Shabby Chic

I have never tried it before, the shabby chic style, but I’ve seen so many beautiful cards with the style that I figured now was a good time to give it a go. There is nothing like a good dose of inspiration, and it is Fleur who has made me want to try this style. Her cards are absolutely gorgeous; take a look if you haven’t already! Always the same soft wonderful colours. Here is my take on a shabby chic card:

As soon as I started I realised I had a major problem; I have no vintage colour copics! None! It would be too early to give up before I’d even started. Grabbing some paler pinks and browns I started colouring as normal. I chose the super cute wee birthday fairy looking stamp from Lili of the Valley, because I simply haven’t used it much. After colouring it all in, I went over with a pale grey copic, colouring it all in again, to age it up a bit. Thankfully it worked well enough.

The papers I chose are from a Tim Holtz pad. I think it’s called idea-ology; vintage. A pink, blue and brown paper pad. I used a Victorian velvet distress ink around the edge of the card blank from back2basic, as well as around the stamped image. I also went over the image carefully with the distress ink. To frame various elements I used grey card with texture. Pearls were added to the top corners of the stamped image area as well as bottom left corner of the card. At the end I added a lace bow and some lovely roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I am really pleased with how it turned out and plan to try this style a bit more.

Shabby chic

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley – Ideas to Inspire: National Craft Month
Lili’s Little Fairies – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious – Challenge 77: Use lace on your creations
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge – Shabby Chic / Vintage

5 thoughts on “Shabby Chic

  1. Gorgeous creation, and perfect for our challenge of Vintage/Shabby Chic at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect, I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

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