Saturday, August 8, 2009

She sits alone by a lamppost...trying to find a thought that's escaped her mind...

Hey, y'all, Happy Saturday! Anybody doing anything fun today? We're just hanging out...going to meet some family for lunch later and have some Mexican food...YUM! So before I go, I have a card to show you that I made last night. Take a peek:

I refuse to tell you how long it took me to make this card. But it was a VERY long time. I decided to use the Weekend Sketch Challenge #92 as my starting point, and then I chose my image from Stamping Bella. I inked up the grass and flowers with an Always Artichoke and Rose Red markers, then huffed and stamped on Vintage Cream cardstock. I wanted to give my main image a little something extra, so after I cut and embossed it with my Labels One Nestabilities, I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink. Then I decided to go a step further and use the Cracked Glass Technique to age it a little bit more. Then I hand-cut a Chocolate Chip mat for the image and distressed the edges.

Then I moved to my base layer, where I cut a square from my Artichoke paper from the SU 6x6 Prints Pack, rounded the corners, and distressed the edges. Then I matted it with Vintage Cream and Chocolate Chip, and stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. I pulled out some lace from my stash and wove some ribbon through it for a little oomph and wrapped it around the base layers. Then I adhered the layers to my 5 1/4" card base. The main image is popped up on dimensionals, and I added three Glass Pearl Flatbacks from Stamping Bella to the top right corner.

See, it really wasn't that involved, but SERIOUSLY...it took me forever. Oh well, I had fun! I hope you like it. Have a fabulous Saturday!

16 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

The work and time were totally worth it! I love the focal point of this card. The lace just brings it home!

LindaH said...

this was soooooo worth the effort. i used to do that cracked glass technique ALL THE TIME! it's been a while but now seeing yours, i think i gotta so it again soon.

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just beautiful, Shannan! Love the effect of your cracked glass image!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You pulled out the big dogs -- cracked glass?! Fabulous! :)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Amy Sheffer said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I absolutely LOVE this!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE the cracked glass, your sewing, and your wonderful distressing Shannan!! What a vintage beauty!!

Shannon said...

This is fabulous!!! I love that effect with the Bella image. Beautiful card!!

Kristina said...

Ah, but all that hard work paid off! The card looks gorgeous, and has an almost "country" feel to it. I think I need to go have a picnic in a meadow now... lol The lace with the weaved ribbon looks so pretty!

Pam Speidel said...

Shannan, this is beautiful and has such a sweet homespun look! Enjoy your weekend!

nelia said...

Oh so pretty! I love the cracked glass...and the grass...and the colors...and the lace..and LOL!

Very lovley!

Joan B said...

love this card. it was worth the time! the cracked glass gets me every time!!!

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love all the little details and the cracked glass effect. TFS

tiffguam said...

This card was well worth all the work! It's GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Great job with the sketch, Shannan -- thanks so much for playing! Gorgeous card!

paulabella said...

This is beautiful Shannan...oh, my, I am not very good with the cracked glass and I LOVE that stamp!

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