Saturday, 16 August 2014

PART TWO - Shabby Chic picture with Doobadoo

Last week I shared how I created my vintage inspired dress using Dutch Doobadoo laser cut feathers and "Wonder Web", (see here). This week, I thought I would share my finished picture with you using the dress.

The current theme at We Do Doobadoo is "Shabby Chic", so my picture takes inspiration from those two words ........

My picture base was made by using the cardboard from inside a ring binder. The binders plastic outside was torn revealing the card inners. I have used one of these inners to create my picture as they are very sturdy and will take all the layers of glues and mediums I wanted to throw at it.

I began by covering the card in gesso and once dried, I then used the flower heart stencil from PCB to create my background. I mixed the light modelling paste with soft gold metallic pan pastel to create a shimmering, raised background. You can just about see the background in the photo above.

Next, using some postcards from a recent charity shop rummage, I layered them on top of each other to create a further background for the dress to sit against. I then stamped around the edges of the whole piece using a Kaiser Craft stamp set and whilst the ink was still slightly wet, I dusted over the images with the soft gold metallic pan pastel. As an added textural thing, I used Dutch Doobadoo laser art corner flourishes to create extra borders.


I used a doily and a die cut heart to create the perfect background for my dress to sit against and glued it down using a hot glue gun. I then began to add further embellishments to the picture and to add extra interest, I framed the embellishments. Some of the frames have been secured with eyelets and some with brads ..... no particular reason why, just that I did!

To match the frames,  I used some metal letters (both from 7 Gypsies) to create the word "Adore". I found some fabric hearts whilst rummaging in a drawer and I gently dusted them with soft gold metallic pan pastel and stuck them in place. At this point, I finally decided my picture was finished and quickly walked away before I threw anymore embellishments at it ..... lol.

Think that is everything but if I have missed anything or you would like me to explain some of the stages in greater detail, please do ask.

Am off now to take the dog for a walk along the beach before the rain comes in. Have a great weekend everyone,

x x x

Products I have used:

Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Feathers Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Flourish Corners Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons Mask/Stencil Art A5 - Faded Dots 

Heart of flower Mask/stencil 6x6"  Rich Gold - Metallic Pan Pastel  Maimeri White Gesso 200ML  Maimeri Iridescent Paste/Gesso 200ML  Maimeri Glassy Gel 200mlLIGHT GOLD Acrilico 75ML

Additional items: 7 Gypsies metal frames and letters, ribbon and wonder web from stash, small fabric hearts (found in drawer) and flowers from various sources.

I am entering my picture in to the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics
The Artistic Stamper - anything goes
Tando Creative - lovely layers
Crafts 4 Eternity - something old (7 Gypsies embellishments, fabric hearts)
Crafty Catz - recycle it (ring binder)
That's Crafty - use stamps
Chalk 'n' Stock - use chalk (Pan Pastels)
Eclectic Paperie - embossing (my background)
Moving along with the times - feeling vintage
7 kids college fund - anything goes
The Crafters Cafe - anything but a card
Ruby's Rainbow - for the birds


Jac’s Playground said...

Wow! Stunning and so pretty, so soft and feminine, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Pamellia said...

This is really beautiful! So much work went into this, I bet! So many details! I love the colours, so soft and romantic, the lovely filigree corners and all your little hearts and flowers are so stunning! That dress is definitely the attention grabber, what a wonderful creation you have made!! :)

Chana Malkah said...

Such wonderful attention to detail! Your design components complement each other in a most delightful way! Very nicely done. Thanks for accepting the challenge here at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Lou, love the soft delicate colour pallet and the embellishments are fabulous!
Linda xxx

Janice said...

Gosh, this is so lovely. What a pretty vintage project, I love your use of different textures and that gorgeous dress, Jx

Jan Ltc said...

Stunning xx Jan

Kate M said...

Fabulous project - so much to see! Great attention to detail and I love that dress - love it!!

Kate M said...

Fabulous project - so much to see! Great attention to detail and I love that dress - love it!!

Brawny x said...

Just so pretty. Love the details x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Lou, love it.
Gr Karin

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page, love the vintage theme and the dress is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us at eclectic Paperie.Sue C x

Vickie Y said...

your card is beautiful; love the background and stamps you used. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow For the Birds Challenge.

Micki said...

Wow. I'm speechless...this is so vintage-y beautiful. I absolutely love it. I'm going to come back and check out your post on how you created that dress.... :-). Thanks so much for playing along with us in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

Unknown said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous artwork! You've put so much effort into this and it really shows! It's amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is beautiful work - TFS with us over at Altered Eclectics this month. Hugz xxx

michele said...

Beautiful :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Anita said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for joining our challenge at said...

Fantastic a big thank you for joining in the Artistic Stamper design team challenge. Dee x

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! Beautiful work! The details are fantastic. Thanks for joining the Tando Creative Challenge! :)

Andiepants said...

This card is amazingly shabby! Beautiful creation. Thanks for playing along at eP.