Thursday, August 30, 2012

Love is a Flower...

I'm on a "shabby" roll these days...more so than usual, I guess. So when the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room had "distressing/shabby elements" specifically as part of the challenge requirements, I knew I'd have some fun with this one, too.

This card, with all its inked, dry-brushed, and distressed edges and "shabbied" embellishments...

resulted from this inspiration photo...

There were lots of little details on the card that I pulled from the picture, just none of them exactly as seen in the photo...simply "inspired" by.  Of course, there were the colors...and the whitewashing on the cabinets. And I couldn't help but notice the gold accents back on the sideboard...which meant that the little gold key was a perfect touch atop the resist canvas heart lock. :)

and a little peek at the inside...

Patterned papers: Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection (pink); Echo Park Dots & Stripes/Metropolitan (aqua);
Basic Grey Cappella collection (white on white pattern)
Sentiment block: Crafty Secrets      Rolled fabric rose: Creative Imaginations      Chipboard Frame: Tattered Angels
Canvas resist heart lock, paper leaves, paper rose: Prima      Pearls: Recollections      Hug Snug seam binding
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Classic Ovals Lg      Edge Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace
Miscellaneous: metal key charm, cheesecloth, handcrafted pearl wire spiral

Thanks for visiting today...I hope you're having a great week so far!


  1. So many details!!! Amazing!!!

  2. Oh my shabby goodness, Kathy ... this is STUNNING! You captured the essence of the inspiration photo to a 't'!! Thank you for sharing your amazing work with us weekly in the Tea Room, sweetie :)

  3. Isso é surpreendente!! Que delicadeza! Que maravilha de criação! aDORO A magia da costura e claro, da sua flor!!!

  4. Your card is so gorgeous! You have such a way with the details.

  5. Another stunning card many beautiful details!


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