August 29, 2014

No Longer Two

Happy Friday!!

So, while I have been waiting for R and Hulk to arrive, I was able to create one more card for my collection.  As you've probably noticed, I don't make many shabby or vintage cards.  That's because I totally SUCK at that style. lol  Today, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and attempt something shabby.  Here is how it turned out.

I have to say, I'm quite impressed with myself. lol  I tried to channel a couple of my favorite shabby cardmakers, Andrea Ewen and Becca Feeken, and think they might actually approve of this one. :-)  There are more layers on this card, than any of my cards recently.  I think I'll have to continue this, as it looks awesome.  I love the old Bible print, and the background stamp with VersaMark too.  You can't really tell in the photo, but I gently sponged the roses with Spun Sugar distress ink.  They're really pretty in real life.  The only thing I think I need work on, is tying bows with seam binding ribbon.  I just couldn't get it to smooth out, once I had tied my bow.  It looks a bit awkward in the picture, but it's a little better, in person.  Eh, maybe I just need to practice more.  I'm going to submit this for the following challenges.

Mojo Monday #360: Sketch (it's not tall and skinny, i hope that's ok)
Shabby Tea Room #233: Celebrate (Photo Inspiration)
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #147: Anything Goes

I hope that all of you have a wonderful, and safe holiday weekend.  I will be back next week with another something crafty, hopefully.


What's In It?
Paper: SU Blushing Bride & Very Vanilla Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock, Page from an old Bible
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Love Scriptures, Hero Arts Flourish Background
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, VersaMark, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Sakura Clear Stardust Pen
Accessories: Memory Box La Rue Heart Die, Spellbinders Labels 4 Small Die, SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, I Am Roses White Paper Roses, I Am Roses Green Leaves, Zva Creative Pearl Flourish


Karen Letchworth said...

This card is absolutely STUNNING, Steph. The couple receiving it will no doubt cherish it for years to come. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your talents with us. I'm very grateful for your participation this week, and I really hope that you will continue to join us. I consider it a real blessing that you would take time to play along, and I really look forward to seeing more of your lovely art.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

Every piece of this card is so beautiful. This art is delightful. Thank you for dropping by. Happy hugs and sweet smiles from Carole at Word Art Wednesday.

Padoriaa said...

Really nice card ! Love composition and all details! I will try do drop by here sometimes :) Have a nice day :)

Cards By Jan said...

This is're a natural...LOVE your card...keep up the good work!!

Becky said...

wow, this is stunning. Love the design and beautiful verse.

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! Love the soft, delicate colors, the beautiful die cut, the flowing pearls and the subtle sponging! All those elements come together delightfully...all tied up with that perfect floral bow! You'll have to re-visit this style more often now, {wink, wink}.