Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Garden Swing Card

I'm still bitten by the Vintage/ Shabby Chic bug thanks again to Saumya at Swap Central for this post. It sort of opened my eyes to different styles of vintage being not just beiges and browns. At the same time I am in LOVE with the challenges over at the Shabby Tea Room. This week is another picture inspiration and we are required to use not just the colors but also the theme of the picture to create our project. So here's my creation. 

 


The photo inspiration is at the bottom of this post and it's a picture of what I think is a blue garden bench filled with flowers - lovely spring flowers. So I've created a garden swing - which actually SWINGS! How cool is that. I created an oval frame window on the cover of the card from where my swing would hang. I used a piece of wood for the swing and colored it blue with Tumbled Glass distress ink. Then I glued a couple of tiny roses on it before hooking it on to a silver chain which I attached to the top of the frame. Here's a close up of the swing from front and side views.

   

I used some gorgeous pink lace for the border of the card and added a rim of pink pearls to add to the Vintage effect. A soft lavender organza bow completed the shabby chic look. For the inside panel I used some floral pattern paper to compliment the color scheme. Here a look at the card when it is closed. 

 

Oh my God... I just love love love how it turned out. You know how you conceive a card and then you try to follow through on your idea and most often it just collapses and you end up making something else? This time it turned out exactly as I imagined it... so I am so so so so happy! Here is the inspiration photo from the Shabby Tea Room #161 - Shabby Spring


Thanks so much for dropping by. Would love to hear your comments on my card. If you would like to know the supplies used on this or any of my projects, please write to me at craftingtillthecrackofdawn@gmail.com

Also linking to:
Crafters Corner 7 - Bingo (I have used everything on the grid except for stamping)
Simon Says Stamp - April Showers or Spring Flowers
Fab n Funky Challenges 166 - Spring Colors
Crafts and Me Challenge 128 - Lace and Pearls

49 comments:

  1. OMG! OMG! Sunehra.. I can't tell you what i feel about this card.. I am definitely gonna steal this one from you someday. It's a gorgeous, beautiful, fantastic, amazing creation. Love all those flowers to bits and the idea of swing is absolutely mind blowing!

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    1. Please go ahead and use the swing idea sometime - would love to see - and would be so flattered... thanks so much Sindhu

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  2. o wow !! its beautiful ...
    gorgeous .....
    very pretty lace n flowers .
    love d idea of d swing !!

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    1. Thanks so much - I think the elements were individually so pretty, its hard to go wrong.

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  3. Its a Gorgeous card for sure ! i am just amazed by the way you have created that oval frame with the flowers and that cute lil swing in the centre what a fab idea!!...love your take on the inspiration picture once again :)

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    1. Thanks so much Hussena... It was actually a little tricky getting the oval shape nice an oval'y'... but finally it all came together.

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  4. wow!! I loved d swing :) and d whole idea is simply awesum :)

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  5. Wow ! A card with swing ! Fabulous !I loved the swing idea and the flowers all around the oval frame look superb !

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    1. Thanks so much Pooja - I know - I love the little swing too..

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  6. oh my God.I want this card.It's beyond beautiful.Shabby stuff is your calling,I have to say.gorgeous flowers and the swing is so so cute.

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    1. I am just TRIPPING on Shabby... haha..

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  7. wow so cute. the colors the flowers and the swing lovely.

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  8. What a sweet flower card.
    Love the colors.
    Gr Elly

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  9. Wow! Love the swing, flowers, lace and everything about this card. Awesome :)

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  10. wow the shabby chic style of the card is just awesome...... i love flowers and you have used so many of them on the card. Just gorgeous!!

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    1. I know right... I just went to TOWN on the flowers... hehe..

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  11. OMG...!!! Absolutely stunning.. So colorful and absolutely lovey..!!!

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  12. stunning ,so beautiful.I am surprised , i thought of working of this swing idea on one of my recent project , but then got diverted to other .nice to see your .love it.

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  13. For some reason the swing reminds me of baby krishna and the ISKON celebrations on Janmashtami....maybe cause of an abundance of flowers on this card and the lovely colors used.....this is stunning Sunehra!!!
    http://kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  14. ooohhh Wow... this is such a colorful and gorgeous project and you actually made a swing so a double wow... Brilliant work Sunehra.. *hi5*

    Khush

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  15. Your project is lovely, so colourful.

    Thank you very much for sharing your project with us at Fab 'n' Funky, and good luck.

    Anne-Marie x x

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  16. Absolutely amazing card Sunehra..the roses are so so pretty..swing is too good...Love this card !!

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  17. OMG!!!! This is so romantic with soft colors. Super!!

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  18. Beautiful interpretation Sunehra...and thanks for the mention and link up....your trials have just served us our efforts of the post!!! Lovely colors and design too!!!

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  19. SUPER CUTE card with lots of flowers,

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  20. Brilliant idea sunehra...beautiful card
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  21. a real swing....... ur ideas never dry out. love love love it

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  22. Lovely card, gorgeous flowers, great colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

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  23. Wow, stunning card! Interactive cards are always so much fun, but yours takes it over the top! Amazing little swing, and the flowers are gorgeous. :) Thank you for participating in our "April Showers/Spring Flowers" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xx

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  24. Your ideas and creativity is amazing!! this card is absolutely stunning!! loved it!!
    -Berina
    http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in

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  25. Hi Sunehra
    This card is so very lively that I actually can smell thos flowers;)
    AWESOME work dear:)

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  26. the swing idea is beautiful, i was seeing from all angles, whether it a mirror and something, it just awesome

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  27. I love this fabulous card,the beautiful flowers and the colors used^_^
    Have a sweet weekend my dear,
    Sonia

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  28. Lovely... How are u able to manage giving so many clear details in each and every work of yours..

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  29. Such a very pretty card love the flowers around the middle. Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me Challenges, hope you will join us again hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  30. OMG...loved the concept...very unique...Thank you for joining the crafters corner challenge#7

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  31. Such a lovely Card....Iloved the swing and the flowers...Are all the flowers hand made....I can just imagine the amount of time it must have taken u!!! Hats off!!!

    Bijal
    http://pygmyarts.blogspot.in/

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  32. Hi Sunehra,
    Just dropping by to say Thank you so much for playing along 'Crafter's Corner' # 7 and Best of luck! :)

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  33. This is gorgeous thanks for sharing with Fab n Funky
    Beccy x

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  34. Sunehra this is so adoring..reminds me of all the fairy tales I used to read as a kid..

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  35. Hats off to you Sunehra@!
    What a wonderful idea...
    love d swing n flowers

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  36. Hey Sunehra, this is so so pretty, I wonder how I missed it. I just love the wooden swing hanging with the silver chain, brilliant idea. Love the colors you've used too!

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  37. I don't know How I missed this one.You never fail to inspire me .How on Earth did you get this super clever idea of putting a real swing and that too such a cute one ...and this card instantly transports you to the old world English classics.fantastic interpretation and a brilliant card.masterpiece actually

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  38. nice work

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