Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Midweek Magnolias - Shabby Chic

Hello, Friends and Happy Hump Day! This week the Midweek Magnolias Design Team wants to see your “Shabby Chic” creations.
 
Pop over and take a look at the gorgeous artwork the Midweek Magnolias DT has created.
 
When you join us for the challenge you’ll have a chance to win a fabulous Mystery Prize from Magnolia Sweden.
 
 
My card started with a darling stamp called “Drip Drop Tilda.” She was a prize I won from my friend Chris who also posted a lovely card with this stamp here. Check out her blog as she is again offering candy just by leaving a comment.
 
Tilda was colored with Copics and I gave her a rainy day looking background. I mounted this cutie on a fancy Spellbinders die cut frame. My papers are from Magnolia and I used some new lacy trim I found at JoAnn’s a couple of months ago. That is so like me to buy something and several months go by before I use it.
 
 
I distressed, stitched and inked my DP panels for that shabby look. My cloud die cut was run through my printer for the sentiment. I have to give credit to my daughter for coming up with the verbiage after showing her my design. I added some black lace, vintage seam binding and bakers twine for the cloud tag. Then I attached a darling umbrella charm to the ribbon trio. I couldn’t wait to use this darling umbrella die cut from Memory Box and I cut it from white cardstock and some of the pattern paper. The fancy photo corners are from Whimsy Stamps with a rhinestone for a little bling.
 
I finished off the card with some flowers from WOC and a rolled rose and leaves cut with my Marianne dies.
 
 
Here’s a close up of Tilda.
 
 
 
The inside features similar elements from the front and I added a simple sentiment.
 
Supplies
Stamps: Drip Drop, Magnolia
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Papers: Magnolia
Dies/Punches: Magnolia; Spellbinders; Marianne Designs; Whimsy Stamps; Memory Box
Seam Binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: Pleated Lace Trim, JoAnn’s; Black Lace Michaels
Baker’s Twine: Doodlebug Designs
Pearls/Gems: Hero Arts
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Umbrella charm: Michaels
 
I’m entering this project in the following Challenges:
 
 
I hope my card inspires you to join us this week at Midweek Magnolias. Have fun creating…
 
Hugz,

34 comments:

Crafteezee said...

Loving this Cathy and the blues are my favourite of colours. Gorgeous.
Hugs Tracy x

Sol said...

FAB FAB strong blue colors.. Beautiful Background too.. And your coloring is Absolutely Amazing... And I love the elements on your card.. and the little umbrella charm is Beautiful.... Love it! :o) Absolutely the cutest! :o)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy! I love the colors and beautiful details! Fantastic coloring of the adorable image!

Janie Printz said...

Oh My Gosh lady this is simply incredible !!! LOVE your wonderful coloring & those super great embellishments.
Hugs, Janie

Tricia G. said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love all the details! Visiting from MIM

Vicky said...

Oh this is sooooooo gorgeous I absolutely love this sooooooo much & that stamp is just awesome.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Pia S said...

Such a beautiful card with a perfectly decorated inside as well! I think you've done a great job coloring Tilda, and I like the details of the umbrella and cloud with sentiment. It all fits together!

Chris said...

Absolutely adorable with a capital "A!" I love how she is colored! The design is perfect for shabby chic! I love what you have created. You have so much talent!

XO,
Chris

Donna said...

Absolutely beautiful, I spotted her on MIM and had to get a closer look!

Teresa said...

Totally stunning Cathy, again fabulous choice of colours, I love your bright cards they always look beautiful. xxx

Christina C. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW.....such a dazzling Tilda!!!!! Love the wonderful colors and the outstanding design of your creation! BRAVO, Cathy!

Angela said...

Wow this is gorgeous Cathy Lee! Your coloring looks amazing and I love the bright colors you used. I wish Magnolia-licious sold this image, she is just too cute! hugs, Angela

Chris said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable. I love the umbrellas. Your coloring is spectacular. Love the blue.

Karen Stark said...

This is so beautiful! I love that umbrella charm....too cute! : )

Rene said...

This.Is.GORGEOUS!!!! I love it! Tilda looks amazing in that blue hue! Absolute perfection!
Rene :D

Candy said...

I adore this image Cathy!
You've coloured her beautifully
Love your card.
Big Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful shabby look on this card Cathy and the rich coloring on Tilda is awesome :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

lovingrammahood said...

What a lovely card. She is such a sweet image :) Love the coloring...beautiful
Donna

Norma said...

Gorgeous card, Cathy. Adorable Tilda--woohoo I have her too but haven't coloured her yet. Your colouring is awesome--love the rainy-like background. Your pleated lace is to die for--haven't seen anything like that before.
Hugs,
Norma

EnblogSail said...

Beautiful inside n out!
Caryl

Kelly Neis said...

I love how you colored around her, she almost looks real. Your card is very beautiful and the blues with gray is gorgeous.
Hugs Kelly

Taniaj said...

What a stunning card it's beautiful,I still love the magnolia stamps i need to get mine out. i saw your card on MIM hugs Txx

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful job ! Love the accents:-) thanks for joining us at CMC
Hugs
Michele

Nancee Purdum said...

Spring is in the air! What an adorable card! :) Nancee

julieprice3 said...

Just gorgeous, I do love this Tilda and the little umbrella on the side is perfect
Hugs julie P

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! I love the shades of blue.

Karen

Steph said...

Wow this card is sooooo beautiful. Love all the detail you put on the card and your coloring is fabulous.

JayBe said...

Such a gorgeous card, Cathy - love how you did the 'rainy day' background to compliment Tilda. Thanx for the great inspiration.
Hugz, Jan xx

Sheri said...

WOW!! THIS IS SO SWEET!! Great idea to add that umbrella and don't ya just love that cloud doohickey? OMG speaking of which don't you love the new ones too? I'm in trouble! LOL! Gorgeous lace wow that's pretty. Great card! Hugs!

Linda said...

Wow how stunning!!!!! Gorgeous image color and details!!!!! I love this one!!!!!!

sue w. said...

Hi Cathy, this is just so adorable. I love everything about it, just fabulous.
Hugs Sue W.

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Cathy Lee....... Beautiful card dear.. I love how you have put all of the blue on top of the grey back drop. It really pops and makes that image really stand out!! Great coloring...
hugs........

Alberto said...

Hello cathy!
well your card is just amazing and the colors are perfect for the theme!
love the sentiment! must write it down!!!


hugs, alby

Patricia St Martin said...

Cathy, Wonderful job and awesome colors beautiful colored. Love your umbrella die and the charm all the amazing flowers and love the inside. Hey girlfriend maybe you can help me I want to get some Magnolia stamps, I have only a couple would like to do some of the challenges can you tell me the best place to buy the stamps???
Hugs, Patricia

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