Friday, July 15, 2011

Giving thanks for shabby chic

Shabby chic
a style using worn and deteriorated items to achieve an elegant overall effect
~ Urban Dictionary

One of the things I love most about creating is being able to play with lots of different design styles, techniques and media.  I love love love shabby chic.  I could never live in a house decorated in a shabby chic style, but when creating, I'm able to explore that side of me which loves all things shabby chic.

About 12 months ago I created three shabby chic cards as a set of cards for a cyber crop challenge (there's another thing I love LOL ... cyber crops!!).  I was delighted to have two of them picked up for publishing.  Despite the time that has passed, the second card has only recently been published, so I am only now able to share them with you ...

Thank you
published in Scrapbook Creations Issue 88
products used:
Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock; Making Memories Sabrina - patterned paper, Artisan Labels stickers, Looking Glass stickers; Chelley Bean Designs Pretty Posies - black organza; Making Memories paper flower; Making Memories mini rub-ons - Thanks; Carolee's Creations AdornIt tiny pink alphas; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet; white mesh ribbon inked pink; black sewing machine thread; button; decorative edged scissors

Thanks
products used:
Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock; Making Memories Sabrina - patterned paper, Looking Glass stickers; black cotton fabric; Prima Artful Collage flowers; Cuttlebug Olivia alpha dies;  Kaisercolour acrylic paint - Candy, Antique White; Making Memories staples; black sewing machine thread

Thanks (Ozzie Owl)
published in Scrapbook Creations Issue 86
products used:
Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock; Making Memories Sabrina - patterned paper, Looking Glass stickers, Artisan Label stickers; Making Memories mini rub-ons - Thanks; Making Memories paper flowers; pink lace from Fancy Pants Fancy-Free Collection "Wildheart" ribbon card; Collections Elements chipboard Ozzie Owl (used as a template); Tim Holtz Grungeboard Elements (the crown) ; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet; Kaisercolour acrylic paint - Antique White, Champagne; Glossy Accents; buttons; bling; pink sewing machine thread

Hmm ... now I've shared these and had another good look at them myself I'm feeling a tad inspired to do something else in a shabby chic style.  LOL ... stay tuned!!  :)

2 comments:

  1. WOW alz these cards are truely amazing! LOVE THEM LOTS! xxoo :)

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