Saturday, July 21, 2012

Shabby Saturday

Good Morning,
It's Sandy here. Hope you all got some great plans for this weekend. If you live in the UK; the sun is supposed to stay out, so make sure you make the most out of it (and I hope you'll have some time to get crafty as well!)

Did you enjoy the members' projects with Riddersholm's stunning papers so far this week? Let me do a quick recap; on Tuesday we started off with Tina's beautiful altered can, on Wednesday we had Becky's elegant card, on Thursday Elin's romantic gift bag, and yesterday we saw Karita's dreamy card.

I also have got a card to share with you today, but before I do, just a quick reminder that our 1st challenge, "Nautic" is now in it's 3rd week. Thanks to everyone who has already entered and if you haven't had a chance to participate yet, you still have about 10 more days to enter the challenge.

Now those who know me, they know that I'm a pastel girl, so it shall come as no surprise that I chose to work with papers from Riddersholm's Bello Pastello 2 collection.
The papers used are  No. 70 & No. 68. I used the back side of No 70. as it has the texture of an old ship wreck (not that you can see much of it on my card :-)) and I thought it'd go great with my image, the sweet Pearl Tilda  from the Magnolia Summer Memories Collection. Also the die is from Magnolia; Leaf & Swirl.

The frame around the image and the "handle" for the Melissa Frances Resin Wreath are pleated with shabby seam binding, a new product that I hope to have had added to the store by the beginning of next week.
 Love this stuff; it looks like candy when you put a few colours together, doesn't it? :-D

Speaking of new products, did you notice the beautiful image inside the resin wreath? This is one of the new adorable mini tags for the Bello Pastello Collection; they'll also be available for the other Riddersholm collections (Fleamarket, Huntington Garden & Chantilly Dawn).

Across the middle of the card I placed the stunning Maya Road Tea Garden Trim; I must admit it's one of those trims/laces that it breaks my heart cutting into. I cut two pieces off; one for each side of the image; it would have been a shame hiding it behind the image, and quite frankly it's too expensive to cover up, but like this one yard goes a long way!

The cheese cloth is a natural ingredient on a shabby card and so is of course lace; here I used "Chantilly", also from Riddersholm. The large Hortensia flower is from Papercraft Scandinavia and I inked it a bit with Victorian Velvet. Other ink pad colours used are "Tea Dye", "Walnut Stain" and "Peeled Paint". Yeah I know; I'd be lost without them! :-) To continue with the Ranger products, I decided to tone down the colour of my berries a bit and painted them with the white "Picket Fence" Crackle Paint. Since they are made out of plastic, the paint would undoubtely have peeled off, had I not coated them with the Inkssential transparent Crackle Accents. For the Mermaid tail I used another transparent accent medium, the "Rock Candy" Distress Stickles and lastly the pearls were made with the "White Opal" Liquid Pearls.

Have a great weekend and please stop by tomorrow for the last Riddersholm project this week, when it's Elizabeth's turn to share something "not too shabby"!

Hugz, Sandy


  1. Beautiful card Sandra, love love love that seam binding! Oooh and the papers, oh and that frame!!!! And of course Tilda is so cute. Awww heck I love everything about it! Lol
    Have a great weekend
    Kat xxx

  2. Beautiful hun, the seam binding is gorgeous, love your layout too hugs Liz xx

  3. Just seen this on facebook! how gorgeous it is!!
    So pretty, the colours are dreamy and that design is stunning!
    The papers are a delight, my list is getting longer!!
    have a great weekend lovely.
    Mel. xxx

  4. SoooooooooOOOOOooo gorgeous Sandy xxx
    Debbie xxx

  5. Hi Sandy, what a lovely card! So wonderful and so many new ideas. I love looking at your work.
    Beside: It doesn't matter you write on my blog in english, I understand every word, but also my written english is not perfect but I think you know what I mean. Have a great weekend.

  6. oooooooooo this is so pretty, im in love with the colorcombo...and ofcourse the image

  7. Sweet sweet card Sandra, tons of details and such lovley colours <3

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card Sandy :)
    I love it! :)


  9. So soft and beautiful! love the seam binding and all the pretty details! Hugs, Elizaeth