Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shabby, yet Chic!

Hi Everyone!!! I've got a card to show today that is very out of the ordinary for me. I have some of the beautiful, soft, and sweet Melissa Frances papers and I wanted to do something equally soft with them. I had also just received some stamps that I had ordered from Diana and couldn't wait to use them. I've been pretty sick lately, with a really bad sinus infection and now a virus on top of that. I had a day when I felt good and wanted to make something really quickly. This is what I came up with. I hope you like it :-)
Tilda Hugging Bunny

This adorable image is 'Tilda Hugging Bunny'. I don't see her in stock over at Magnolia-licious right now, but I bet she'll be back soon. As I mentioned, the dp's are from Melissa Frances' '5th Avenue' collection. I colored the bunny, Tilda's hair and skin with Copic markers, but her clothes and background were painted very lightly using watercolor with Ranger DI's. Because the colors are so soft, the painting didn't take long at all. I think this entire card only took about 1.5 hours! This style is soooooooo not me, but I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and I really enjoyed trying something new. I may not be able to give this one up!

All of the flowers and lace are from WOC. I cut the sweet little butterflies with a MS punch/stamp combo set. The pearl sprays are from the wedding section at Michael's. I used my Zutter distressing tool on all of the edges and then inked them with Ranger walnut stain. The metal corners are from WOC as well. They, along with nearly every piece of paper and the flowers, were brushed with a bit of Ranger crackle paint in 'Picket Fence'. The pearls at the top are from my stash.

Here's a view of the card closed and flat so you can see the tattered edges and the dimension of the embellies.

Copics - E0000, 00, 01, 11, 40, 41, 42, 44, 50, R00, W1, 3

DI's - tumbled glass, weathered wood, pumice stone, shabby shutters, vintage photo, antique linen, tattered rose, walnut stain

That's it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by :-)




  1. Such a stunning card! The colors are beautiful!

    Hugs, Kim

  2. What a beautiful card, lovely collors

  3. Wow Angie, you did a great job. This is absolut gorgeous. I hope you will decide to make more of these kind of cards.
    Hope you will feel better soon.
    Hugs, Yvon