Monday, 22 July 2013

Shabby Chic Photo Inspiration

Hello folks, before I go on to our new challenge today at Make My Monday, I need to apologise once again for my lack of visiting which is again due to my job. I had a really busy week last week and due to traffic problems (unexpected contra flow which caused an 8 mile journey to take an hour!) and a power outage at work on the day a crucial payroll had to be run, the net result was no me time!
I did have some good news on Wednesday though as my daughter Sarah got her fashion degree results and we're really proud as she got a first! We're having a celebration soon when my in laws get back from their current break on the Isle of Wight.
Now for the challenge details which this week were chosen by teamie Jan and she's provided a lovely photo as inspiration:

For my card, I chose the frame and flower elements combined with some of the colour and scallop detail.
My background panel was made by inking and spraying a square of card with Distress inks, Brilliance inks and Glimmer Mist and I then embossed it with a Crafters Companion square trellis embossing folder. I then misted on a little Dylusions White Linen ink spray to tone the colour down a little.
I printed out the hydrangea which is one of Teri of Delicious Doodles gorgeous sketch style images on to thick smooth cartridge paper and coloured it with layers of Prismacolor pencil. I tinted the flowers a very pale green as my mother in law had some of these in the garden of her old house (they made the most beautiful green dried flowers in the Autumn too). I cut the image out and added a little colour round the edges with a Sandstone Promarker.
I then die cut the frame from the remaining cartridge paper with the Marianne Design oval set and inked the edges with the VersaMagic Pixie Dust ink. I stamped the sentiment by Hobby Art with VersaFine Smokey Grey ink and die cut this with the small oval from the die set. I inked the edges as before.
I then assembled the card using some pink broderie anglaise and a deeper pink braid.

My fellow teamies as always have made some gorgeous cards to inspire you so do hop over for a peek. 
Have a great week.
Fliss xx


Deborah said...

Such a beautiful card, Fliss. The trellis looks so effective. Congrats to your daughter on her first.

Suzi B said...

fab card Fliss the Marianne frame looks gorgeous with your lovely green Hydrangea.
Congratulations to your daughter, have a great celebration!
Suzi B xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, and congrats to your daughter on her good results! Valerie

Anonymous said...

So happy for your daughter and for you that is fabulous news.
This card is oh so pretty!

Fandhmum said...

What a lovely interpretation and congrats for your daughter
Rosie x

butterfly said...

Lovely interpretation of the inspiration photo, Fliss... and huge congrats to your daughter.
Alison x

JayBe said...

Wow! No wonder you're shattered, hun - what a busy life. Fantastic news about your daughter - many congratulations. My youngest has just finished uni too and earned herself a BA (Hons) in Music - so proud.

I love your interpretation of the challenge theme - the pretty pink background and the gorgeous hydrangea looks fab.

Hugz, Jan xx

Jacqueline said...

Well done to your daughter - you must be very proud.
Love your card Fliss - very pretty, hope you get some 'me time' soon! - Jacqueline xx

Debbie said...

Big congratulations to your daughter.You must be so proud.Beautiful card.So elegant.Hugs x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Fliss. I love the green Hydrangea. Congratulations to your daughter on her good results.