Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Together Forever in Blue

The talented ladies over @ the Shabby Tea Room have the most beautiful inspiration photo, this week.  Just one look, and I am sure you can create something fabulous {smile}.  I typically don't use baby blue color.  However, the application of spring flowers and a bird; easy peasy!
take a look at their inspiration photo:

my disclaimer:
I did not add any spring flowers as embellishments, but rather I used a floral pattern paper.

I used a blue floral/text pattern paper from Melissa Frances, as the main panel.  Love the look.  I used my sewing machine to add some zig zag stitches with some silver metallic thread.
I used a string of hearts die to cut the decorative strip at the left top of the card.  I felt it needed some pizzazz, so I cut a banner piece from My Mind's Eye and stapled it the front.  I thought the crispness of the metal would add some visual interest.  I adhered a single blue button to the banner.  
I took a Tattered Angels flourish frame and covered it with picket fence distress ink and dazzling diamond glitter.  I backed the frame with a script text pattern paper by Paper Studios.  The large '&' is actually a wooden embellishment.  I used the picket fence distress ink and dazzling diamond glitter on it, too {smile}.
The sentiment pieces are from a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set.  I stamped the words in Jet Black Staz-On ink.  I stamped them on whisper white card stock and matted them with pool party textured card stock.
The swallow (bird) was actually cut with a die from Amuse Studios.  I used silver glitter paper from Stampin' Up!.  I cut the leaves from a light grey polka dot pattern paper.  I distressed the edges with picket fence distress ink and dazzling diamond glitter.  I added a light blue button tied with cream twine, and a white button to the middle of the card, to help add some visual interest to the empty space.  
Thank you for stopping by {smile}.  I hope you have been inspired and get a chance to play along with the challenge over @ the Shabby Tea Room.

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