Saturday, June 25, 2011

My Style

It's Saturday!  That means its time for a new challenge @ Our Creative Corner challenge blog.  This is a new and different challenge this week.  It's a Design Team call!  So, the challenge is to create a new card showcasing your abilities and talents!  So, use whatever colors inspire you, and use any layout that showcases your talent!  This design team call challenge closes July 8th.  So, what are you waiting for?
here is my style

If you look at my blog posts from previous challenges, you will see that my style is generally vintage/shabby chic.  I love to stamp on pattern papers, if I'm not making my own.   My two favorite card additions are a button and soft ribbon/crochet trim.  I really enjoy using those doily tags, too.  I generally make my own flowers out of cardstock or synthetic fabric.  If I add a corsage pin, I usually make my own, and that is what I did this time, too!


I cut two pieces of pattern paper to fit off-set onto my card front.  I added a piece of First Edition DSP as the matt.  I made a wide scallop trim border from a coordinating pattern paper.  I added a slim strip of crochet trim over the scallops.  I stamped 'ADORE' in Jet Black Staz-On onto the bottom pattern paper.  I punched a 1 3/8" circle from the First Edition DSP, and added it to the center of the doily tag.  I punched 4 scallop circles from River Rock cardstock, sprayed them with my home-made white shimmer mist, crumpled them, and hot glued a button to the center of the flower.  I distressed the edges of the paper flower with white paint, and gave them a few spritz of vanilla shimmer mist by Smooch.  I made my own push pin, and stuck it behind the flower.  I punched some leaves with the 2-step bird punch.  I cut the butterflies from the same blue pattern paper I used for the scallop trim, and added some faux half-pearls for their bodies.
Thank you for looking.  Now, its your turn!  Create something that showcases your style, and submit it to us @ Our Creative Corner.  As part of the design team, you will need to submit an entry weekly to for our challenges.  You will also need to take a turn at hosting a challenge during your 6 month term.


8 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just stunning, Sharon. I love your shabby style and this is a perfect example! The die cut and handmade flower as your focal point is totally yummy. Beautiful colors and DP pattern too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

itsallaboutstamping said...

You do have a wonderful shabby style and this is totally it! I love the way you used the DSP and where you placed the stamp "adore". I love the sweet touch of the butterflies with the little pearls.

Vicki B. said...

Love your style Sharon, I so love the vintage shabby/chic style! Love the die cut and flower!!!

Lori Rider said...

Very pretty, Sharon - you do shabby chic/vintage beautifully! I love all the different elements and textures - there is always so much to look at and enjoy on your gorgeous cards!

Sara Mac said...

What a gorgeous card! I love all the special touches you've added. Great style -- wish I could do vintage / shabby:)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow, this card really has all of your favorite embellishments and techniques- it screams "Sharon!" and I totally love it!!

Sarah Gough said...

Gorgeous Sharon, I love the mix of colours and texture!

kathr said...

This is another stunner Sharon, you mix shabby chic and vintage seamlessly, and the colours you use are colours I would never think of putting together...hugs kath...