Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shabby Reflections

I 've been seeing several cards in blog land inspired by the Shabby Tea Room Reflections challenge and decided I'd like to play along too! I have not been one to do the shabby chic but I've been making a few cards in this style lately and I'm becoming more comfortable with it. Here's the lovely picture we are to be inspired by:

And here's the card I created. I used Taylored Expressions Friday sketch


What makes this Shabby chic? Sponged edges with tea dye ink, crinkled ribbon, lace, stick pin, buttons and bling! Am I right??!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases

Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Silver - unknown, DP October Afternoon/thrift shop/still in Box

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.

Accessories: Foam dimensionals, scor tape, little gems - Michaels, wrinkle ribbon - www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com, butons - Making Memories Sabrina, narrow silk ribbo - PTI, lace - Ellen Hutson LLC, jewel pin - Marks Finest Papers, sizzix sizzlets die lots of tags label 1 - SU, sponge and applicator Inkssentials Ranger.

27 comments:

Sue W said...

Oh my!!! This card is amazing......beautifully crafted...just the right amount of ribbon, lace and bling!

Marge said...

I'd say yes, you are sooo right!!! Absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!

Debbie said...

You are right and this card is absolutely beautiful!! So soft and pretty ... thanks for sharing with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Yes, you are right! This card is truly in the shabby chic style, and it's beautiful. Love that patterned paper and your seam binding bow. So glad you joined us this week at TSTR.

Sharli said...

This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it Julia and it looks so much like the inspiration! Nice work!

Nicole said...

Very pretty! Love that seam binding! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

kay said...

totally gorgeous,x

Janelle said...

Wow, Julia! Looks like your first go at the challenge could be a winner... absolutely perfect.

JD said...

very pretty...

Pauline said...

Oh Julia, this is absolutelt gorgeous! YES YES YES this is so vintage shabby chic, the thing that I can't do LOL! Really lovely, and how do you do the crinkly ribbon, I have trouble with normal ribbon!?

cindy said...

Stunning card. Just beautiful. Love it.

Monique said...

Wowza!! This is beautiful!!

jdmommy said...

I just love the soft color with the black, the ribbon and lace! Just beautiful!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I'd say you are right on the money. Gorgeous card, so shabby and feminine!

Sarita said...

Oh wow this is beautiful shabby chic! The DP is so striking and it looks so lovely with the tea dye ink.
The whole card is gorgeous,
Love Sarita xx

Curt in Carmel said...

Your shabby chic is stunning Julia! The colors are what I like most on this one. Your lace and ribbon add so much to it as well. Beatutiful card! Best, Curt

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh, so stunning and definitely shabby chic!! Lovely!

Vicki Dutcher said...

FABULOUS vintage card - YOU DID GOOD!!!

kANNAdyjka said...
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kANNAdyjka said...

Breathtaking.....I will follow your blog in one second!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Sauls said...

Ahhhh, this is so stunningly beautiful Julia! Great take on the sketch and sooo glad you could play along!

maryr917 said...

shabby chic-you nailed it julia-just gorgeous

dpkennedy said...

Just beautiful!

Peggy said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration piece! This card is stunning!!

Taylor said...

Hi Julia! Thanks for participating in the TESC124 sketch challenge! Your card is gorgeous and I selected it as one of our Top Crops this week! You can check out the announcement here: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/08/tesc124-top-crops-santa-came.html

Here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

http://sites.google.com/site/tayloredexpressionsimages/images/TopCropsbadge.png

okcapitolgirl said...

OoooLaLa! This is gorgeous! Congrats on being named to the TESC Top Crops!

Sandy Ang said...

Shabby but sophisticated ! How cleverily done.