Thursday, November 12, 2015


Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm swinging on in to share a card I made for the current Virginia's View Challenge!

It's all about texture and well...ladies (and gentlemen) I have some texture on my card! lol ;)

Where do I even begin?!...Not too CAS, now is it?!...I guess I was going with the whole' texture' on my mind and embossing folders kept sticking to me. I have quite a few that I haven't even used and many that just are plain abandoned my me. So, I needed to change that. ;)

I ended up using an embossing folder that my crafty friend Kimberly sent me (thank you again, Kimberly!!). To show off the embossing, I used some inks and went to town 'sponging/rubbing' them on. Once I had the colors and depth I wanted, I added my sentiment/quote.
The embossing itself is quite beautiful, but I still thought it needed something else. So once again, I used that bird image and instead of a 'blue' bird, I went with a 'green' bird. Did some fussy cutting and added it to my card. Normally, I would have been done a long time ago! lol But again, thought it needed more! (Is this really 'me' saying/thinking this?! lol) Needless to say, I went with sequins. And not just 3 or 6 of them...but 15!! Whoa! lol This has got to be a record for me (besides my few shaker cards I've made.). ;)

I'd love to hear what you think?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!


  1. Shelly, I've seen your card in VV Texture challenge and can't help myself from leaving a comment! I adore this card, it catches my eye! You inspire me to creat my own ombre card) Hugs, Ksenia Li

  2. WOW this is stunning.. that background is perfect.. awesome designing.
    I think you rocked it. :)

  3. beautiful! That Kimberly is so sweet! You rocked the texture on this card Shelly!

  4. woow woow and wooow
    this is AMAZING flower texture Shelly
    clever Aries girl
    and love your new Profile Photo
    so cool you look there

  5. MOST excellent job Shelly! I liked hearing how you kept adding to this beauty. Texture supreme:)

  6. All that depth of colour and the intricate design, I adore it!

  7. Wow!! Gorgeous!! Love the embossing and inking!!

  8. This is beautiful! I love the texture and the colors are eye-poppingly good!

  9. Oh my! How gorgeous! I love the effect of the sponging on the embossing! Stunning card my friend!

  10. Love the texturing and the colors, beautiful card!

  11. I had such a fun time reading your post : ) Nope, it doesn't look like your normal creations, but it feels good to not be normal sometimes doesn't it?! Really love your gradient colors on the embossing!! Wonderful.

  12. What fun to read about how your card came-to-be...a little of this, more of that, a sprinkle of something else! yes, different from what we usually see from you, but still retains your amazing style and creativity! The embossing, the red, the bird, the sequins (all 15!): a gorgeous combination! I think you can pretty much 'wear' anything...simple and more complex!

  13. Love this to bits! This is not your norm, but it totally is beautiful...and you can do any style really! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All About Textures”!

  14. That sponging is fantastic! I just love how bold it is. The green for the bird is perfect and I really love the sentiment!