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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Shabby Little Hello


Good morning everyone!!! Did y'all survive the Memorial Day weekend?? We will be eating our leftovers all week...LOL!!! I finally got to Lowes and bought a few flowers for my empty pots....boy, are the flowers looking puney!! They are pretty picked over this time of year....hopefully they will perk up once they get a little food and water!! Anyway....

I made this card yesterday for the TLC challenge on Splitcoast...Judy was the hostess and she had a real easy challenge for us today...distressing. I used Crafty Secret's Birdies at Home set for the birdcage, branch, bird, and sentiment which were all stamped with Versamark Onyx Black and lightly colored with Copics. Unity's music score background was lightly stamped with Sahara Sand over the images. I used Susan Robert's Rainy Day's May 2012 sketch and distressing and sewing was done on the layers and background paper. The Spellbinder's Rose Creations diecuts with pearl centers and the ribbon finish it off.

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers - distressing
2. House of Gilli - diecuts/punches
3. Karen's Doodles - stitch it up
4. Incy Wincy - vintage
5. Corrosive Challenge - not too shabby

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

22 comments:

Tammy said...

Terrific card, love the beautiful flowers you used to go with the pretty image! Love your card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my Joan! You make me want to run down and give shabby a try! LOVE the look but I have not been able to master it as you have!!! Thanks for the inspiration~

Anne Temple said...

Your distressing looks great. I can't ever get mine to look that distressed (maybe I'm impatient). Love your card and that background paper is so pretty, as are your flowers.

Debbie said...

so beautiful!!

Annette said...

great card...love that birdcage. The distress edges and added flowers are just perfect...love it.

Kathy and Lucky said...

That was the one thing I learned quickly after moving to TX I had to move early on the flowers, we would just be thinking about it in CT :) I know with your green thumb those flowers will be gorgeous! Love your card with the embossing, colors and the flowers framing it. I am with you on the leftovers.

jimlynn said...

Fantastic!Love all the distressing and those flowers! So pretty.
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Joan, I like the image, the distressing, the stitching and the flowers.
Kevin xx

Basslady said...

hun, how noble and elegant! this is such a masterpiece!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

VanessaB said...

beautiful! love the colors- rich and earthy. :)

Linda Palmer said...

I love how you sewed inside a little so the distressed edges would show up more. Love those large beautiful flowers.

Jack said...

Gorgeous card, I'm drooling over those stamps. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Sue said...

Oh this is gorgeous Joan! what a beautiful design and colour theme. I love the image and the gorgeous flowers and ribbon - it has a lovely vintage feel to it!
Hope you're having a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Cheryl said...

Joan, this card is absolutely stunning! I love how you used the stamps and all the distressing is magnificent! Great job!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love this shabbalicious beauty!! Great distressing... beautiful card.

mags said...

Lovely card. The flowers are fab. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive challenges and good luck.
Mags
x

Ellen said...

Fabby Shabby Joan! Love the colors and your stitching!!

Bunny said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy and Good luck..

Caz x IW DT

Susan (rainy) said...

I love this card, Joan.. THANKS for playing along in my sketch challenge!

Carole of Brum said...

I always love your shabbby cards, Joan, and the colours on this are so gorgeous, I love the warm paper behind all the dark ribbons and mats. Fantastic image too.

It's been really warm over here this week, we've been a bit too hot! lol, never satisfied. CoB

Feebsy said...

A wonderful shabby chic card, the image is lovely and those flowers are so fabulous - I love it.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge on Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Bea und Doreen said...

beautiful card - great image
Many thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week
Hugs
Doreen