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

Monday, August 9, 2010


The Shabby Tea Room Week #22: "Reflections"  This week's challenge is to create a card or project using the photo below for inspiration.

Here is my interpretation...

An inside view...

I created the mirrored "chandelier" using silver metallic paper, which was cut with oval nesties. The black swirled backing of the "chandelier" was cut using shapabilities fancy tags. See the chain from which the "chandelier" is hanging? I used an old earring! (I just knew that broken piece would be of use someday!) 

Other materials used for this creation:
Stamps: Canteria by Prima
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink)
Paper: Lullaby Lane & Life's Portait (Webster's Pages), Black and White Cardstock.
Tools: Scallop Oval and Oval Nesties, Fancy Tags Shapabilities (Spellbinders)
Embellishments: ZVA Pearls in Pewter, White Satin Ribbon, Floral findings, Hat pin & beads, Mini Roses & Gardenias, Crochet Lace.

I have also entered this card in
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #15 - "Anything Goes"
Cupcake Craft Challenge #103 - "Lace"
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  1. OH! lala! Annette it's amazing!Your interpretation is absolutely awesome. The colors give such a classy and chic look, and reproduce exactly the ambiance given by the picture. The bouquet of flowers is marvelous, colors are rich and warm.The paper is soooo lovely, imitating tapestry, and the lace on top is such an appropriate embellishement.And what about the chandelier: such an original idea, and an artistic piece of work: it's a beauty!I love everything about it, it brings me to rêverie and romance.... WOW WOW

  2. Oh my goodness, Annette, the rest of us may as well go home now :) This is the winner, I'm positive! What an absolutely delightful card, so beautifully crafted! Love how you mixed in the Websters Pages.

  3. Annette....how clever of you! This is gorgeous and the flowers are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  4. WOW such a gorgeous card. Hugs Michele x

  5. What a delightful card ... so very clever!

  6. Wow! Beautiful card and a perfect take on our challenge this week at the Tea Room. I love your mirrored chandelier and how clever to use a broken bit of earring for the hanger. LOVE that bouquet of flowers and I adore the Webster's paper that you used. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

  7. This is absolutely STUNNING, Annette! So wonderfully clever how you made the chandelier and I adore the bouquet of flowers on the side! Reminds me of an elegant, victorian dining room! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  8. This card is amazing...so beautiful!

  9. Wow, those flowers look amazing! Very pretty.

  10. A really fabulous card, the lace is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week :) Donna x

  11. This is so gorgeous and creative! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sentimental Sundays! :)

  12. Gorgeous work, thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  13. what a stunning card! love your use of papers on this!


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