Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shabby Chic: adjective

Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage barkcloth fabric, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses on it. It is a soft, relaxed feminine romantic way of decorating that looks comfortable and inviting.

OK, I'm hooked on The Shabby Tea Room challenges now! ;) I mean they have the most beautiful inspirations to work from. Look at these yummy colors, makes me feel so feminine!! Their new challenge is #95 'Time Flies'
make a card or project inspired by the below photo and USE SOMETHING WITH WINGS!

This is what I came up with. I was inspired by the soft colors and the bed skirt.

OK, confession funny crafting story:
The acrylic wings were a problem from the get go. First they were attached to each other which made for a compact angel wing set, but they snapped apart easily...so that was good. Then they were clear so that meant they didn't show up too well so I inked them and then applied embossing powder, BUT when I used the heat gun is when I discovered they had a thin plastic layer on top, duh me! soooooooooo ink and embossing powder wasted, peeled off both sides of plastic and then reapplied ink and embossing powder! But I loved the effect once it was finally achieved!

A close up shot so you can see some of the details. I am sooooooooo loving my metallic floss and that other ribbon is a velvet twine....yummy! And evidently there is a learning curve with the liquid pearls, this was my first time using them and they left a little "peak", so I will have to work better at rounding them out now that I know they don't level out on their own. ;)
Sizzix snowflake embossing plate
Cricut Paper trimmings cartridge, p.24
Robin's Creative Cottage Snowman Prayer stamp set
ink- Brilliance
metallic floss- Kreinik
velvet twine- Rainbow Gallery
Helmars Liquid Scrapdots
Rangers Rock Candy crackle paint, Holographic Embossing Powder, Liquid Pearls
angel wings, lace - misc.

and a Crookedbrains post which touches one of my fetishes...lol...umbrellas! I love umbrellas, love buying unique ones and love using them. I actually match my umbrellas to my outfit!
 I know....lol....but I have been wanting an all black umbrella but they are pretty boring until I saw this......
Corset Umbrella: Creation of Guy de Jean.

Cool Umbrellas and Creative Umbrella Designs (15) 13my eyes are glazing over....are yours? I think I'm drooling....


Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh how cute!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandee. I love your card. When you use the Liquid Pearls, just tap the paper on your table lightly and the "pearls" will form. I love using them too!

Debbie said...

Thanks for such sweet comments about our shabby little challenge blog! Your card is simply beautiful this week .. thanks for sharing with us all in the Tea Room :)

Lotta said...

Hi Sandee! I love your card, it is so sweet! Hugs Sandra

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful! Well worth the effort!!!

Sharon said...

I love that your snowflake has wings- how creative! (even if they were a bit frustrating to make)

Thanks also for the nice comment you left on my blog
Stamping Hugs,

Annette said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for stopping by the other day and becoming a follower. I am now a new follower of yours too:)

Anonymous said...

Beeutiful!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

AdoraBella said...

Oh, this is lovely! The wings are really gorgeous. I love the pretty lace and this big blue snowflake.

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Hi Sandee! Your card is gorgeous :) I love the layering. Thanks for commenting on my blog - I am following yours now :)