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.

6 comments:

  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.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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

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

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

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  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.
    blessings,
    Chris

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  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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