Tuesday, March 09, 2010

This is my entry to this months Sugarbowl challenge.  This month we had a sketch to follow and have to add "shabby chic"!
I have used Rusty Pickle Mayflower range as I thought it went well with the stripes and spots of the SN stamp "Blossom" by Leanne Ellis. 
Instead of inking my edges....which I just love to do..and you can tell by the state of my chalk inks just now...I think you could call them well loved!  Anyway getting back to inking today I have used a cotton bud and Tim Holts distress ink vintage photo to give it that shabby look.
The flower I got the idea from here (thanks Dawn for the inspiration and Sharon for the link) adding wire rather than thread through the button and shaped it like Blossoms flower attachment in her hair.
The rub ons are from a swatch book by Creative Imaginations and the rafia was lurking in my craft room :-)
I raised Blossoms flowers and added small pearl glass centres, you can see better here:
Loved the challenge again girls, enjoyed having time to just play and see what I come up with...seem to spend a lot of time just now not doing enough of that sort of crafting.
This is going to be a Mother's Day card for my mum, who like me is not really a girlie girl, more a black motorbike leather kind of gal!
And as for the stamp I have recently had my hair cut very similar to Blossoms, just wish I had her body, lol, well, maybe bigger legs and feet, but isn't that all part of her charm?!
Happy crafting guys.  xxx


Sparkle and Flourish said...

ooooo this is just gorgeous! I love the red and black combo....really striking. The papers are stunning and I love the touch of raffia!

hugs Judy xx

Kirsti said...

Wow Erika - she is stunning-great choice of papers-love it>>>xoxo

flowers said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I am going to have to get those stamps! Keep on sharing :)

Gayle said...

Thank you for playign in The Sugar Bowl honey...this is just gorgeous!!!

You are so a 'girly girl' as I recall I made you buy blusher and forced you to have a 'makeover' of course you remember...you looked fine...it was me who looked like the drag queen!!!

Oh happy days...when we doing that trip again???

Miss ya

G x

Kirsti said...

Erika - did I leave a comment for this (could have sworn I did) or have you just not moderated it!!! Hopefully see you at the weekend depending what time judo finishes..xox