Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Ripping Good Time

Welcome.

 This second card that I taught last week is not my usual style, but it is good to extend myself, and those I am teaching.  The style? Shabby Chic.


I started the class by teaching them to tear paper so you have a ragged edge to sponge, and then layering onto the card base.  The layer on the outer edge is actually some wrapping paper that I bought some 10 years or more ago!

The flourishes were cut in a light brown card and sponged, before being layered under the rose.


The rose is made out of dictionary paper, the edges stained and folded and crushed gently to get the turn back... at class there were many laughs as some were a tad energetic with their 'crushing'! One even turned into a 'bud'!



These little flowers were a result of one of the class members punching some scrap paper and squishing it slightly.  Again I stained mine and added a pearl when I mounted them.


The lace is some I bought off a local auction site - I added some pearls for decoration.


I added the embossed sentiment after class, when I had decided what I wanted to use the card for.

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38 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

A very cool card Maxine - it is always fun to step outside our comfort zone - I am sure your ladies loved creating this - torn paper is such a great technique! {{{hugs}}}

MiamiKel said...

Splendid!! THis is an absolute vision, Maxine - what a fun technique to tear the paper and layer it as such - gorgeous dictionary paper flower! Blessings!

mamapez5 said...

It's always good to try something new. Lovely colour scheme you have used. Kate x

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous Maxine. This looks like a great class

marsha said...

Oh Maxine, this is just fabulous! I love the technique you used and the paper. Very creative and outstanding layout! I love seeing you "step out" and I'm sure your class is having just oodles of fun!
Hugs and blessings,
Marsha

artful-notions said...

Wow you made town paper soft and pretty! Great effect with the roses too!

Roxie said...

So very artsy, the earth tones look great. Thanks for playing along in the SweetStamps.comchallenge!

JD/ Jill said...

Great card...a technique I haven't tried before...You have inspired me...

xxcalamityxx said...

Fab card, love the colours, thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes for our anything goes challenge xhugsx Nikki

jimlynn said...

Looks like you had a ripping good time with all this paper tearing! This is sensational! Love that flower too and the flourishes! Lovely card.
Lynn

Cathy A said...

Wonderful effect with the ripped background

Anne Fenton said...

I love your card.... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Cath said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time! :)

seemacrafts said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge No 62 - Anything Goes , LEJ DT

Becky said...

The layering is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Maxine- this is fabulous! I love the effect of the torn papers- and LOVE the dictionary rose is awesome!!! Oh- and....Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com

jordanbev5 said...

Love the layering and beautiful soft shabby chic look!

Berni Cuttino said...

What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni, DT
tuesdaythrowdown.

Margaret said...

So glad that you shared this with us on your blog. It's such a fabulous card. Love the vintage, grunge look.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty!

Avril Ann said...

Maxine this is wonderful, love all the textures and papers used, thank you for joining in with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck xxx

Valentina said...

such a great project. I love the vintage touch!

Michele said...

So pretty!!!

Jessica Barnes said...

Love your handmade flowers!

Becky said...

wow Maxine, this is fabulous. Love the design and those flowers.

Darlene said...

Very impressive, Maxine! So richly detailed with the textures, lace, pearls and flowers. It sure doesn't look like it is outside your comfort zone! I'm sure that everyone really appreciated you teaching them this lovely style!

Laura Love said...

What a fun project! Ripping paper is such a stress reliever :) Looks awesome! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

DeNetra said...

Your card is super pretty. I love the vivid colors. Hugs. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Heather Maria said...

Beautiful card, Maxine! Your class must have had such a great time creating in the shabby chic style!

Chana said...

Nicely done! Great use of stash items! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Gemiel said...

Such a pretty card!!! I love the flowers made out of the newsprint. Your class sure sounds like fun. Blessings!

Bunny said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments..And good luck.

Caz xx

Tanya said...

Very elegant Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

lauren bergold said...

what a uniquely beautiful card! i ♥LOVE♥ the texture and dimension you've achieved by ripping, sponging & layering so many different papers! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (most interesting!) STASH with us this week!

Cath said...

Hey Maxine! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Amy said...

I can definitely see the shabby chic influence here...It made me think of collage! Love the newspaper roses, what a different take on a rose!

Kerry said...

Your card is beautiful Maxine...I especially love the flower. Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday Challenge this month xx

Michelle Pearson said...

love the newsprint flower! Very cool! :)