Friday, January 29, 2010

Paper Roses

Remember that song? Yeah...Marie Osmond sang that years ago and I would have it blasting on my record player while I sang along! Ahh...those were the days.

My card today was inspired by many things...I saw a gorgeous vintage card on Sarah's blog and that started it all!! Then I walked into my bedroom, which is decorated Shabby Chic style and I spotted the little pillows on my chair. And I remembered that I had a beautiful piece of Melissa Frances' paper in my drawer that was just begging to be made into a card...




But the icing on the cake was a beautiful paper flower I saw on Sharli's blog...which ultimately landed me on Antoinette's blog. Here is my card...


I made that paper flower! It was so quick and easy, I made a little basket full of them in lots of different colors, patterns and sizes. It's a great way to use up old paper. What the camera doesn't show is the wonderful shimmer on the card. I gave it a blast of my home made shimmer spray AND I scented my paper with a tiny bit of rose water...just adds to the vintage feel.


Thank you so much for stopping by. I've been playing in my studio and it's time for Valentine's...I have a few goodies to share with you next week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings~

9 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely one of the prettiest cards I've seen! LOVE it! Wow! Thanks for the link to the tutorial....maybe I'll add some flowers to a basket in my room this weekend.

It's so good to see you crafting again, my sweet friend!

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful, Barb! You definitely did your inspiration piece justice. Gorgeous!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Barb! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I agree with Kathi that you definitely did your inspiration piece justice. Holy Moly! You got your mojo back, girl!

Sarah said...

You make THE most beautiful cards Barb!!! This one is just stunning. Now I HAVE to make one of these flowers. You totally reproduced the pillow.
Thanks for the shout out !!!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

It was great meeting you at CHA Barb...I hope you found a use for all those bags...lol.

This is an outstandingly beautiful project. Such a lovely way to create blooming art anytime of year.

stampmonkey said...

This is pure shabby vintage gorgeousness, Barb!! I ADORE that paper, and your pillow is soooo feminine and beautiful [where'd you get it?]...with those as your inspiration pieces and you at the wheel {or should I say table? -lol}, there's NO way your card could be anything but gorgeous!

I also saw Sarah's and Sharli's flowers, checked out Antionette's tutorial, and think you did a fabulous job with your own. I think I'm gonna have to give that a try too. ;)

Wonderful and inspiring card, Barb, as usual! tfs

Rose said...

Beautiful cards! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them! Keep it up the good work.

Risa said...

Oh my goodness....I am so LOVING your card Barb! The colors are beautiful and your flower image is captivating!!! Job well done my friend!
hugs
Risa:)