Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pearls and Pastels

I think I actually gasped when I saw the inspiration photo for this weeks challenge at
Isn't it just to die for?
This is my style to a capital letter T.
Oh! And the colors! I'm in love!
Even though it has been a hectic week at work with a lot of overtime hours,
how could I not join in!
It's now 4 a.m. and I just finished my card and photographing it.
Here is what I came up with.

The beautiful background paper I got from Raspberry Road Designs.
She has some of the most BEAUTIFUL digital papers I have seen.
The off white paper is actually glitter embossed although it doesn't show up well in the photo.
I scored it at a local discount outlet store nearby,  24 sheets for $2.99!
I believe it is from Memory Makers and it is just lovely.
All the beads came from a kit I picked up at Joann, Etc. a while back
and was just waiting for the right project to use them on.
I think my absolute favorite embellishment on this card is the acrylic butterfly.
Again, at a local discount store, this butterfly was attached to a tape dispenser.
I loved the dispenser as it is all vintage shabby but the butterfly was just the cherry on top.
My dispenser looks a little naked now but I can live with that.

I couldn't decide where to put the wording on the card so I used a technique I saw where you print on a transparency and transfer the wording to your project.
It worked perfectly on my satin ribbon.
I just love how my card came out and I hope you enjoy it too.
Thanks for looking!

Until next time,


Nicole said...

Wow!! This is stunning! Love the soft colors and all of those pearls! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

cbuswell said...

GORGEOUS!! You really captured the beauty of the bracelet! LOVE all the pearls and the colors are just perfect!! thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week! : )

Debbie said...

GASP!!! Becky Jo, you captured the essence of the inspiration photo to a "T"!!! This is one of the most beautifully designed cards that I've ever seen! You shabby elegant style is simply amazing! Thank you for sharing this wonderful design with us in the Tea Room this week :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful card! congrats on your win at TSTR, i can see why! what an amazing card, the colors and charms are perfect for the challenge! thanks for sharing and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

Debi said...

Just a beautiful card- Well Done on winning this week - it's very well deserved x

Sarah said...

Your card is just exquisite! Congratulations on your win at TSTR!

Shirl said...

So beautiful you deserved to win.
Shirley x x

Paper Boutique said...

it just takes your breath away!

JD said...

Beautiful card...

Viola Mahr said...

Oh Hi Becky Jo! I'm totally excited to find ya! Another shabby-chic girl! :) That's my *fave* style too. Would love to drop by your blog often, and if you have time, do visit me at, would be wonderful to have you there!

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