Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lady in Flowers

Hello Readers,


For today I am writing on behalf of PINspirational to let you know we have another challenge for you to try. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

Beautiful vintage images adorned with lace and distressed outer edges of the card.
I imagine a lady waiting for someone by the garden
at the Grand Hotel overlooking the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan.

Challenge #171
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Our sponsor for this challenge:
~Sherri Baldy~
Prize- 3 digi stamps
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This is as shabby chic as I get. I really do admire the ones who do it well.
It is a very admirable skill.
Note that the sentiment 'happy' is stamped with the
same lace stamp as the background of the card.
Detail of the sentiment.
I added a bit of dimension and decided to build up the 'happy'. 
Challenges Entered:



This card started as a one layer card. The images came from vintage sites that you can find all over the internet for free!! Once I start searching I can't stop and thank goodness because I ran into this beautiful lady. The flower image is another vintage digi. So I printed it out and all was great. Colored beautifully, distressing nice and even, and then it happened.... I stamped the sentiment and it all went to &%#@!. I was beside myself that I may have to throw all the hours I spent working on this away. Then Eureka! I will use the spotlight technique and try to salvage what is good and so I did. And quite honestly I like it better than the original.  The lace background and sentiment are probably my favorite since I didn't have it in the original. It was a nice addition to the design.

That is it for me.. Thank you so much for joining me at TheGrandStampede and do hope to see you at PINspirational for these next two weeks.. Until then take care and happy crafting.

All the best,
Shawna

3 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Well retrieved as this is such a beautiful project. Such pretty and delicate colours. Loving the lace too x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is stunning!

Michelle said...

Such a lovely and feminine composition! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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