Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shabby Chic Challenge

Blogger hijacked my post again and changed it from scheduled to a draft!  Argggghhhhh!  Sorry it's late!

Good morning my crafty friends it's time for today challenge at Catch The Bug and we're being very chic about it.  Shabby Chic that is.  Today's challenge is to make a Shabby Chic card.

I wasn't quite sure what that meant, so I looked it up on Wikipedia and this is what it said:

 "Shabby chic items are often heavily painted through the years, with many layers showing through obviously time-worn areas. The style is imitated in faux painting using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat to show the wood or base coats. Fabrics tend to be cottons and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired by old French linens. Whites and worn or bleached out pastels are favorite colours. Fabric is often stained with tea to give it the look of old fabric. Bleached and faded are terms often applied to the style."

Hammmm!  Distressing and soft colors?!!!  I can do that!  So this is what I came up with.

I printed the image on white card stock and watercolored the image.  I distressed the blue designer paper by wadding it up in my hand, then wiping the surface with white pigment ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder, letting the cracks show through.  I also gave the blue faux shelf a white washed look by swiping it with my white pigment ink.

We would love for you to get shabby chic with us and possibly win some free Bugaboo Stamps.  You have three chances to win.  Two images for third, four images for second and seven images for first (you must use Bugaboo images to qualify for first prize). 

Until next time, have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  TTFN

Hugs. Becky


Stephanie said...

Becky, this is a great card! Awesome job on the Shabby Chic look!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty!

Amy said...

This is GREAT!! Love the colors.


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