Thursday, August 16, 2012

Faith Hope Love

"The greatest of these is love."  Boy, couldn't we use a bit more love?  Sometimes it's just so discouraging--all the indifference & lack of caring.  I have to remember I can make a difference in my little part of the world & not get sucked into the negative.  So much for the philosophizing--I did make a card for the ODBD challenge with Tulip Corner & Sweet William, Small & it's even done early--surprise, surprise!  The requirement is to use sponging which I did on all the edges with Distress Ink pumice stone.  The stamping is done with frayed burlap & spun sugar is added to the 2 flowers using a Brushstix.  The flowers are really pretty much the same intensity of color, even though it doesn't look that way in the picture.  I ended up on the Shabby Chic side of the spectrum (not full-blown, I know, Sue!) with textures from an embossed card front (Darice), distressed edges on 2 popped up panels, velvet ribbon, lace butterfly (MS), Raindots, pearl stick pin & little pearls.  I bought this printed paper that was in a close-out bin ages ago with the specific purpose of stamping on it & I think it was a good choice.  I toned down the white butterfly by painting on some Tattered Angels Snow Angel.  Originally I planned to stitch the top panel, but I really liked the look of the piercing, so went with that.  I used a tip from Janet (jintyoo7) to glue a seed bead to the end of the stick pin for safety.  Can't really see in the picture, but I also painted some GooseBumps Texture Spray onto the edges of the petals, so there is a little shimmer depending on the light.

We're almost to the end of a hot spell & can't wait for temps to go back to the 80s--we're not used to hot!  Thank you so much for taking time to check my blog & leave me a comment.  I love seeing what you think.


  1. Hello Greta
    Yes definitely on the Shabby side, it has oodles of texture, and you are so correct the pierced holes adds a different feel to stitching, and it suits this card so well.
    Your palette is mellow but it also has a romantic mood; embracing the Pink tones beautifully.
    The Bg is charming in it's diffused state,and the crocheted butterfly is delightfully perfect and adds a different texture, so all you want to do is touch.
    Great card with much interest.

  2. What a delightful card Greta. Love the Shabby Chic look. The piercing looks great. Lots of lovely layers and textures. Well done.

  3. Oh this is so pretty! Love the distressed look!

  4. lovely card, greta... the offset panels and all the sponging and distressing are so perfectly done!

  5. Beautiful Greta!! Love the distressed feel and layering with the sponging. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge at ODBD this week.

  6. Lovely work!! So soft and soothing! Love the layers and the distressing coupled with that lacy butterfly and stick pin!! Blessings!


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