Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Hi, would like to share another "just because" cards today.  Dreams are good ....and this beautiful lady from Lost Coast Designs looks as though she is dreaming!
The tent card is 8x8 in size and has been covered with Craftworks Shabby Chic Papers, I added the border on the bottom using white acrylic paint on a Debbie Moore stamp.
The lady is stamped in Versafine Sepia and water coloured with Dusty Concord distress inks.  Her wings are decoupaged and highlights of white acrylic paint added.

The chipboard letters "dream" started off white.  I sanded these down and then added distress inks, Dusty Concord and and Walnut Stain to make them look "shabby".  You can see the acrylic paint stamping hopefully here.
 The middle layer has been inked with distress inks, Dusty Concord and Antique Linen and again overstamped with white acrylic paint.  The corrugated cardboard has the top layer removed - I deliberately left rough bits on.  Lilac and white acrylic paint was swooshed over.
The butterfly is a Eline Huis stamp from Marianne Design and this too has been layered three time with each layer being painted with distress inks watered down.  Pearls added.
I would like to enter the following challenges with my "dream" card. 

Brenda has set a brillant theme this fortnight (my fave style)

There are four layers on my card not counting the embellishments so I think it will be okay!

I love butterflies even though they have a relatively short life span they are free to flutter wherever they wish, making the most of their time!!!

Many thanks for stopping by!  Suzanne ~x~


The Sparkly Fairy said...

A beautiful and serene looking card x

Aquarius said...

Certainly lots of beautiful details on this card and such an effective shabby chic look overall. Great to see so many detailed pictures.

Marjie Kemper said...

There's something magical about this card... love all the layers and that soft shabby chic look.

Kristin said...

WOW this is beautiful! I love the butterfly wings on the woman - so lovely and the colors are a wonderful complement to the image. SOft and wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week at the OCC, we love havin' you!

Daniele said...

what a stunning card, so pretty

Frances said...

Love the soft colors that you used on this pretty card with that lovely image. Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, hugs, Frances.

Céline said...

really gorgeous love the combo
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

hazel said...

This is such a lovely card.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

It completely agree with told all above.

Maria said...

This is lovely, the lilac is gorgeous, and it has a real softness to it. It's beautiful Suzanne.

Maria x

Winnie said...

Lovely lovely card, love that stamp you have used love the colors too thank you for joining our challenge at SSC this week

Hugs Winnie

Sara Jansen said...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. Love the subject matter, the colors, and your technique. Great card.

Sharon said...

what a pretty card. I love the colors that you used!
thank you for playing with us @ OCC

Kim x said...

This is beautiful, I love your colour choice.
Thanks for joining us for our Shabby Chic / Distressed challenge over at The Stampman.
hugs Kimx

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous Card! I love it! Thanks for joining in at OCC.

Angela Weimer said...

Such a beautiful card. So soft and definitely Shabby Chic style. Love it. Thanks for joining us in the stamp Man Shabby Chic/Distressed challenge and have a great day. Angela

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