Friday, July 19, 2013

A Little Romance

Good morning and happy Friday to you all!  I am so happy that I got to "play" a bit in my craft room.  For one night I didn't do any DT projects, and it just felt good to just goof around and experiment a bit.  This week I saw the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger and knew I had to play along.
It is totally up my alley.
Lace. Soft pastels. Vintage. Love it.
When I first looked at the photo, my initial reaction was that it was entirely a cream color....but closer study showed that there was this soft blue and peach color.  I decided to incorporate those into my color palate. 
I loved the lacy look of this blouse and used 3 layers of lace to "ground" my flowers around the bottom of my frame.  I used a glassine bag as my backdrop to soften the entire card a bit. 
I kept the sentiment soft and embossed it in white.  I incorporated a doily behind the flowers. And flowers? I used lots of flowers!  I didn't want them to look too heavy, so I used creams and added a few vellum flowers that were cut using a Spellbinder's die. I added a few feathers, acrylic accent pieces, vellum leaves, and flower stamens I bought in the bridal department at Michaels. 
I popped the frame up a bit using dimensional foam circles.  As a finishing touch, a few pale pink sequins were scattered here and there. 
I have lots on the agenda today and will be playing chauffeur to my kids.  
Storms are supposed to roll in tonight to bring in cooler air.
I'm not a fan of storms, but cooler air would be welcomed! 
I am thinking I may do a giveaway this weekend, since I haven't done one in awhile.....so if you get a free moment, please come back to visit! ;)
Have a great weekend!

23 comments:

Kara said...

Ooooo. Beautiful!!

MichelleZ said...

So pretty!
I love the way you group your embellishments. They're always exquisite.

Carole said...

Love this one Michele, gorgeous choice of colors.

Melissa said...

So pretty! This challenge is perfect for your style :)

Chris Gualazzi said...

So lovely!

snappy scrappy said...

This is so beautiful!!!

artful-notions said...

I want this card! It hits every vintage lacy bone in my body! Just perfection!

EllenaElizabeth said...

TOTALLY pretty Michele. I love your work!

Tina said...

This is stunning! So soft and romantic! I love it!

Stephanie said...

This is just too gorgeous. I must try vellum flowers.

Linda H said...

What a beautiful card!

Heather Maria said...

Oh wow this is absolutely stunning and such a wonderful take on the Trigger photo!

Ang said...

Just gorgeous! Love the frame.
Ang

Larissa Heskett said...

This is SO Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! I love the different textures of the flowers and that gorgeous sentiment!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the soft tones.. Love your layers, Love the romantic style...... just BEAUTIFUL in all!

Chris D. said...

Oooh! This is beautiful!

lostinpaper said...

Jaw droppingly amazing!

Tracey Wilson said...

this is very beautiful! anyone would be lucky to receive this card!

Cath said...

Hey Michele! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Sharon W. said...

Michelle,
this is so gorgeous! I love the soft delicate look, and your great attention to detail! very pretty! and glad to hear that you got a chance to just play in and with your craft supplies.
TFS, and stay safe. hugs, sharon w.

Cheryl Cain said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!

Cheryl Cain said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!