Friday, January 15, 2010

Shabby & Chic

One of my goals this year is to try more shabby-chic card designs. I really love the look, but have shied away because I thought my efforts always looked flat and fell short of something intended to look aged. My friend Dru does a great job with vintage and shabby-chic cards and her work is always so inspirational.. and that's what I needed. Just a bit of inspiration to get me started.

So today, I needed to take a stab and venture out too. Here's my first attempt creating a shabby-chic look with this Valentine's card.



I used a Sizzix die that I think I might have used once.. but it's perfect for Valentines' Day. That's another goal for 2010.. to actually use the great dies that I have.. not just collect them and let them gather dust!

Using various shades of pale pink cardstock, cream cardstock and pale pink toile, a touch of yellow, and green designer papers, I simply ran them through my Big Shot. I then distressed everything with Tim Holtz' Tea Dye Distressed ink. Even the Wright's lace hem tape (It was my Mom's and it's so old it was $.45 for three yards!) was slightly stained with the distress ink. It just happens to meet the challenge this week at Die Cut Dreams and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a few moments out of your day. I hope you have a terrific weekend and 'til next time, be safe in all you do!

23 comments:

Cindy said...

Peggy, this is just awesome!!
I love all of the shading, the pearls and the ribbon!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

i think you nailed it! love the paper and embellishments and that lace was perfect!!!

Lelia said...

Wonderful job Peggy! I think it looks fabulous! :O)

Hugs,
Lelia

coldwaters2 said...

Well Peggy looking at this beauty you do have the inspiration and talent to create a wonderful shabby chic card this is just so gorgeous.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Elaine L. said...

This is very different and very pretty! I love the doodling and the aged look.

Cindy said...

Peggy, this is so warm and lovely. I love the flowers with the heart.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

WOW girl!! you knocked my SOCKS off with this one!! gorgeous!!! I LOVE the vintage feel to this. Just beautiful.

JazzyH said...

Great job!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Very pretty, Vintage is also a challenge for me too, but I like it very much! Love all the colors used!

Susie Sugar said...

This is stuning I love the shabby chic look so soft and pretty
Thanks for joining in this weeks DCD challenge
Love Susie xx
PS We have a new challenge blog you might like to join in its called the Susie & Vikk's Christmas club and it starts Today
Its to help us all get ahead with this years Christmas cards You can find a link to the new blog in my side bar
Hugs Susie xx

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome job. you are going to do just fine with shabby chic!

Micki Switzer said...

Hey Peggy, Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Micki and I just joined the Designing DIVAS blog group. I love the old trim you used on your vintage valentine. You did a really good job on it. I just blogged today about a box of old trim I found at an antique market yesterday. Hope I can make a card as beautiful as yours.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh WOW! This is one of the most beautiful Shabby Chic cards Peggy. You are so talented (:

Jacqueline said...

Very pretty! I think you should have confidence in this area! Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you have a fab holiday in central France this year too!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Beautiful card Peggy, gorgeous flowers and the distressing looks fabby. Thankyou for joining DCD this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Mummylade said...

Lovely. thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week.

Gina said...

You did a great job capturing the look! I love the layers of hearts. I have a great collection of dies too that need to be used.

Dru said...

This is beautiful - never doubt your abilities! You did an awesome job - the papers, the embellishments, the colors, the sewing - just perfect and beautiful - really!

The Girl Creative said...

Thanks so much for following. Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Sharon Keanly said...

Ah, this is beautiful Peggy. So nice not having to use an image. Nice that you've dusted your dies off and are using them. It's a stunning creation. hugs Sharon

Dawn B. said...

This is another incredible card Peggy. I have never shabby stamped... This is really nicely laid out. I love the lace. How sweet that it was your moms...hugs.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Such a gorgeous card, this definately is "shabby chic" !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous card, love all the distressing.

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