Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shabby Chic - MFT

Hi!  This month MFT's Guest Designer challenge was to do Shabby Chic.  Since I didn't have any plans to leave my house all weekend, I had time to play along!  YAY!  I haven't had time to play in any challenges in quite some time, so it felt good to get my fingers inky w/ MFT goodies!

Ok, on to the card!  So, to me, shabby chic is vintage.  And that's what I created today.  My plan was to have a few layers, add a little sewing, and use some of the pearl shoots that I bought at Jo's a while back!  I LOVE them!  I might have to buy more just to use on my cards!  They are the perfect embellishment!  Well, I think so!

I also wanted to incorporate several dies, and keep the stamping to a minimum.  I wanted the dsp to shine, and not be hidden by stamps.  I think that the wishing you a beautiful day is a little large for this 4"x 4" card, but oh well!  It's on there w/ glue dots and isn't about to come off anytime soon!  I think I went a little crazy w/ the glue dots!  Anyway, I wanted to use the Decorative Doily die-namics in a different way, because I have to be different.  And after a quick peek at what some other people did for the challenge w/ the doily, I had to change it up.  I cut the doily out, then I cut it into a spiral and wrapped it like a rolled flower.  It turned out exactly like I envisioned it!  I added some pearls to make it look even MORE like a flower!  Then I took the Rolled Rose die-namic and did the same thing.    The Framed Greetings die-namic is above w/ the sentiment.

Here's a close up of the doily rolled up like a flower, and the other two rolled roses.

I tucked the pearl shoots up underneath the bow, and it's perfect!
For the simply scallops that you see, I wanted to something fun and different to them, so I stitched along the edges of the scallops!  Fun little detail!

And that's about it!  Wish me luck!  There are a bunch of awesome entries in the gallery!

1 comment:

  1. stunning Erin- every detail is perfect! i LOVE LOVE your doily flower-it's so gorgeous!


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