Thursday, September 4, 2014

Scrapping4Fun - GDT - Picture Inspiration

Hello Everyone!

I sure hope you're having a good week! Today I am excited to be here as a Guest Designer for the fabulous challenge blog Scrapping4fun Challenges!

I had a lot of fun with the current Challenge #25 - Picture Inspiration. I will show you the picture in a minute, but first here is a quick peek at my card.


And here is the inspiration picture that they provided and a close-up of the portion that I concentrated on.

 

I decided to use that shabby looking fabric from the comfy chairs and ottoman. I just love those vintage yellowish and pinkish colours, so I used those as my main panels. Hanging from the tree is a lamp, but it reminded me of a birdcage, so I went with that. I got a wedding vibe, so I threw in lots of flowers and a bit of soft green foliage and there you have it. Hope you enjoy.


- for the two main panels, I used a little trick of mine to make the paper soft and flexible like fabric. All you need is a CRIMPER! Take your piece of paper and run it through your crimper, then rotate it 90 degrees and run it through again,and again, and again. I did mine about 15-20 times. Then I dampen it and flatten it out. You won't believe how soft and flexible it feels...it really is just like fabric!!

- once my panels were all coloured and ready to go, I cut out two cardboard pieces and then I pulled out some stuffing sheets from some old necklace set gift boxes. You know the stuff they line the bottom of the boxes with! I always keep them for some reason, today, I was glad I did! I set the stuffing on the cardboard then wrapped the paper around it and glued it down on the back. Punched the brads though and magico, presto, instant cushion-o!



- the flowers were made using Joy Crafts Flower 4 die and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed. These are the same colours I used for the two fabric panels.

- the foliage is Spellbinders and was coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint and then splashed with some watered down DecoArt Forest Green Acrylic Paint.


- for the background I took kraft paper, ran it through my crimper, painted it white, splashed some colour on it then used a stencil to add some crackle texture paste and make the little flowers. Once the paste dried, I used some watered down Tim Holtz distress ink Peeled Paint to drip into the cracks. Subtle but pretty texture.

- I just got my first set of wooden flourishes!! I usually make my embellishments out of clay, but I don't have a birdcage mold, so I finally broke down and ordered some wooden ones. Figured I might as well get the matching birds too!! Cage is Maya Road and the bird is Studio Calico.




I am entering my Wedding Card into the following wonderful challenges:


(I used my crimper to add texture to my background layers as well as for the technique to make the fabric panels)

(OLD - I used the stuffing liners from old necklace gift boxes and my forgotten paper crimper. NEW - my fun new wood flourish birdcage & bird)

(I think getting married is definitely a new beginning)


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


104 comments:

  1. So beautiful!!! Love the colors, layers just perfect!! Congrats on your GDT!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene, for the congrats and the kind words! :)

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  2. OMG BIG TIME!!!! Your creativity and skill have not stopped amazing me! I get a serious condition of dropped jaw every time I visit!!!! You are absolutely THE BEST!!! I am on a break at work, I'll have to come back and admire your card some more at home:) hugs!!!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Samra! I always get a case of the aahhh's every time I read one of your comments, you're so sweet! big hugs :)

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  3. Your Flowers TALK... they dont' have to do anything else.... as they are just masterful just BEING.... this card is spectacular as always.... they keep on getting better and better Pamellia... love them... what a wonder you are my friend... Love the colors too... just beautiful... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie! You light up my day with your wonderful words! Big bear hugs my friend! :)

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  4. Oh, my goodness! This is so shabbylicious! I can't believe that these are handmade flowers. Prima's got nothing on you, my dear. Everything about this is a masterpiece. And, I love the tip about using the paper crimper. I''m going to give that a try. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft HOarders Anonymous Challenge #15: All the Pretty Flowers!

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    1. Wow thank you so much Kathy! What a kind and wonderful compliment! hugs to you :)

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  5. Pamellia, a real masterpiece, one could learn a lot by your beautiful project....loove your flowers, your crimping and painting it and adding the crackle...what a fantastic idea...thanks for all of your wonderful brilliant creations, just love them.xxx

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Thank you so much Annie, you are such a dear and I love hearing from you! Big hugs :)

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  6. This is amazing Pamellia. You really make a piece of paper come alive. I'm dribbling again!! lol.
    Have a nice weekend, xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sherryn, big hugs to you! :)

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  7. Love the vintage/shabby feel of this. Nicely done. Thanks for joining in the Scrapper's Delights Challenge. Wishing you the best of luck!
    DebbieM

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  8. A fantastic take on the pic, Pamellia. Lots of hard work here, and my the result is mind blowing! Such a sweet, soft, delicate ,creation but fully loaded! Amazing dear.

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  9. Awsome work. Pretty colours.
    Thank you so much for entered your creation
    as GD. Have a great weekend.
    Sandra DT Scrapping4Fun Challenge Blog
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.de/2014/09/challenge-25-inspiration.html?m=1

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra! So sweet of you to drop in, hugs :)

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  10. Congrats on your GDT. Love the delicate yellowish colours, match very well with the pink.
    Really beautiful project. Hugs Veerle x

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  11. Gorgeous colors and details Pamellia. LOVE the inspiration pictures ... now that's camping in style!! :) Loll xx

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    1. Thank you very much Loll, big crafty hugs :)

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  12. You are awesomely talented.Love the idea of that cushion and the fabric like paper.Every detail in this card is gorgeous.I love your handmade flowers.Please do a tutorial someday when you have time.

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    1. Thank you so much Pallavi! That's a good idea, about the tutorial! I will definitely put that on my list! hugs :)

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  13. Another wonderful project Pamellia. The flowers and leaves are sensational. Thanks for the crimping tip! Nikki xxx

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  14. Stunning just about sums it up!! xx

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  15. I love your style, it is what I call 'messy'(lots and lots of embellishments), shabby chic' this is not derogatory it is a compliment. I dont seem to be able to achieve it though and I am so jealous.

    I visited Toronto in 2007, my niece lives there and I had a great time, a lovely city. xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Wendy. It's a wonderful compliment, actually...I work very hard to achieve that 'messy' look. lol As far as cities go, Toronto is pretty good, although there is nary a craft store to be found. hugs :)

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  16. Oh my { sigh }
    What i would give to be able to craft something as good as this?
    You are just one clever lady Pamellia , i love your card with the so delicate shabby look , your flowers ,leaves and butterfly are stunning .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! Maybe you don't realize how fantastic your work is, but I sure do!! Hugs to you :)

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  17. I have no words!! The colours, the design…… WOW!! xx

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  18. I like how you always think outside the box and use things I would never think about using and then make something amaing with them. You have the mind of a true artist. :)
    Stunning creation!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. You are just too sweet Cebelica! Thank you so much for bringing joy to my days with your wonderful comments! Big bear hugs to you! :)

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  19. Hi Pamellia
    Another stunner. If I wore a hat, I would take it off to you for the time and effort that goes into your lovely creations
    Nice to see some of my blogging chums have discovered your fab blog.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  20. This just made my heart skip a beat! Love the shabby feel and the soft colors you chose to play with! Great layers and I love the distressing and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  21. Gorgeous shabby chic card! I love hte soft pastel shades

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Friday!!!

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  22. Oh what a beauty Pamellia!! I love the soft colors, your gorgeous flowers and your new wooden embellishments look fabulous! Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! You have a great weekend too, big hugs :)

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  23. Stunning Card, love the colors and the Shabby Chic look.
    Thank you for your beautiful GD entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Hugs
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Rachelle! It was my honour to be part of a wonderful challenge with a fantastic team! hugs :)

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  24. Sooooo gorgeous Pamellia!! A superb take on the photo challenge. All your techniques are brilliant and those hand crafted flowers and foliage simply amazing. So well done! Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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    1. Thank you so much Nicola! Fab weekend to you too! :)

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  25. This is a gorgeous card Pamellia, you have matched the colours in the inspiration photograph perfectly. Such a soft and pretty design and such beautiful flowers.
    Congratulations on your GDT spot.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you Pauline, for the wonderful compliment and the warm congrats! hugs :)

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  26. Breathtaking and thank you for the paper softening tip. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  27. Sooo beautiful!! Love the colours, the distressing and shabbiness is just divine. Fabulous Pamellia. Ruth x

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    1. Thank you so much Ruth, happy weekend to you! :)

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  28. congrats on your GDT spot and what can I say but WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning love every little bit of it and great tip about using the crimper I have enlarged everyone of your cards and wondered how you did the backing pieces-love all the texture and step by step --stunning just stunning
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Carol, you are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  29. I also forgot to mention the beautiful flowers I really thought they were bought ones not made -off to check out the die :)
    Carol x

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    1. There are five or six of these sets by Joy Crafts and I have two for now, although I plan to order them all eventually. The sets have four sizes of petals and cut through paper super easy and the paper pops out with no trouble at all. Highly recommend them!

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  30. gorgeous card.Love the soft colours.
    Cass xx

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  31. You did an amazing job using those inspiration pictures - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Anne x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Anne! Have a fab weekend, big hugs :)

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything from the colors to all the shabby chic distressing and embellishments! It's my pleasure guesting with you at Scrapping4fun Challenges this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Leslie! hugs to my teamie :)

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  33. This is just stunning!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  34. Hi Pamellia......your inspirational make is stunning and you have shared some fabulous tips/tricks. Its lovely to have you join in with our challenge at the Craft Room this fortnight and congrats on your GDT spot.
    Crafty Hugs
    Annie x

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    1. Thank you so much Annie and I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big hug!! :)

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  35. What can I say that hasn't already been said ... Simply beautiful ... layer upon layer of handcrafted goodness ... Many congrats on your GD spots and your numerous wins!! Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Ros!! big hugs to you :)

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  36. Hi Pam! I received your newsletters this week but I was so busy with my work (go back teaching ) But this saturday morning I just take time for me...and reading every words you wrote for us it's fun to know how you did it and your tricks.I'm always Learning something new . Your three last cards are just awesome! I love this combo pink and yellow it looks so fresh and femine! see you next saturday morning :)
    Hugs
    Helene

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    1. Hi Helene! I'm so glad you took time out of your schedule to come visit me! I know how hectic life can get, congrats on going back to work, you must be super excited! Thank you for the wonderful comment and I wish you the best of luck! big hugs :)

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  37. Oh my this is absolutely stunning in all it's shabby chic glory.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  38. Awwwww...... Another jaw dropper pamellia. Totally utterly beautiful. Thanks for sharing your process too. Wow! So much hard work has gone I to this piece, no wonder is so pretty n beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Kripa, so sweet! hugs :)

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  39. holy WOW, wow, wow!!! what a magnificently lovely card... sooooooo many gorgeous layers & such a great use of the corrugated paper! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! <3

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    1. Thank you so much for all the wow's Lauren, you made my day!! hugs :)

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  40. A beautiful Wedding card Pamellia, love all the layers and such gorgeous soft colours.
    Avril xx

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  41. Oh WoW! This really is stunning. I just want to keep looking again and again! Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights xxx Stacey S xxx

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  42. Wow! Your creativity is boundless! I love everything about this card, but those flowers are just breathtaking! You are so sweet to let us in on some of your secrets! Congrats on your GDT spot and thanks again, for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara, what a wonderful compliment! Hugs :)

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  43. just so so pretty !!! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi xx

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  44. Hi Lovely!! I'm back!! Oh how I missed you and your stunning cards!! :)
    This one is sooo cool! Great take on the photo, gorgeous flowers, brilliant tips too, thank you for being so inspirational! Many congrats on the GD spot!
    Big hugs,
    Ingrid xxx

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    1. Hi Ingrid, I'm so glad you are home, I missed you!! Thank you for the wonderful compliment, see you soon! Big hugs :)

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  45. Congratulations on your GDT! A gorgeous card, the colour scheme is so pretty and I love your perfect flower arrangement! The little bird is such a cute touch.
    Rebecca.

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  46. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Love the soft pretty colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Don't Crimp My Style" challenge!!

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    1. Thank you Donna! I enjoyed pulling out that crimper and finding fun new ways to use it! hugs :)

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  47. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the flowers are pretty. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  48. Swoon! This is so pretty and shabby and....just gorgeous! I am in awe of this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!

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  49. You are a star Pamellia! I admire your projects and always watch them with so much delight!
    Thanks a lot for your sweet comment!

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