Drum roll please....the new designers are here at the Play Date Cafe this week. I've been following quite a few of these designer's blogs since I started playing along with the Play Date Cafe and the items that they create are fantastic! The inspirational photo is beautiful this week, with a soft colour combo and a vintage feel, here's what the photo looks like:
My card style for the most part is generally clean and simple. Sometimes I'll bust out some bows here and there, but I seem to gravitate towards clean lines. For this challenge I stepped out of my card style comfort zone and tried the style that always stumps me...the shabby chic look. I'm always amazed at how people are able to pull this style off with ease and end up with something beautiful, especially with all those layers! So here is what I came up with:
I started with a card base in the colour Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up! and stamped the large medallion stamp in the same colour in the upper right hand corner. For the bottom border, I used Going Gray by Stampin' Up! and punched it with the scallop border. The other two layers are papers from the Cappella collection from Basic Grey. I used the caged bird die from Tim Holtz for the bird in the colour Baja Breeze, which I then stamped a baroque motif onto and sponged with the same colour ink.
The flower dies are from Tim Holtz as well and I stamped these with an art definition stamp from Hero Arts. Here is a close up of the flower and stick pins:
The center of the flower is a button from Papertrey Ink that I dressed up with some pearls. The stick pins are just dressmaker pins with a pearl on the end that I added some extra beads and pearls to. The tricky part for me was assembling the many different pieces so it actually looked half decent (I think that part took the longest).
Shabby Bird Card
Cardstock: (Going Gray, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: (Cappella) Basic Grey
Ink: (Baja Breeze, Going Gray, Sahara Sand) Stampin' Up!
Stamps: (Medallion, Baroque Motifs) Stampin' Up!, (Art Definition) Hero Arts
Punch: (Lace Border, Scallop Border) Stampin' Up!
Dies: (Caged Bird, Tattered Florals) Tim Holtz
Button: (Holiday Mix) Papertrey Ink
Pearls: Martha Stewart Crafts, Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: (Beachfront) Stampin' Up!
Other: Stick pins, beads, pop dots
Thanks for stopping by and come play along this week at The Play Date Cafe!