Saturday, 25 April 2015

Shabby Chic

Morning everyone and the weekend again means a new challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun which is "Shabby Chic"-our sponsors are
The East Wind,PpinkyDolls Art,Kith and Kin Digital Stamp Co and All Dressed Up whose beautiful image I used-"Looking Gorgeous" ,coloured with promarkers(a couple of tips from son who owns his own Tattoo Studio and a brilliant artist),cardstock from Papermill Direct,I made the background by using gesso on cardstock then a layer of kitchen roll for texture,more gesso then distress inks,scrip and flourish stamps,I also used some glossy accents crackle(which didn't crackle!)the fabric flowers, dewdrops,lace and seam binding from stash,I stamped the flowers and leaves and coloured with distress inks splashed with picket fence,distressed the edges and used silicone to create depth between the layers.This is my first "proper"go at shabby chic and i am absolutely delighted with the result and would like to thank Pamellia for some fantastic inspiration.
corrosive challenges-floral fantasy
quirky crafts-colour or flowers------------WINNER
pan pastel-ATG
lacy sunshine-shabby chic
ooh-la-la-lots of layers
craft your passion-ATG
love to scrap-ATG
not just cards-ATG
digi sketch(T)-flowers----------------------TOP 3
top tip Tuesday-3 of something/stamped flowers/fabric flowers
passion for promarkers-Spring blooms
Pennys challenges-use spooled items/lace/ribbon
crafters cafe blog-ribbon and/or lace(both)
The sisterhood of crafters-monochromatic
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
crafty gals-girls,girls,girls----------------TOP 5
C.R.A.F.T-make you own embellishments/stamped flowers/die-cut flower with rolled rose centre
brown sugar-ATG
crafts 4 eternity-ATG
chocolate coffee cards-use a die-cut
simply create too-pretty woman
stamping sensations-pretty in pink
whimsy inspires-colour an image
eclectic ellapu-out of your comfort zone
All Dressed up FB challenge-Mothers Day/shabby chic
Thank you for any comments you wish to leave all are much appreciated and off to catch up with all your blogs
see you tomorrow
Carol x x


  1. Gorgeous shabby chic card Carol, the background is fantastic and the ribbons and flowers beautiful. The image goes so well with the theme.
    Rose xx

  2. This is gorgeous, I love the design and such beautiful detailing.
    Sue xx

  3. Wow Carol, this is amazing, love how you have coloured the image, and the background is wonderful
    Then flowers are a perfect match, the colours all blend to gether just so beautiful.
    Hugs Janet xxx

  4. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  5. Your creation is just beautiful! Lots of pretty layers and textures! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  6. Gorgeous card Carol a really lovely shabby chic creation crafty hugs Judith x

  7. This is just lovely Carol. I love the image and the colours you used. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CYP. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  8. Just BEAUTIFUL Carol! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Monochromatic’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Amazing shabby chic card Carol! I love the soft muted colours and your beautiful flower arrangement! So pretty! hugs :)

  10. WOW, your shabby chic style is amazing, Carol. Loving all that fabulous texture and the image is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

  11. A fabulous shabby chic card Carol with beautiful colours and fabulous design. Thanks for joining in my Spring Blooms challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week too.
    Lorraine DT

  12. a really stunning card Carol - that image is gorgeous - beautiful make - hugs rachel x

  13. Your card is just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!
    ~ Bonnie (DT)

  14. So shabby chic and she matches sooo well I am loveing these images.............Lis

  15. So pretty!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. WOW FACTOR CAROL and just adore everything about this most beautiful shabby chic card. Yes, Pamellia is a great inspiration and I wish I could do what she does but you have nailed it....Thanks also for your message of concern...luv lots.xxxx

  17. Cute image, colored beautifully of course. I'm entranced by your mixed media background. It added so much to your vintage theme, and it's truly awesome, and so good with this particular image. Well done. TFS & Hugs

  18. WOW - this is so very lovely and has such wonderful details and florals added to it!! I am impressed with the way you have arranged everything so very nicely!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  19. Absolutely gorgeous shabby chic card Carol! I love the background and soft colours! Great inspiration for our challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun!

    Hanne, DT sis.

  20. Oh, that's delightful and you have so rocked the 'shabby chic' with this beauty :-D
    Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT #235.

    IKE x

  21. stunningly beautiful creation for our challenge of Use a Die...thanks for sharing...xx{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

  22. This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

  23. Hi Carol...Beautiful card...pretty image coloured the flowers and ribbon....Joolsx

  24. Hi!! Your card is adorable!! Congrats you win first place in Challenge #8, Blooming Quirky. Quirky Crafts Challenges. Kemly Sc. DT.

    1. Delighted you chose my card and thank you x

  25. This is a gorgeous card I love all the layers and the colouring is just gorgeous, Thank you for sharing with us for our 'Lots of Layers' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations.

    Alli xx

  26. Wow this is truly stunning Carol. It has such a wonderful feminine and shabby chic feel.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  27. I think your card looks stunning. You sure know how to make it shabby chic. Your coloring is fabulous too!

  28. Beautiful card. Love all the layers and textures. Fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Monochromatic" challenge.

  29. WOW! What a soft and beautiful design!! Love the colors and the flowers!!

  30. A totally delightful pink creation Carol, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  31. Hi Carol..Me again...Got my DT hat on!....Thank you for joining us this week at Fun n Funky....Julieannex

  32. Your card is delightful. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.
    Blessings, Carole

  33. Fantastic card and beautiful embellishments! Thank you for sharing your work this week with TTCRD. Come and play in our new "Anything goes" challenge starting tomorrow. I would love for you to also visit my blog at

  34. Congrats!! Fantastic card! I love the papers and embellishments!!! Hugs Ana Isabel DT Open-Minded

  35. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining The Sisterhood challenge.

  36. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

  37. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  38. Great shabby chic card, beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Cradts 4 Eternity!! Michele, DT

  39. Just BEAUTIFUL!! Love all the pretty layers!
    Thanks for joining us on Love To Scrap Challeng blog. Best of luck with your entry!

  40. Gorgeous shabby chic card with lots of great interest.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.
    Carol x

  41. Such a lovely card! The DP and all the elements are very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.


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