Sunday, 15 January 2012

Shabby chic? Well distressed anyway :)

As promised earlier, I am back with a card that I made a few days ago for some challenges (although some of them are now finshed because I have taken so long to post it!), but as my title suggests, I'm not sure if it is shabby chic. That's the look I was going for, but I don't  make these kind of cards very often and I am never sure what to call the style it turns out to look like lol.
Anyway, here it is.

I used another of the images from LOTV, these are so handy when you don't want to spend ages colouring an image. I added some stickles on some bits of the image just to add some extra detail.
The papers are all ones I got from my dt girls and I have no idea who makes any of them, but I love the muted tones on  them and two of them are glittery :)
I distressed the edges of them all with a pair of scissors (I really need to get one of those distressing tools!) and inked them with distress ink.

The dies came out again for this card, MFT was used for the bottom flourish and the other one was with a Marianne Designs die.
The pretty pearl swirl and the butterly in the corner are both by Prima.

The pretty crotchet flowers are of course from Little Snippets, as is the pearl trimming, I added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts on top of the crotchet flowers for a change, and I used the crotchet flowers upside down, just because the cherry blossoms seemed to sit better on them that way.

The embroidered lace butterfly is of course from Little Snippets. I always seem to use a colour that Ger doesn't have in the shop!, but she does have white ones and spring shades listed just now and she can do any other colour you want if you just ask.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend- Out with the old (I have had the prima bits for ages)
My Mums Craft Shop- Here come the girls
The Crazy Challenge- Lace and Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your lovely comments. I do read them all and I will try to get around all your blogs to leave you a comment :)


debby4000 said...

Wonderful and adorable card Lora.

Cheryl said...

this is really beautiful wonderful image and layout,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs cherylxxxxx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Lora, I love all the details :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Jenny said...

Wow! Look at all those details!! :)

Shelby said...

Beautiful design! Love the flourish die and the flowers and butterfly are perfect for this adorable image. Thanks for joining us at MMCS


Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Chris said...

what a great card. I usually think corrugated paper looks masculine yet here it looks totally feminine.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

cebelica said...

Such a sweet card. I love all the details! Thanks for playing with us at MMCS this week! Hugs!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a beautiful shabby chic card! The details are amazing!

mani said...

Nice design of card , using of butterfly and flower is good.
plastic cards
pvc cards

newbie paper crafter said...

wow, your stuff is beautiful. I'm a new followers and can spend hours in awe of your pretty, so original and so creative!

Maya Ariffin said...

Hi Lora. This card is gorgeous!! Wish I can create something like that *Envy* lol :D