Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy Anniversary Card Concept Challenge!

Morning blog friends and Happy New Year! I was recently invited by the super sweet Lesley Croghan to participate in The Card Concept's one year anniversary challenge...and of course I accepted! The basis of the challenge is to make a creation in one of the styles illustrated on the blog, based on an inspiration picture. I'll be representing the Shabby/Chic style for the month of January. Here's my card, followed by the inspiration picture:

I started off with Prima's Romance Novel collection of papers. I loved the way the pink flowers were set upon the vintage sepia background. I then placed the big white flower over a kraft doily. Then, I went crazy. I just started added whatever flowers/pearls/stamens/ leaves I could find floating around on my desk. I tuck everything, pretty much, behind the big flower and work around it. The sentiment is from Verve's On Occasion set and I adhered it to a sweet wooden heart. The edges are all distressed and I chose to for-go a mat.

Here's the inspiration pic:

Here is a reminder of the rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card
2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.
3. Explain in your post which style you used.
4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog.
5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: On Occasion (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Romance Novel (Prima)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Kraft doily, flowers, leaves, pearls, paper distresser, White Opal liquid pearls, wooden heart, vintage lace
Size: 5" X 6"
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  1. Beautiful, Andrea!!! Love all the soft pinks and browns together with the white!!!! Lovely arrangement of flowers and other beautiful things!!!
    Wishing you a very happy 2015!!!

  2. Thank you for being our guest designer and sharing your gorgeous card with us, Andrea! Your work is always so inspiring and romantically beautiful.

  3. Восхитительная работа!

  4. Congrats on guesting Andrea, this is just lovely!

  5. This is just stunning, I love all the details,the flowers are so soft and pretty!

  6. Andrea- your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the vintage style and all of the wonderful details:-) So thankful that you are our Guest Designer for January!

  7. Yeah, an Andrea card :) perfect fit for Lesley's challenge :) Happy New Year to you!

  8. This card is absolutely inspiring, Andrea! I have been a huge fan of yours for a long time! Thank you so much for being our Guest this month at The Card Concept. It's great to have you with us!

  9. WONDERFUL layers!! The papers draw me in for a closer look! Glad to have you guesting with us this month at TCC!

  10. Gorgeous card Andrea! We are so happy to have you join us as our guest this month!

  11. Finally had sometime to play along, love your gorgeous inspiration card, Andrea. Victorian elegance, so romantic and rich!


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