Sunday, May 16, 2010

With Liberty & Justice For All


I am so honored to be the guest designer this week at The Shabby Tea Room, an outstanding challenge blog that was launched just ten weeks ago. If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you know I love shabby and vintage style paper crafting so The Shabby Tea Room became a place that I always enjoy visiting, and I do visit often. Every week, I try to play in their challenge and it's wonderful to be able to see all the beautiful entries. When I drop by, I know I am sure to see some serious eye candy and I have discovered blogs of some really talented shabby crafters. So when Debbie invited me to be the guest designer for this week, I jumped at the opportunity.

The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge and it's perfectly suited to our summer patriotic holidays that are coming up. Here's my shabby creation that was inspired by the photo. I started with a base of Night of Navy layered with Riding Hood Red and another layer of Night of Navy that I embossed with a Cuttlebug EF and sponged with Craft White ink. I cut three white and three red wavy stripes with my old Creative Memories wavy trimmer, distressed them and glued them to a backing piece. Then I sewed them together with a zigzag stitch to look like a waving flag. I ran a ruffle of red crepe paper along the bottom. The lovely country-style patriotic heart is a digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook and was colored with Copics. The "chipboard" stars started life as the white backing for an SU DP pack. I cut two each and glued them together for a chipboard like thickness, sponged the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and applied chunky glitter. I created the round sentiment seal on my computer and made it faux chipboard by cutting 4 more circles of cardstock and stacking and gluing them together. The seal says "With Liberty & Justice For All". It's mounted on a Cuttlebug diecut tag through which I ran the linen thread so it dangles from the button/ribbon embellishment.

So now you know everything there is to know about this card. But, of course, if you have any questions I am happy to share everything I do. Just leave me a comment or send me a private email. Be sure to stop by The Shabby Tea Room to see what the uber talented design team has to offer. Believe me, it's always a delightful experience!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comment you care to leave!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges entered:
Just Us Girls - Color challenge: Red, White & Blue
Stamp With Fun - Stripes
The Wildflower Patch - Ribbon, sparkle and dimension

28 comments:

DebraK said...

Oh, this is so gorgeous! So patriotic and colorful! FANTASTIC job!

Dani said...

What a lovely card!!!

Jaana said...

Great card! Great colours!

Julie said...

Shabbily gorgeous, Linda--love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Golly gosh this is great what amazing work you have done on this Linda I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Nicole said...

What a perfect card for this challenge! Love it! Perfect colors, layout and use of chipboard! Thanks for being a GD this week! :)

Cor* said...

This is so great. The stitching, the starts, the heart, it all fits together so nicely! Congrats on being the GD!

Chris said...

Perfect for the red, white, and blue!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is just gorgeous, Linda! So detailed, so beautiful. Love the ruffles. Love it all.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Wow Linda, the details on this card are really amazing. I just love the little ruffle at the bottom of your stripes. Great card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's an amazing card Linda! Love all the layering, using stars and stripes is my weakness, I am still thinking what am I going to do for this week challenge at TSTR, you just make it look so easy! Bravo!

Debbie said...

Simply STUNNING, Linda!!! What a wonderful take on this week's stars & stripes challenge in the Tea Room. Thanks so much for joining us this week as our GDT :)

Annika said...

How do you do that??? You have the coolest ideas and you layer so many things onto card and it all clicks together perfectly! If I did that, it would just be a horrible mess! lol
TFS
Hugs
Annika

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, I predict this card will win! :)

marsha said...

Linda,
I am so in love with this card! I love the vintage red, white and blue - so patriotic and gorgeous!

Hugs, Marsha

America said...

OMGoodness- I adore your style and this incredible beauty here!! WOW!! What an eye for details. :)

Isabella said...

This is such a beautiful card! Your layout is great and I love the little heart button. You are very skilled at combining images, paper and embellishments!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is beautiful. I love everything you have added to it. The wavy stripes and the crepe paper ruffle are fabulous. A very patriotic card!

Jen Shults said...

Wow this is so fun! I love all the elements and texture you have put into this card! Thanks for playing at the Wild Flower Patch!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week. You did a super job with this color palette. Great textures and patterns. We appreciate your participation and support.

Andrea said...

A very nice card - like it.
Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Many greetings and have an nice week
Andrea-Emmi41

Linda Robinson said...

This is fabulous, You make those color look so easy to use.. I think I would have a hard time with those colors. Like I said this look fab..

Lisa said...

Linda, gorgeous card! You really nailed the red white and blue theme! Isabella's image looks fab!

Stacy said...

Wow..fantastic card. Love all the layers and details..so shabby chic!!

Kelly said...

Linda, this card is amazing. I love the flag effect and especially love the crepe ruffles, how festive. Absolutely wonderful, and aren't you smart layering chipboard under your sentiment to make it look like chipboard embelly.

raindropecho said...

I....absolutely...love this. Wow. Love all the stars and that ribbon is to die for!

Nilla said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at SWF this week! Hugs Nilla

Cassie said...

go usa!!
great job!

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