Friday, November 29, 2013

Shabby Chic Birthday

Welcome

This is my final post as a Guest Designer for Izazou i Slatkisi aka Challenges and Candies, for the month of November.  

It has been a wonderful month and I have enjoyed my time with them - thank you for this wonderful opportunity Vanya and your wonderful team.

The theme for this fortnight is Shabby Chic, and this is my card.


I started with a cream coloured base and sponged the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink.  I then took a piece of pearlised card that I embossed, and ran a brayer with the Tea Dye ink over the embossing.


Unfortunately the sheen on the the pearl card does not show well in the photos.

The next layer was the distressed paper - which was copy paper scrunched up, sponged and inked direct to paper with the Tea Dye ink.


The image was stamped and embossed in gold on the blue card. I then painted the rose with gesso and let it dry before painting it with twinkling H2O's. The edges were distressed and sponged with blue, and a layer of lace placed across the base of the panel before adhering it.

The final details were to add the ribbon, which started life white, and I coloured it with a stamp pad (Tsukineko Memento Summer Sky), and champagne half pearls by Kaisercraft.  The buttons were from my stash, and the bows are made with pearle thread.


I finished the card with a liner, and the sentiment and rose stamped in the Summer Sky ink.

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Thank  you for visiting - and for any comments you may leave, they are deeply appreciated.

May your day be blessed.


27 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Such a pretty card Maxine - I love Shabby Chic and you have done such a great job with this Guest Design spot! Gorgeous details my friend and love the colours - perfect! {{{hugs}}}

Sandy Palmer said...

Pretty card! I love the gold on the rose! It really is quite nice! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Favorite Things"! :)

Hazel said...

A beautiful birthday card with a lovely explanation of how each item was made. No pink either, so perfect for our challenge at MAWTT - thanks for joining us. Hazel x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so pretty, what a lovely card. Thank You for playing on Crafty Girls this fortnight, Love Hazelxo

mamapez5 said...

I'm glad your mojo is up and running again Maxine. This is a very pretty card and a lot of thought has gone into the making of it. Well done on your time with the design team. Kate x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Maxine,
You have really used texture and color to make this into a lovely work of art. Blessings Carole

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely shabby chic card! Wonderful texture and great gold emboss on the flower! Thank you for joining in the A Creative Need challenge.
smiles,Deena

Docerela said...

Such a pretty rose. Great job

Thank you for joining us this week at Docerela Creations.

Catarina

Berni Cuttino said...

You did a magnificent job on this card. I love all the different elements. The colors, structure and presentation of this card is captivating. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni, DT
delightfulsketches.

verybellemakes said...

Love the way you've enhanced the embossing on this card. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria

Dawn Turley said...

Beautifully done Maxine. All the layers really make it shabby chic.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! There's so much to admire on this striking card, Maxine. Love all of the details!

marsha said...

Just beautiful Maxine, love the embossing!
Hugs,
Marsha

kanda said...

Fabulous card and super embossed background. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great embossing! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, so lovely and detailed! You are the queen of gold embossing!! Your cards are always so beautiful. Great job all around!! Blessings!!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card with lots of pretty detail, thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges and we hope to see you next time.
Hugz, Lorraine xx
http://craftylollea.blogspot.co.uk/

Darlene said...

WOW!!! I would not even begin to know how to make a shabby chic card, but you certainly have posted not only a beautiful example, but a tutorial on how to do it as well!! Thank you for that!

The tea dye distressing and brayering sure gives a lovely result. And embossing the rose in gold is such a wonderful touch. Crinkled copier paper, who knew! LOL

Congratulations on a beautiful work of art, Maxine! Blessings!

Andreja L. said...

Lovelly card you made, Maxine!
Thank you for joinig us as a GDT on the challenge "Izazovi i Slatkiši" :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Melisa Waldorf said...

So many fabulous little details with this one Maxine! I love the embossing and the brayered ink, the gold embossing. Adding the gesso and then H2O watercolors was a great idea!! LOVE it!

Gemiel said...

This is so pretty!!! I'm just lovin' the embossed background. Blessings!

Marilyn said...

Very pretty Maxine! The distressed embossing is a perfect backdrop for that pretty rose!

Bee Happy Scrap said...

So pretty!
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Sara

Crafty Ribbons said...

Thank you for joining in with our challenge this week at Crafty Ribbons x

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Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow awesome embossing (both technique) very pretty card and elegant.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card has lovely texture. The Tea Dye really plays up the embossing and the folds in the paper and ages the card beautifully. Your flower is so pretty and all of your embellies work beautifully. Thanks for joining our Button Up/Anything Goes challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.