Saturday, 30 June 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Shabby Chic!

 Woohoo!!!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this week we want to see your shabby chic creations!!!  I thought this was going to be an easy challenge but ugh it was like pulling teeth making this card!  Well, not so much making the card but the image!  I spent what seemed like forever masking the cafe table and two chairs together and coloured them with copics.  Then decided I didn't like it with two chairs and didn't think the copics looked shabby chic lol!!  Then I was trying to make a full doily with Tim Holtz' on the edge doily die which took forever too!  It takes me forever to paint with distress inks and I was running out of time so I was very lucky to find a half finished painting I started a couple of months ago and gave up on!!  All I had to do was a bit of shading and the background thank goodness!  I love how my friend Debbie does her stunning distress ink paintings with dark backgrounds so tried to have a go at that!  All the papers are a mix and match from my stash, all inked with walnut stain distress ink and sewn.
 Here's a close up of gorgeous Tilda with Peony Tails #3053.  I added her eyes and eyebrows in with a black pen as I'd used a grey inkpad for stamping.  I've also added white dots with a gel pen.
 The butterflies were punched with Martha Stewart punches and I made a floppy shabby bow with some lace from my stash.
 I have added cheesecloth behind the image and some flowers from my stash.  The gorgeous daisy is from my lovely friend Louise and I have added some dabs of white paint to it and here and there around the card for the necessary shabby chic look!  The button was made from chipboard with Tim Holtz sewing room die and painted with crackle paint.  The twine is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the gorgeous shabby chic creations!  Thanks for looking! x



Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW this is so pretty! She is just beautiful, I love the gorgeous background.
Love,melly. xxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous creation,love the image and fab backing

Marie-Anne said...

Can't tell it took you so long, the result in the end is fab!


Louise said...

Hi there amazing!

Oh! This is soooo beautiful! Did you color her using the no lines technique? It´s so beautiful and you did the right thing trying on a darker background - looks amazing!
Love the cute Tilda and all of those fabby details you added for that perfect shabby look!

Have a great sunday tomorrow!
Big hugs

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card !!

hugs Astrid

Bubbles said...

Absolutely stunning again! So much detail, amazing colouring, just beatiful!
Joanne x

Kathleen said...

It may have taken you ages Jane, but is simply stunning! So many gorgeous details and the colours are beautiful.
Congrats on your win in the magnolia ink mag too, way to go!
Kat xx

Cordine said...

It's stunning Jane!

Jane said...

Another gorgeous creation despite the teeth pulling, its fabulous. Jane x

marion said...

Awesome card Jane, hugs, Marion

Kjersti said...

A beautiful card Jane, a gorgeous image and I love how you have put it all together!
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Kjersti:)

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card. Soft base with bright coloring that brings Tilda & Edwin to the highlight of this card. Lovely work Jane!!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Jane,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

WOW Jane she looks STUNNING and your background is amazing xxxx
Perfect as always xxxx
Debbie xxx

Lissa said...

This is gorgeous, as always, hun! I LOVE it!