Monday, February 18, 2008

I went Skydiving, I went rocky mountain climbing, I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Foo Man Choo

I love that song...ever heard it? If not, find it! Greatness.

Anyway! Here's a Shabby Chic one for you today. Love how this turned out! I've been missing my "Shabby Chic self" lately, so I decided to pull out the daubers and the linen stamp and go at it.

I got the idea to put something in the yoga chick's hands from Mary Jo (<--GENIUS!!), so I decided to do the tulip from Eggstra-Special Easter and make this a Thank You card. I watercolored the image with my waterbrush & reinkers, and then sponged and distressed the edges.

The patterned paper is the Felicity Collection by Scribble Scrabble....love those colors!! You can't see it, but the soft sky panel is stamped tone on tone with the "Thank you" background stamp from Behind the Scenes. Both panels are stamped and sponged with Linen & Cocoa, then stitched freely around the edges. To finish it off, I tied my polka dot ribbon around and threaded it through the button for fun. Then I stamped the word "Thanks" in Chocolate Craft ink in the bottom right corner.

So I'm going to an Idol watch party tomorrow night with Josh & the boys. Don't forget to watch and vote!! Or just vote!! :) I'll report tomorrow night (maybe even with some pics! *wink*).

Stamps: Serenity Now, Eggstra Special Easter, Essential Sentiments, Behind the Scenes (all from My Favorite Things), Linen
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Watercolor Paper, Felicity Collection by Scribble Scrabble
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Choc. Chip Craft, Soft Sky
Accessories: Waterbrush & Reinkers, Jumbo Dauber, Distressor, Sewing Machine & Thread, May Arts Ribbon, Button from Foof La La, Copic Clear Spica Glitter Pen

19 comments:

Maren said...

Gorgeous! Great sewing and that button is fabulous!

Christina Fischer said...

Beautiful card -- love the colors and the shabbiness!

That song is one of my favorites! :)

Debbie Olson said...

Hey, Shannan, great job! Love the coloring, the layout, the tulip, and the papers!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card! I love your color selection, and your coloring is just perfect! Nice touch to put the tulip in her hand.

BTW...I LOVE that song!

Bethany Paull said...

LOVE the colors on the stamped image!

Donna said...

what a great card, Shannan! love the shabby-chic

Lesa (okcapitolgirl) said...

This is so cute! I haven't inked my Serenity Now set yet. . .I need to get after it! I left a comment on SCS too! :)

Kim said...

Shannan, that card is so beautiful and I'm a huge Tim McGraw fan. TFS, Kim

Scrapbook Mama said...

Love this card .. its looks so peaceful... Today I have no voice greatttt but I did stamp but stuff I can' show! LOL LOL at least not yet :)


-Ellie

mjalbright said...

Hey Shannan. I absolutely love this card and sooo prefer what is in your yoga chick's hands. I'm gonna have to CASE this if you don't mind:)
Have a great day.

Angela (monkeymama) said...

Awesome card---love that shabby chic look, too!

Dana said...

Oh fun! I like the HUGE button, and the flower in her hands. You did great on the sponging too. I LOVe these papers too, I need more asap!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous, Shannan! LOVE the flower in the hands!

Stephanie said...

cute card! love tim mcgraw, saw him perform this song in concert...loved it!

Lauren said...

This is such a gorgeous card Shannan! TFS.

Joanne B. said...

Excellent colors. Love the shabby. And smart move tucking that flower in her hands! Cuteness!

shel9999 said...

How cute! I love how you put the flower between her hands!!

Kathy said...

I love this! SUCH a great Idea. I have bost of these sets and will have to play around now. I love what you do with bellas, too! Nice work. Have a great weekend.

art-girl said...

SO pretty. Love the colors and design.

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