Monday, 14 July 2014

Shabby chic...

Hello again, dear Blogging buddies!  After making the daisies on my last card here, yesterday afternoon I sat playing with my flower punches, experimenting as to the different 3D flower styles I could make and was quite amazed at the fabulous effects I got!  I was inspired by Karasiowa's beautiful card here and decided to create something on a similar line using my punched flowers...

...Now anyone who knows me, knows that I am a clean lines kinda gal when it comes to my card making, everything being mat and layered and nice straight edges, but I just loved the soft, shabby feel that Karasowia got on her card, so it was out with the scissors!  Although for all you shabby and distress lovers this may seem tame, for me I was having heart palpitations as I attacked the edges of my card and even tore it (!!) before inking with Distress Inks...I don't know which was more distressed, me or the cardstock?!...

...As you can see, I created some more daisies with my 1" Crafts Too daisy punch, a mini one with my 0.5" punch and a few sweetheart style blossoms with my small XCut blossom punch.  The large camelia type flower was created using two 1.5" daisies and three of my 1" XCut blossoms which I scored down each petal and pinched for more dimension.  I created the corsage with Cheery Lyn Leaf Strip border die cuts, Marianne Button Flower leaves and spray, a few loops of string and a couple of spray flowers made using 3 daisy petals...

...The papers are all from my latest CD-Rom A Play on Words and I added some crochet string lace and finished with a few extra pearls.  All my edges were distressed with scissors and inked with various Distress Inks, which took me some nerve, believe me!  I haven't done anything with the inside yet as I don't know whether to be brave and decorate it like the front or chicken out and add an insert...we'll see!
I think the overall result is rather pretty, but I don't know if I'm converted to Shabby Chic just yet!?!  One thing I do know is that I love the way the flower corsage turned out and will definitely be using my flower punches more to embellish my cards as it means I can have them in any colour I like and as often as I like! 

Have a marvellous Monday lovely people and I hope the rest of your week follows suit!  Thanks for dropping in to see my little creation and I'd love to see any comments you'd like to make!  Until my next crafty share, TTFN!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Flowers (2nd entry) - closes 17th
Anything Goes - closes tomorrow
Pretty Papers - closes 16th
Inclue pearls / Twist Lots of Layers - closes 20th
Love to Create Challenge
Petals and Pearls - closes 20th


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Your punched flowers look stunning and arranged so beautifully. I love the papers and pretty lace too.
hugs Sue xx

Jane said...

This style suits you Lisa...a beautiful flower display there and great to see more Daisies there even if they are of the punched variety. I need to have a play with some punches, I think I still have a medium one in my stash somewhere. Enjoy this glorious weather xx

Lorraine said...

Very pretty card. Gorgeous design.
Lorraine x

Intruderlady said...

Very beautiful card. Love the flower arrangement.
Thanks for joining our Petals & Pearls Challenge at Love to Create.


Cindy said...

Beautiful card! Love the shabby chic and elegance of it. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy--GDT

Ali said...

Hi Lisa, that is such a pretty card xxx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Helene Siermans said...

Lisa, this is so pretty and elegant! Love the flowers so beautiful!

Thank you for joining our Flower Challenge at Crafty Catz this week. Good luck!

Jacki Randolph said...

Very beautiful!! Love all your details and design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Love to Create Petal & Pearls challenge !

Jackie ~ LTC owner/designer

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful card! Love the color pallet, elements and design.
Thank you for joining our "Petals & Pearls" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Lynne said...

Totally gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!