I have had this cute Sarah Kay stamped image in my UFO box for quite some time .. .. having run out of the pale denim blue Copic colour I had to order a refill, and then I couldn't decide what style to go for .. ..
Well, I'm having a go again at the shabby chic style, with perhaps a hint of vintage - I'm not sure what the difference is apart from the cards I've seen where vintage seems darker and shabby chic has tons of lace embellishments and lots of rough edges. So, this is my version of a combination of both.
Here it is:
The picture is rather wishy washy as I've had to take it under the cooker hood lights again - when will it stop raining! The actual card is more beige/brown in real life and the lace is cream, ah well!
I've distressed the layers and added little bits of embellishment. The papers and die cuts are all Marianne Design, as is the lace
. The flowers are cut from mulberry paper then inked, spritzed, scrunched up and when dry, teased out to give the shabby look. The little hearts are waste that I saved from cutting out doily LR0185
for another project.
These are the Marianne Design dies I used:
I'm joining in a new to me challenge at Stamping Sensations
, where the theme is to include some die cut elements along with a stamped focal point. I hope they like my card.
That's all for now dear friends, I will back soon as I've been playing today .. .. the cold is still with me but hopefully on the way out. Mum is still in the hospital and not doing so well, but once I am up and about again I'm hopeful the family will be able to arrange for her to come home with visits from the district nurse etc to help with her care. I will have to put my nursing cap back on - it's been a while though, around 40 years since I trained and worked in a hospital. Back in those days once you married and started a family it was difficult to continue which is why I changed careers. But some basic skills you never forget and I would like to care for Mum in her own home for whatever time she has left.