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:

  1. 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}}}

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. gorgeous Maxine. This looks like a great class

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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

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  11. Wonderful effect with the ripped background

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

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  13. 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! :)

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. Love the layering and beautiful soft shabby chic look!

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. 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

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  21. such a great project. I love the vintage touch!

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

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

    Caz xx

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

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  31. 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!

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  32. 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! :)

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  33. 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!

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

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  35. love the newsprint flower! Very cool! :)

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