Friday, September 12, 2014

Frilly Hearts in Victorian Velvet

I should have been blogging today... but instead I played all day long... wow... I had a blast and made quite a few things... so many people ask how I get all the things done that I do.. well I dont' stop and share when I should... LOL... I hoard up the projects and then I take pictures of them all... edit the pictures, and then post them all...  wow...

Anyway... a different way... but what the heck... it's my way.. 

So here is a card... but first off I have to give CREDIT where CREDIT is due.. 

the other day I was reading this BLOG... and this technique really hit home... as it is always a problem with me... you use this great Texture paste... and then you have to wait for the stuff to dry... well I can't always do that... my mojo is not going to wait for any texture paste to dry...  well PAMELLIA JOHNSON did something really fun and neat... she embossed it when it was wet... LOL.. how simple and how fantastic is that...  so I tried it... and after I did it once I did it a few more times... it really gave the textured paste a HIGH look.. I love it Pamellia... and thanks so very much for this GREAT new speedy experience... we are on the same page girl... love this one...  in my techniques now... 

Okay... keeping that in mind I also made this card for a few challenges... 

Frilly and Funkie... I did a heart card all in RED... not really vintage or shabby chic... but I got the card done for my son's birthday... but this is the REAL Shabby Chic one...  It's all about hearts this fortnight over there... so get out the hearts and join in... 

Craft Hoarders Anonymous   Stop hoarding the flowers and use them on something...  anything... just use them up... NOW... okay... so I used some more...  made from Coffee filters that were sprayed with Distress Inks...  love it...  more flowers used... (You know thought that every time I use some from the drawer ... I have to make more...  policy in this studio... LOL) 

And a new challenge...  since I love dragonflies, I had to join this one...  CRAFTING WITH DRAGONFLIES...  The theme this time is Girly and Lacey...  so I think this card fits into all these challenges... 

Matching envelope on this one..  from wall paper sample book... thanks to my dear friend Sheila...  love these envelopes... they really as sturdy and lovely... 
the card is an easel card also... as you will see in a minute... 

I used a slight cream cardstock for this one... and used MS Deep cut border heart punch for the side... and then used the scalloped Spellbinder hearts and ran them thru a swiss dotted embossing folder... used Antique Linen distress stain on everything...  even the ribbons... 
See that lovely back ground... go on over to Pamellia's blog and she will give very good directions...  you will love it too.. If you are not familiar with her work... it is wonderfully stunning and so very loving... each piece is really pretty...  100%   

I wanted the flowers to be delicate... so I used some from my flower drawer that had been made from dyed coffee filters...  used ones too.. not new ones mind you... USED... 

I really needed 7 flowers... and could only find 6... but when I back to the magical drawer where all the flowers live until used... low and behold... another flower.... just perfect for the lower section of my easel card... 
The background on this section I used my gothic stencil and some Victorian Velvet on a foam pad... perfect for the look I wanted... muted and soft yet you can see it... 

Sweet flowers and a pretty bow made from seam binding... 
How sweet is this.. .I would love to receive this card from a friend... so I guess I will have to send it to one... 
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today...  and I really love it when you stop in for a tea and also leave a comment...  which by the way I cherish them all.. and if you leave a comment on a winning project... I copy them all and it stays with that item... as I really do cherish them all..  thank you so very much. 
Hope you have a wonderful day today...
And enjoy each and every second of it... 
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 


  1. Love all that grunginess and the texture paste background looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  2. Listen up Bonnie,I am getting on a flight over to yours to see your creations in the 'flesh'. They look so wonderful in pictures,want to see the details close up! Yep Pamellia is one talented and lovely lady isn't she :)

    Donna xxx

  3. Bonnie, you never stop amazing me!! Thank you so much for mentioning me in your post, you are just the sweetest!! I'm so glad you tried my technique, and let me just say...YOU NAILED IT!! It's just stunning! I love your heart layers and your fancy border and your gorgeous flowers and you even made a fabulous envelope! You are indeed, truly amazing!

    big super bear hugs to you, my dear crafty friend :)

  4. This is......stunning seems so overused....but it is! Stunning! I love the wonderful sheen from the embossed background, love the layers, love those delicate, shabby coffee filter flowers, love the die cut frame, the gentle distressing, the gorgeous colors. Wow, Bonnie! I think this is my favorite from you so far. And the envelope is elegant. This looks like it came from a bygone era....just wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. You continue to delight me with your fabulous designs and I love the ribbon and of course your flowers are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. Another beauty Bonnie! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Your card is a shabby chic dream, Bonnie!! I adore the color palette, textures, and those elegant coffee filter flowers! You have perfectly aged everything for a true vintage feel. I love your idea for creating the matching envelope from an old wallpaper sample! You continually inspire me with your creativity! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!!

  8. Another gorgeous creation, adore the envelope, stunning, love this. Ruth x

  9. This is stunning, inside and out! Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies, and hope you'll join our new challenge starting Wednesday! Best, CG

  10. Ooooh, shabby chic in all its splendor! What a delight this is, Bonnie. I seriously love how frilly it is. Your flowers are perfect in form and color. So happy you shared it with us over at Frilly and Funkie!


  11. Gorgeous! love the frilly hearts mixed with the flowers Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  12. And one more paper pretty! Love this one. Esp the heart and the flowers they way they are arranged. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!

  13. Spotted your entry at Crafting with Dragonflies and had to take a peep. So glad I did it's fabulous with so any inspiring techniques. Thank you for sharing it with us and I hope we'll see you entering our challenges again real soon. Either way I'll be visiting your inspirational blog again. Wynn D T Crafting with Dragonflies. xx

  14. Oh for goodness sake Bonnie, you just keep producing incredibly beautiful projects and this is no exception - is there no end to your talents?!!! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  15. Oh! Heavens to stinkin' Mergatroid!!! Bonnie...where in the world does all that creativity come from??? I won't comment on every wonderful detail...not enough hours in the day! But the total card is just so soft and feminine, but a little grungy just the same. I am amazed at the broadness of your skills, your thinking, your kindness and your sensitivity to all that is around you and available for your use. Does that make sense? I could go on, but I shan't! So true about the lovely Pamellia; she is a goddess of lovingly created artwork, too! I love all your comments to me, and will be in touch via e-mail. :) Sara Emily

  16. Another beauty Bonnie! Love the vintage colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  17. A really beautiful card , thanks for joining us at frilly and funkie x

  18. I used your card as inspiration to make my BFF's birthday card. Love how all the layers came together. thanks so much for sharing.