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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Shabby Chic

Hello Everyone

A big welcome to my latest followers, I am thrilled to have you along on my crafty journey!

Simon Says Stamp and Show have a new challenge called Chic to be Shabby and I really wanted to get involved this week.  You can find all the details of the challenge HERE and one lucky winner will be chosen by random selection to receive a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says and three other winners will be chosen as the top 3.


To make the card, I layered some patterned Bo Bunny paper (with some lovely script and faux stitching) on top of some Kraft, on top of some cream card, on top of a Kraft card base.  All the mats were heavily distressed around the edges with a distressing tool and Vintage Photo Distress Ink was applied around the edges.  I added some mesh ribbon, crochet flowers and roses from my stash and some of Tim's chit chat stickers to say - fly away home.

The butterfly is cut from Tim Holtz Melange tissue wrap, I coloured the back of the butterfly with Tim's Distress Paint in Broken China and then glued it to some stiff white card.  I painted the back of the white card with the same paint.  I then coated the front of the butterfly with Ranger Distress Crackle paint to try to give the appearance of real butterfly wings.  I really love this butterfly!  If you click on the photo below you should be able to see the effect better.


I hope you like my dalliance into shabby chic.  Thank you for looking, I will be posting again tomorrow for another challenge, hope you will have a look at that too.  Hugs,  Anne xx

39 comments:

  1. I DO like it... in fact I love it! So delicately pretty, and such lovely colours. The composition is wonderful with those horizontal laces and the vertical mesh - really beautiful, Anne!
    Alison x

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  2. Oh be still my beating heart! What a butterfly!!! I adore your card and its wonderful embellishments Anne. Perfectly executed as ever. Hugs, Jenny x

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  3. Gorgeous card, love your detail Anne, also fab butterfly climbing up the jute ribbon. xx Flora

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  4. Beautiful Anne, I wouldn't have thought of doing that with the butterfly, a really lovely card. X

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  5. This is stunning and the butterfly is gorgeous! I adore the blue with the kraft and the distressed edges look really cool! xx

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  6. Just gorgeous,lovely butterfly and design.xxx

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  7. Anne, this is lovely. It reminds me of a beautiful summer day. The mesh looks like trellis, the blue like the sky, and the kraft like sand or earth. Your butterfly is stunning with the paint showing through the frosted tissue wrap and the fabulous crackle on top. Gorgeous trim and flowers. Just a beauty of a design.

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  8. Anne, I love the colours on this card. The butterfly is beautiful and the gorgeous laces and flowers finish the card beautifully. Great textural effect with the distressing. Have a great weekend, cheers, Di

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  9. Oh my goodness Anne, this is stunning. I love the design, gorgeous colours and your butterfly looks so realistic, it really is amazing.
    hugs Sue

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  10. Very beautiful Anne! I am totally enamoured with those shades of blue and your butterfly is fabulous. The crackle glaze gives such a wonderful effect :0) Mo x

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  11. That butterfly is stunning Anne I saw someone use Tim's rock candy on tv tonight so I'm going to have a look for some on Saturday ...amongst other things LOL but this card is really really lovely..love it! huggles hun Sue J xxx

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  12. Hello Anne, beautiful shabby chic piece and the butterfly is gorgeous. I like all the layering and the ecru trims and flower look lovely with that shade of blue. Elizabeth xx

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  13. Beautifully shabby Anne. That butterfly looks real and sits perfectly on the mesh. I agree with Alison the composition is balanced and easy on the eye.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  14. Hi Anne, Wow your butterfly is gorgeous, it looks great on your other layers! Cathy x

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Perfectly shabby chic! Love the soft blue, the butterfly, the lace, the crochet, and the roses! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing in our shabby chic challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  16. What a delightful piece Anne. Your Dalliance is very special. Love the beautiful butterflies.

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  17. Magnificent card Anne. I love all the beautiful embellishments you have used to create your card. I absolutely adore that fantastic butterfly. A definate winner in my eyes anyway. Hugs Rita xxx

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  18. You've done the shabby chic look so well. That butterfly looks like it's just landed there for your photo and then it'll be off. Looks like a winner to me!!

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  19. Beautiful card Anne, love the layers ,colours and elements.....everything ! The lace and crochet add a very sophisticated look I'd say definitely more chic than shabby x

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  20. Fab, fab, fab ... it looks so gorgeous, anne. Love how the butterfly turned out, just yummie, and all the other details are stunning as well. You perfectly hit my imagionation of shabby chic. Sadly to _make_ shabby chic style is not really in my line, but I admire the projects of people who are good at it - as you are :-) Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  21. absolutely beautiful Anne - really gorgeous piece of work - love the crocheted flowers and the butterfly is just beautiful - stunning xx Have a lovely day xx

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  22. So lovely! The butterfly is so pretty! The fun trimmings you used on your card are perfect for this theme. Love it!

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  23. Oh WOW this is a beauty. The shabby colours, perfectly distressed edges (love your edges!) and that butterfly is incredible, so glad you included a detail photograph.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. oh my gosh Anne - I love this, it's so beautiful. It would also make a fabulous canvas - really stunning work hugs Karen xx

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  25. Beautifully done Anne!!!!! Like very gorgeous -- how do you come up with all these ideas - I must be the most unimaginative person in the world. Your butterfly indeed looks real - gorgeous butterfly!!!!!! You are indeed my hero!!!!!
    Sandy

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  26. WOW! Anne Love this, the colours are Beautiful, Gorgeous layout & that Butterfly is AmAzing... I would frame this one... Stunning work... Hugs May x x x

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  27. Redanne...your shabby chic card is so lovely! I love love that butterfly! So shabby and so perfect for this card. I also love your bits of vintage lace. That really lends itself to the shabby chic genre; as do the little doilies and sweet roses. That Bo Bunny paper in the background is the perfect background for this beautiful shabby chic card. Thanks for sharing your always lovely work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  28. Anne you have done a wonderful job on the butterfly and your card. I'm very very impressed.
    Lynn x x x

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  29. Fabulous Shabby Chic card Anne. Love the background and the jute. The butterfly is amazing

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

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  30. LOVE this card and the colour palette! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  31. Oh, Anne, it's so fabulous! I love the vertical and horizontal lines, the texture of the mesh, the gorgeous b'fly!

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  32. I love the textures and crocheted lace and ribbon! I love the blue and natural colors they are so beautiful.
    Hugs Kelly

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  33. Hi Anne, Beautiful Butterfly, I love the colour tones you have used on this project. Hugs Mo x

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  34. Hi Anne, I'm only doing a proper catch-up now. This is an absolute Beauty! You placement of each element is so perfect - you have terrific design skills. I don't know what further I can say about that butterfly really - it's sublime and the crackling is inspired. Gorgeous gorgeous work. Nicola x

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  35. Very beautiful and shabby chic Anne and the colours, layout and butterfly are all so pretty, really love it. Xx

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  36. Wow, Annie, I am restraining myself from using an unladylike swear word, which I'm fond of doing when expressing exuberant exclamations. So I'll just say, Holy Shizzle Sticks! That butterfly is so fine, so detailed and so real-looking! I can't stop staring at it. You rock!!

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  37. Wonderful dalliance is what I think! (not to mention productive as well) This is just lovely, and your butterfly is awesome. The lace is just an elegant touch on this piece. You are really going to town on this shabby chic effort. LOVE IT! TFS

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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