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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rustic Elegance




Hello and good morning!

Today's card was made for the challenge over at The Shabby Tearoom, the theme of which is "Rustic Elegance."  Participants are to use the colors in the inspiration photo and include something rustic and something elegant in their card.  Here is my card...

 ...and here is the inspiration photo.
I love the juxtaposition of "rustic" with "elegance" and tried to incorporate an even balance of both in this card.  It is pretty easy to see which is which.  The card base is Blushing Bride and the first layer is Very Vanilla stamped with a wood grain stamp (name unknown) and sponged with TH Distress Ink Tea Dye and SU Pretty in Pink, then distressed with the SU distress tool and inked up on the edges (rustic).  The floral layer is K&Co. Classic K dp, then a strip of my old sheet music is applied on top.  The diecuts are Dienamics Oval Stax One and Two and SB Floral Oval underneath.  Also diecut are Mini Tabs Quartet and Fancy Flourishes, both also by Dienamics.  This card is 5x7 so as to be able to accommodate everything.


The image, IO Simple Pleasures, was stamped onto watercolor paper with black Staz-On and colored with SU markers and a Blender Pen, and the butterfly is embellished with Dazzling Diamonds (elegant).  I used a Gelly Roll sparkle pen on the little curls and flourishes on the image as I have several teacups in my collection that are embellished with gold on their surfaces.

The bow is cream seam binding, and the felt rolled roses were made with Dienamics Mini Rose dies with the addition of a small bit of burlap underneath (another bit of rustic).  I made the sparkly pearl and bead decorative stick pin myself and finished things off with two pink SU rhinestone brads and a tiny silver key charm as the inspiration photo had the mercury glass candlesticks which added a nice metallic gleam to the arrangement (elegant).

I hope you have enjoyed my card - I certainly enjoyed making it!  Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!

Challenges entered:

The Shabby Tearoom Week #136 - Rustic Elegance
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #93 - Birthday Celebrations
Tuesday Throwdown #120 - Tea at Granny's
Anything Goes Challenge #78 - Make Your Own Embellishments
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 74 - Anything Goes
MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #130 - Leaves (there are some on the cup!)
Drunken Stampers Challenge #102 - Napoleon's Buttons (buttons and brads)
SCS HYCCT1219 - A Birthday in Pink
and last but not least,
My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge - MFTWSC94

 

 



19 comments:

Patty K said...

Shea,

I believe you nailed this challenge. Absolutely stunning card.

Kate said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Kimie said...

This card is gorgeous girlie and so you! Love all the embellishments - glitter, key, pearls, ribbon, roses. Looks yummy enough to eat. :)

Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful card, Shea!!! You nailed it!!! TFS!!!

Chrissy said...

This so gorgeous Shea, beautiful.Love the pin and flowers, gorgeous image and colouring too.
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

Luv CHRISSYxx

Emily Lauritzen said...

Gorgeous! I love the rustic elegance of this card and all your embellishments are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
<3 Emily L.-DT

Pat Garvin said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Susan Dube said...

This is gorgeous! It's hard to make rustic look elegant, but you sure did! I love the soft coloring of your image and the papers are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll come and join us next week!

Susan, TT DT

Angie said...

What a lovely card!!! I love the small panel with birthday music behind your image!!! Fun embellishments too! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends this week.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a gorgeous card!!! I love the sparkle on the butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Donna said...

Lovely card...thanks for playing along with the "Napoleon's Buttons" challenge at Drunken Stampers this week!

miji1116 said...

Wow! Over the top AMAZING! There is nothing I don't love about this card!

Lena said...

This is just so stunning! I love all the details! Great work. Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy Fox and Friends!

Jackie said...

What a pretty and girlie card, I just love this! Thank you for joining in on the fun this week at Drunken Stampers, I hope to see you play along again soon!

Jackie, Drunken Stampers DT

Adrienne Crist said...

This is really darling! Congrats on the recognition at Tuesday Throwdown! Well deserved!

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x

Katie Skiff said...

Very elegant!! Thanks for playing with us at Drunken Stampers!!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is so gorgeous!! Love your images, design and darling key charm! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!! - *Vicki* - DT member

shell said...

Gorjuss I love all your details, thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy this week.
Shell xx