Thursday, October 18, 2012

Celebrate Today In A Magnificent Rustic, Shabby-licious Way!








I've been a bit cranky of late, because I haven't had as much crafty time as I would like. Too busy with the not so fun chores of everyday life, I guess. So I had to quietly sneak in a few therapeutic and very precious moments to make a card, with the sole purpose of getting a wee crafty hit to see me through my seemingly hectic days.  I created this card inspired form the colors of the current CR84FN Color Challenge showcasing Light Pink, Tan, and Cream coupled with the gorgeous photo inspiration from The Shabby Tea Room.  Just what I needed to kick start a short, nurturing but much appreciated crafting session.  Ahhh!

My card ended up being a melange of shabby and rather rustic textures, textiles and tones.   I just aged, stamped, trussed, threaded, stained, clipped and snipped to my crafty heart's content.  Bliss.

Now back to the grindstone for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Here's to more joyous times in our crafty havens!  

13 comments:

Deborah Frings said...

Beautiful! Full of shabby goodness! Love the lace detail. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jen! Love the lace and pretty stitched on buttons! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Pauline said...

Lovely card Jen, that lace is gorgeous and I love the vintage feel to this.
Thanks for joining us at Cr84Fn this week!

Marybeth said...

Wow, when I saw your card then the photo below it,wow! You nailed it! Your card is a beautiful interpretation of the photo! Love the lace and gorgeous flower embleshiments !
Sounds like you need to squeeze in a bit more time for Jen! If you are happy all will be happy.

Joyce said...

Wow--this is absolutely gorgeous. So much 'you', I would have guessed it before I saw your name.

Karen C. said...

Wow, Jen. You are the Queen when it comes to layering so many beautiful elements. Your card reminds me of a treasure one might find in a box of letters from days gone by!! What a treat!!

Debbie said...

Oh so pretty, Jen! Just 'perfect' for our challenge this week -- I love the pops of pink - gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Starr said...

Oh my, this is the perfect choice of rustic and elegance! I love the distressing and layering with the lovely bouquet! Thanks for joining us at TSTR!

Kelly S. said...

You can tell you loved every minute of putting this together...it really shows, Jen! Such a wonderful collage of textures, colors, and little found items. Love it!

Geri said...

Such a pretty project for both challenges! Love the look of this, Jen!

Heather Jensen said...

You are spot on with the rustic shabby chic. So very pretty. Thanks for playing at CR84FN.

Michelle said...

Turn that frown upside down! I just love all the little bits on this one...and tucking in that velvet leaf is a stroke of genius. I have those...and struggle to use them. I read your bit about blooming where you're planted. Indeed. We must, and we do. Not vintage table linens here, but I do adore all things table placemats, tablecloths, pretty serving items. The table is such a statement for family and love, so I try to make it a thing of beauty as well. Hugs, buttercup xoxo

Moz said...

My first visit to your blog and I really love your work - my kind of look! Signing up to follow.....
Hugz from South Africa