Sunday, August 16, 2009

a card for TESC #78

I made this card based on TESC #78.

I almost abandoned this card after I finished cutting and deciding where the elements would go because I didn't have any idea what to put on the pink patterned paper as the focal point...

Then I was at Michaels on Saturday and I saw Tim Holtz's lovely stamp collection. I started to think... "well, what if I use this stamp and that one this way..." That was the first thing that I tried when I got home since I already had the stamp set that inspired me.

Here it is. My attempt on shabby chic. I admire anyone that can do shabby chic, because it isn't my style and I am not elegant that way. I guess I can say that I am pretty happy how this came out!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
patterned paper: BasicGrey
stamps: Hero Arts, Tim Holtz
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
ribbon: Creative Impressions
pearls: Michaels

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this Alice...i think you do shabby chic Perfect....

Tomo H. said...

Hi, Alice! Beautiful card!!!

Please take a look at my blog when you have enough time, there's something waiting for you!

Love, Tomo

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the whole effect!

Vanessa said...

Alice, this is perfect!! There is obviously no style you can`t do! So so beautiful!

Hugs,
Vanessa

travelingmama said...

I love this! You have an awesome style!

Jenn said...

I'm glad you didn't abandon it as it came out lovely!

Maylee said...

It's beautiful Alice! Are you in San Jose? Me too.

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