The Shabby Tea Room put up a challenge on Monday. It’s about ‘Beautiful Roses’ in an exquisitely delicate pallette so I couldn’t resist. I love shabby chic and I loved working on this project! You can visit The Shabby Tea Room here. Their beautiful inspiration is this image…
Because I have difficulty getting photos that I’m happy with when I shoot these very pale, gentle colors, I composed a card with a bit more saturated color than this. When I learn how to use my new DSLR, I hope I will be better able to represent my softer projects. I’m still loving this card though! So much of what I’ve been working on lately is more ‘clean lined’ and my heart is shabby chic and very feminine.
I began with a digital postcard from ‘Iralamijashop’ on Etsy, die cut a sheet from the ‘Butterfly Garden’ collection of 6 x 6″ pages from Pink Paislee with the ‘Fleur de Lis Rectangles’ from Spellbinders. I wanted a slightly stronger aqua to the paper, so I air brushed the patterned paper with my Copic #BG00. It worked so well and is easy to do. The doily is die cut from Papertrey Inks’ ‘Parisisian Doily’ die. There is a pink and white striped tag from Melissa Frances’ ‘5th Avenue Sticker Book’. The birthday sentiment is from ‘Birthday Basics’, also from PTI.
I used a scrap of tea dyed cheesecloth. I love the irregular texture and ragged edges. The roses are a combination of ones I made and some from Prima. The leaves are velvety and from Prima.
I couldn’t resist adding an aqua tulle bow under the rose at the top. There are also bits of the fillagree die edge (from Papertrey Ink) in pink, tucked in here and there.
Thank you Shabby Tea Room for such a sweet challenge. Lastly, I thought I would share some roses from our garden. While it’s a long story, my husband and I met, in part, because of David Austin roses. A few years ago, for our anniversary, he gave me 5 exquisite David Austin rose bushes. They’re truly magnificent. This one is called,’Septered Isle’. It makes me swoon (now there’s a shabby chic/vintage word)!
Hope you have wonderful weather where you are and that you get to enjoy something blooming!