Monday, March 29, 2010

Shabby Chic Easter

OK so this is my latest favorite card and there are So many fun things about it that make ME SMILE......
Isn't the image ADORABLE?
So soft and elegant. Yep it is another image from Vintage Images (click on their name to check out their amazing images. Better yet, sign up for their newsletter and you will get FREE VINTAGE IMAGES).
After I printed the image out I used a circle die then inked the edges. One of new favorite things to do is to paint chipboard, let the paint dry then ink those edges. I then apply glue to the entire surface very lightly and sprinkle the chipboard with glitter..... Of course I am digging the painting and why waste all that paint that is on the end of my brush sooooo, I went back to the image and applied paint smudges around the edges and kind of smear it with my fingers. Doing that really helped to soften up the inked edges. Well heck paint on my fingers, what to do??? Smear it onto my cardstock. Are ya diggin it?

Do you like my funky, homemade ribbon??
Last week I tossed a pillow case into the garbage but then pulled it back out. I cut the pillow case into strips, and dyed them using Angel Mist!! I then twisted the strips up and rolled them into little tight balls and sprayed into them with the Angel Mist so that the ink would be darker in spots. Nest I wrapped a rubber band around them and allowed them to dry. OK I am impatient, I only waited 24 hours. I took off the rubber bands and helped them dry faster using my CURLING IRON ;o) I just left them all scrunched up and placed wads of the fabric between the barrel and part that lifts up. Unfortunately, I think the adding heat part, caused my fabric to lighten. I've got some more that I am working on and I will ATTEMPT to be MORE PATIENT this time. No promises
CARDS Magazine Blog: Easter
Colour Create Challenge: Your choice of Pastels & you can choose to incorporate Easter or Spring into your project (I got all of that covered)
Practical Scrappers: Use something you've had for OVER a YEAR (That pillow case might have been 15 years old)
Shirley's 2 Girls: Spring/Easter with a TWIST of Buttons
The Pink Elephant: Pastels
Crazy 4 Challenges: Sketch (I hope they don't mind that I made my circle a bit bigger than theirs and added buttons instead of the sentiment???)
Cute Card Thursday: Dimension (plenty of that with the ribbon, buttons, layers & chipboard)
Simon Says Stamp: Easter/Spring
.............Supplies I used...............
Image: Vintage Images
Paper: Paper Trey Ink (lemon tart, blush blossom, white), Stampin Up (certainly celery)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (distressed blue), Stampin Up (tall tales yellow polka dots)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (buttons), K&Co (chip board), scrap fabric, Stampin Up (glitter), Delta pastel pink acrylic paint
Ink: Stampin Up (close to cocoa)
Tools: sewing machine,


Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh Justine, I love that image!!! I tried to find it but couldnt :( how sad huh???!!!!

Anyways BEAUTIFUL CARD hun, and I love all the details on this!!! Very vintage!!! :)

Hugs ,

Stef H said...

oh you are rockin' this shabby / vintage stuff! and i DO love your ribbon! girl you are just so dang crafty!!!

Eiglas said...

Cute vintage image!
Thank you for coming over to Colour Create to play this week!
Eiglas (GDT)

Cindy Haffner said...

Girl this is GORGEOUS!!

Georgia said...

Hi Justine, this is beautiful! I'm always inpired by the things you create. Thanks for joining us this week at S2G TT.

Cat said...

Simply gorgeous card! How creative you are! Thanks for joining us at S2G!

Denise Marzec said...


Trudi said...

Loooove the vintage image, your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week with our color challenge over at TPE!

Jane Wetzel said...

omg crack me up girl! ha ha! love this- very cool!

Ann English said...

Now, that's recycling! Terrific! Love your card. Thanks for joining us this week at S2G!

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, adorable card.

Debbie said...

Justine...This is fabulous!Thanks for playing with us this week over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday Challenge.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the vintage image and your wonderful "ribbon"!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Wow! Girl, this takes my breath away! I love that crinkly ribbon - such a clever girl, and a great way to recycle!! This image is just stunning . . . I can see why it's your new fave! Delish!

Annie said...

Love the vintage look on this.
Ann xxx
The Pink Elephant DT

Jeannie said...

Beautiful card and a great way to use the Angel Mist!

Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

Peace & Luv,

Mina said...

oh wow Justine what a perfect easter card and fantastic idea with the old pillow case, Im off to raid my linen cupboard lol
Mina xxx

Yogi said...

very pretty card.You could probably enter it in Lots To Do challenge for Vintage. I think it ends tomorrow.

Anne said...

Hi Justine, lovely vintage image and card, terrific idea for the bow:)

Thanks for playing along at Twisted Thursday, hope you'll join us again:)


Lisa said...

Justine this is just spectacular! Love it! Thanks for playing with Shirleys2Girls.

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh this is STUNNING!!!!
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
hugs, Janiel

Silli said...

Your card is so pretty, love the image!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh girlie, this is so fantastic, I love everything you did! Quite the clever artist you are!!!
Hugs & blessings, Maria