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Thursday, May 6, 2010

One of a kind chair

I have always had a thing for chairs. I think of them as an accessory to a room--kind of like a great statement necklace with a simple dress or sweater. So, it was no surprise that my mom recently gifted me with this fabulous PTI set. Lo and behold, there is a perfectly fitting Three Cheers for Chairs challenge over on the Moxie Fab World blog--apparently I'm not the only one with a thing for chairs!

I kept my card base pretty simple in color and design so that the patterned chairs would really pop. Each chair is stamped and paper pieced--so much fun! The chair legs are colored with my Stampin' Write marker in soft suede. I stamped the rug, kind of as an afterthought, to balance out the weight of the ribbon on the left with the sentiment on the right. I also kept the ribbon treatment simple so it would accent, rather than compete, with those lovely chairs! And, I can't forget the inside...not a great pic, but the set also includes a faux-wood floor and a lamp which has a paper pieced lampshade to match the chair on the front. So let's hear it for the chair! I'm going to go curl up in one right now....well, maybe after I help my daughter in the tub, into her jammies, put her to bed, do the dishes....sigh...maybe I'll just look at these chairs instead! ;-) Have a good one!

9 comments:

Diane said...

Nance this set is adorable. Love the lamp inside too. Love your colors and the busy patterns on the white just POP! Great Card.

Happy Mother's Day too!

Cath said...

Hey Nance! Thanks for entering the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Linda Callahan said...

This could be one of my all time favorites - I love it! Love the images (inside and out), love the pop of green, love the classic simplicity......ok I'll stop gushing now :)

Nancy said...

I knew you'd love this stamp set even though it's not SU. Love the "fabrics" used on the chairs as well as the ribbon. The inside is just too cute for words,
Great job,

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, Nance. Love your fabric chairs! This PTI set is adorable.

Karen B. said...

Those patterns are amazing! You make such wonderful creations with this stamp set!

Sam said...

I love your card Nance. I love the colors you have "upholstered" in and the ribbon treatment and the inside is as well decorated as the front.

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice!

Happy blogoversary :)

Michelle said...

Love your card, very pretty colours:-)