Sunday, May 2, 2010

the BEST in you



I combined three challenges for this card tonight...the Pals Paper Art Challenge #40: Monochromatic Blues, The Shabby Tea Room Week #7 Comforts of Home and...



the Fall-to Layout #88 at the Clean & Simple stamping blog. This fab sketch was the perfect one to showcase a "quilted" panel for my shabby chic card.



I LOVE quilts, so Debbie's shabby inspiration was right up my alley. I immediately thought of the Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper to create a "quilted" look on my card. There's a little stitching around the paper-pieced panel...but would've been even better to stitch around each piece. If you look closely, you'll see that I've dry embossed the card base as well as the panel to mimic a quilt even more.





Stamps: Full of Life (sentiment)
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla CS, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Other: Lemon Tart Button (Papertrey Ink), Crystal Trinket Pins (Taylored Expressions), Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet & Finial Press Textured Embossing Folders, Elementary Ribbon Originals, Linen Thread


10 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Wowza! This card is gorgeous! LOVE the papers and the embossing. Your ribbon/bow is lovely along with the straight pins! Love it! :)

Debbie said...

So elegant and beautiful, Stacey! Great take on the colors for this week's challenge! Thanks for visiting with us again this week in the Tea Room and I hope you can come back again tomorrow for our new challenge :)

Diane Gilbert said...

Oh my goodness!!!!! This is GORGEOUS Stacey,I just LOVE IT!!

Marisa said...

Just love this!! Great use of colours and the sketch!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Your card is beautiful with the embossing and paper piecing to make a quilt effect! Love it!

jamfiescreations1 said...

You always make such beautiful cards Stacey.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

*GASP*!!!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Simply gorgeous - your quilting effect is beautiful! Wonderful details - thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card! Love the quilting and that ribbon is fab!

Julie Marshall said...

So pretty...love the color combo with this DSP. TFS!