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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Beautiful summertime flowers

It's time for another new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week our topic is:  ANYTHING GOES. This challenge is a two week challenge with both Teams A and B participating together. If you haven't been over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog yet, please go on by and see all the cards that have been made by both teams for this ANYTHING GOES challenge.  I used this spring/summer image from The Paper Shelter named Tulips. This post is picture heavy and loaded with product information.


I love shabby chic and I had a wonderful time creating this card. I used my QuikCutz nested ovals as well as a Memory Box heart doily die. I used Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing powder along with Gesso white paint and pink Scribbles paint. This card is just chocked full of elements and I, seriously, loved making this. I've used many supplies that are more than 2 years old and if you have problems finding one or more of them if you are looking, I apologize.


This little image is colored with Copics and I tried to keep the embossing powder from flying around, but it didn't work out, so my sweetie has a bit of it all over her! Here's a close-up of the flower arrangement.


My flowers are from Wild Orchid, the Ribbon Girl and byThita. The stick pins and pearl/jewel in the middle of my bow are from the Ribbon Girl. The wood heart button, lace, silver charm flower basket and string of pearls are from my stash. In other words, I have no clue where I got them. One of my prize collector items is the vessel in the middle of the flowers that is glass with a metal top and bottom that can be pulled apart to open it and I filled it with clear iridescent beads and glitter.

 

Do you like the little piece of fence and the zipper?  The fence is from Hobby Lobby (bought 4 years ago in the section where miniatures are sold), and the zipper is by Prima. I got the zipper and the heart "love" paper clip from Live Love Craft. The butterfly is a die by Elisabeth Designs and I glued five small clear iridescent pearls on top of the body. The little pearl heart on the fence is from The Ribbon Girl and the pearl swirls are from Michael's. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Stempelglede. Here's the inside of my card:


This swirl along with the flowery looking swirl that's located over the fence and tied with a flower and a piece of embroidery thread are from the same package that I got from Michael's a couple of years ago when the cardboard die cuts first came out. I painted them with pink paint and used white gesso for the shabby chic style I love (and seldom make). Here's my top tip: I used pink Scribbles paint to make the dots on my swirl inside the card since my goal was to keep the inside as flat as possible so the card would fold nicely. I believe my sentiment is by Stampendous...I got it from Hobby Lobby on a wood block and quickly unmounted it and neglected to write the name on the back of the rubber. I used my little hand held Ranger Distress tool on all my papers.

 
Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter (which makes total sense since we are The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog).  And this challenge of ANYTHING GOES will go for two weeks--July 22 to August 4. Both Teams are on break for two weeks and we won't be leaving comments on any cards during our vacation. Remember, if you use an image from The Paper Shelter, the prize is a $30 voucher. If you use a different image and win, the prize is 3 images of your choice.
 
Since this is an ANYTHING GOES challenge, any card or project you make will be in the drawing. I hope that encourages you to enter the challenge and try to use an image from The Paper Shelter to win the big prize!
 
                                                                                        Hugs,
                                                          Gail

This card is entered in these challenges:
 
This is the photo inspiration for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.  I think my card could sit on this pretty picnic table just perfectly! 
 

67 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love all the lovely details and the colors are perfect. I also think it is funny that I am not the only one who uses "stash" as a synonym for "I don't know". Stash always makes me feel smarter. Yes...the transition into senility is going to be a smooth one.

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  2. Beautiful card. Very lovely details. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  3. Hi Gail, Wow your card is stunning, all the detailing is fabulous. I adore your shabby chic look and all the embellishments are just perfect to create a masterpiece . Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and we do hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member xx

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  4. This is absolutely stunning, I love it.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #01 and best of luck with your entry.
    Hope to see you join in our monthly DT Challenges and don't forget our Champion of Champions DT Challenge which will be held in March 2106 for all of the winners from World Wide Open Design Team Challenges for all categories throughout the year.
    Cheers
    Annette DT Leader

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  5. Stunning card Gail, beautifully embellished. A gorgeous shabby chic card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and we hope you will join us again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

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  6. Lovely card thank you for joining us at My Besties Uk hugs Sue xx

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  7. Oh my this card is just so gorgeous - the flowers the image the colouring all so special. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the coming draw. Annie xxx

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  8. oh wow Gail, this card is a real beauty
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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    1. Just my style this is fabulous spent ages looking at your stunning embellishments perfect Love adn hugs Carole x

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  9. Morning Gail, oh my I dont know what to say, your card is just stunning all those embellishments they really do make the card stand out, they are gorgeous, youve really done a wonderful job on this card design, and your colouring is beautifully done. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  10. Fabulously shabby chic! This is a dream card! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Lair Designs this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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  11. beautiful thanks for joining us at besties uk - Carol UK DT xx

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  12. Whew, this was a time consuming creation, and it shows - and shows beautifully !! Magnificent, Gail, and this is like an artist's canvas, that you can sit back and see more and more as your eye travels and takes it all in. You have a great memory when it comes to detailing your embellishments as to when and where you got them. Beautiful coloring - and even if the embossing wasn't to have gotten on the image, it ended up being just the right amount and touch to the vintage look. I can't begin to itemize all the things I noticed, right off the bat, but even more as you name them, or just keep perusing the card. This has GOT to be a winner in a number of the challenges you've enter -- GOOD LUCK and this card is a keeper, as I don't see how you can possibly part with it !!

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  13. Fabulous card! Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and good luck.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  14. Beautifully made - a dance of joy and sunshine!
    Sandy xx

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  15. Beautifully done, Gail, and I love all the embellishment details. Thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Aud Sentiments this fortnight. Good luck and come play again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

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  16. So beautiful with so many gorgeous elements. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

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  17. Gail, your card is gorgeous. Love all the embellishments and soft colors. Thank you for sharing your stunning card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Eret x

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining the World Wide Open DT challenge.
    Heather DT

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  19. Wow ! Gorgeous !Fabulous colouring !
    Love your embellissements!
    Thanks for joining us at Let's Craft and Create and Good Luck !
    MARYVONNE DT Member

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  20. beautiful card, love all the elements you have on it too. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Summer Break/ribbon challenge.

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  21. wow what a super stunning & detailed creation. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #36.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  22. Well, this is a most amazing creation. The more I look at it, the more I see. Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday! Brenda

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  23. Just gorgeous thank you for joining us at the world wide open DT challenge
    Michelle DT

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  24. Gorgeous card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT

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  25. Beautiful card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  26. WOW this card is gorgeous!!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I love every single detail about this card and I love shabby chic! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge! Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  27. Beautiful card I love all the flowers and embellishments. Really stunning make. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck.
    Rose DT x

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  28. Stunning card, Thank you for entering it for the Glitter n Sparkle Challenge blog x Lisa x

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  29. Absolutely fabulous. Love the colours. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. DT.

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  30. Just had to stop by again without my official hat on as your card is so pretty. I love the image and all the embellishments are perfect. Would love to see you enter this card in my Butter challenge which is for
    #35 Butterflies + T is for Talisman. (charm). hugs Mrs A.

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  31. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet for our "July Anything Goes" Challenge

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  32. absolutely amazing! love all the details.. flowers.. just wonderful!!
    xoxo

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  33. This is so gorgeous Thank you for joining us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Kevin xx

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  34. Stunning card! Amazing details! Thanks for joining us this week with the shabby tea room

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  35. So glad you decided to flutter by my challenge. Your card is Shabby Chic at its best!. Absolutely beautiful.So much to take in and keep finding new things to look at as I have just spotted the 'Love' hooked over the top. Hugs Mrs A.

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  36. Hi Gail, Just saw your wonderful Shabby Chic butterfly card over at the Butterfly challenge, and flew in for a closer look. So many lovely elements on this card, to make your great copic coloring shine forth. The addition of the tiny picket fence as an embellie worked great for a sweet little butterfly to perch upon and those floral bouquets are splendid too. I love the fragments - I keep trying to use those products, but mine never turn out very well. Enjoyed seeing your pretty card, and became your newest follower. Hope you'll have time to visit me too.

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  37. Absolutely stunning! I love all of your embellishments. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Tina
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

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  38. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  39. What a gorgeous sweet and beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the My Bestie World Wide D.T. Monthly Challenge Blog. Hugs Andrea D.T.

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  40. Wow this is just beautiful! Love all the beautiful details, so many! I think my favorite is the zipper, it is just so awesome! Thanks for your entry this week at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge!
    Guest Designer Rebecca!

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  41. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 103, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

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  42. Wow what a stunning creation. Can't get over all the beautiful ways you have decorated your card.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxx

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  43. Absolutely smashing! Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge! Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki DT

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  44. How beautiful! I just don't know how you ladies do it! I love all the layers and details. Thanks for sharing at Clear It Out's Summer Break and Ribbon challenge. Lisa DT

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  45. This looks amazing! Love all the added details. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  46. This is so gorgeous, I like the image and the colours, Thank you for joining in with us at My Besties UK Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

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  47. Such a detailed card and beautifully brought together, I especially like the zip! Thank you so much for joining us at Petal Lu xx

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  48. Absolutely stunning ,shabby chic at it's best love the beautifully coloured image,fabulous flower spray and fabulous zipper and fence embellishments
    Carol x

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  49. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
    Carol DT x

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  50. Fantastic card! I love all the detail and that image is adorable. Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create. Mary DT x

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  51. Fab card, great image & design!
    Glad you could join us for the challenge at Your ScrapBook Place, hope to see you come back soon!
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ YSBP~DT ~
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  52. Gail this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our FIRST challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  53. So, so gorgeous (inside & out) & packed full of the loveliest embellishments......truly beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

    I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
    You can find my candy here
    You can find my atc swap here

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  54. Very cute Card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Scrap!
    Hugs
    Cristina DT

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  55. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Louise DT x

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  56. Oh, my heart, Gail! This is precious, SO many sweet little touches, it makes my heart swoon. LOVELY! I am definitely a fan of your crafting style, and can't wait to see more. I'd also like to invite you to link up in our weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. It's always Anything Goes/Family Friendly and we offer awesome prizes. It would be a real treat to have you share your lovely art with us.

    Blessings,
    Karen, Blog Admin
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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  57. Stunning card Gail! Love this image. Your embellishments have made this card even more stunning! Love your style.

    I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren't already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  58. Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us in The Shabby Tea Room! The image is perfect for our challenge....she has the perfect flower garden to picnic in!

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  59. Wow love your card
    And thanks very much for joining us at Paradise of Stamps
    Cinderella
    Xx

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  60. This is stunning! Thanks for sharing your lovely card in Di's Digis "Hand Coloured Image" challenge. Hope to see you in our next challenge too, it's starting later today!!Donna ☺

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  61. Your embellie cluster is gorgeous. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room. i hope to see you play along again next week!

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  62. Wow! What amazing color and details! This is truly a beautiful piece of artwork! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Chic Challenge!

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  63. Soooo many details!!!! wow!!! my eyes are going crazy! Love this card!
    Thank you so much for taking part of the CAS-ualchic Challange

    Stay happy stay creative,
    ZOEY

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  64. I love this card! So cute, so amazing, very interesting details!

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  65. I can never get the embossing powder to stay put either. But your looks like it was designed that way and not the mess mine always seems to be! Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges!

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