Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Waltz with the MOUSE in Shabby Chic Style

The Waltzingmouse Stamps Waltz for August theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic.

Here's my take on Shabby Chic/Vintage!
Here you will find a link to the blog and a description of V/SC.
The lace edging is old, like at least 20 years old....helps to save some things.
In two places I added glue and some Milled Lavender distressing powder.
It looks great IRL!
The floral image is from WMS Afternoon Tea Sentiments and is double layered.
For a little different card style, I chose to do a tunnel card, with a twist.
I made the sentimental panel to slide in behind the oval frame, so that it could be seen more clearly. I stamped on the teapot and then heat embossed the sentiment in a dark brown. MS punch was used for the wee flowers and I punched them from a dp that had printed words and a solid green. The eyelet border punch was used on the edges and not completely to the ends. On the right side a CB embossing folder, "Textile" was used just on the one side and then sanded off.
Trying to keep this short,so
Thanks for coming by!

Here's a link to the forum. Then get yourself to the August Waltz and you can see all the other Vintage/Shabby Chic creations and even try for a prize. If you are not registered and want to look you will have to sign up, but it only takes a moment.
RX
STAMPS: WMS Afternoon Tea and Sentiments
PAPER: DCWV, Pale Plum 
INK: Distress Inks-Tea Dye, Old Paper, Black Soot
TOOLS: CB with SU EF and Spellbinders, MS flower punch, SU border punch, sanding file
INCIDENTALS: Old lace

22 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I've never made a tunnel card before, looks like fun.

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I've never seen this type of card before, fun!

Julia Aston said...

A stunning card Joanne! love the fold on this!

cbuswell said...

Great card, pretty.

anya said...

Beautiful, Joanne! The pansies were a perfect choice for this!

Latisha said...

Oh it looks like I need that sentiment set! Great use of the CB folder too!

Chrissie said...

Beautiful distressing and it really did pay off to save that lace - it's perfect!

Heidi said...

Wow you've been busy! Both cards are really pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Joanne! Love your color combo! Great way to showcase that wonderful sentiment & those lil' pansies look fabulous :)

Laurie Marmon said...

A great take on the vintage/shabby look! Love it!

Helen said...

Fab card Joanne, I must have a go at a 'tunnel' card. The pansies and lace look so pretty together and the CB folder you used and then sanded off is so effective. Very inspiring x

Janet said...

Very nice!

Belinda said...

Love your inking on the embossing and the fabulous lace! And the tunnel card is lovely as well!

Cammie said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for explaining the process. That snippet of lace is perfect for this challenge.

Ren-Yi said...

joanne - this little darling card is just bursting inside and outside. Outside so subtle and calm and inside bursting with color and fun and a great great sentiment. love your creation.

Kelly S. said...

Oh love the embossing and those little pansies! The inside is gorgeous with that rich background and the sweet sentiment. Beautiful waltz card, Joanne!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Very cool card. The colors are so warm and inviting -- that fold is really neat! I like the lace trim on the front as well...beautiful

Charmaine Stack said...

Joanne, what a great way to showcase that quote! I like the teal green and all your wee embellishments. Vintage loveliness.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Two beautiful cards- I love both of them- the teal one is spectacular- love the color and the way you did the sentiment! TFS

Tracey said...

wow! This is stunning Joanne - I love it :)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! I love the tunnel card! The colors are so rich.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Beautifully done Joanne!

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