Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hello Bloggers

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We finally finished painting our living room and getting it all put together. Whew! Now on to the hall, and then the laundry room, oh and my husbands "man cave", lol. He decided since I have my Scrap Room he was going to claim a room for himself, Ha!

This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge #82 really inspired me to create something a little more shabby chic. Not a style I usually go to first but these colors really just lent themselves to that style and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the challenge.

Usually when I begin working on a card I have an idea in my head and it NEVER turns out the way! I usually find my self wandering down different paths as I create or it's days before I finally sit down to work and I feel differently. But this time it really did come close.

 I used my Silhouette to cut the doily out of cream cardstock. I then inked it up a bit with Antique Linen Distress ink and a little Brushed Corduroy. I also gave it a little spritz of Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist. Next I created the butterfly, also on the Silhouette. It's one of their print and cuts. This was also done in the cream cardstock and I colored it using Sea Glass Glimmer Mist. The script patterned paper is from Webster's Pages, and the light blue bottom paper is from Fancy Pants designs. The ribbon was also cream and I colored it with my Copic Markers, E50 (egg shell..I think). The flowers were cut out of the Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz and a few pearls from Kaiser Craft which I colored using Copic Y21, Buttercup Yellow.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts CL497. I really enjoyed working on this card, I hope you enjoy it too!

On a more personal note I went to my nephew's last baseball game yesterday...one of the benefits of being back here in So. Cal. I had such a great time taking pictures and thought I would share one here.

I love the sheer determination on his face!

Thanks for stopping by...TTFN!


  1. What a cute photo! Love his face. . .so serious! Love your card too, Karen. Beautiful take on the challenge colors!

  2. Very pretty! Love how you've used the colors and your trims are wonderful:) Love that pic of your nephew!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. So pretty! LOVE the soft arks to your embellishments and that fabulous, pleated ribbon! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. Love the coloured doiley! Very pretty card :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

  5. Can I just say 'wow'? THis is a stunner, in my book! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date CAfe!

  6. You did it again. Gorgeous Karen.

  7. OH MY! That card is just gorgeous--love the doily piece and the way you used our colors! And that pic of your nephew is SUPER adorable!! SO CUTE:) Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}


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