Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Shabby Chic

Recognize this heart? It's the same beautiful 'Floral Heart' image designed by the FABulous artist Crissy Armstrong that I used on my previous post. This style is a little more "me"'s a lot more me. LOL I love love love my PINK! This could be a wedding card or a baby card or a card for a special girl friend. Crissy pointed out to me.....this would make a great Valentine card (Thanks a bunch, Crissy). I wanted to use this heart in another color to show you (or remind you) that you can change the color on digital images to reflect the color palette of your design. So go ahead......feel free to change that digi from black to a pretty pretty pink. The possibilities are endless.

The background paper for my card is from Bearly Mine Designs. I adore their papers. They print up so beautifully. The lace, ribbon, flowers (folded in half & tucked on the sides of the Love sign) & bling are from my stash. The butterflies were made with a Martha Stewart '3 in 1 butterfly' punch.

All distressing was done with my FAVorite tool......the Tim Holtz' little distressing tool. It was then inked with my 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink. Of course a card wouldn't be complete without using a Nestie diecut. I used ovals & circles & the matching scallops.

The sentiment circle is from Bird's Cards freebies. "Love" is computer generated using the font 'Chopin Script'. The corner embellie is from a Cuttlebug small "Vintage" die set of corners & frames that was on clearance at Michael's. I can tell I'll be using these a lot. I love a good sale!

Challenges I'm entering:
Cute Card Thursday: Lace
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Your fav challenge ~ #1 flowers
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: We love Pink (& so do I)
The Shabby Tea Room: #70 Flower power
Bearly Mine Challenges: #14 Anything Goes (use their DP)
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog: Get Inspired (shabby tag)
The Pixie Cottage: #78 Wrap it in Ribbon
Scrap-Creations: Recipe: use at least 2 DP's ~ (I used 3) & use at least 2 embellies ~ (I used way
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #90 A Vintage Look
Digi Doodles Shop's Best: #66 Butterflies
Stampin' for the Weekend: Wings & Things
Stamp Something: Something with Bugs or Butterflies
Stamp & Create: July challenge ~ Ribbons & Bows
The ABC Challenge: Y is for Yesterday (vintage)
Crop Stop: #27 Follow this Sketch (YAY! I won!)

As always.......thank you so much for taking the time to leave me some love (I know I must sound like a broken record but I truly appreciate your comments).

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Crissy Armstrong said...

This is just absolutely stunning Sharron! I love pink tooooo!!! Sooo sweet. I am so happy to see that you changed the colour on the heart to pink! I know it can be done with digi's but not everyone is aware of that or how to do it. Thanks for another superb entry into my DT call!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh and it could be a Valentine too! I meant to add that. :-)

Frea said...

Hi Sharron, LOOOOVE this card, gorgeous pinks and the heart is so pretty. Hugs ,Frea

Shirl said...

Oh my this so delightfully pretty and my fave colour to .... pink .... Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle's Shop's Best.
Hugs Shirley x x

Debs M said...

this is so pretty! love the bp's and gems! Thanks for joining the ‘Butterflies’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Debbie Dt x
(Visit my blog, I have candy!

Shelly said...

Hi! Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake for our 150th challenge! Shelly ;)

ImaYaYa said...

LOVE it.. as usual! you do such a good job!!

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful card, Sharron!! I love all the pink and that heart is so pretty! Beautiful embellishing!! Hope you're having a wonderful summer girlfriend!!
hugs, Sharon

Christina C. said...

This is GORGEOUS, Sharron!!! I agree, pink is "it"!!!!
Stunning papers and fabulous design!
A totally gorgeous creation!

Vicki said...

Stunning card! Love your details work. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

Mummylade said...

I love the folded flowers, so elegant! Thank you so much for sharing with us at SFTW and good luck!

Linda said...

I love shabby chic and this is gorgeous!!!! Way to go Sharon!!!!What a stunning card!!!!

Rosie said...

Wowzers, this is gorgeous!! My favorite color is pink and you did an amazing job with all the details. I love how you changed the digital image to pink also...great idea! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Sketch challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Davi said...

Such a pretty card you created with the lovely heart!

Kaori Fujimoto said...

Wow!how pretty card!!
Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!

sari said...

Awww...This is absolulty & totaly such a beautiful card! Love the soft colors and pretty shabby details! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge & The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

laney said...

Beautiful card hun love all that pink its just delicious!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Bearlymine would love to see you next time too

Pattie said...

Oh so pretty in pink! All the sweet details are lovely! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Tanya R said...

Gorgeous wrapping it with ribbon! Thank you for sharing with The Pixie Cottage this week. Good Luck.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sharron, what a stunning card. The heart image is beautiful and your papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Super pink card - I love how you can use a card like this for many different occasions x
Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' for the weekend - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Karen Howard said...

Very,very pretty! Love how you wrapped it in ribbon. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Karen

Lori said...

This card is just gorgeous! Love the flowers under the scalloped circle and your pretty heart!

Rleen said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love all the details!
Thanks for sharing with us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week!
Hugs, Rleen

Sadilla said...

gorgeous card... very chic and very smart!

Deb.x said...

Hi there - lovely card, its extreemly pretty & beautiful. Love the sentiment stamp, swirls & that gorgeous little butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, good luck & hope to see you again,

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Sharron, it is definitely pretty in pink :)
Good Luck with the DT call.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Sharron, I love the shabby chic feel of it.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! This is just gorgeous! LOOOOVE that pink ribbon and the flowers behind the your sentiment! LOVE the gems too--beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC:}

FLEUR de Lo said...

Lovely card! Looks like I better stick around your blog for a bit; I can't ever successfully use lots of layers as you did.

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely shabby card!! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!

Sharon Keanly said...

A girl after my own heart. I just love my pink too and this shabby chic card is particularly appealing. Love all the elements. Well done, hugs Sharon x

Little Birdie Blessings said...

This is a beautiful card Sharron. I love how you perfectly placed the elements and the papers are oh so pretty. ~ Abby