Sunday, June 30, 2013

Shabby Chic....Where are the Roses?


I love shabby chic cards made with roses and did make one with roses but I could never get happy with it so I made this one. I'm entering this card into the Inspired by Stamping vintage/shabby chic challenge/June Blog Hop and the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery-http://joannamunster.com/customer-gallery/

It also fits the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog-Anything Goes

I'm using a scallop border crochet trim from Inspired by Stamping and the sentiment is also from the same company/Just Because set.

Some cheesecloth was added on top of the Cuttlebug textile embossed piece and then the Prima/Flaxence Barley flower. I'm also using some canvas fringe bought at Hobby Lobby. The heart is Spellbinders Classic Heart and I've smeared it with Liquitex modeling paste.I don't think you can see the eyelet lace Martha Stewart punched paper underneath the heart. I almost covered it completely. Ugh!
I added a swirl of pearls and called it finished.

33 comments:

Ajascha said...

Hallo Brenda,
mir gefällt sehr gut, wie du die Karte dekoriert hast. Sie wirkt dezent und edel.
♥ Grüße und einen schönen Tag, wünscht dir Anja

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ha, I thought it was just me spent ages putting together a card and then spent the rest of the time covering it all up!
This is beautiful Brenda, love your shabby chic style - I've tried this style but mine always end up in the bin :)

Bonnie said...

How lovely, Brenda! It makes me think of my grandmother! Thanks for that memory!

Carol L said...

This is so lovely with that pretty flower and heart! I love the pearls, the lace, and that big bold gemstone that all make this so feminine and fun!

Ellen said...

Blogger is having it's hiccups...not sure if my comment went through so I am leaving you another one to tell you how fantastic your shabby chic beauty is! Love that gorgeous heart and the addition of the cheesecloth is fabulous!!
Hugs!!
Ellen

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great shabby chic card Benzi-love the prima flower and all the other elements you used on this mixed media beauty

Laura Sterckx said...

I love this shabby chic card! I have never done a shabby chic card before, but you inspired me to do one soon! I really like it! The layout is great and I love that heart and flower!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! :)
Laura

Joanna M said...

Gorgeous Card Benzi! Thank you so much! Hugs, J

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Benzi it seems to me you can do any style. From Clean and simple to Shabby Chic. I love this - so pretty. The flower, the lace, the cheese cloth the pearls-all beautiful. I have gone Shabby Chic lately myself. Next you have to try "Steampunk"....lol Is that a challenge?
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi, ich gebe Carol Recht, egal welche Karten Du gestaltest und dekorierst sie sind immer wieder etwas ganz besonderes und schön an zu sehen.
Diese Karte ist ein Traum in Shabby Chic.

Ich Danke Dir für Deinen lieben Kommentar und ich habe nachgesehen. Es ist leider keine Ballon Blume. Meine Blume hat keine Blätter.

Liebe Grüße und Dir noch eine schöne Woche, Carmen

PS Ich bin gerade am renovieren der Küche (the Kitchen):)

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous crocheted lace against that white background, Benzi! Roses or not, this is magnificent.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Benzi,
I really love how you went about making your wonderful card. I wish I was this creative. It is lovely of course and I just love the wonderful background. Hugz, joann

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty, I like the soft colors that you used!

Audrey Ann said...

Hi Benzi - hope all is well!! I love your shabby chic creation - it's so pretty!! Love the flower and heart - and the distressing is just perfect my friend!!
Blessings,
Audrey

Charlene said...

I think it turned out fabulous!! I love the layer-embossing and the textures!

Cathy said...

What a lovely card. I love all of the elements that you have used. AWESOME......

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the color scheme...and that "gauze"
this is very nice.. thanks for sharing!...
Remember: memory box blitz at my spanish and french blogs going now to have the chance to win a new die from the new collection!
keep in touch
bibiana

nwilliams6 said...

Very cool - a lot going on with this very pretty card. I like the lace, cheesecloth, and gems, but that flower is WONDERFUL! Love it. Hugz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful, Benzi! I like that cheesecloth on here. Gives it such texture. The neutrals are so soothing. Thanks for linking up with us at IBS!

Davi said...

LOVE love this beauty Brenda! the texture, shabbiness and gorgeous flower are BEAUTIFUL!! Have a great 4th :)

Grace Tolman said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping this week.

Maria said...

So shabby chic lovely! Very pretty flower and texture on this gorgeous card! Love the special touch with gems and lace, too! Have a wonderful 4th, hugs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

HI BRENDA! [insert wave]

Pretty vintage card -- great use of texture!! Thanks for joining in with IBS!

Angie said...

Very pretty! I love your shabby Chic! Love the textures and fabrics!!! Beautiful card!

Maria said...

Saw your post and am saying, "thank you" for you sweet comments on my blog! You're always so kind and generous with your comments! Hope you have a wonderful 4th with son, wife, and grandkids! Take care, hugs!

Pam~ said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! It could be used for so many different occasions! You nailed shabby chic! I don't seem to have an eye for making those kind of cards. Love yours!

Have you started building your Ark yet! I am going to have a swimming pool in my backyard before this rain is all over with.

Pam~ said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! It could be used for so many different occasions! You nailed shabby chic! I don't seem to have an eye for making those kind of cards. Love yours!

Have you started building your Ark yet! I am going to have a swimming pool in my backyard before this rain is all over with.

Joanne (jojot) said...

shabby chic elegance....fabulous

Ellen said...

Hey Benz... tried to send you an email but it came back to me.
Big hugs and love
Ellen

Becky said...

This is just Elegant! Love the different textures.

Evie said...

This is beautiful. Love all the lovely elements.

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful with so many feminine details and textures....love it