Sunday, October 21, 2012

Rustic Elegance Secret Garden Card

Hi and happy Sunday! I have a little project to share today. I created this card for the Shabby Tea Room weekly challenge. The theme this week is rustic elegance. My Irish soul (whose advice I always take!) inspired me to take a journey inside a secluded garden. It is usually locked tight, but today the fairies have left us the key to the garden gate! We've arrived at the perfect moment, for we are just in time to glimpse some woodland nymphs as they watch over a spring nest.  I used soft hues of vintage pink, mint, and cream. The beautiful image I used as the base of my card was found on Pinterest, and is the amazing work of Astrid Maclean. I've included some additional detail photos below. I thank you for taking time to stop by my blog! You have made my day more special by visiting. May your day be filled with with everything wonderful! Hugs,

This was the photo inspiration for the week. The challenge was to use the colors from the photo as well as a rustic and elegant element. 


  1. Love all the romantic layers beneath the keyhole!! and the sweet image accented by the lock and key! So glad you could join us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

  2. Stunning ... oh my shabby goodness! This project is amazing! The layers and gorgeous -- thanks for sharing with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  3. So very stunning, Nancy! So many wonderful layers and textures...just beautiful! Congratulations on your challenge win at TSTR!

  4. Muito lindo, elegante, com camadas!!! Super merecido ser a winner!!! Parabéns!!!

  5. What a fantastic make, love it!! Thanks for linking back to my blog and I'll be checking out some of your other makes!

  6. No worries about your e-mail issues, Nancy, we do not contact winners – it is the winners who are supposed to contact us to claim their prizes!

    I’ll need your mailing address to ship out your prize package from Frost It Pink!

    You have also earned an invitation from the Shabby Girls to guest design with us … the next available week is 1/14/13. Let me know if you are interested!!

    I received both of your e-mails today, so you can reply to this blog comment via e-mail!


  7. Big congrats on your win at TSTR! Your project is stunning...well done!!!