08 February 2011

Party Time Tuesdays new challenge--Chandelier Romance

It's time for another PartyTime Tuesdays challenge!  This week's theme for the challenge is to incorporate a chandelier and make it a "romantic" card--Chandelier Romance.  Here's my take on the theme:
The card is 5 1/2" square, and the base color cardstock is gray.  I then used a 5 3/8" square of black cardstock for the base of the design.  The white is plain white cardstock, and the pink patterned paper is some I had in my stash of scraps.  I was just lucky enough to have a piece I could print on and cut at 5 1/4"!

My chandelier is a digi stamp from Bev of the PT Tuesdays Design Team.  (Thanks, Bev!)  I printed it on my patterned paper, then cut the paper to the size I needed.  Once I had it on my base, I added some pearls to serve as the "lights" and Art Glitter in Black to enhance the chains on the chandelier.

The black and white ribbon was found in my HUGE ribbon stash (I SERIOUSLY need one of those cute little ribbon bags with the little holes in the side!!!), and the "LOVE" stamp in the corner is from Close To My Heart.  (I won it at my friend Heather's CTMH Open House last week!).  I cut the chair from the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge, then used my white gel pen to add the "cushion" and back design.  To finish everything off, I added a black brad on each corner.  Since those stuck through to the inside of the card, I cut a piece of patterned paper 5 3/8" square from a scrap of Teresa Collins's Mr. and Mrs. Love paper that I had in my stash and covered the left side of the inside of the card, which also then covered the backs of the brads.

The inspiration for my card this week came from two places.  First, I saw this picture at my hair stylist's shop last week (Thanks for the AWESOME red hair, Michelle!):
Then, I saw this card on the front of the January/February 2011 issue of Paper Crafts magazine:
So after seeing something with chairs and chandeliers twice this week, I guess it was meant to be that the PT Tuesdays challenge is Chandelier Romance!  I also entered this at the Creative Belli Blog as well as at Creative Craft WorldStampin' for the WeekendStamping Vacation, and Card Makin' Mamas.  It qualified for Stamping Vacation's Home Sweet Home Challenge, too!

I hope you'll play along with us this week!  Check out the blog at Party Time Tuesdays for more info on this week's challenge.  You'll have until 11:59 p.m. MST to submit your entry.  Hope to see your creations there!


Karen Wilson said...

Great inspiration and love your card!

Jenn said...

Love it! It turned out amazing!


Patchi said...

Lovely card! I love the color combo and how you accented the chandelier with glitter and pearls!

Rose said...

Oh wow Ashley! I love your card! The chair with the chandelier is a fab combination. The added pearls are a beautiful finishing touch!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, just love the LO!!
hugs shell xx

Nancy said...

The chair is awesome and very inspired!! Lovely background!

Mini said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Karen W said...

Beautiful cards, thanks so much for joining the Creative Belli challenge, hope to see you again!

Chocolate Orange said...

Stunning !
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Love Challenge.
Choccy x

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this card!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty and elegant...love the awesome chair and chandelier!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty- love the image and the pretty 'jewels' Thanks for playing along with the Belli challenge!

Bev said...

beautiful cards.. amazing design, accents and the chandeliers are super