Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Vintage/shabby chic

Really got into making this today! My mojo is definitely back.
I stamped the lilac flower image from Woodware onto white card using Stazon. Coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer watercolour paints. Ripped around the image & distressed using frayed burlap Distress Ink. I ripped some more white paper (really into the ripping!) folded it as if making a fan, then flattened it out so it looked like ribbon. Stuck this around the image and inked around it with - guess what... frayed burlap!I embossed some more white card using an M-Bossabilities folder (tweets and twigs) using my GC, coloured using Cosmic Shimmer Mist (bronze blush), ripped around the edge of this (told you I was into the ripping! ) & distressed using the frayed burlap again. When the background dried buffed up with some paper towel.Stamped on the card with the lilac flower stamp, using the frayed burlap. Made 2 flowers using a Marianne Creatables die (english rose), put a little stickles glue on these.

I have entered this in:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Vintage/Shabby Chic 
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - Ch#48 In the Garden 
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 85 Blooming Images 
Challenges 4 Everybody -  challenge#14 anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges -  challenge #159 flower power
MyGrafico Challenges -  #144 anything goes


  1. Fabulous card Bev. Love how you've framed this beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K

  2. Stunning work. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles shabby chic challenge.

  3. wow! this is so fabulous!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. Lovely card Bev. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  5. How lovely, Bev! Thanks for joining our Shabby Chic challenge at PolkaDoodles. Hope to see you again next week. ... x
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Gorgeous Bev!! Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw

    hugs Vicky xxx

  7. Pretty card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!


  8. This is just lovely, Bev! Your coloring is superb and the frame your created is gorgoeus! Thanks for joining us at CCM! :)

  9. Beautiful - a gorgeous image and I love the way you've put the card together.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  10. Beautiful card, i love the lace effect of the folded paper it looks great :)
    Thanks for joining us at CCM this week.
    Jules :)

  11. A very lovely looking card. Stunning work. Thanks for joining us over at the Crafty Card Makers this time and my blooming challenge.
    Love n hugs

  12. Bev this is beautiful! Perfectly shabby chic! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x


Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. So kind of you to take the time to visit.
Bev xx