Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blues for the Shabby Team Room

My latest favorite challenge blog is the Shabby Tea Room. What fabulous themes, fabulous DT inspiration projects, fabulous colors.. I can't say enough! This week's the theme is 'Beautiful Blues' and here is my creation. 

I started with a white base and cut a swirl background out of navy punch paper which I laid over the base. I found a strip of lace left over from my daughter's Christening gown and used it to create the lace overlay you see. Then added loads of organza ribbon and finished off with a crochet flower from Itsy Bitsy. Here is a close up of the lace, bow and organza ribbon. I've also added a side view so that you can get an idea of how dimensional the card is. 

And here's the inspiration photo. Now come on - with a picture like that, who can resist creating a card. Just LOVE IT! I think I will be making a couple more cards for this challenge - if of course time permits.

As a sad end note, I want to dedicate this card to Liz Chechi who left us a couple of days ago at the tender, incomplete and unfair age of 43. I made this card thinking of her - tall, classy and so elegant. It perhaps doesn't do her justice but it's my very best attempt. 



16 comments:

  1. I like the swirl background.......glad u mentioned it is navy blue, appears black in the pic. Is the white flower a part of the lace???

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    1. Oh shucks - does it look black? Its actually a deep navy. Yes the flower is a part of the lace. Quite stiff that lace is.

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  2. It's a gorgeous card Sunehra.. Very elegant. The swirls look navy blue in the third pic but look black in the first one.. Very beautiful..

    Life can be very cruel sometimes... We cant predict what happens the next moment, can we?

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    1. It's such a nice navy actually - too bad it looks black...

      Life is seriously cruel... so hard to keep the faith when stuff like this happens.

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  3. Gorgeous card.You do all kinds of themes so wel1!I have never ever used Navy blue in any of my projects.Should do that.Navy and white look awesome and elegant together.Sorry to hear about your Chechi.May her soul rest in peace.

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    1. yes.. Navy is a very elegant color... love combining and and white. Thanks for your kind words about my cousin... yes RIP

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  4. lovelyyyy creation as always Sunehra!!!Truely stands out as an elegant piece ...

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  5. It is indeed a very elegant card and love to see your color inspired creations..

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  6. Very elegant card Sunehra...I like those swirls in the background.

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  7. Wow very pretty card Sunehra...love the ribbon..very elegant card !!

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  8. Its such an elegant card Sunehra!...Like everyone else I am too in love with your swirl background and that gorgeous lace...I think you did full justice to the inspiration picture! :)..

    I am really Sorry to hear about Liz Chechi...Especially Her being so young is really sad!..My prayers are with you and your family! ..Take care.

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  9. Lovely Card Sunehra......love the dreamy effect of the organza ribbon!! So much inspiration around!! :-)

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  10. So gorgeous!!! Fabulous background and lovely flowers with ribbon! So very elegant and pretty! Take care!:-)

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  11. Beautiful! I love the flowers and ribbon, with such a beautiful background! Thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

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  12. what a gorgeous swirl background... Looks Ah-mazing...

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