Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hope Your Birthday is Simply Wonderful!

It's that time again! With each new monthly release, My Favorite Things stamps has a Guest Designer Contest. (All of the details can be found here, if you'd like to play along too.) This month's theme is Shabby Chic! Well, if you've ever stopped by here before, then you know that I have never really done Shabby Chic before, but it's always good to try new things. So, feeling like a fish out of water, I gave it a try. Here are the results...

It was a great chance to use some of my new MFT things. When they released the Dizzy Doily Die-namic and Dizzy Border Die-namic, I knew that I NEEDED them! So here they are...the doily is in Pink Pirouette and the border is in Butter Cream. I layered the border onto a strip of pink that I did some stitching, distressing, and then dabbed on some Memento Desert Sand ink. In fact, there is a little bit of Desert Sand all of over this project. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. Again, more sewing and distressing. The other layer is Papertrey Ink Kraft. The sentiment is from the MFT Polka Dotted Greetings Die-namics set. A little bit more sanding and Desert Sand ink shabby that right up. I'm not sure if pearls are part of a Shabby Chic creation, but I added them anyway. It made the card feel more like something that I usually design. My friend Linda gave me some of this Kraft colored Seam Binding/Ribbon. I thought that it would be the perfect addition. I also added a Pink Pirouette flower that I made with the Die-namics Rolled Rose Die. It's accented with some ribbon leaves and another pearl.

So there you have it...Shabby Chic from the lady that went out of her cute and comfort zone...lol! Thank you for taking the time to visit with me! Have a FABULOUS weekend...Toodles! :D

6 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Very PRETTY, love those dies!!~

Karen Motz said...

This is beautiful!!! Love the tiny pearls on the doily!!!

Linda Monroe said...

This is very pretty. You should do more shabby chic. So nice.

Regan said...

Gorgeous! You appear to be a natural at the shabby chic thing! :)

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the border - I must take a look and purchase too! beautiful colors!

Missed you at Spring Fling!

Vickie Z said...

Love the colors and the way you used the dies!!! It's gorgeous!!