Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Shabby Tea Room,,,,

I'm not sure SHABBY is really my forte LOL. But, the Shabby Tea Room is having a color challenge. Additionally, they want to see pennants, banners or flags on cards. Since I came across these papers with the colors (pink, aqua, red) in my Prima papers, I decided to give it a shot. It's a style I love,,,,,,,,and I suppose I just need more practice, LOL, but I never seem to quite get the shabbiness I want.

Anywho, it was fun to play!

Here's my card,,,,,,,,

I hand cut the pennants out of 2 inch wide paper, simply marking the center and cutting out a point. I used my brand new Grand labels 23 nesties to make a shaped card, layering on the Madeline Prima paper. I made the two roses out of spellbinders spiral blooms 1 and nested those in the two largest petals of the Rose Creations dies. I tipped here and there with pink crackle paint on the roses and also the papers and added a red and white checked border to the tops of the banners and red and white checked bows to the corners,,,,,,,a few buttons, some aqua netting and she's done!

I hope you enjoyed the card, as bad as it is LOL. And I hope it gives everyone everywhere who is bad at ANY style some hope!

Practice makes perfect!!!!!!


  1. What a great take on the challenge. Those handmade flowers are just awesome!
    Thanks for playing along in TSTR

  2. You know what? I'm always confused when it comes to shabby, vintage and primitive. The lines are too easy to cross. Another gorgeous Holly creation, good luck!

  3. wonderful creations, love your banner and those adorable flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at TSTR!


  4. Beautiful card, I love your handmade

  5. beautiful card! Very nice banner I love your selfmade flower. Thans for joining us at The Shabby Tearoom.