Sunday, 9 February 2014

City of Love


I'm playing along with a few challenges with this card.  Firstly, I've based the design on Vicki's card at Muse. Can you see the connection?  Dots, lacy circle, layering.  Admittedly, all slightly re-arranged.

I've used the colour scheme from ColourQ:

At the Card Concept, the challenge is monochromatic pink.  This week I think I'm shabby chic.  Or am I freestyle collage?  Classy and elegant?  Anyway, I'm in.

At Shopping Our Stash, I'm going for another chorus of Love Me Tender (all together now).

And at Simon Says Monday Challenge, it's Love Notes.

The Eiffel Tower is a Tim Holtz die cut, sponged with Tattered Rose and oversamped with a Tim Holtz grungy grid stamp in Versafine Smoky Grey (also used on the card base).  The pink panel is an extra from the Online Stencilled class, using clear embossing paste.  I sponged Tatttered Rose and Worn Lipstick over the panel, overstamped the diamond collage in Smoky Grey, then buffed the colour off the dots.  The enamelled letter has been in my stash for years.  I gathered a few more bits and threw them on - the thread is frayed off my cotton canvas stash.

26 comments:

  1. You make it seem so effortless (yeh, right!), Shirley ... all those layers, elements and detailing are amazing! The little pink edged print rosebud is so cute ... and you know I'm going to love the 'f' and the Eiffel Tower! Anita :)

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  2. Anita's right - this card is beautifully composed and balanced and yet meets all these challenges! I'm so glad you joined us at Muse and The Card Concept!

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  3. Beautiful! Love the elegant design with the perfect mix and composition of elements! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  4. It looks like you are mastering 'freestyle collage'! I love this card! You've outdone yourself with the number of challenges you've slotted in to!

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  5. I'm amazed at how you were able to meet all of these challenges with this beautiful card, Shirley! Love your Eiffel Tower and your stenciled background is fabulous!

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  6. Oh I adore your take from my card! Killer trendy and pretty pink! Thanks for joining in with Muse!

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  7. Your card is stunning Shirley, every element is so perfectly placed. Lovely layering. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept.

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  8. What a beautiful collage! Just love this card!!!

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  9. Fabulous collage, Shirley - makes me wanna to go to Paris.....

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  10. Just fabulous Shirley, so romantic and all the elements come together so well x

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  11. Beautiful stencilling and I love the the random stamping on the background Shirley! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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  12. Your card is gorgeous shirley and I love all the beautiful colours and textures - well done on combing all those challenges too:) hugs xx

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  13. O la la - tres chic! I'd call this one shabby chic although the paste may have taken it over the edge to freestyle. Speaking of which, did you watch those snowboarding gals. Go girls!

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  14. Very appealing! What is it about the Eiffel Tower that says romance? It is perfect for Valentine's Day and any other romantic use for that matter.

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  15. Very nice work! Thanks for playing along wtih us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  16. Great stamping and combining different elements. I really admire your skills!

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  17. Great stamping and combining different elements. I really admire your skills!

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  18. I wish I could say I am an expert at this, but if I was to guess I would think your beautiful card falls in between Shabby Chic and Classy and Elegant. I only lean toward Shabby Chic because of the distressed edges, but who know...or cares? A beautiful card with so many perfectly placed elements can fit several styles...no label needed!

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  19. Gorgeous collage style card...beautifully done!

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  20. Shirley Ii love your soft and romantic card, your design is impeccable. Thank you so much for join us at the Card Concept!

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  21. Well, first off I would call this beautiful! Then shabby chic or collage would work! How about a shabby chic collage?! I love all of your elements here and it is a wonderfully inspired design. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

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  22. This is so very amazing, I love the layering and all the elements :)

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  23. Fabulous and very romantic card!

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  24. Congratulations on the well-deserved win at CCC, Shirley-Girley!! This is a brilliant card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Yay ... a win at The Card Concept, Shirley, with this french themed feast ... congratulations! Anita :)

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