Hey, hope all is well with you and yours.
Today I would like to share a card I made to join in with the current Saturated Canary Challenge blog challenge, Shabby Chic which can be found here.
Now this is new territory for me and I think it shows. I’m not too sure if I have achieved Shabby Chic or just Shabby Shabby!! It could even be Vintage Shabby, I’m not sure. But either way, whatever it is I loved making it!
The image is Rose Red by the uber talented Krista Smith available here. I coloured her on kraft card with pencils and paper pieced her dress. The die is Spellbinders Floral Oval, used to cut out the image and then cut again in a mottled gold mirri and the centre removed to create a frame. My DP’s are from LOTV Nit Wit Country Lady Collection.
I stamped on tissue paper with Vintage Photo DI and crumpled it to create my sentiment and a ‘page’ you may just be able to see behind the frame.
The flowers are a Sizzix Bigz die distressed with scissors (I was distressed after rolling up all those flowers so I did add some pre-made ones too) and I dabbed Stickles on them for a bit of bling. The leaves are the new dies from Tonic which are fab and cut like a dream.
I was not entirely happy and quite a bit of tweaking took place involving an inked doily, hat pins, flat backed pearls and some lace ribbon. The key is another magazine freebie, bless it!
And so there you are my first and hopefully not my last foray into the world of Shabby Chic, Shabby Shabby, Vintage Shabby or whatever I’ve achieved.
Smiling always (this crafting thing really is a journey isn’t it!)!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: