Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Week #4

 
I'm so glad I finally got to play in The Shabby Tea Room's challenge this week, because it involves one of my very favorite color schemes - whites and creams.  The challenge for Week #4 is "Embrace the White" - to create a card or project using mainly white or cream and one other subtle color.  This lovely inspiration photo was the jumping off point.  For my card, I knew I wanted to use lots of vintage goodies, so I started out using some vintage sheet music that I received as a RAK from Louise at Kard Krazy some time ago, layered onto a panel of my "subtle color" (blue).  Next came some gathered and aged crepe paper.  My butterfly is from Tattered Angels, shabbied up with some distress ink and prettied with some clear glass glitter.  I used some white hydrangea blooms off of a big box store stem, centered with a Basic Grey brad.

The teeny tiny sentiment is from the Botanical Bliss set by Cornish Heritage Farms.  I love that their ATC line (All Things Considered) has these lovely small-scale sentiments - perfect for a tiny tag.  Some vintage lace "antennae" and three vintage mother of pearl buttons finish it off.  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, with some time to play!

31 comments:

Meredith said...

This is so beautiful! Love the use of the sheet music!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! That's gorgeous! I just love that little "come Fly away" sentiment! Just perfect!

Debbie said...

GORGEOUS!!! You do 'white' wonderfully! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room again this week, Jean! I hope you can come back on Monday to give our next challenge a try too :)

LeAnne said...

Gosh, this is beautiful....that CHF set is SO pretty---I wish I could have them all!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

You put the music paper to good use, Jean. This is just stunning....I love that white vintage/shabby look so much!

Shar said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Jean! So very beautiful!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful piece of art! I really like that you used blue as your alternate color. That butterfly is fabulous and looks beautiful set upon the lace. Very inspiring piece you have created here!

PapierGirl said...

Beautiful card! I love every little detail! :)

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty and feminine! Love the glitter, crepe paper, lace, and sheet music. Lots of goodies here. :)

Terri Gordon said...

Your art is just beautiful. I love the cream on cream. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful creation all your wonderful layers and elements so much depth and beauty.

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Love your fantastic tonsur ton creation and the musicpaper background. Very lovely artwork.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

OMG! Your card is gorgeous! Love that butterfly with all the 'sugar' on it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a message regarding my Vintage Mother's Day card.

Crafty Dawn said...

I have had this on my todio list all week but won't have time now. This is so yummy jean not kidding either its so lush an so many details, Love the ruffle ribbon and what you have done to the butterfly is just so yum and not to white in your face it's just lovely.

Love Dawn xx

Crafty Dawn said...

Hi Jean this is wonderful not too white in your face so many lovely little focal points love the ruffles & Butter fly

Love Dawn xx

Audrey Pettit said...

This is gorgeous, Jean! Stunning! Love everything about it! Congrats on making honorable mention at The Shabby Tea Room, and thanks for playing along with us.

Katy said...

Wow, just beautiful. So pretty and feminine.

Linda Robinson said...

All I can say is WOW! Just Georgous. I think you nailed this challenge!

carole~ish said...

absolutely lovely in every way. all of the details here are just perfect!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Jean you just Rock these challenges, maybe I'll try and join in too, It looks so fun

Diane said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the vintage look of it......all of it is "yummy"!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oh SO lovely, great close up views too, thank you!
oxo

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkly butterfly and the flower with the tiny tag is gorgeous!

Studio Sylvia said...

A gorgeous composition Jean. Lovely.

the gypsy magpie said...

Oh gosh- I love this card. It's soft and feminine and oh so pretty. It's the perfect combination of softness and vintage appeal. Beautiful!

stampdiva said...

Breathtaking! Lynne M x

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

ohhhhhhhhh goodness, stunning work! You have captured such an amazing feeling here. A really difficult theme for me proves to be one of your most natural.

Debby said...

Oh my! This is stunning. I love that you take any element and make it your own. Amazing.

Fiona Whitehead said...

This is just so beautiful - if I could make something as pretty as this I would be so happy

Holly said...

Oh MY! This is shabby chic at its best. Absolutely stunning, Jean! That chunky glittered butterfly is just awesome!

Vicky said...

I really love what you made here, that butterfly looks stunning, I have some of those and the glass glitter, hope you won't mind if I have a try, I will give you total credit for the idea if it makes my blog

Stunning creation, I just adore it
x
Vicky