“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Monochromatic Floral-Shabby Twisted Sketch with Wings!

Hah! Try saying that 10 times! LOL

It was so hot outside today - 97 degrees.  Ugh!  I thought I'd jump in the pool to cool off, but even the pool was too hot!  Seriously, there is such a thing... So, I spent most of the day in the comfort of our air conditioned craft room. 

Here is my hot summer day creation :

I love the theme for this card, "A Monochromatic Floral-Shabby Twisted Sketch with Wings!"  which is a combination of a few different challenges
Here is the inside of the card, also a pop-up, although I was not able to get a better picture...
 Look at the little butterflies dangling on the twine!

All of the "designer paper" for this card is hand stamped by MOI - I so rarely ever use printed designer paper because I love, love creating my own! On this card I used "Fabulous Flourishes" by Tim Holtz, "Documentary" by Prima, which were stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink and Stampin' Up! Soft Suede.  All of the flowers are also handmade.
I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges #42: Paper Flowers
KL Stampin' n Scrappin' Challenge #35 - Let's Get Shabby
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge #14: Monochromatic & Wings
Dare U to Digi Stamp Challenge #40: Blooms & Butterflies
Sir Stampalot June Challenge: Punch It - The ROSE was created, using a PEAR shape punch, I also used a punch for the daisy flowers and leaves.
The Sweet Stop Challenge #61 - SKETCH with a TWIST: Decorate the inside of your card

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Have a fantabulous week!


  1. This is fabulous Annette! i just love that flower, do you have a tutorial on how to do it?
    Oh and how lucky are you to have a pool, i would give anything for one of them!!!
    Its hot here but not that hot!!
    Hugs di xxx

  2. Fabulously shabby ... wonderful design for our challenge this week at KLSNS! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Wow, I love your card. That flower is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Fussy and Fancy.


  4. OH my this is gorgeous!! Love the colors and your flower is fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  5. Wow, what a wonderful card! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.

  6. What an absolutely GORGEOUS card. All I can say is WOW!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop. Hope to see you back again soon.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! The monochromatic is PERFECT here, as are all the embellies- love it!

  8. HI Annette

    Your card is just charming, I love the vintage colours, the flowers and the little elements of interest.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

  9. Very pretty creation, inside and out! Thanks for sharing at SirStampalot.

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot and good luck

  12. This is gorgeous!
    Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  13. Hi Annette, wow what a absolute BEAUTY so impresive, such fine detail.

    hugs chris xx
    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stamplot challenge

  14. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for sharing with us at The Sweet Stop!

  15. A wonderful card , I love the image and colours . thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  16. wowza this is gorgeous. Super cute card. love the details.
    Thanks for joining us at KLSNS

  17. What a wonderful vintage creation, Annette!! This is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at KL Stampin N Scrappin! Hugs, Kelly

  18. Such a beautiful and elegant card! I love your colours and gorgeous design. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)

  19. This is such a beautiful card, lovely use of colours and such pretty flowers! Thank you for joining in with our Blooms & Butterflies Challenge at DU2DS :) Donna x


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