Well hello there and a happy Friday to you! Wow, it has been a little while since I last posted and I am so excited to have had a little crafty time to play along in today's Power Poppy Friday. I have been itching to give August's Power & Spark Challenge hosted by the super sweet and incredibly talented Cindy Lawrence a try.....who can resist playing when the theme is Shabby Chic?! I chose to use the peony image from the Dynamic Duos: Peonies & Tulips set. The sentiment is from the Poppies set.
I know everyone probably views Shabby Chic in their own way....for me, I think of soft colors, lots of distressed layers, sweet patterns, and of course....ribbons, buttons, and any other little doo dads I can fit on there.....;) For this card, I stamped my peonies using Memento's Tuxedo Black ink on to some Papertrey Ink Vintage White card stock. I colored it up with Copics, fussy cut it out, and then set it aside. I die cut several layers and used a trimmer for a couple more layers, sanded the edges, used some Chamomile ink from PTI to distress the edges and started stitching panels together. For my sentiment panel, I sponged on some Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper after stamping my sentiment. Next, I punched a couple of holes in the sides to thread my ribbon through, wrapped it around my assembled layers and tied a bow. Finally, I adhered my peonies with foam dimensionals, added some shimmer with my Wink of Stella Clear brush pen, added a button tied on with cream and silver thread and adhered the assembly onto my scalloped square card base.
Those fluffy peonies are the epitome of Shabby Chic if you ask me! :) I used three different Copic red families (one for each peony) to give them a little variety, although I am not sure if you can really see much of a difference in the photos. I am still constantly amazed at the amount of detail Marcella manages to get into each of her images....AND they are always a dream to color up!
So that is all for my little Shabby Chic card today but some of my amazing Bloomie sisters have some paper gorgeousness for your crafty inspiration, so make sure you check them out and leave a little blog love while you're there. I am so glad you were able to stop by for a visit....it's always good to see you! I hope you'll pop by again soon....until then, take care. :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies not listed above: Paper- Simple Stories' "Vintage Bliss" 6x6 paper pad, Melon Berry card stock from Papertrey Ink Other- Spellbinders' die sets in Grand Scalloped Squares, Grand Squares, Labels Twenty Two, Square Swatches, and Classic Squares Large; taffeta ribbon from stash, button from PTI, twine from SU!, and these Copic colors-R000, R11, R12, R14, R17, R21, R22, R24, R29, R30, R32, R35, R37, YG21, YG91, G29, G40, G43, and G46.