Sunday, April 3, 2011

MFTGUESTDT0411 Oh baby!!!

Oh baby.... I'm channelling my inner Amy Sheffer aka Pickletree for this shabby chic card.  Amy has been a long time inspiration of mine so when I saw this month's guest designer challenge at My Favorite Things, I knew if I could channel Amy, then I could do shabby chic.  It's not my normal style but wow..... I loved it!!! I must admit, I slaved over this card for one too many hours though....  My inspiration for my card came from the new Basic Grey DP "Hello Luscious" and the My Mind's Eye Stella Rose (I took three of the four papers from the various lines in Stella Rose).  I've had the a la Mode "Oh Baby" since shortly after came out but with my schedule this is the first opportunity I've had to use it.  I think it's a fabulous  go to stamp for a baby shower or for a person newly pregnant.  I watercolored the image with my Tombow Markers and then added a bit of white gel pin for highlighting.  Each layer of DP and cardstock was distressed and then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake and Close to Cocoa inks.  I had the most fun with all of the embellishments: some crinkly ribbon, rhinestone swirls, button, linen thread, pebbles and crocheted lace... Love it!!!

Another source of inspiration for me is the amazing Jeanie Whitmer aka "the spotted chick" who also loves Kraft cardstock so I'm also entering this into her "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge.  Thanks Jeanie!!!
Thank you for dropping by today!!! Hugs!!!


The Spotted Chick said...

Oh Angela, YOU inspire me!!! Thank you for your sweet comments and for the shout out too! You're the BEST! I LOVE the shabby chic look of the distressed edges and the crocheted lace peeking out from the bottom. Oooh la la!! And how can one resist those MFT girls? Ahhhh.... Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!!