Sunday, October 21, 2012

Shabby Elegance

I love how the creative process works, when the place you begin takes you somewhere you did not expect to go.  I recently purchased the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Bell Jar die.  I was going to cut wood grain DP and acetate for the glass and place some yummy confection in the middle.  I had good results doing this with another project. Well, I got to thinking after I cut the base, could this be a table?  Well yes it could and here's where I ended up:

So you can see my table has a lace table cloth.  The picture does not show the sparkle Glimmer glaze I brushed onto the lace. The chairs were in my stash from a recent technique using Distress re-inkers and baby wipes..  I recently ordered the Glitz stickers which had all kinds of lovely "reserved" phrases.  I liked how they worked with the Luncheon theme.

Here is the inspiration photo behind this card:

I really love this photo from The Shabby Tea Room Rustic Elegance challenge, week #136.   

Here are a few close ups:

I layered the top panel of the card onto a piece of burlap.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Image that fits the quotation.

The Perfect Sentiment is celebrating its Anniversary with a group of four challenges. I am entering this card into the BINGO challenge , playing the middle row of Lace, glitter and a Die-Cut.

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  1. What an ingenious use of the die!! I love your design and embellishments...

    Amy :) at

  2. This is so pretty and I love all the details and embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown and I hope you'll come and join us next week!

    Susan, TT DT

  3. Lovely shabby card. The lace makes great emblishment!
    thanks for joining us at 365cards

  4. Love the lace on the table cloth and floral arrangement you created. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!