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Saturday 6 October 2012

Shabby Chic

Hey everyone

This week the challenge over at Paper ala Mode, The Outlawz is a project entitled ''Thinking of You'' and to say who you are thing of.  Well I made this card for a colleague at work sent collectively from their unit.

The image came from the Graphics Fairy.  I know it is unusual for me to use a ready prepared image but it made a change for me.  I covered it in Rock Candy to give it a fine crackle look.  I used a frame die, painted it with white acrylic paint and used RC on that also.

  The backing paper is from Raspberry Road however unable to see it as so much on the card lol.

I coloured the vine ribbon using aged mahogany distress ink and wound it round my tiny bouquet I put together using flowers and pearls from my stash.
The sentiment I stamped twice, giving a shadow effect, onto another die cut, stained lightly with the ink again. 

I used two tiny die cuts and arranged them into a heart shape and placed a heart gem from my stash at the bottom. 

I placed a medium size doily behind the image and tore up a tiny doily and placed behind my painted bottle capped picture. 

The metal corners are from my stash.  I painted them and then embossed the red stain on top.  However not very noticeable. There is also a small piece of sprayed muslin behind the image which has also got lost in the frenzy!  

Mental note for next time... don't bother LOL.  

Did I mention that all the peals, lace and gems are from my stash.. well I have now!  The leaves are from a spellbiders die.  Every embellishment was sprayed lightly with gold for the agedlook.  

Anyway here are the pics, overloaded I might add.  

Thats it from me for now.  Hope to see you all joining in with the challenges over at The Outlawz... you know you want to!

Hope you like it.  

Hugz Elaine xxx 


  1. Beautiful creation Elaine - so many wonderful embellies! Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  2. What a gorgeous card, Elaine! Love the design, your image, and all the wonderful embellishments you used. Love your techniques as well. So, so pretty! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Love the layout, the design and your embellishments are fab, thanks for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  4. Gorgeous vintage card Elaine, love all the details and beautiful image..gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  6. Your card is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

  7. Beautifully designed card with so many gorgeous embellishments and details. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, love all the fab details & textures ...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  9. Your card so so vintage and is lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Through The CraftRoom Door (TTCRD)

  10. Elegant, I will be right over to take a loook at your stash of pearls and lace. simply gorgeous. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  11. Gorgeous card Elaine... I love vintage and boy this is just up my street!! a fabulous card Brilliant detail & design, Beautiful image... love it!!! x x x
    Thank you for your kind comments... Hugs May x x x

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us and helping us celebrate our 5th Birthday at Papertake Weekly! Please be sure you've commented on all the designers blogs for the biggest chance of winning one of the amazing prizes! Hope to see you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  13. Stunning card Elaine, beautiful layout and image, and gorgeous embellies, thanks for sharing and joining in with us at Happy Campers xx

  14. Beautiful card!!!!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

  15. Gorgeous - so elegant and I love all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  16. stunning work, thanks for joining simply create!!!


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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