The Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World piqued my interest this week, with the vintage chair in that yummy greenish-blue and the bouquet of flowers in oranges and pinks. Here is what the oh so lovely photograph looks like.
I decided to step waaaaayyyy out of my style zone and try the elusive, shabby chic again. There were a number of things that inspired me from the photograph. The color scheme was the first thing that jumped out at me and then it was that fab vintage chair and finally the flowers. I love what I came up with...I just can't believe I made a flower so big that there is no way it will ever fit in an envelope (this distresses me lol) Here was my end result:
Here is a close up of that huge orange flower lol :)
The large orange flower I made, was done using a step-by-step tutorial that can be found in the February 2011 issue of CARDS (great tutorial). A piece of patterned paper with that greenish-blue color was my first jumping point, I believe the paper is from Basic Grey. I painted the edges of my card base and the patterned piece with Picket Fence distress paint, sanded it and then applied some antique linen distress ink. For the oval I covered it with the Picket Fence paint too and applied antique linen distress ink after it dried. The oval was hand stitched onto the card base and I used a rub-on for the sentiment. Organza ribbon, pearls, prima flowers and a button make up the rest of the elements and the finishing touch was some glitter on the large flower. Phew. Back to CAS for me tomorrow :)
Cardstock: (Close to Cocoa) Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Stampin' Up!
Paint: (Picket Fence) Tim Holtz Distress
Rub-on: Stampin' Up!
Ink: (Antique linen) Tim Holtz Distress
Ribbon: (White organza) Stampin' Up!
Stickers: (Pearls) Martha Stewart Crafts
Glitter: (Dazzling Diamonds) Stampin' Up!
Button: Papertrey Ink
Other: foam mounts, thread
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