Monday, April 16, 2012

Mojo 237...Mother's Day Wishes

Happy Monday! I'm starting off my day with a little Shabby/Mojo goodness today...having a sketch with a theme to follow really takes a lot of the guesswork out of card making, thankfully. It's not so often that I can just sit down with no purpose and whip something together. I've taken Mojo Monday's rather challenging sketch and added a bit of Shabby Tea Room to it:

I have to say that I was initially hung up on those four circles. I wanted to represent them without them looking like four circles and that's when I looked up (on the shelf) for some intervention and found my Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslits. I added some Zva Creative pearl/rhinestone flourishes, some pearls to dress up the butterflies and a sweet floral cluster that, in my mind, I imagine that they are being drawn to. (Improper English, but gets my point across :) I used Verve's new Purely Sentimental set for the Mother's Day sentiment.

The inspiration photo for The Shabby Tea Room and we're to use pink, aqua, neutrals and flowers (no stretch for me :)

Hope you have a wonderful's a beauty here in New Jersey!

Stamps: Purely Sentimental (Verve Stamps)
Paper: 5th Avenue dp (Melissa Frances), Kraft, Vintage Cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Walnut Stain distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: CR-04CA-111 (Enchanting - Soft Blue Crystal/Pearl), CRW-04CB-137 (Dots Pearl - Soft Pink (0.3 cm & 0.5 cm) (Zva Creative), 1/8" Pink/White Solid Stitched Center Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (SU!), flowers, daubers, sewing machine 

Size: A2 (4 1/4" X 5 1/2")
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  1. Lovely shabby and frilly Andrea...great card! And that bucket of roses photo...DREAMY!!!

  2. I was thinking butterflies as well and you beat me to it LOL! Lovely take on the sketch and use of the insp. picture :) A breath of spring in the card :)

  3. What a lovely card! Blue and pink is a great combination! Very nice :)

  4. In true Andrea fashion ... simply STUNNING!!! So happy to see one of your fabulous treasures in the Tea Room gallery this week :) Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. OMGoodness, you totally rocked this sketch with your gorgeous shabby chic creation!! I cringed at knowing what to do with those 4 circles, but you've inspired me to try it afterall!

  6. Andrea, this is oh so beautiful! I absolutely love the sweet softness and gentleness of the whole card, fabulous! Kx

  7. Hi Andrea,
    Well that is a difficult sketch to make beautiful, but you did it wonderfully. Although your grammar wasn't as perfect as you would have liked it to be, your idea was just delightful and your card is totally dreamy :)
    All the best Linda

  8. OHHHH! This is a gorgeous card and take on this sketch--LOVE the butterflies...LOVE your soft colors....LOVE the pearls....LOVE IT ALL!!!

    ps...It's been really hard for me to leave comments on your blog--blogger says ERROR???? So I hope this makes it through!

  9. Andrea, your card is stunning! Your take on the sketch is fabulous what a beauty! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!


  10. Visiting from Mojo Monday! Andrea, what a beautiful, beautiful card! The butterflies, the flowers, pearls, stitching, I love it! You are immensely talented. And now i realize I need to start thinking about Mother's Day cards!

  11. Wow! Beautiful way to interpret both challenges, Andrea! Love the butterflies instead of circles.

  12. I do love your style - ALWAYS so pretty!

  13. yummmm.. so shabby. so chic.. so beautiful!
    Glad to have you play along with us at TSTR:)

  14. Love, Love, Love this card! You have done a wonderful job on the sketch and photo inspiration. Such a beautiful card Andrea!


  15. Que hermosa tarjeta hiciste, me encanta, has hecho una gran creación :)
    Felicidades y mucha suerte ;)

  16. oooh, what a beautyfull card...I am this collors, this inspiration, this pearls...

  17. You took my breath away Andrea!! Awesome, gorgeous, stunning, there are not enough words to describe your card. It is so elegant. You are very creative. Gloria

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