I am slowly returning to some sort of routine re- crafting since Christmas, I have been languishing in a state of lamentable lethargy, and I am hoping it will not last much longer.
This week's challenge at Our Creative Corner has created some enthusiasm within me I am pleased to say.
Sharon is our hostess, and she has set the theme Shabby chic, this was music to my ears, metaphorically speaking, because I love this genre.
'Shabby Chic' style is generally characterized by a time-worn look achieved by inking and distressing. There are layers of softness achieved by the use of ribbon, lace, and crochet trim.
Feminine embellishments are such items as buttons, pearls, glitter to name a few.
I decided to go with a shaped card, with a muted pink patterned paper, I diecut two ovals and edged them in Victorian velvet Distress inks.
I hand-stitched around the edges.
Next I made up my spray of flowers, in a mix of Prima and handmade, I also made some paper twirls.
I wanted my flower arrangement to be the main focus on this card, so I limited myself to using medium to small flowers.
I edged some of the flowers in Victorian velvet, added the pink lace and also white organza lace, and to complete the card for the shabby chic effect, I added the pearl embellishments.
You can click on the photos for a close-up look at the details.
I kept this card purposely understated, as I thought it would appeal to the card makers who find this category a little out of their comfort zone.
It is not too complicated, and if you break it down, you will see that it has only three layers, with a bunch of flowers..... pretty basic, and within the bounds and capability of most of you to attain.
All that you require is a little flair and pizzaz!
So please join us this week at Our Creative Corner, my teamies have out done themselves, and you will be suitably inspired by what they have created.
So take a minute and pop over to the blog.
Have a great weekend,