Pink and Green from the Perfect Palette http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c3...1.png~original
I watched some tutorials on how to do the water distressed flowers and leaves and that was the beginning of this card. I used shabby white embossing enamel on the Spellbinder bird cage, and aged silver embossing enamel on the bird. I cut the flourish from MD and added glitter, I added the shabby rose and leaves.
(I sponged with the Victorian Velvet after cutting and before water distressing). Behind the rose is a multiple bow made from the fuzzy twine and behind that is the glittered netting (repurposed). I used needle and thread to gather the lace. (added some glitter...) I cut two MB Whimsey Circles out of the original paper I downloaded. The paper has some very suble images on it (green) but it is hard to see in the photo. (There is some green but you can barely see it). I cut the IO small butterflies and sponged them with the VV. I also sponged the doily with the VV. I sponged the edge of the paper with some Old Olive and distressed the edges all the way around. Not so sure about those pearls on the fuzzy twine, but it was so much work to get them on the twine that I decided to use them regardless. :-) As usual, I was all finished and had not added the sentiment so I decided to do this banner style sentiment holder and then searched desperately for a place to put it!
In the end it felt like I had everything but the kitchen sink on this card...and the only reason the sink wasn't on there was because I ran out of room....
I have only done one other Shabby Chic card...it was a long time ago. This was fun and very different for me to do! I am happiest with the rose :-).
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek. It is very much appreciated!
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 GMT Views: 4039
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22254
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 4:32 PM
I LOVE your shabby chic! This one is phenomenal especially the rose. My gosh, there is so much to look at that I studied it for such a long time! The arrangement of your elements is incredibly gorgeous and the flower- well,
I've never seen one done quite that perfectly before! The netting, twine, and yes pearls are so beautifully done too. Did I say WOW yet, Peggy! This is just amazing!!!!!!
Registered: October 5, 2010 Location: Sparks, NV Posts: 2092
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 7:54 PM
This card is beyond beautiful! I've spent minutes looking at it, trying to decide what part is my favorite. I love every part of it but especially the rose and the sentiment banner. This needs to be framed!
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Registered: April 18, 2011 Location: Melbourne, Aus Posts: 36743
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 10:55 PM
Only YOU could throw everything but the kitchen sink at a card and end up with this. Wow Peggy this is stunning. I keep looking at it and see something new each time, followed by an ooohhh ahhhhh. I look forward to watching the video, but I already know you will have taken it up a couple of notches LOL. Beautiful card my friend.
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Registered: February 3, 2005 Location: Delray Beach, FL Posts: 28773
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 3:29 AM
Oh, Peggy, this is gorgeous! It truly is shabby chic and so elegant! I love how you've achieved the look of an antique bird cage with your embossing technique! And the flower is stunning! Totally gorgeous card! Hugs!
Registered: May 31, 2009 Location: East Tennessee enjoying the mountain views Posts: 32548
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 4:01 AM
Gorgeous card Peggy, every details is amazing.... Love how you aged the cage with the embossing powder....Your flowers turned out beautifully... Every place my eye takes me is another piece of fabulousness....
Registered: December 4, 2010 Location: Minnesota Posts: 6664
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 6:57 AM
This is a true masterpiece!!! I struggle to do shabby chic myself, but I never would have known you did by looking at your gorgeous card here. I laughed and laughed about you not having room for the kitchen sink! Thanks for sharing and thank you for making me laugh/smile today too! Karen.