Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I can't pull it off...AND a Happy Vintage Valentine!

Ahhhh, I have tried and tried to create beautiful distressed, shabby chic, vintage looking cards like the ones I drool and oogle over on the bloggernet everyday and I'm never fully satisfied with my finished product! (hence the title of this post..lol). Although this adorable PJ - Ella Two from By LORi Designs makes any card adorable, I feel like my card is unfinished or missing something. I absolutely love the distressed, vintage, rustic, looking cards and projects I see...I have all the necessary tools to create such things...you should see my stash. I do have my own style which leans to the heavy side of CAS. But I love trying new styles and I can pull it off on canvas, so I will just have to keep trying! Anyway, today's card features Ella Two from BLD! One of the January releases! She is so cute in her boots and I love her pretty little dress!

I tried to make the panel with the image on it look like an old vintage picture (in colour lol) and went to town with my copics and Tim Holtz distress inks and sponges. I used a fancy spellbinders die and some stampin up flowers and antique brad, found some cream lace trim and tried to piece it all together. I know, we are all our own worst critics, its hard stepping out of our comfort zone, but well worth it in the end!

Anyway, I thought I'd post a 'non-traditional' type of card for Valentines day! I hope you pop by the By LORi Designs Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you today! You won't be dissapointed!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. OH my word, this is fantastic! I think you pulled it off just beautifully - Shabby Chic is SO difficult for me too and I love how you brought your lovely CAS style into the Shabby Chic look. It's so unique and perfectly you!