Apr 25, 2018

Prima Amber Moon Bird Themed Shabby Card


It's that time again!  Today a new challenge begins at Frilly and Funkie.  Our hostess Sara Emily has chosen the theme Neutral Point of View.  She says, "We're seeing a lot of pastel and brighter colors this time of year. For this challenge we're inviting you to step away from all that color and play with your neutral art supplies. You can add a few pops or hints of color, but be sure we see mainly neutrals on your vintage or shabby chic design. (Think black, white, gray, brown, beige, cream, ivory; even gold and silver.)"


I needed a card for my friend Bonnie's retirement.  I turned to my favorite neutral papers, the Amber Moon collection by Prima, the bird and the wood.  I layered with older floral paper from Prima's The Archivist collection.  I cut the Birds on a Wire die by Spellbinders to compliment the vintage birdie image.  The sentiment is from Tim's Metallic Quotations stickers.


I tucked in natural colored lace and layers of Prima flowers.


I stamped Wendy Vecchi's new stamp set onto one of her Pocket Watches Art Parts in Coffee Archival ink, then sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I added a bundle of thread over my stained seam binding and a Tim Holtz doily die.  I hope you're inspired and will play along with our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique.







31 comments:

brenda said...

A gorgeous and tactile creation Autumn.

B x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

There is so much to love here, Autumn! Firstly, I love the way you used a "fall" collection to create a card with a definite "spring" vibe! Amazing! Then all the wonderful texture you added in with fibers and crochet lace is just wonderful. This is like music on paper and I just adore every shabby chic molecule! xo

Lois Wyche said...

Beautiful...love the color and the elements.

Darlene said...

Gorgeous! My chin is getting bruised from hitting the floor every time I come to your blog! LOL Awesome details and design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Springtime’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Dorthe said...

So in love with this Autumn, amazing papers, and the way you combined all elements , -beautiful.
All textures, the flower and threads- so very gorgeous,
Hugs, Dorthe

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Sigh. Such a vision of loveliness, Autumn! Every detail is perfect.

Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the neutral palette and all the yummy details.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, spectacular!! Wow, Autumn, it's shabb-tastic!! I love the layers and the details!! It is such a gorgeous card, my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful card!

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, Autumn, what a gorgeous shabby card, and I LOVE all the amazing elements! Such beautiful work, sweet friend! Just love the neutral colors and always love a sweet bird or two! Sweetness! Hugs and love! xoxo

Gio said...

This is gorgeous Autumn, love the layering and the soft, shabby hues you used. Elegant and beautiful!


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Sara Barker said...

Just beautiful paper and lace layers! I love the birdie die cut to echo the gorgeous bird on the papers. And that pocket watch looks amazing--something else to add to my wish list! Great inspiration for my challenge theme! Thank you so much for your hard work and stunning project! I'm sure Bonnie was ga-ga over this! Sending hugs!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my what a beautiful card creation Autumn, those delicate tones like coffee and cream.. just look at all those pretty embellishments. I say it time and time again but you are the Mama when it comes to piecing elements together. You get it right every time.
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Anita Houston said...

So perfect and so gorgeous...love all the layers on this vintage beauty.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Ooohh! I love this one Autumn!! The paper is gorgeous and I love the design! Fabulous colour mix and wonderful elements layered up so beautifully! Stunning take for the Challenge! hugs xx

Annie said...

Love the neutral layers and wonderful embellishments Autumn. Great make for Sara's challenge

Hugs Annie x

Marty Fishman said...

Love this, Autumn! Your layers are awesome as always, and it looks like you sewed your borders instead of stamping - looks amazing. Love the bird theme with the pocket watch...a perfect retirement card. Hugs!!

Suzanne C said...

Serenely beautiful! I love all the many layers in the gorgeous neutral tones! The paper tag in the midst is the perfect layer to add depth and dimension while adding drama to your beautiful card. Gorgeous!

Redanne said...

Your card is beautiful Autumn, I love the neutral tones, the crochet lace provides a lovely accent and that flower is stunning! I really love that Wendy pocket watch, what a fabulous stamp! Hugs, Anne xx

Jenny Marples said...

Such delicate layers wonderfully combined Autumn - I love the crochet lace with the flowers and what a brilliant idea to use Wendy's pocket watch stamp! A match made in heaven for this card. Love it! xx

Birgit said...

what a stunning creation! So much vintage lovliness to love about this beautiful card. Thanks so much for lining up to the DRU "Springtime" challenge. Best of luck to you!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh My! What a stunning creation - so many beautiful elements that you have brought together in true Autumn style! Hugs, Chrisx

craftytrog said...

Love this beauty Autumn! xxx

Cec said...

This is stunning and your friend is going to be thrilled to receive it. It has such a feeling of nature and I love the lace tucked here and there along with the stitching.
Hugs!
Cec

Kate said...

This is so pretty. I love the vintage touches you have added, Autumn. Lovely card.
Kate

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Beautiful and classy!

Alexander Kretschmann said...

You used wonderful embellishments!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

Hugs
Alex

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Emma Williams said...

This is so beautiful Autumn, definitely my kind of card with all that gorgeous imagery and layering! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning card great nuetral colour scheme and gorgeous flower
Carol x

Loose Stitches said...

Oh WOW, I so love this creation Autumn, it's gorgeous with every detail!
Hugs, Sherry x
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BożenA said...

Uwielbiam to jesienne muśnięcie na tej karcie.
Dziękujemy za przyłaczenie się do naszego wyzwania na CWAA.
BożenA DT CWAA

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