Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JustRite Friday Challenge 057: Shabby Chic!

Wikipedia defines Shabby Chic as a form of design where objects are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear or new items which are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.  So in terms of paper crafting and stamping:think distress inks, sponging, painting, collage/mixing different elements and/or stamp sets, feminine lace and papers with a worn fabric look. So here is my card. 
Finished card size is 5" X 7". I used Soft Suede for the base then used Stampin'Up 'Beau Chateau' Designer Series Paper for the rest. I cut out the frame from one of the Beau Chateau DSP papers. I added some Champagne Mist Shimmery paint mixed with a drop of Soft Suede reinker to the scroll work of the frame. I add another piece of DSP to the middle of frame. Then I stamped an oval frame from the set called 'Vintage Oval Labels' by JustRite using black pigment ink by Clearsnap and embossed using Antique Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger. Colored vintage frame using Stampin'Up markers in the following colors; Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist.The sentiment was from the set called 'Signs of Life' by JustRite using black pigment ink and embossed using Ranger's detail black EP. I cut out post by using Soft Suede paper and the Spellbinders 'Elegant Post' die and sponged Soft Suede over it. Attached the frame using gold thread. Cut out 2 lattice using Stampin'Up  Lattice die plus the envelope. I distressed all edges using Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist and Soft Suede. Added pink lace ribbon by Maya Arts and then laid another vintage lace over top. Add 3 side notes from the collection 'Beau Chateau' by Stampin'Up again distressing the edges. Add 3 roses from Prima Marketing as shown.
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  1. This is FABULOUS! I could NEVER layer like that! Great job!


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