find some indoor work to do. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh Kathy, your card is just beautiful! Love the dress form, the gorgeous vintage button card....its all so pretty!

  2. Gorgeous card! Very pretty dress form, doily, ribbon, and buttons! Truly a very lovely card!

  3. Just beautiful Kathy! Love this card!!

  4. Your card is gorgeous, congrats on being in the top 3 at The Shabby Tea Room!

  5. Hi Kathy! Wowww I really adore your beautiful card! Well-deserved, congratulations!! Greetings from Malaysia.

  6. Hi Kathy, I am your newest follower, congrats for being in the Top 3 at the Shabby Team Room! Just a BEAUTIFUL card!
    Crafty Hugs,


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