Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shabby Chic

DSC02896Shimmery, shabby goodness! 

Hey everyone!

First things first! I am adding all of you, who comment on a regular basis, to my Blog Roll as my blog feed is FULL and I don’t get all the updates. This is the reason I have not visited your blogs to comment. By adding your blog on my blog roll I will be able to comment as soon as I see a new post.

The card that I have to show you today is BEAUTIFUL! The picture doesn’t do justice to what it actually looks like IRL. It is based on the colour palette at Play Date Cafe & Colour Q plus the CASE Study Challenge #26.

           

DSC02894 View from left side

This, my friends, is a Valentine’s Day card without hearts or “I love yous” (Plenty of “I love yous” inside I tell ya!).

Lots going on, I know… where do I start from..hmm.. I have used quite a bit of off-white pearl paint on this one. Pearl paint on the flowers, the brown frame, the doily thingy, the kraft base and on the butterfly (lil bit on the pink layer too,which is just a printer paper)!

I have used my dried up marker on the ribbon as it was looking way too clean and pretty before LOL. The sentiment is from LOTV. (won this in one of their weekly candy draws).

DSC02893 (View from right- note the pink diamantes placed on the edge of the frame loop)

Ooh you can see the shimmery goodness in this pic a little more clearly. I have added pink net and gold threads in place of the panel that was in the CASE Study card. Can you see the beads? Here ya go, a clearer view. The blingy, sequined flower,behind the bow, is part of a ribbon. I wanted to add shimmer and bling because of the silvery goodness in the PDCC colour palette image. Reminds me of silver jewellery.

By the way, the pattern paper is embossed (love the embossing folder) and inked heavily to give it a pink tint. The pigment inks that I have used here are Old rose, velvet and dusty plum plus a bit of Sepia black.

DSC02895

 

I have tied a few tiny pearl beads along the vertical gold threads. You can’t see them so clearly in the picture but they look gorgeous!

Oh I SO want to show this to you in person!!!!

Have a GREAT day!! Don’t forget to check my “Simpler” cards (the last two posts, before this one).

Xoxo

E

CHALLENGES: CASE study#26, PDCC68,CQC171, Stamp something, All sorts CB, Wee Memories

66 comments:

Eva said...

Oh my goodness....your card is GOOOORGEOUS...are you diecuts cut with Silhouette??? And let's just talk about that pink net...YUMMY....thank you for playing along with the CASE Study Challenge! I love your take!

Fiona said...

O Wow... This is so beautiful :) So much pink goodness! love the texture and layers on this stunning card! Thanks for playing with us at the Play Date Cafe!

lotte chew said...

OMG!!! this is so beautiful!!!love the flowers, sentiment, ribbon, color, butterfly.... WOW!!! love it

Mel said...

E.T., this is sooooo gorgeous. I love all the pink and the different textures. The pearls look wonderful against the netting and love that bow and oh I love it all.

Beate said...

Wow! E.T, your cards are always so intricate and beautiful. This one is no exception. There is so much fun detail to discover. Awesome creation.
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW E.T! What a stunning card! I love all the layers and shabby look! The gold embossed sentiment is the icing on the cake!

Karen said...

Stunning - you can see how very beautiful it is even in the photos. Truly gorgeous creation.xx

Aimes said...

Oh now you have totally MASTERED that shabby-chic style and I love it! Not a style I can master but I'll take much inspiration from this beauty!
Thanks for joining us on CASE study this week!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Dana said...

E.T. this is absolutely breathtaking!! I keep looking at it and something new will just pop out at me! You are the queen of layering and textures g/f!!
Hugs~
Dana

Margreet said...

this is awesome E.T....you've used so many fab details....do you want my address??....LOL...your card with hearts and Love card are beautiful too!
xxx Margreet

Kristi S said...

E.T.,
I am so loving this card! Beautiful in every way and so perfect!

Kristi

Michelle said...

Hi E.T.!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
Your card is beautiful!

jimlynn said...

OMG! This is just GORGEOUS!!! Love everything about it...a true work of art.
LYnn

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I too have entered into Allsorts and PDDC and want to say your piece has blown me away. ITS BEAUTIFUL! If this does not get a special mention on PDDC I shall be amazed. Beautiful photography too...going to become a follower.
Suzanne B

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is gorgeous E.T!! I love it! I am hoping to do this color palette too, it is so pretty! I love your frames. So elegant. There are so many beautiful thing s on this card!

Shelley said...

This is beautiful! Love the colour you have used and the shabby chic look. Everything works so well together. Great work! hugs Shelley

http://shelley-artfulachievements.blogspot.com/

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

oh wow, what a beauty, thanks for sharing!

angelwhispers said...

This is heavenly!!!! Love the design and all the elements its such a wonderful feminine card!!! Loving it!! Chanelle xxxx

Maria said...

Fabulous and amazing card!!! Just LOVE it! Love how your strung the pearls on the strands and how you put marker on the ribbon...too funny...but it gave it a great effect! A beautiful creation!!!

Tejal said...

Man oh man! I gotta take insurance for my jaw!! It keeps dropping to the floor..and ..breaking every time I visit..
Where do I even being to compliment this card..the colors, the textures, the bling, the butterfly, the beads..phew!! and that die cut frame!!
If you don't win anything for this card..I will sue each and every one!!

JeanFB said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning! I love all your gorgeous layering, and the fibers (with pearls, too!) are spectacular.

Monique said...

Wow Wow Wow... This is stunning!!! I love it all :)

Shelly said...

What an exquisite card!!! I adore every little detail of it. Makes me want to create something beautiful and that's some inspiration, because it's 1:15a.m. and I'm exhausted. :)

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous, full of so much detail! Love it all!

Ujjwal said...

Absolutely stunning and I do wannna touch it :) Absolutely beautiful colors and all the wonderful details make this outstanding. This one is a winner girl! take my words for it!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, ET! So much detail to this card. Thanks for playing the colourQ challenge this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is terrific! I love all of your pretty little details. Thanks for playing with us at the Cafe this week! Hope to see you again soon.

Giovana said...

WOW ET! Your card is fantastic!! Love the colors and all the embellishments blend perfectly together. Thanks so mcuh for playing at Wee Memories this week.

snehal watwe welde said...

Omg gorgeousness.....what an eye candy? You are the queen of detailing ...I am feasting over this beautiful one

Karen Howard said...

OMG, this is really stunning! I love everything about it!

I'm your newest follower. Hugs, Karen

www.felinecreative.blogspot.com
www.felineplayful.blogspot.com

OriBella said...

This is so beautiful card!!! Piękna kartka:)Greetings from Poland:)

McCrafty's Cards said...

an absolutely gorgeous card, i love the design and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

PapierGirl said...

I am speechless....this card is stunning! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment! :)

Tracey said...

A true labour of LOVE!!! WOW!!! GORGEOUS layers of yumminess E.T.!!! LOVE it!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love those glorious pink colors and your fabulous design! Thanks for playing along with CASE Study challenges!

Kazan Clark said...

your work is stunningly gorgeous!!! I loved looking through your blog.
Hugs
Kazan

Bernadet said...

wooooow this is amazing!!
lots of succes with your new 'job' by Feline Playful

Bernadet said...

wooooow this is amazing!!
lots of succes with your new 'job' by Feline Playful

Isha said...

Lovely blog and super gorgeous card. Love your Shabby style...wish I had the courage to try it.

Smitha said...

OMG E.T this card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! It is so detailed and luxuriously beautiful!!!! A-awesome!!

Thanks for all thelove you left on my blog too :)

*Vicki* said...

Wowzer!! Just stunning!! Such a lovely creation!
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week ~Sr. DT member

Fleur said...

Wow this is so beautiful. gorgeous colours & I love the ribbon
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Michele Gross said...

Absolutely spectacular!! I love what you did with the colors and all that shimmery goodness is indeed fabulous! so happy to have you play with us at The Play Date Cafe!

anita said...

A sheer beauty!

Irene said...

Fabulos!!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the Wee Memories challenge!

MomsBeenScrappin said...

An absolutely stunning work of art, not just a card, a work of art! Doris :)

Karen B. said...

This is so super beautiful, great execution, so shabby and elegant!

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Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh my goddness, this is such a gorgeous creation! Just WOW!!
Thank you so much for playing CASE Study this week! xxx

Jinny Newlin said...

Fabulously shabby chic, E.T! Love all your gorgeous details and textures! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in the Cafe!

Janetcraft said...

great card made..I can see really great effort been put into and worthwhile for the piece

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg what a gorgeous card love all the detail that you have added to this amazing card!!!!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH MY! This is super amazing--I love the mesh and the pearls and the gems--the ribbon...the flowers..the papers...i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT ALL! Great card--stopped me in my tracks;) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

Such a GORGEOUS card!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

SmilynStef said...

I'm comment #55 ... rock on girlfriend. Saw your shout-out at CASE Study & had to stop by to check this out ... absolutely amazing.

jen said...

This is so shabby & lovely!!! Congrats on the fab 4!!

Shubhra said...

Hi..m a new follower...loved ur creations....awesum...!! :)

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Smita said...

Sheer gorgeousness, Erum! Love love love your card... beautiful.. i don't have more words :)

Hugs,
Smita

yyam said...

Just. Stunning.

Love the attention to details and those luscious layers! And I must say, you work very well with pink. I'm sure it looks shimmery and breathtaking in person!

Jinny Newlin said...

Totally missed this was for Wee Memories, when I came by for the PDCC. It's still just as beautiful as ever! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Priya said...

wowsers!!!!!! this is brilliant!! and amazing talent you have.. i keep wondering how you could think of making cards like this!!!

Amy said...

Congrats on your win! This card is absolutely breathtaking! I can not begin to tell you all the gorgeous details that I love!!

Sheree said...

Stunning is all I have to say to describe this card!! Your attention to details like the ribbon and embossing and distressing, are what makes this card a number one in the shabby chic category. I am so looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Hugs,
Sheree

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

DrooL!

Viv said...

An amazing card, loving the pink...but the blue one is just as amazing too :O) Viv xx

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