Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Big Reveal.... my Shabby Chic card....

Got it finished last night, photographed and then today when I got home decided it needed some more bling... so here it is, in all it's finery.....

The pièce de résistance is that wonderful flower.....

I had some instructions from the wonderful Sue ( aka Scrumplescrunch) a while back on how to use the Tim Holtz/Sizzex Tattered Floral dies and watercolour paper to make these and haven't had too much success till now... mainly I think I wasn't patient enough to let the petals dry.  Basically, you smooched the petals after lightly spraying with water and the secret to success... LET THEN DRY OVERNIGHT!!!!  It works.  I had used some soft pinky watercolour paper ~ again after instructions from Sue.... edged with some red ink and once dry and put together... a touch of Stickles and some iridescent medium.

My background paper was the rest of the watercolour paper over-stamped with a variety of stamps... A script from Hero Arts, Dots and Cross stitch from a Bo Bunny set and the butterfly and trail from Kaisercraft.  The base card was a pearlescent one that came with a magazine I got this week.   I tied some lace into a big bow and made a little tag for the sentiment.  I finally added a few pearls for the bling.

This is being entered into Our Creative Corner ~ Hosted by the lovely Sue this week with her Shabby Chic theme and also into the monthly challenge over at The Crafter's Cafe... butterflies and hand made flowers.  

So there you go.... Sue, I hope it's Shabby Chic enough.... I certainly challenged myself with this....although I still feel I could have maybe done a bit more titivating! 
Thanks for peeking in today... I appreciate all of you stopping by  leaving  lovely comments
Dawn

16 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

Oh, how pretty this is Dawn ... I love that shabby rose and pretty lace ribbon ... your creative stamping is superb and colour scheme perfect!
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

MaxineD said...

Oh Dawn this is fabulous - love that flower!! And the way you have made the whole, the lace bow just sets it all off perfectly.
Blessings
Maxine

cardcreationsnz said...

Wonderful card. Very shabby chic. I think you have done a great job. The flower looks amazing. I love the tail coming down from the butterfly too.

Jay Gee said...

Well practice certainly paid off Dawn, your flower is gorgeous! This is a really lovely card - I love that butterfly too :)

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Barb said...

YAY!! You did it! And it is so pretty, Dawn! You sound like me with the lack of patience - :) Your stamping is wonderful and that flower really is gorgeous! Way to go, my friend! :)

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card Dawn!!

Kara Lynne said...

Well Done! It turned out gorgeous! Thanks for explaining the flower. It all blends beautifully together.

Virginia L. said...

This is a little work of art!! So much details and loveliness in this card, Dawn! Truly a labor of love!

Elizabeth Allan said...

I thought the pieces were gorgeous in the sneak peek... the finished card is spectacular!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
Well what can I say, other than it is amazing what a little bit of patience can create!!!!!!
Everyone is going to love this card because it is just delightful, and as you say the flower is the eye-catcher well and truly and you have made it beautifully. Your colour palette of a strong Pink, with a White accent has a high energy and it creates a feeling of movement which is enhanced by your butterfly. The lace adds a touch of femininity to the card. I am very proud of you, I know this is well out of your comfort zone, but you have crossed over and I bet it feels really good!!!!
Smiles:)
Sue

Sue said...

Gosh I forgot to Thank you for joining the fun and supporting this Challenge Dawn at Our Creative Corner..... How remiss of me!!!!!
Smiles:)
Sue

Nancy said...

Totally worth the wait, Dawn! So gorgeous and so full of beautiful detail...good luck with those challenges!

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous shabby card! Love the beautiful paper flower and the special shape of the card. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner.... :)

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my! This was really worth the wait....you had me on pins and needles. That flower is simply scrumptious! Love the romantic shape of the card. This is such a winner on so many levels, Dawn. Love it!

Runs with Scissors said...

Beautiful card. I love that it is shaped and so softly. Just lovely.