Apr 3, 2013

The Vintage Appeal..

Hello Everyone,
My Shabby Chic/Vintage card;  with it's muted palette relates a rich softness and has a calm elegance in the design (makes my heart melt.)
I began with Prima Pp and a zig-zag stitch. Then I placed a piece of gorgeous lace on top.
I sat looking at this for a day......who knows why, but I could not move forward.
I did return often to look and touch waiting for it to speak!!! I know this sounds insanely unhinged, but until I had done with the looking phase, only then could I begin to embellish.
The crinkly ribbon I love (thankyou Rosie) and I used this to display my pearl drop and sentiment.

Have a great day



Barb said...

Sue, I just want to TOUCH that card! It is sooo beautiful! It has such fabulous texture, yet a lovely softness at the same time! Gorgeous work!

Arlene said...

Love all the lace. Just love the feel this gives to the card.

catherine said...

This is great and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts for my challenge
x catherine

Dawn Turley said...

what a beautiful card Sue. I love to view this sort of card but know it's not my style. You can pull this off so beautifully, it's a joy to see this amazing card. Love all the different textures and elements.

brenda said...

This is really pretty Sue and perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Lisa M said...

Oh good grief!! Swoon is right, but how about nearly pass out, take your breath away, heart stopper, GASP!!, Golly gee willickers!!, OMG..and my always repetitive...AWESOMICAL!!!
Onion, you have again shown your layers of creative wonderment and this creation is just superb. Obviously, the card has spoken and you have heeded.
Shabby Chic at its best my friend.
I'm bowing and clapping as I bid you adieu.
You so totally rock and best of luck with your challenges too.

Mary J said...

Oh my, that is just pure stunnilicious, Sue! Fabulous texture and love the sentiment and pearls - beautiful!!!

Rosemary said...

ah... this the quintessential "sue" card. every element that makes your cards little masterpieces is contained on this lovely feast for the eyes! the fact that it took you several days to complete does not surprise me because i know that is how you create. me... i would have given up long before then, lol!!

Ira Huberts said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous... sigh... Love every single element, from the fine lace to the butterfly. Amazing creation, so romantic, too. Hugs, Ira xox

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Oh this is very vintage...looks like from the 1920s or something, wow...just gorgeous!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Chris Warner said...

What a stunning card! Beautifully designed, great use of all the elements and fabulously delicate and elegant! Thanks for sharing this with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, swooooonnnnn....this is a total piece of yumminess! All that lace and the butterfly are totally delightful. Beautiful soft 'n shabby color palette too. So great to have you sharing with us this time around at Sunday Share, Sue! Thanks so much for linking up to The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Best of luck winning that 25% off shopping spree!


Anita Houston said...

Oh that frame! Oh that lace! Oh the buttons and pearls! What a beauty! Love your mixed media work Sue!

Greta said...

Oh I love this soft, feminine work of art!

Claudia said...

beautiful card

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely stunning! I adore the amazing texture you've created and I love the feathers image!!! Thank you so much for joining our DT call at HOC and good luck! Mynn xx