I'm still bitten by the Vintage/ Shabby Chic bug thanks again to Saumya at Swap Central for this post. It sort of opened my eyes to different styles of vintage being not just beiges and browns. At the same time I am in LOVE with the challenges over at the Shabby Tea Room. This week is another picture inspiration and we are required to use not just the colors but also the theme of the picture to create our project. So here's my creation.
The photo inspiration is at the bottom of this post and it's a picture of what I think is a blue garden bench filled with flowers - lovely spring flowers. So I've created a garden swing - which actually SWINGS! How cool is that. I created an oval frame window on the cover of the card from where my swing would hang. I used a piece of wood for the swing and colored it blue with Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I glued a couple of tiny roses on it before hooking it on to a silver chain which I attached to the top of the frame. Here's a close up of the swing from front and side views.
I used some gorgeous pink lace for the border of the card and added a rim of pink pearls to add to the Vintage effect. A soft lavender organza bow completed the shabby chic look. For the inside panel I used some floral pattern paper to compliment the color scheme. Here a look at the card when it is closed.
Oh my God... I just love love love how it turned out. You know how you conceive a card and then you try to follow through on your idea and most often it just collapses and you end up making something else? This time it turned out exactly as I imagined it... so I am so so so so happy! Here is the inspiration photo from the Shabby Tea Room #161 - Shabby Spring
Thanks so much for dropping by. Would love to hear your comments on my card. If you would like to know the supplies used on this or any of my projects, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also linking to:
Crafters Corner 7 - Bingo (I have used everything on the grid except for stamping)
Simon Says Stamp - April Showers or Spring Flowers
Fab n Funky Challenges 166 - Spring Colors
Crafts and Me Challenge 128 - Lace and Pearls