Saturday, September 8, 2012

Shabby XOXO

I'm so happy that you stopped by on your weekend, to have a look see at what I have been creating.  On this Saturday, the lovely Lisa Minckler, has given us a creative challenge over @ Our Creative Corner.  Lisa, has requested that you create a paper craft item using the 'Kissing' technique.  And she would also like you to include the letters: X, and O.  How fun does that sound?

Here is my take on Lisa's challenge.  I am a big fan of shabby chic.  And since I didn't have any product restrictions, I decided to use about everything in my craft room.  Please take a moment to get a good look.  There is a lot going on with this card!
 For the card base, I used Aqua mist card stock for PTI.  The pattern papers are: Glitz (pretty in pink), Lost & Found (blush, and buddies).  
To create the flowers, I used the kissing technique to create pattern paper, and then the birds & blooms die.  I inked the harlequin pattern (Print Pattern) stamp from Stampin' Up! and then kissed it with the music stamp (Composer's Dream) by Stampabilities.  I inked the edges and crumpled the blossoms.  After I stacked them, I edged the petals with picket fence crackle paint, and then dunked into a tub of dazzling diamond glitter.
The frame is from Tattered Angels.  I believe it was discontinued 3yrs ago.  I edged the frame in picket fence crackle paint and then dipped into dazzling diamond glitter.
I used white seam binding (trimmings, from Tim Holtz) and used my spun sugar distress stain.  I tied a wooden button and tied it on with some cream twine.
To get my XO requirement, I added a 'ticket' from 'Love Mail' by Crafty Secrets.  I also added a rub-on from Karen Russell's Narratives Swatch Book.  I also added a tiny silver glitter butterfly to the 'ticket' to give the card a 'surprise'!
I hope that you get a chance to play along with us @ Our Creative Corner.


Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Sharon. I love the beautiful flowers with glitters and pretty background dp. Totally stunning!

Scrumplescrunch said...

I am a great fan of Shabby-Chic too Sharon, although one would not think it with what I presented this week! Anyway this card is a delight for the eyes, and your Bg has a vintage feel, your flowers and colour palette relate the soft femininity that one likes to see in this genre.
Great card.

Jenny Marples said...

Great job. Love the stamping and the colours you've used. Hugs, Buttons x

Lisa Minckler said...

OH MY GOSH...Sharon!! Firstly, I had to laugh outloud when I read you dunked items in a "tub" of glitter.'s so great to know that other people use tubs too. :D I usually look like I fell in that tub when I'm done. I about sprang out of my chair when I saw your card posted on the DT blog. This is just sensational! Your textures and colors and eye for even the most minute details is superb and it sings a glorious song of shabby chic. I love the eclectic placement of paper patterns and the tag..WOW!!! Excellent job on this kissing technique and your X's and O's gave me the biggest smile. :D See?
hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Truly beautiful card and I love everything about it!