Thursday, April 23, 2015

Roses and Pearls

I got a little grungy with this weeks challenge - to use Pearls.

 On the top layer I sponged on Antique Linen thru the Weave stencil first, then added some texture paste. Once dry, I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I added some flicked on drops of color for interest.
 For the burlap, I painted it with Gesso and then sponged on Picked Raspberry. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the raised textured pasted areas and to the burlap. I had to add just a pinch of Raspberry to the edges of the card and added a bow.

Here is the link to the SweetStamps challenge blog where my card is posted with links to all of the products I used from the store.

Crafters Cafe- Ribbon
Penny's Paper Crafty- Use Spooled Items
Simon Says Stamp- Make your own Background
WordArt Wednesday- AG /Family Friendly
Die Cutting Divas- Die Cut + Something from the Garden
Outlawz Color Challenge- Pink/White/Green (leaves)
Craft-Dee-Bow Z- AG
Dream Valley- Craft
Kraft Journal- AG- Girlfriend

Be sure to check out the HUGE Blowout sale in the store now:

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Hi Shelly. what an lovely card and like your technique . Very pretty stamp. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope you will come back soon. Jennifer DT member

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shelly, love your take on grungy :-). Beautiful card.

Unknown said...

I'm a huge fan of grunge and shabby and this is beautiful. Love all the pearls you added for a pretty delicate and elegant touch.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

L-U-R-V-E this Shelley well doe n.. love the textures gotta get my paste out again!! Shaz in Oz.x

Zella said...

Shelly, I love that you created your own backgrounds....I never do that and am going to have to give it a whirl. Thanks for sharing your instructions..... :) Beautiful card!!

Donna K said...

Grungy and FABulous! That stamp is so pretty and I love how you used the stencil on this design. Great texture and so lovely!

Pamellia said...

Fabulous card Shelly! Love what you did with that weave stencil and the burlap butterfly is such a great touch! hugs :)

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the texture and the pretty image!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular card, Shelly! Love how you used the pearls on the butterfly. Deliciously shabby design. :-D

trisha too said...

What a pretty card, Shelly!

Okay, I know I had your address at one time, but please e-mail me at trisha2too at hotmail dot com

I'll get those envies of goodies out eventually!


Lynn McAuley said...

Your beautiful designs always remind me that I don't spend near enough time on the backgrounds. I love this gorgeous design with your long-stemmed roses! Such a fabulous card, Shelly!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Shelly!! I love all of the textures and that beautiful burlap butterfly!
Hugs, Tammy

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Teresa Kline said...

hello Shelly! super sweet card, fabulous design! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Shelly! Love that textured background and the image is so pretty! What an amazing card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stef H said...

this is gorgeous. you are QUEEN OF BACKGROUNDS in my book. a little chilly, but nice. hope you're enjoying the weather.

hugs :)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Love the use of the stencil. The flicks of colour do indeed add interest. All around gorgeous card!

MaryH said...

Shelly, this is so lovely & fresh with the pinks & khaki color theme. Love the texture and the way you colored this top layer. Very effective with this gentle group of pretty flowers. I see that it's 'grunge' themed, but it's such a beautiful grunge! The 2 colors are striking used together, with the texture of that velvet-y look to your ribbon. TFS & Happy Wkend.

Kathryn said...

What a beautiful card! Love it! said...

I've never tried texture paste but I will now. Great looking card!

Desire Fourie said...

Shelley this beautifully coloured and designed. Loving the pink and kraft.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Terry said...

Oh I love that weaved stencil and how you used it! Fantastic background and gorgeous all the way around! You know I love the grunge!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is SO cute, Shelly. Thanks a bunch for sharing it in our challenge this week. We're always so grateful to have you play along with us. Please stop by again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your work, as I quite enjoy it.
The Kraft Journal

P.S. I welcome you to share with us in the challenges at Word Art Wednesday. Always Anything Goes (Family Friendly) There are always great prizes, and free scripture file each week (if you want it). It would be a blessing to have you share your talents with us there, as well.

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,love all your ink work and that embossed background is perfect
Thanks for joining us at Craf-Dee bowZ and good luck in the challenges
Tracey x

MagsB said...

What a fab grungy card, Shelly! The embossed background is great, I love the contrast with the delicate flowers! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

*Vicki* said...

Great idea to use the weave stencil for the background like this!! The grundy looks stunning Shelly!! Love it!! HUGS

Unknown said...

Love the texture and the stencil used on the project.

Ginny Maxam said...

Sweet CArd Shelly! I hope you win one of the challenges!
Ginny M

Penny said...

So beautiful, Shelly! Love the colors and textures you gave this! Very pretty design, image, coloring, and embellies! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Shelly! Again, I'd like to personally thank you for sharing this darling card in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday AND The Kraft Journal this week. I am SO very grateful, and really enjoy your art.

I have a couple of questions for you, and I'm wondering if you would mind emailing me. I can be reached at Karen (dot) mycuprunnethover (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks so much, and thanks again for sharing your talents with us.