Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Little Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic is a genre I love looking at but which I find challenging to do.  My friend Sue is a master at this type of card.  So here is my meagre effort.

A little Shabby Chic

I started with a piece of the glossy card stock I had made with the wax paper resist and some Lemon Drop ink from Jenni Bowlin.  This time I just crumpled the wax paper before ironing it onto the glossy card.  I then used Stazon ink to stamp my image.  It is a stamp from Rubadubado ~ a NZ stamp company.  It is a delightful old fashioned image.  I added a touch of colour with a Tombow Marker.  I then prepared the background card by embossing it with a Cuttlebug folder and used some Victorian Velvet distress ink to colour.  I used the ink to also colour the punched flowers to make the roses, the doily and the ribbon.   I added some lace along the bottom of the focal image and some gems along the top.  I place it on a bit of an angle on the base.    This card took me quite a while to get done... what with waiting for the ribbon to dry and to make the flowers.  But I have to say I am quite happy with the result.

I'm suffering from a chest cold at the moment... barking like an old dog... luckily today I didn't go to work... we had to travel about one and a half hours south to Hamilton to a funeral.  It was the mother of our good friend, Yvonne.  Milly was nearly 92 and had had a very good life.

Thanks for visiting today.  I really appreciate each and everyone of you.


Betty said...

beautiful card - i always love a vintage style card even tho i rarely attempt it either - keep well - you shouldn't be having a cold in warm weather - it's been an arctic freeze here the last few days!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous Shabby Chic style card Dawn!1
Hope you feel better soon.

Dotty Jo said...

Well DAwn, you're no sluch at shabby chic yourself hun as this is beautiful, Jo x

Lin said...

Well done, Dawn - love it! I struggle with this kind of card, too, but never tire of looking at them.

Maxine D said...

You have really made a stunning card here Dawn, and got the shabby/chic down to perfection. Love the Victorian velvet touches, and you are really rocking the wax resist backgrounds - I must try again!!
Hope you recover soon from the cold.

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & elements--great vintage card, Dawn!

Brenda said...

You do shabby chic so well Dawn! I just like to admire other peoples work when it comes to this.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how beautiful, Dawn! It really doesn't look like you struggle with this style at all...everything is just perfect and I love all of your feminine details!