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Monday, 18 January 2010

More Shabby than Chic!

Good evening everyone and hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Are you braced for more of the white stuff thats due to hit us 'bout Wednesday?  Me neither, I'm soo looking forward to spring!  I've done this card tonight for the following challenges;

Simon Says - Shabby Chic plus DT Call

Creative Inspirations - Distressing

A Spoonful of Sugar - Lots of Layering

ABC Challenge - L is for Layering


I do enjoy shabby chic layouts though not done one for a while, but I do tend to lean a bit more towards the shabby lol!  I just couldn't resist a Sugar Nellie image for this one, a real favourite!




I did hand stitching around the card itself and the main backing paper. I had loadsa fun distressing them all with ink pads and erasers, before scrumpling them up and tearing most of them.  The stitching around the image is just my doodling, as is the flourish.  The tags are hand written.  The image and check dp are raised on foam mounts, the edges cut with trimmer.



I decided to try and be a bit more creative as she has a pen in her hand and used some script papers from K&Co to create a little embellie in the bottom corner.  I rolled one end and whipped some stitching over that too.  I'm really chuffed with the end result!

RECIPE

Stamp - Sugar Nellie
Colouring Mediums - chalks, copics and water colour pencils
Papers - K&Company
Flowers - Prima
Tag Punch - XCut
Flower Brad - Dovecraft
Polka Dot Brad - Basic Grey
RicRac - stash
Antique Pearls - stash
Paper Trimmer - CARL "Victorian" blade

Thankyou so much for stopping by my little haven in cyber space. Enjoy whats left of your evening and take care.  Happy crafting everyone.


Mel X


10 comments:

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Mel ! :-) I love the image and all the papers and various elements here ,,, the sewing looks fantastic too :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous card Mel.. i must admit i'm not a fan of shabby or distressed looks but this is beautiful xx

Queenie said...

Hi Melissa,
Stunning card and i luv shabby chic and the shabbier the better!
Love all the details you added and distressing is great!!!Embellie you made is fab,well done great idea.
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations and good luck.
Hugs
Tracy
xxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

What a fantastic card. I just love the papers you have used and that image is gorgeous too.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Cheryl said...

great card love the colurs too thanks for jioning us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xxxx

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Shelly said...

Love, love, love this card Mel - and all of your extra touches and sewing are fantastic. Really gorgeous x
Shell x

COCO said...

Your card is soooo woderful. Really great!!
Hugs coco

Louise Emma said...

Gorgeous card and it certainly aint shabby to me!!! Chic is the word!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Melissa, love the stitching and the distresses edges, lovely colouring too :) Donna x