Monday, January 13, 2014

A Little Note

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Last minute entry for MFT Sketch challenge & this month's color palette challenge. I used MFT Distressed Diamonds stamped in VersaMagic Pixie Dust & a piece of Teresa Collins printed paper for the background.  The bird cage, bird & sentiment are from MFT Contempo Cage. Gesso was randomly applied to all the pieces. I used some of the paper flowers in my stash, part of a gem flourish & other gems for embellishments.  

A bit towards shabby chic--not my usual style, but I really enjoyed putting this card together. I'm also entering Pixies Snippets Playground. Thank you for stopping by.
Edited to add: Also entering the challenge at SSS Monday.

25 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Just beautiful Greta. Love the shabby chic look... think it's the combo of the black white and pink that makes it so special.

Irene said...

Greta, you card is just beautiful, and I LOVe he shabby chic style and your little touch of pink.
luv
irene
xxxx

Mrs A. said...

Sorry not been around but have had my head in the ground having a massive clear up/sort out. Finished now so catching up on everyones makes. Love the striking effect of this card.
The splash of pink (my fav) is just perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Oh wow - this is absolutely fantastic Greta! I adore it.And the pink touches are just perfect.

Hugs, Di xx

Emily Keaton said...

This is darling, Greta! Your color combo is lovely :) Such a sweet little birdie there in the corner!

Trinh said...

You did a great job with the shabby chic style! Love the cluster of flowers.

Bonnie said...

Great job with this style card! You do all styles beautifully!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow, Greta - who would know shabby chic isn't your usual thing - this is gorgeous!! Great colors and I love the flowers and that sweet bird!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the sketch and the color combo, greta!! using the birdcage in place of the circle element is brilliant!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta,
Pink and Black, no-one would envisage that these two hues would work together; one relates power and drama and the other sweet and girly. But surprisingly they do, so very well. The sketch is such an unusual design, not easy to interpret and make something work, but goodness Greta, you have done so magnificently, there is movement and dimension that sits so perfectly with the Bird and Cage.
Smiles:)
Sue

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous! Love your take on the sketch!

Lisa said...

A little bit of shabby chic and a whole lot of pretty!!

Shirley said...

How very feminine and lovely all rolled into one! I love the colors and the images too. The flowers are the perfect touch!

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Amazing card Greta!! I LOVE your design!! Such a beautiful look!! ;)

Kailash said...

Love this shabby chic design, well done, so gorgeous with the pink!!!

cm said...

Shabby chic may not be your "usual" style, but oh my, how you've shown your flair in using it! Pink and grey = soft, yet bold at the same time, creating a perfect backdrop for your images. Another display of your talent in taking any style and creating magic! Hugs~c

scrappymo! said...

You have done a beautiful job on this shabby chic card. Gorgeous papers and design.

♥Gemma♥ said...

This is one stunning card hunni and great take on the sketch...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Jodi Collins said...

Beautiful!! LOVE this! The contempo cage looks awesome!

Kim Heggins said...

Sorry to take so long to get caught up on my comments. This is so pretty! I love that sweet bird cage and all the bits of bling, gorgeous!

Brenda said...

What a sweet card! I love the colors in this card, the slight shabby chic feel and the cute bird and bird cage die. So pretty, so soft!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Lovely color combination! The birdcage and bird is so sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Debbie Carriere said...

Lovely card!~ Love the flowers and bling!

MaryH said...

Greta, saw this over at the Snippets Playground as a highlighted card. And very well deserved accolade, as this is simply lovely. Loved your gesso'd bkgrnd papers. Put me in mind of one of the luxury magazine photos, and with all the beautiful birdcage, bird, flowers & pearls, it is just fantastic. Just became your newest follower, and so glad to meet you at the Playground! TFS & hope you'll visit if/when you have time. Hugs

Elizabeth said...

Hi Greta, spotted this on Di's showcase - it's beautiful and a fab use of snippets too. I like the shabby chic style and think it's a lovely interpretation of the sketch too. Elizabeth xx