It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I can do Shabby too!

If I cheat.

I don't always play along, but I always check out the Featured Stamper challenge every Sunday at Splitcoast. I was so happy to find a little time to play today, because this week's stamper is Lisa Zappa! I chose this card to CASE.

I was pretty happy with my end result, but let me tell you, I am going to have to do something about my photography. Lately, I make a card. I'm happy with it. I do the whole photo, edit, etc. process. I load it to my blog and think "Ugh. Bleck." So, I'm considering a photo studio box. If you have one, let me know what you think about it.

Sorry, back to my card. I changed the stamps and papers. None of the papers in my stash were quite soft enough, so I brayered these with White craft ink. Works for me. The center of the flower is stamped in Not Quite Navy, then covered with clear Micro Beads.

What's In It?
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Text Boxed, Paper Tray (Papertrey Ink); Swirls (Rhonna Farrer)
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up!); Cherished Flowers (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Choc Chip, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, craft white (SU!)
Accessories: Essential Glue Pad, Brayer, Art Accentz clear micro beads, Mesh embossing folder and Cuttlebug, corner rounder, cropodile, Sakura white glaze pen

Also, I was recently tagged by Adelina. So I'll try to come up with seven random things about myself sometime soon. I'm just not a very exciting person though.


Alhambra Club said...

This card is so pretty, love the softness you created.

Carolyn King said... the sparkle in the flower's center. You did shabby chic very well!!!

I have a photo box and usually it takes pretty good photos. For me it was worthwhile...I only purchased a $35 from Walmart and it works fine.

Occasionally I still just use the natural light in the kitchen but this gives me another option esp at nighttime!

Hope this helps!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

And you do it so well! This is an awesome card.

Tina said...

Bethany this card is beautiful. The addition of the sparkle is awesome.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is beautiful.

Rose Ann said...

Your card is very beautiful, Bethany!
I love your flower with the sparkly center!

Have you seen Amy W.'s photo box? Check here:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is wonderful, Bethany! I don't think I've seen a style that you can't do!

Anonymous said...

I love the effect of the white craft. It's wonderful how it softens everything. You chose a great card to CASE and yours turned out beautiful!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I think its totally SHAB-A-Licious!