Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fancy Frame

I combined 2 challenges with this card: ODBDSLC color challenge using pink, black & white HERE  &  OCC challenge to make an embellished frame the focus of the card HERE.  Both of these appealed to me right away, but it took awhile to get the ideas in my head onto paper.  I decided to try another card leaning towards Shabby Chic, so all the edges are sponged & I did some stitching with my Sew Easy.  Should have more layers for that genre, but I couldn't find anything else I wanted to add.  Probably this is just in the elegant category.  Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together.  The frame is Sizzix which is black embossed with ODBD Vintage Border Background.  I added the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs to 2 corners. The smallest blossom in the ODBD Sweet William-Small set was black embossed on 3 shades of pink textured cs, cut out, edges inked & black pearls attached.  2 of the blossoms are mounted with foam tape.  The frame is also mounted with foam tape to the quote from ODBD Little Things set that is stamped on white cs in black VersaFine & then sponged all over with Brilliance Moonlight White--not that you can tell from the photo.  The medium blossom is stamped second generation onto BoBunny Tutu Dot solid side using VersaMagic Pink Petunia--may be my favorite pink ink.  2 rows of pink floss stitching, a pink bow, tiny black pearls on the fancy corners & pink Rain Dots finish off the card.  I'd love to hear what you think & I welcome your suggestions.

I love watching the birds at my feeders & this year a couple Black-headed Grosbeaks have been here.  The male flew away before I could get a picture & this is through a window, so not great.  I think they're so gorgeous!  Hope you're having a great week.  By the way, I'd love for you to stop by on Sunday for the DeNami Cards for Guys Blog Hop.

17 comments:

  1. Love the pink with the black, Greta! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photo of the Grosbeak too - so sweet! :)

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  2. Hello Greta
    I would class your card as up-scale elegance; your Black is bold and dramatic and you have softened it up beautifully by your warm Pink, without compromising on the clarity. Your Sweet William flowers add a different mix and so your eye moves instantly to these embellishments, which also adds wonderful dimension and movement, pattern is the key here, as you have a limited colour palette, so creating different textures make it look rich and harmonious. If you had a palette of Grey instead of Black you would have a different feel altogether, as Pink and Grey relates a feminine feel. You have a shabby feel to the card Greta, but as you so correctly stated it needs more layers to convince a nit-picker such as myself to qualify in this genre; Ha, You have made a lovely card.
    Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner I am thrilled to see your work as always.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Beautiful elegant frame! love the bird pic also!

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  4. Your card is very elegant & pretty, Greta! I can't do shabby chic to save my life so hats off to you for trying. Looks like you're getting lots of visits from the birdies this year!

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  5. beautiful card, greta! perfect use of the ODBD challenge colors.. love all the layered flowers!

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  6. So elegant and girly! I have a bird feeder in my yard here in NYC and all I get are pigeons! How lovely it is to see a variety of other wild birds!

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  7. So beautiful and elegant frame! Just gorgeous! The bird pic too :)

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  8. This is so elegant and feminine, Greta! I love the contrast of the pink and black, and how the cluster of soft pink flowers frame the sentiment. So beautifully done. And how peaceful it must feel to watch those pretty birds from your window. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend. XO

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  9. Elegant and femininie card, Greta! The contrast of the three colours are beautifully balanced!

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  10. Hi Greta, thank you for popping over to my Blog and leaving your lovely comment. I've just had a scroll through yours and I love your designs, you're very talented. I like the pics of the wild birds too. I have a bird feeder in the garden and occasionally get some cute little guys on there but mostly it's just magpies. xxx

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  11. Such a pretty card, love the pink and black. I love watching birds, too and just love it when somebody new and different shows up.

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  12. Wow...this is such an elegant card. Love the beautiful color scheme and layout. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner.

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  13. Wonderful color combination! Love the balance you created with the larger black corner opposite the stamped pink/black flowers!

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  14. Oh how beautiful Greta!! I just love your use of the peonies and the colors. The details and texture are a perfect touch! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!
    blessings,
    Chris

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  15. Wonderful pink, white and black card, Greta! I love the frame with the flowers!!

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  16. Oh how gorgeous Greta!! I love how you've offset the frame and the arrangement of the pink blossoms!! Very elegant indeed!! You've been having alot of fun visitors to your feeder!

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  17. this is such a pretty card-always love black & pink together-I like the shabby-chic look and the sewing you did-thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog

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