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.


Patti Willey said...

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

Sonny said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Brian King said...

Beautiful! I think you nailed this challenge!

Bobbi Miller said...

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?? :-)

Lisa Poe said...

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.

Bonnie said...

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

Leslie Miller said...

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!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

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.