Monday, 18 January 2010

Simon Says Stamp, Quixotic and Colour Create challenges

I absolutely loved making this card, I love shabby things, I don't know why I don't do this style more often really! This is for the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is "Shabby Chic" and also for the Quixotic challenge using Judy's gorgeous sketch (which I have rotated) and Colour Create challenge where the gorgeous colour scheme is blue, white and kraft with the option of texture (which I have plenty of here LOL). I'm also entering this for the DT call at Simon Says Stamp - fingers so very crossed!! The gorgeous paper is My Mind's Eye Classis Everyday Fresh Linens paper. I have distressed the edges by tearing and inking them with Vintage photo and Walnut stain distress inks, and here and there I have painted them with picket fence crackle paint, which has also been sponged with vintage photo, for a real shabby chic look.
This stunning image is from Mo's Digital Pencil, "Michael". Isn't it so adorable. I have coloured the image with copics and then distressed the edges the same as the papers and added some crackle paint around the edges too. I wanted the card to look like it has been made with lots of little treasures that have been found.
The sentiment has been created on a piece of grungeboard. The alphabet stickers came with a pencil tin of my Son's (I pinched the letters he didn't need for his name - naughty Mummy LOL). I have inked them with vintage photo, stuck them to the grungeboard and then painted the crackle paint around them so that some of it is on the stickers, and of course distressed with vintage photo around the edges.
The top right corner has been covered in crackle paint and then distressed with ink and I have added a gorgeous pearl brad from the Hobby House.
The beautiful blue flower is by petaloo from my local shop, Running with Scissors, and the roses are from Wild Orchid crafts, all have been sprayed with glimmer mist. The butterflies have been punched from Magnolia's silent night music sheet paper with MS butterfly punch. I have sponged the edges with distress ink and added some tiny pearls in the centres. The small roses are mounted onto gold spacers from the Hobby House.
Hopefully in this photo you can see my "kraft" paper. I have used some, honest, it's just got a little hidden under all the shabby chicness LOL. I tore up a brown corrugated cup holder to form a strip, painted the corners with yet more crackle paint and layered some gorgeous fine lace over the top. I think you can just about see some of the non painted "kraft" paper underneath the lace LOL!! I also added a couple of strands of some straw like ribbon that was wrapped around a candle I bought recently.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my shabby chic creation! Have a great day xx


Tasha said...

Wow Jane this is so stunning. I love everything about it, especially your colouring of the iamge
love tasha xx

Debbie said...

This has got to be one of the sweetest images I've seen in a long time. You took each of the challenge and put it over the top with all the detail that went into it. It is breathtakingly beautiful.

Kellie Winnell said...

OH wow this is absolutely gorgeous! and the image is so, so sweet you have gone and done an amazing job with that little cutie! I LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!!! totally amazing!! You have rocked the shabby chic look!! love all your gorgous details and the whole vintage it!!!!!!!!!!!! Hugs Juls

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

If this doesn't get you onto the dt there is no's breathtaking. Pam xx

Lizzy said...

OH WOWZERS this is stunning, what a gorgeous image! ~ beautiful layout & just love the shabby look ~ it's perfect xx lizzy xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jane your card is one of the sweetest cards I've ever scene...every layer and embellishment work beautifully a dream;)

Marina said...

This is stunning, Jane!
I love your absolutely beautiful card!


judith@poppy cottage said...

This is gorgeous Jane, the colours are beautiful, and the effort is unbelievable. Love it, love it, love it! Judith x

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow if they dont pick you from this then I will be amazed do hope you are sucessful would love to try out but with entries like this i need many many years of practise. Stunning not an emormous fan of shabby chic cause i cant do it but just love love love this lucky person that is honoured with this.

Mina said...

stunning card Jane, I love this Mo's image its so beautiful isnt it just makes you want to lift him up and carry him off...stunning shabby chic look Im hopeless at it
Mina xxx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

sensational adore it x

Kim Piggott said...

Jane this is utter perfection!
What a stunning card I love everything about it!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Wow Jane, this is beautiful, Sue x

Stempeltiger said...

Wow! What a beautiful card with wonderful details Jane. I love the shabby-look.
Swantje x

Georgia said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jane! I really love the torn effect on the edges and the flowers are stunning - I love the antique feel to it, it's gorgeous! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, this stamp is just darling, I love the papers and distressing. Gorgeous flowers!

Donalda said...

Wow girl this is just beautiful!!! I so love it dear

Di said...

Oh Jane how gorgeous is this it must have taken you ages!!! love the crackle paint effect , its stunning!!
Thanks for joining C.C this week

Hugs Di xxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie
Just love this card, great image and fabulous colours and you have captured the shabby look perfectly
Hugs Jacqui xx

Lorraine A said...

Absolutely Stunning card Jane :-) The image , papers and embellies are all just perfect ,, I love this ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)
Lols x x x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful, love all the shabby chic details and what adorable image.

*Michaela* said...

Ooooooh, this is such an adorable card. Love the image!

Caroljenks said...

WOW this is amazing! Your shabbiness is most definatley chic!
I love everything about this card - so much detail!
Good luck with the DT call, although I think they'd be mad not to have you!

Carol x

stephanne said...

Om my wow!!! This is amazingly good!!! All the chic treasures and shabby effects, you have definitely nailed the shabby chic challenge!! Good luck with the DT call, you are a welt of talent!!
Take Care,

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Absolutely stunning, Jane!

Thank you for playing along with us at Quixotic Challenges!