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Monday, August 17, 2015

Shabby Chic for Power Poppy.....

Hello dear friends: Lately, I've been stepping out of my comfort zone and trying other styles of card making. I made my second CAS card ever and posted it yesterday and now, here I am trying my hand at the Power Poppy "A little Shabby, a little Chic" challenge for the month of August.
I have been enchanted by Marcella Howley's images for years, they are sweet and fun and gorgeous.
Here is my entry for this challenge.
I honestly had to find out what the term "Shabby Chic" meant, I don't think I've ever made a card that is Shabby or Chic so, after a little trial and error, and a lot of looking at other cards, this is what I ended up with.
According to the definition, this style focuses on old and worn out things that are repurposed and made beautiful again keeping the vintage look so, I stamped this image from Power Poppy's Poinsettia onto water color paper and colored it with my SU markers. I wanted to keep the colors soft as to give this card an old feel, I sponged around the image with SU Hello Honey and Baked Brown Sugar and then, I frayed the edges with a pair of scissors, bending the corners a little.
I added a piece of pattern paper and a gold embossed panel with this beautiful writing in it, to finish it off, I rummaged through my bottomless drawer of ribbons and found this little piece of lace that really didn't need much to look old, I just sponged it a bit with Hello Honey and Baked Brown Sugar and glued it to the side of the image.
I think in this photo you can see it better. I added a bit of highlights with my gold gel pen all over the image, a vintage button (retired SU) and a piece of gold thread.  Here is the banner that inspired this card.
 
So there you have it, my first attempt at Shabby Chic, I hope you like this card, please let me know in your comments. I love reading your thoughts and, if you have any questions, I'm just an email away.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope you come again.
Till next time, many hugs from Maria.
 
Paper: Canson water color paper 140lbs., The Paper Studio.
Ink: Stazon jet black, SU markers in Real Rose, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, So Saffron, Soft Suede.
Stamps: Power Poppy "Poinsettia", Stampabilities "Faded Text" background stamp.
 
 
 

9 comments:

  1. Damn Maria! Your first Dhabby Chic and you more than nailed this look !! Marcella Hawley will be proud of your link to the challenge !!

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  2. Perfection ! So pretty and lots of eye catching details . I think you really accomplished the Shabby Chic style !!

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  3. WOW!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Your take on the shabby chic is brilliant!! What a stunning image! HUGS

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  4. Beautiful! I think you nailed this challenge!

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  5. Whew! This is a looker, Maria! I love Shabby Chic, although I've not done a card like that either. You really out did yourself! Gorgeous! I love Power Poppy stamps, and Marcella is the best artist, as well as Leslie and the others. I have yet to purchase a stamp set though. Lord, what's wrong with me?? :-)

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  6. Isn't it amazing what you can come up with when you rummage through drawers you haven't been in a while. Everything on your card comes together beautifully. Fantastic job Maria on your first shabby chic.

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  7. You have mastered shabby chic as well as CAS, Maria! This is beautiful!

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  8. Your first shabby chic card is a stunner, Maria! You've got it down pat! Gorgeous coloring and I love the touches of gold. The sponging ages it beautifully. This is a real WOW card!

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  9. Oh I adore this... your poinsettia look outstanding! The lace trim along the edge is awesome. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing in our Chic and Shabby challenge this month.

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