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Friday, 11 September 2015

Digi designs can be made "Shabby Chic" ...

I'm a little behind this week and don't know which direction I am coming in or going towards. I definitely need a time machine to go back a few days to allow myself to catch up. Even having a notebook for every possible occasion or thing, I am still chasing my tail. I have half finished craft projects everywhere and only half the decorating done in one room too. However not going to keep running on the hamster wheel and have decided to do "a bit of this" or maybe "a bit of that" this weekend and slowly work through everything. So when I get frustrated (bored) with one thing, can flit over to the other ...!

Anyhow, the theme over at Polka Doodles Challenges is "Shabby Chic" and I knew straight away which collection I wanted to use ... Rose Budd. Adore all the embellishments and ephemera images in the collection, so printed one of the postcards (added my own sentiment) and started from there ...


I choose the postcard image and added the hats to it (found in the embellishments section). As I wanted to add more than one layer of the hats, I copied and pasted the resized image several times. On the final layer, I lightly dusted them with white pearlescent pan pastel. It doesn't show in the photo but it added a soft, pearl sheen to them.


As for the sentiment ... to be honest, it was the first thing that came to my head. Regretted it afterwards as kept humming the song .....


I added the postcard to a distressed roses paper and added my flowers. All the elements were dusted with white pearlescent pan pastel first before being stuck in place. I added some metal, pearl embellishments to the centres.


 The photo above shows all the layers ..... The only thing I added as an additional embellishment was some layers of lace.


Right off to chill as I have to catch up with myself tomorrow, even it is at a slow measured pace; well it is the weekend.

Have fun what ever you choose to do,

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
A vintage journey - home sweet home
Chocolate, coffee & cards - fancy and feminine
Aud Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
Crafty Girls - anything goes
Southern Girls - layer it up
Simply Papercraft - anything goes

19 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Lou
Gr Karin

Asha said...

WOW! Beautiful card, Lou. Love the colours and design. Your attention to detail is mind-boggling! :D Thanks for sharing.
hugs, Asha

Claire Boelema said...

Yet another stunning project - totally adore this x

Tracy W said...

Really beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Wendy Russell said...

This is so beautiful.xx

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card x

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow this is a stunning card I love the vintage feel the card has. Hugs Jackie

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and lovely details, Thanks for sharing and joning us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

Billie A said...

So pretty and love the soft details and colors. Thanks for sharing with us over at Aud Sentiments.

Karon said...

Gorgeous creation - have a great week.

Bev said...

so pretty and my magpie senses are loving the bling!!

Anjie said...

Lou this is stunning! Love all the detail you've squeezed in!
Hugs
Anj
xx

Julie said...

What a stunning project. Everything about it is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie T

Penny said...

For someone who is running behind, you nailed the theme. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful layering of your lovely digi images! Thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Home Sweet Home Challenge! Julia xx

crafty-stamper said...

WOW stunning card love the vintage postcard,decoupaged hats and beautiful flowers,fabulous lace too---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x

Astrid Maclean said...

This looks wonderful and I adore those soft colours you used, - so feminine and pretty! Thanks for adding it t our challenge at A Vintage Journey.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great shabby chic card! Thank your for sharing it with us at A Vintage Journey for our Home Sweet Home Challenge. Jennie x