Sunday, 10 May 2009

Thank you challenge

It's Sunday which means time for a new challenge over at Stamp With Us!

This week it's a theme challenge, and 'Thanks' is the theme. The design team have come up with some cards for the challenge, here's mine:

Another Z-fold card, using the Close as a Memory set. I stamped the En Francais backgrounder in Sage Shadow ink on Sage Shadow cardstock, then sponged the edges.

All the edges of the Very Vanilla and Kraft card were also sponged with Antique Linen distress ink. To achieve a slightly shabby look you can't go wrong with a some distress ink, buttons and lace!

Here's the fold:

I used markers to colour the image, and added adhesive pearls to the flower centres.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you're enjoying the sunshine!!

Kate x


Stamps - Close as a Memory/En Francias backgrounder/Sincere Salutations
Ink - Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow markers/Antique Linen Distress Ink
Card - Very Vanilla/Kraft/Sage Shadow
Other - Oval Nestabilites/ Crafter's Tool Kit/cream buttons/linen thread/adhesive pearls/lace/sponges


Aimes said...

You're so right: you can't go wrong with distress ink, buttons and lace for shabby chic!
Love the card fold, the colors, the embellishments - very very shabby chic!
Sunshine is yet to reach me yet today :o( Oh well a good excuse to get stampin' LOL!

Steph said...

Really gorgeous - I love it. x

curlywhiskersandtwitchingnoses said...

Beautiful card Kate. Love these colours-never used them yet so must try. Very pretty indeed.

KimB said...

Hi Kate,

lovely card! Very CHIC wiht just a touch of shabby - with the gorgeous piercing detail and those little pearls. Love the buttons and lace too - just the perfect touch.
Love Kim

Jo said... the colours Kate. Beautiful, beautiful.


Jenny said...

I need to get myself some distress ink me think! LOL
Love the card Kate! {Hugs}

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and your ideas, they are really lovely,
I have left a little something for you on my blog.

My Little Space said...

Kate this is stunning!


yvonne said...

Such a beautiful card. The colours are stunning.

chelemom said...

This is gorgeously shabby!!!

Alex said...

Love this z fold card with the sage shadow colour and background stamp.

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

simplyfairies said...

A gorgeous creation Kate....

Saxo Stamper said...

Delicious Kate - just lovely.

K x