Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Shabby Chic Anniversary

Hi Crafters,
I was asked if I could make a Shabby Chic card for a couple celebrating their first Anniversary. Their wedding was the same theme so I hope I got it right. This is the first time that I have attempted this style and I'm not sure that it truly meets all the criteria but this is my version...

I found this lovely verse on the internet and just had to make it my focal point. I printed it on to pearlescent cardstock along with the couples names and used my dies to cut them out. I raided my stash of Wild Orchid Craft flowers and lace, swirly bling, doilies, wooden heart and charms. The backing paper was digital but I embossed it with an Embossalicious 'seasonal music' folder and inked all the layers with Vintage Photo DI. The other papers came from two My Minds Eye pads - Heirloom and Madison Avenue. The wooden heart was inked with Victorian Velvet DI and the two metal charms have white acrylic paint added to take away the silver shine. I had to make a box for this one too because it ended up being too fat for the envelope. Here's a side on view...

Challenges I'd like to enter:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #241 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #44 Anything Goes
Now that it's finished I can say that I quite enjoyed this style but it did take me a while - I spent ages placing layers, moving bits about and trying all sorts of embellishments before I attempted to stick it all down.
Well it was quite warm again yesterday and I'm afraid to say that I will be glad when it is cooler, I know some of you like the heat but I'm more of a Gas Mark 5 kind a person rather than a Gas mark 8, lol. :)
See you soon,


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous verse, love the colours and the embellies are just right

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, what a gorgeous card, the verse is beautiful and all your embellishments are so pretty, the lace and flowers are simply wonderful, I would say you covered everything, Kate x


Gorgeous and beautiful card Lorraine thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
Hugs Dianne x (DT)

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful! Love the verse you've used and your details are all so lovely :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the verse and all the pretty embellies.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, such a beautiful verse and all your detailing looks fabulous.
Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card looks very shabby chic love the fabulous verse and beautiful embellishments-great texture -was cooler here yesterday thank goodness

cebelica said...

This was your first take on the shabby chic card?! Wow, I would have never guessed. You totally rocked this one, it looks amazing. Hugs! xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is beautiful, I love the rustic colours too.

The frame stamp I used is by Little Miss Muffet Stamps, the link is on my blog post, it's called Dream Dangle. It's only a corner, but I doodled the rest to match x

aussie aNNie said...

Just beautiful and well suited Lorraine, the happy couple will love
The Journey is the Start

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful card!! Love it!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow lorraine this is so beautiful I love Shabby Chic, the verse, design and embellishments are a delight to see, awesome card.
lorraine x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!!! This is gob-smacking gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.

Cathy DT Member

Gina Knott said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine! The verse is so beautiful. Love all the gorgeous embellies - I am sure this card will be treasured.
Gina x