Saturday, July 15, 2017

Shabby chic Dragonfly

This week over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic.  So for this challenge I decided I wanted to play with some of my new dies I got from how dangerously addictive that site it!!  The only new die set is the flower die, I cut out a lot of pink flowers, bent and played with them a bit then glued some beads in the center.  I already had the dragonfly and leaf dies.   To give this that 'shabby chic' look I used a paint brush and some paint and dabbed it onto the edges of the flowers, leaves and DPs.  I did rough up the edges of the papers too.  I added some heart pins, pearls, lace and made a burlap string bow, the burlap string can be found here.

Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any type of card
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – STAMPING W/MONOCHROME
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Bling, Lace and Ribbon
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon –  thanks bunches
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  punches and/or dies
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – ribbons/bows
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – special occasion
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes - burlap string


Esther Asbury said...

Love the way you dabbed paint on the flowers and roughed up your papers! So fun!
Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog and brightening up the gallery with your creativity!

Donna said...

An absolutely delightful card.
thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl July card challenge.
Good luck!
Hugs, Donna xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Karen. Love the flowers and your dragonfly.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgous card, I am sorry your card will not be in the draw as you have entered to many challenges and I can't see any ribbon on your card. Marlene

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Karen!
This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks SO much for sharing your art with us. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Annette said...

Wow, I love the hot pink!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Heather said...

Very pretty. I like the use of the hot pink flowers. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

Chrissy said...

So very pretty Karen..loving the hot pink....Thank you so much for sharing with us at imagine That Digistamp..


~ginny said...

What a great idea to use the paint for the 'shabby' part - I will have to try that technique on an upcoming card! Thanks for the idea! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
Owner: RubberMAD (

MaryV said...

Love the design! Thank you for playing along at Create and Inspire Challenge.
Maria (DT)

Billie A said...

Love all of the pink. Great card. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration destination.
Billie A
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Creative with Stamps
Aud Sentiments
Paper Play Sketches

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful shabby chic love all the dies--Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
Carol DT x