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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

'Violettes' All Occasion Card for Frilly and Funkie!


A heartfelt welcome to my fellow crafting enthusiasts! I hope that all is sunny and lovely in your life on this beautiful day. It's Wednesday, and that means we're announcing the start of a brand new challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Blog!

For the next two weeks my amazing teammate, Pamellia, will be hosting our 'Stamps Be Gone' challenge. Her guidelines are as follows: How would you decorate your project if you didn't own any stamps? Embossing folders, stencils, or perhaps a little hand doodling? Well, let's put it to the test for this challenge. Other than a small sentiment, I would ask that you use no stamps at all on your vintage or shabby chic creations.  

For full challenge details and exciting prize information simply click on the blog link above. 


I followed directions to the letter and did absolutely NO stamping with this card. My focal point is a vintage image purchased from the Iralamija Etsy Shop. It blended perfectly with Maja Design's Fika paper collection. 


I measured, cut, and distressed my papers, using a sewing machine to stitch together the base for my card and three mats. There are lots of layers here! The mats and focal image are popped up with foam adhesive to add dimension. 



I created a floral spray to compliment the focal image. The white Prima flowers are tinted with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains (which work wonders!) and dusted with gesso. I still have a little purple distress stain under my finger nails!    



Everything is tied together with some jute cord for a bit of rustic charm. You'll also find a few Ranger Liquid Pearls in the corners ~ my final touch.  


I'm so happy you stopped by to visit! Your kind words and comments warm my heart and brighten my day more than words can express. I send wishes your way for all things good and wonderful!

Hugs, 



20 comments:

  1. Another real treasure from you Nancy. I always adore your floral bouquets. Jenny x

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  2. Goodness gracious sakes alive! I do love all this layers -Beautifully made. Can I steal your layering idea? I do not want to do a beautiful card as you have made but an eeeky, haunting Halloween card!
    Thanks,
    Sandy xx

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  3. Oh my! This really is stun - ning! What lovely layers you have created! Chrisx

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  4. So very beautiful, just exquisite.

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  5. So very beautiful, just exquisite.

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  6. Beautiful - just adore the layers and image xxx

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  7. Stunning card Nancy, fab details and your flowers are divine.
    Julie x

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  8. Such a beautiful card love all the layers and the floral arrangement lots of detail .

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  9. Your card took my breath away Nancy, just beautiful , x

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  10. Beautiful card Nancy, your flowers are gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  11. Just stunning Nancy! Yes it took my breath away too x

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  12. My Goodness, Nancy! This card is just stunning, and as Jennie says above, it took my breath away! Your stitching is flawless and your layering is mouth watering! Beautiful!

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  13. My Goodness, Nancy! This card is just stunning, and as Jennie says above, it took my breath away! Your stitching is flawless and your layering is mouth watering! Beautiful!

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  14. Oh....so lovely! Every stunning vintage detail just sings in this glorious card. You thought of everything...right down to that rustic bow. Thanks for the tip on using Distress Spray to color flowers...I will remember that!

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  15. Absolutely stunning - the papers are wonderful to start with, and your composition of the shabby layers, the flowers and the twine, is perfection.
    Alison xx

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  16. Gorgeous, love the harmonious colors and all the layers, a great background for the beautiful image.Many thanks!

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  17. Very pretty with all the wonderful layers and your gorgeous flowers. I always love when you add twine to your creations to tie everything together.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  18. This is my favorite project in the lineup and I am in awe of your layering and color choosing. You worked these colors so beautifully and every detail in this card turned out perfectly! Well done!!! (And GO TIGERS!) ;0

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