Saturday 14 February 2015

Create with Connie and Mary 342

Yesterday, I got myself into a bit of a shabby chic mode after helping my daughter with her request for a "dark Valentine" card and then spotting a colour challenge at ColourQ that inspired me to move onto the dark side myself. Seems that this shabby chic mode continues today in this challenge for Create with Connie and Mary.

The lacy panel is black I Love Lace stamped onto Sahara Sand and gently distressed with black ink. The Sahara Sand leaves, cut with a now retired leaf sizzlit, have also been distressed. They were quite fiddly to do and in the end, I used a cotton bud to do it. They are not tightly glued down, only dotted in places, to give more sense of depth and movement. All other cut edges have been coloured a black stamp'n'write marker to give better definition and to tie the elements together more. The top three layers of the flower have been gently curled up and those layers have been popped up on dimensionals from the bottom Hello Honey layer to give more depth. The black and Hello Honey "thanks" have been slightly offset to create a shadow.

Card: Black, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand, white scraps for the two large flowers.
Stamps: I Love Lace, Flower Shoppe, Petite Petals
Ink: Black, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand
Other: Hello You thinlits, Leaf sizzlit, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Hello Honey ribbon, Brad base and black candy dot, dimensionals, sponge, black marker pen


  1. So many pretty details on your lovely card!! Love how you layered the black under the honey Thanks and the lace behind the flowers is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week!

  2. Wow! Stunning! I love the detail of the black edges and distressing! Everything just pops! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Oh how pretty! That lace background is so pretty! I like how you layered the two thanks to create the shadow a pretty final touch. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. LOVE it...that lace background is awesome! Beautiful details on here! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I love how you stamped the lace background in black over Sahara Sand. So pretty and you did a great job with the shabby chic! Thanks for playing our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  6. What a stunning card!! I love the lace background with the bold flower, so amazing! Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!