Monday, May 17, 2010

Shabby Friends

Monday's Clean and Simple challenge over at Splitcoast was to create a Shabby Chic card. That's something I've never done - and I'm not that sure that I've got it right here. I think I need more shabby happenin'!!!

The colour scheme comes from The Colour Chef - Tan, Light Red and Black. I used Creamy Carmel, Riding Hood Red and Black.

The sketch comes from Mojo Monday.

I'm moving towards Thursday when my son has surgery on his wrist - If there are any pray-ers out there we'd appreciate the extra help. They're doing an arterial graft and a bone graft to try to bring two bones ends back to life which he broke 10 years ago. (They apparently didn't set right when first casted.) Being a drummer and a computer guru has wreaked a lot of havoc on the area and now we're down to reconstructive surgery. He's bummed because the long weekend is "wrecked" and he'll be in a major cast for 4 weeks and then a half cast for another 3. I'm trying not to be concerned - but the "Mom" gene is pulling pretty hard.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday - and thanks for stopping by! Joan

14 comments:

Makiko Jones said...

This is very lovely, Joan!! I love the sweet red vintage colors...definitely shabby!
I'm praying your son's surgery is going well.

Beccy said...

Great card... I love the colour combination!

Christine said...

beautiful card!

Marlene said...

Love the card and color scheme! Looks great!

Beate said...

Love your shabby friends card. Love the rich look and the beautiful colors you chose.
Hugs and smiles

stampinfrog said...

Joan I love this color combo and your card is simply gorgeous!
I will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and fast recovery!
Hugs,Connie

Deb said...

Joan, this card is beautiful! Love your colours and the layout. I'll have to use this set ~ I did buy it but haven't even cracked it open yet!!

I'm sure your son's surgery will go great! how wonderful that its able to be fixed and he doesn't have to endure a lifetime of aches and pains in that area, especially being a drummer and computer guru :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Very pretty, love the combination of red and pink. Beautiful card.

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY Joan, AWESOME job with the sketch!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

YOu did a FANTASTIC job with the sketch. I used up all of that SU gingham pattern...it was one of my favs. Beautiful card!

....saying lots of prayers for your son for a quick and easy recovery.

Dani said...

Such a lovely card! Great job!!

Maria Matter said...

Lovely Joan, these are great colors!!!

Kelly Jo said...

wow- you did a great job with that challenge! I am so glad you played with the color chef challenge and I hope that your sons surgery was a sucess!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about this!