Reality has limits but our imagination does not, so let it run free and your creativity will flourish.
My imagination helps me create unique work as I strive to produce beautiful things and grow in capability, experience and confidence. My goal as I travel this journey of creativity, is to share my work and inspire others so that they themselves, may create something distinct and original too.
Monday, 2 July 2012
A little Shabby Chicness
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments you left for me on my last post. It was heartwarming to read such kind words.
I am sorry but todays post is a very short one as I am still really busy and although I have actually gotten through all the washing my son brought back with him from University, I am still clearing up and catching up. It is so good to see Anthony back in his room and even my grandson, who came for Sunday roast with his mummy today, was all smiles for his uncle. I think he missed him and his teasing ways. It was lovely to hear him giggling away as Anthony sat there just raising his eyebrows at him. He thought it was hilarious, bless him.
Ok, lets get on with the card.
This card was inspired by an old but very beautiful stamp that I had actually stamped and coloured months ago and put aside (and forgotten about, if I am honest). I had stamped and coloured it twice, then cut out one rose to decoupage onto the other complete piece. It reminded me instantly of the beautiful papers I have left from a freebie pack by Nitwits and I could see a shabby chic card in my minds eye.
I love shabby chic but never do enough of it; please don't ask me why as I couldn't honestly tell you. I am so glad I found this image today as it has gotten me in the mood to do more now. Mind you, when you see the card I have for you tomorrow; you will wonder if I am talking through my hat.........LOL!!
I decorated the inside again as I thought it would just finish it off perfectly.
On the front of the card I embellished the corners with some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and some twisties. I make the twisties using paper coated wire wrapped around a narrow pencil, then they are dipped in glue and finally dipped into Decoballs. I love the effect it gives them and it isn't hasn't quite so much bling as microbeads or glitter; I didn't think this card called for either of them.
The shaped matts I used were a large X Cut set I purchased some time ago from Hobbycraft. They are a little different and the sizes are perfect for larger cards (A5 and upwards).
I hope you like todays card as much as I enjoyed making it. I will be honest, making cards at 3am is not always the best on your eyes but it is wonderful therapy when you cannot sleep!!
I will try to get back after lunch with my Monday Quotation (lets hope my grandson has his afternoon nap).
Have a lovely week all and be safe. Thank you for stopping by. Linda xx