Saturday, February 18, 2012

Beautiful in Blue...and Gray

Welcome to my little spot here in blogland! I am ever so glad to see you--old and new friends alike! Today I have a card that I have spent a considerable amount of time on. I bought elements TODAY and YESTERDAY specifically for the challenges I'm entering. I've put a lot of thought into this card. It's been painful, as I'm usually a fly by the seat of my pants stamper! BUT, I wanted a specific look--shabby chic. And I think I got what I was looking for. We'll see what you think...

Here's the card~


What do you think? Shabby chic, or miserably failed? I think it's pretty, no matter what! I will have to figure out what to do with's too detailed to mail. This may end up being displayed in my home for a while before I gift it! ;)

The fantastic challenges I'll be entering this card into are:
Paper Sundaes (cream, blue, distressing, and pearls--all four used)
Fashionable Stamping (monochromatic plus one color--I've used blue plus gray--if the cream counts as another color instead of a neutral, I apologize and please delete my entry)
Creatalicious Challenges (lace--I've not only used lace trim, I've used stamped lace images--along the bottom and my frame as well as behind the dress form).
Do You Stack Up (layers--my last entry for this challenge--I'm sure you're all glad of that ;D)

Once again, thanks for popping by! Can't wait to see what other creations came from these fabulous challenges! Happy stamping!!! :)


Terry said...

Shabby Chic with a touch of class is what I see! This card is very pretty and I do love the silver and blue combined! I usually save cards that are really detailed or bulky to mail inside of packages. Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Mynnette, you certainly captured the shabby chic feel with this! Gorgeous pearls, beautiful papers, and the vintage dress form combine to make a layered shabby chic beauty!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Unknown said...

You nailed it Mynnette! This is a beautiful Shabby Chic card.

Check your email. I sent you one about the flowers.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, this is a real stunner, so very beautiful, love the colours.


Jacqueline said...

Mynnette - this is stunning, perfect composition and gorgeous colours - Jacqueline xx

Karen Petitt said...

Very chic and pretty to me! Stunning colour combination, love that dress form too huigs Karen x

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Card!!! Love all those textures and perfect little details!
Nancy xx :D

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I'd say Shabby Chic perfection. Beautiful little details such as the pearls (I cannot live without these lol). Gorgeous colour choice.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, so many pretty details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up, hope to see you back next week!


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card in great colors and with wonderful elements. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic creation with wonderful details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

MIE(Mieko) said...

Beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Ink Art Designs said...

A pass with flying colours!!! A gorgeous shabby chic card, and such delicate colours to match. Beautiful.
Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Ren-Yi said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colors and the many embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Mrs.B said...

You have created a beautiful shabby chic card, and I love your colour scheme.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Cazro said...

A really lovely card Mynette. I love the colour choices and all of your elements. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping. Caz

Fliss said...

A really gorgeous vintage style card Mynnette and I do think you've achieved the shabby chic look you were after. Such beautiful detail and stamping and worth all the thought you put into it.
Thanks so much for joining in with the FSC monochrome +1 challenge.
Hugs, Fliss xx