Tuesday, 6 May 2014

A Little on the Shabby Side #2

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog, so pleased to have you here.
Well, I am back again to show the second of my little Shabby Cards.  Don't think I mentioned this in my last post, but this is my favourite of the two.  Once again I've used Pion's Flower Frame Papers and of course I've just ripped and torn and curled them as I did on my previous card.
As you can see the composition is quite different from the previous card but it is still only a fairly basic card and yet the tearing and curling of the papers make it look just that little bit more special.  
A mix of flowers with some added stamens and a gem spray.  The small blue rose was originally white, but I felt the cluster needed a little extra splash of colour so I used some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink mixed with water and painted it blue.  I also added a little of the colour to the grey flower as well just to give it some extra shading.
Here is a better view of the blue rose.  The colour turned out a little uneven but I think that also adds to the interest.  The two flower clusters are basically the same.  
As in the first card, this one was also simply lined with strips of the same papers.
The mesh underneath the layers was actually a flower meant to be made into a Fascinator.  I'm not sure what it is made of but it feels a bit like straw although it is quite flexible.  I simply pulled it apart and ended up with lots of bits of mesh to use for texture.  The belly band is made up of paper with some gauze stretched over the top and then tied up with some twine.
I am really happy with the way these two cards turned out but this one is definitely my favourite!!  Hope you like it too!!

Thank you once again for visiting  and I would love it if you could leave a little note to let me know what you think of my shabby little cards.  I treasure each and every comment made and really appreciate you taking the time.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.  Please take care and God Bless
oxox Marg


  1. so sooooooooo beautiful. loving the softly stunning tones and the layering of blooms and fabric ... love love love x

  2. Stunning Marg! Love the 'belly band'' and you've worked magic with the flowers and paper.

  3. Definitely loving the more organic look here!! Tearing is one of my favourite things to do too!

  4. A beautiful card Margaret. I love the touch of muslin which works so well with the papers. Jenny x

  5. I absolutely love this one. My fave colours and my fave papers. The muslin is just gorgeous. You inspire me so much when I come here.


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