Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #49 Shabby Chic

Morning all, well now is the official countdown, only 8 days till my big girl has her 1st day at big school! How time has flown! Washed all her uniform ready and were having 'practice runs' for getting up in the mornings now, just so were all used to it! 

Well im here to share with you the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week, and man was this out of my comfort zone! This week were looking for you

Shabby Chic Creations

Now as we have had a few people leave the team the last couple of weeks, it left this week slightly open the theme was set and so we have all decided that we will give you our own interpretation of what we believe shabby chick is, here is my inspiration for you!

To me Shabby Chic is plain and subtle, its not a plain white, its an off white blended with subtle pinks and greens, it flows, its warm and welcoming.   I had spent so long looking about for inspiration searching key words and looking at others creations.... and then took the card blank in one hand, papers in the other and then tried not to think too much about what I was doing! 

I was rather impressed at what I came up with.  The papers is from a set I purchased from Stitchy Bear, I just fell in love with this one when i first saw it, I tried everything to create what I wanted to... I tried digi images, stamped images, die cuts and couldn't fill it, then i remembered something a friend said to me last week....  

Its Difficult ti say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday
is the hope of today 
and the reality of tomorrow

I have no idea where the saying is from but felt it fitted here rather nicely! 

I printed the wording from my computer and used my nestabilities to cut it out, i used my cats eye chalk ink pad around the side and then mounted it onto a piece of cream shimmer bazzill to tie it in a bit more.

I then printed the backing paper again but changed the opacity of the image using my word document and printed this on A4 to make an insert. 

So all in all yes I was scared when I saw the challenge, but I would like to say I would love to make another Shabby Chic creation as it was lots of fun! 

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges;

Heart Song Inspiration - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
All Things Unity - Anything Goes

Well I hope I have inspired you to join us this week,  I would love to know what you think of my creations, if you have time let me know! Look forward to seeing what you create,

Good Luck 



Anonymous said...

Great card hunny! soo stunning and you have nailed it! and you played MIM too! GREAT JOB! see you there! hugs xx

blackdragon said...

I adore shabby chic... and this card is wonderful.
I saw it on Make it monday.

Shirley-anne said...

WOW a beautiful creation . Background is stunning and I love that the insert coordinates . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

Shannah said...

What a beautiful Shabby Chic card! And your inspiration picture is gorgeous too!
Thanks for joining us at Heart Song Inspirations this week!
Hugs, Shannah (HSI DT)

NanaConnie said...

Really gorgeous! Where were all of you TTT DTs last week when we at the Heart Song Inspirations DT were struggling with Shabby Chic? :-) We've learned a lot and your card is so delightfully elegant! (Can SC be 'elegant'? lol) Thanks for joining us this week at HSI. Hope you'll play again regularly.
NanaConnie HSI DT

Designing with Debbie said...

Your card is so pretty I love the colors. The design is amazing. Thanks for joining the Heart Song Challenge this week. Good Luck. Hope to see you again next week.
Debbie HSI DT

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful!
Hugs Julie P

Joanne Gilch said...

Simply gorgeous and so Shabby Chic!! Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes challenge at Daisy Doodles.

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