February 12, 2012
February LEAP Challenge by Elizabeth
The shabby chic style is one I’ve seen and admired for a long time but never had the courage to try creating myself. I’ve had this beautiful sheet of design paper, maker unknown, in my stash for about two years and, as I am determined to buy no new items until I’ve used up a goodly amount of what I already have. After all, I bought all these beautiful papers because I loved them and couldn’t resist them ... they should be used. Because, I’m experimenting I thought I’d try the shabby chic treatment on an 8” card first, before I commit to a 12” layout. I covered the front of the pretty shaped card with the paper and then trimmed round it before sponging the edges with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink to give it an aged look. The toppers are in a vintage style too – the postcard stamp is one of the images, from Crafty Individuals, I water-coloured whilst in Wales on holiday this summer – and the beautiful lady is from a collage sheet from Made By Janet. I distressed the edges of the toppers with scissors before sponging with the distress ink too. All the embellishments came from stash too - the flowers and leaves, a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts, were smeared with clear gloss finish and dipped in iridescent glitter before arranging on the card. So, despite not being too sure I could make something in this style, I’m actually happy with the finished project. It’s pretty and feminine, which is what I was aiming for.
Thanks for looking,
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