Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oh so French Blue

Here is a card using my very favorite color, french blue.  This card started as an inspiration from a photo over at The Shabby TeaRoom  Isn't it just so sweet.

The challenge is to use the french blue, white, cream,kraft, tan, or brown.  Just use the photo for inspiration. i have been excited all week to make a card for this challenge.  Now, I am finally getting to do it.

This week has been so busy at school getting our Mother's Day Recipe book complete and having parent conferences.   Our class has also done a service project for displaced animals. All of the animal shelters and rescues are full of animals who have been victims of the tornadoes.  They are all in dire need of supplies.  

Now here is the card I have been so excited to do.  
The papers I used are Paper Studio, Recollections, and My Mind's Eye.  About a month ago, I was at Hobby Lobby and saw this french blue and cream, glittered, polka dot paper.  I new I had to buy it.  It just had my name written all over it!  I used the Tim Holtz distresser to distress the edges. Love it!!!  The blu ribbon was purchased the same day at Hobby Lobby as the paper.  I cut the dress form using the FRENCH MANOR cartridge.  The flowers inked around the edges with a tan ink pad and the center is a small silver brad.  

I used a white Martha Stewart border punch and some lace and buttons from my sewing stash.  The little 
blue rhinestones are from Recollections. and my stamps are from Inkadinkado.
Now, I feel as if I have finally accomplished something fun this week. 

The Shabby TeaRoom  Blue, White/Cream and Neutral


  1. This is simply beautiful. Love all of the details you added!!

  2. This is SO gorgeous! Love your collection of papers and embellies! Thanks for sharing with su at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

  3. This is absolutely beautiful!!!! What an excellent job!!!! Love it Love it!!!!!

  4. Very Victorian lovely! The details are just wonderful!

  5. Beautiful card, Charlotte! My daughter was standing here when I pulled it up and she immediately said, "Mom, that look's like a scene from my Cinderella movie! It's soooo pretty!"

    ~ Jen

  6. SOOO pretty! Every time I see that dress form, I totally regret selling my french manor cartridge!
    Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!