Friday, July 13, 2012

Bet You Can't Make Just One...

On Wednesday I posted a card inspired by the latest challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room using cream, pink, kraft, and  lace.  All the while I was making that first card, this second one was percolating in my brain...a shaped card with lots of soft flowers in a cluster, using papers from an Authentique collection sitting in my stash and as yet little-used, but perfect for the colors in the challenge.

So it appears, like the potato chips that advertise "bet you can't eat just one," I seem to have a similar issue with color challenges. :)  This design is nothing like the first - the laces form the base for the large floral cluster instead of being the center of attention, and the kraft paper is heavily "distressed" with dry-brushed white acrylic paint. I guess there's little consistency to my design ideas lately!

A large crocheted lace medallion and a few cuts from a scalloped lace strip are peeking out from under the flower cluster above a piece of cheesecloth...

...a piece of gathered cotton lace is the base for the large flower, while a light & airy white lace forms a little bow for extra frills...

...a peek at the inside...

Patterned paper: Authentique Uncommon collection     Pearls: Recollections
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Labels 4; Sizzix Flowers, Branches, & Leaves
Lace medallion: Little Red Cottage on Etsy     Crochet lace: The Funkie Junkie on Zibbet
White lace (bow) & large fabric rose: local craft store      Paper roses: Prima
Tim Holtz memo pin (embellished with gems)     Miscellaneous: cheesecloth, handmade pearl wire spiral

Thanks for stopping's wishing you a very *lucky* Friday the 13th!


  1. Love this beautifully shaped card...gorgeous!

  2. What a gorgeous card. Love all the little touches!

  3. A real beauty Kathy! Love the white washed kraft and the gathering of lace!

  4. Kathy - Your comments on my blog today made me laugh! I am good at putting stuff "someplace safe", then wondering where that is! Glad I'm not the only one! lol I hope you find your missing treasure! (And I love this card! Love the white paint on the kraft paper!)

  5. Hi Kathy, I saw your card on TSTR and it's beautiful! So many gorgeous details and I love the shape.

  6. Hi Kathy! WOW Simply gorgeous!!!!! I hope your staying cooler then I lol!! And having a great summer!

  7. So beautiful Kathy! Love the pretty flowers and the gorgeous lace! Congratulation for making the top 3:)


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