Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Friend...

What a beautiful day today! I hope your day is going well...I just got home from work and wanted to share this beauty with you! I made this for my friend (obviously!) for her birthday!

I found this great 4x6 paper pad in a discount store somewhere and all the papers are neutral colors and are irridescent (see inset picture), embossed or textured in some way! I wanted to use the colors of the Curtain Call Color Challenge and I didn't really have the right "concord crush" so I took my sapphire blue ribbon and a couple different RV shades of copics and made it the right color!

For The Shabby Tea Room this week, the theme is old meets new...well, my new are these great Waltzing Mouse stamp sets which I just inked up for the first time. They match my old item which is the Spellbinders Nesties Labels 10. I tried something new too! I accidentally smudged my ink on the edge of the flowers and I really liked it...it softened the hard lines and made it sort of watercolor-like! So, then I grabbed a white pencil eraser and wet it ever so slightly every once in a while and smudged the rest of the lines... I'm curious to know what you think about this look!

I added a yummy silk bow, a couple of pearls and I thought it would be interesting to stamp my sentiment right onto the leaf! I'm really happy with how this turned out. I hope you like it too!

The Shabby Tea Room #25 - Old Meets New
Curtain Call Color Challenge - Act 45
Waltzing Mouse #12 - Sketch
The Pink Elephant #82 - Mostly White

My Crafty Recipe:
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Roses in Bloom and Vintage Labels 10
Inks: Memento - Rich Cocoa, Pear Tart; ColorBox Blue Iris, Cerulean, Lime Pastel
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Canson irridescent paper
Spellbinders: Labels 10
Other: Silk ribbon, Recollections pearls, Distressed Stickles Peeled Paint

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. totally gorgeous, Pattie! thanks for playing Curtain Call!

  2. Oh Pattie, this is just so BEAUTIFUL!!! I have that rose set and am always looking for new ideas - your card is stunning and I'm going to pop it into my idea folder! I'll be back - clearly you are very creative!


  3. Oh I do love the soft flowers, it's a very pretty look! Thank you for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

  4. What a pretty card! I really like the shimmery flower and the sentiment stamped right on the leaf. Your ribbon and bow are so very pretty, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

  5. Very elegant. I love the sentiment stamped right on the leaf. So pretty!!


  6. Your layered flower looks wonderful on this! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  7. Such a pretty card!! Your friend will love it!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE this week!! (=

  8. Beautiful, Pattie ... thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

  9. Beautiful card Pattie! What an elegant looking flower! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

  10. Gorgeous Pattie - I love the sentiment on the leaf! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)


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