Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Timeless Tuesday...It's in the bag!


Well today at Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes Betty wants us to use  brown grocery bag paper on the card/project. Fun huh? Well I went all out and made some paper flowers out of my brown bag with a Sizzix's die. Decided to go as DD calls it shabby chic. Me shabby?? Me chic?? To clarify that's chic (not sheikh as in Rudy Valentino's sheikh).Don't know if  I'm  either but  I can do a card that way if I want to and so I did.

My card base is kraft, with a mat of ivory, and then some "chic" dp bought at Mike's pad. Didn't show who put it out because I used part of it previously and so the name is gone..sorry people. It's a soft denim colored blue and ivory so I wanted to bring that out in my flower. After cutting the different size flowers I brushed them with denim colored ink that Adirondack puts out. Now for some fun I used the Scor-Pal and did a bit of pleating out of the ivory card stock and then added some crocheted ribbon stuff to give it that vintage look. Guess I need to use some of that on myself to add to my vintage look (mine is wrinkled skin and old age spots) not so  classy, me thinks. After I slapped it together I added the little flag sentiment "thank-you" found in the Hello Hyacinth set. Put a few blingers on and I'm through here.So now it's your turn to get a bag (not a live one like me) and see what you can come up with. There's lots of ideas out there, just tune into one of them and give it a go. Oh, and be sure to check out the design team's work...they are listed and linked below. For a look at the official challenge and all the rules, feel free to click HERE

Betty
Maki
Silke
Cindy
Heather
Tammy

Hope your week will be a goody one. See you again soon.

41 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Pat, this is amazing! Love your layered die cut paper bag flower! Who knew a bag could look so shabby chic, huh? Awesome patterns and design! Beautiful!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Your post made me LOL this morning! I always feel like we could be sisters with some of the things you say! Love the card and that shade of blue on the flower. Very pretty!

Diane said...

So soft and pretty....had a laugh at your post...love that flower, too!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!! You nailed the shabby chic. Little brown bag makes an amazing flower as we've seen this morning. Beautiful card!
Beth Greco

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Pat!!~

Kathy said...

Lovely card! And yes, so far my week is a "goody" one, it's raining!! Hasn't rained in 3 months and boy do we need it:)
You have a great week!
Kathy7

Heather Jensen said...

Pat, this is very shabby chic. The damask and pale blue is stunning. Love it! :)

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card Pat! Love your home made bloom!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so fabulous Pat! I love the elegant and vintage look! The paper bag flower looks so beautiful with the way you layered!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Great paper pleating on this one! I love the flower too...who ever said a brown paper bag couldn't be pretty sure never saw this card.

Smiles!
Gwen

Kathryn said...

What a fun card, Pat! And thanks for the smiles :)
--Kathryn

Leslie Miller said...

This is a very soft and pretty brown paper bag creation! You've got the shabby chic down pat -- that's pat as in secure, not pat as in your name. At any rate, love it, Pat!

Dawn B. said...

Pat this is beautiful. I love the way you used your brown paper bag. I would have struggled with this one but you aced it.. Love the soft palette with the krafty bag.. Great job.

velta said...

Very nice my friend! You have just elegant-ized a paper bag! Great flower and love the colors!

Misti said...

Pat, this is gorgeous!!!

pink latte said...

Kraft and blue - sooo pretty together! I love your flower and lace so pretty :)

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I adore the color combination on this beautiful card...and that flower...SWOON!!! It also happens to fit perfectly with the challenge Welcome Summer that is happening now at The Kraft Journal... I hope you consider entering your project there for a chance to win or be selected as our Featured Artist! http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet_20.html

Stephanie Lee said...

You couldn't tell the beautiful flower (with it's blue edging) is from a bag !! beautiful job!

Benzi said...

Pat, you've made a very pretty 'bag' card...great flower and I love your pleats. I also love reading your posts because I always get a smile or laugh from it. You can brighten anyone's day.

momof5sons said...

Love the combination of neutrals on your card...very creative flower, TFS.

denise g. said...

Pretty card. Clever pleating. Great use of the bag to make the flower. Always love lace. But the best part is truly your "commentary". Thanks for the grins, Pat!

terri d. said...

Love everything about this card! The colors, the pleating and your flower!

Donna Huisinga said...

Love your flower. A very good interpretation of the challenge. I'll have to try a TT challenge sometime.

Rosemary said...

love your flower made from the paper bag! beautiful card!

lizlincoln said...

Love your "shabby chic" card. Seems like an oxymoron doesn't it? The pleated cardstock is stunning and I love your layered bloom.

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Pat! I've missed coming to see you and was so glad to see you had visited me. Your card is lovely. The soft cream and blue color combo is beautiful. BTW, I LOVE your new updated photo! You look beautiful. Hope you are doing well. Best, Curt

6 wacky women said...

GORGEOUS card, Pat!!
Love your details, fabulous flower too!!

Karen x

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful Pat! You knocked *shabby chic* out of the ballpark!!! Love this CAS design and the flower is totally chic! You rock GF! Hugs ~S~

Lisa said...

Pat this is so charming. I like the soft elegant look it has!

mochamama said...

Hello stranger!! Hope you are doing well. Beautiful card hun and I love your new profile picture.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Such a pretty card, Pat! LOVE the brown bag flower you created, and the pleated paper is fabulous, too!

Shirley said...

Pat, I was at Cheryl Moody's blog and saw your wonderful new picture and remembered I hadn't seen you in my Google Reader thingy. I lost some blogs I was following when I lost my followers if that makes any sense!! I am so glad to be back checking out your beautiful cards.....and I am so envious of you living so close to your daughter and her Flourish stash too!!! I love this card. The patterns, colors, and the design are all lovely! As ususal!

Lovely Linda said...

WOW - pleats, lace and that divine flower - what a great combination - then add the gorgeous colours and I am loving this! Thank you for your inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the flower and that shade of blue!!!

tiffany said...

this is so pretty- love the way you inked the flower!! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Alaine said...

I love how you inked the flower. Very shabby chic!

Dani said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Pat! this is Gorgeous! Love your brown bag flower and your whole Vintage Chic ensemble.. I say Vintage Chic, cause there's nothing shabby about it! Just a Beautiful Card! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Debbie said...

So soft and pretty!! Thanks for the lovely inspiration :)

ChristineCreations said...

What pretty soft blues Pat! And the pleated paper is such a great accent!

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