Showing posts with label Shabby Chic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shabby Chic. Show all posts

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Waltzingmouse Saturday Sketch #11 - Good Luck!

Please scroll down to my post below to see my Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge card - Harvest Theme!

Are you ready for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch?!?! Well - here it is - in all its glory!!


And here's my card using the sketch. It seems that every card I make lately is shabby chic! I went from not being able to create in that style to not being able to stop! I guess it all started when I was trying to create something for last Tuesday's Friends of WMS challenge in the forum when Shabby Chic was the theme! Now I kind of get the hang of how to do it!
I used a Big Scalloped Circle Nestabilities to cut my round card and a circle Nestability to cut the center image. My circle is stamped with a label from Vintage Circles Small, the flower, bird and sentiment are from Asian Gardens. The tag and heart are cut with a Sizzix dies. Then I added a vintage shimmery button, some sticky pearls and wrinkled seam binding.
Everything is sponged in Ranger Tea Dye & Mustard Seed Inks.
So waltz on over to the WMS Sketch Blog and find out what the Mischief Makers have created this week for our inspiration! Then make up your own card using the sketch and link it there - you could be a Top Mouse next week!!
I appreciate your stopping by today!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Circles Small, Asian Gardens
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Cork, DP October Afternoon/Thrift Shop/Still in Bag
Ink: Ranger Distress - Tea Dye, Stormy Sky, Mustard Seed
Accessories: Glue dots, Big Scalloped circle & Circle Nestabilities, sticky pearls - Michaels, Aizzix tag and heart dies, foam dimensionals, wrinkled seam binding ribbon, vintage button - PTI, narrow silk ribbon - PTI

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Delicate Cottage Rose

Ok - so now that I've figured out how to do Shabby Chic - I can't seem to stop!



This week's Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo got me thinking about making another little box similar to the one under the table in this photo.! Isn't this a wonderful shabby chic scene?! I don't decorate my home in this style - but I do love looking at it!

I started with a little oval wood chipboard box 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" and covered it with patterned paper that had been sponged with Tea Dye Ink (of course!) I made my cluster of roses using red felt - you can see how I made these on my post here. I painted and sparkled a grungeboard scrolly and tucked it under the sentiment panel - to mimic the white leg on the table in the photo.

The sentiment and frame are Waltzingmouse.

I even made a handle for my little box. I punched a hole on each end with my Cropadile and threaded a piece of hemp twine through the holes knotting the ends on the inside. This is actually long enough to pull up and use to carry this little box!

The dress hanging on the wall in the photo also inspired me. I have a wonderful stamp by Serendipity that is 3 beautiful vintage dresses hanging on a line. I inked just one of them for my card and added some flower soft at the bust and hem to give the feeling of the chennille in the picture.
I used my Scor Pal to make lines like the tile floor in the picture. I made this flower out of Mulberry paper. I stamped the dress on pink flowery paper, cut it out and layered it over the 'wallpaper'. The frame is Spellbinders and is popped up on foam dimensionals as is the dress.
The sentiment is Waltzingmouse.
Hope to see you tomorrow when I'll have my Speedy's Challenge card as well as my Waltzingmouse sketch card! A busy posting day!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases, Afternoon Tea, Serendipity - three dresses
Paper: White, vintage cream - PTI, Mulberry - AC Moore, DP - Retired SU, Imaginesce - Fairest of them All.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Tea Dye, Barn Door
Accessories: Skotch quick dry adhesive, cropadile, red felt, hemp twine - SU, sticky pearls - Michaels, lace - May Arts Ellen Hutson LLC, sponge & applicator - Inkssentials/Ranger, grunge chip board - Tim Holtz, white acrylic paint - Michaels, glitter - Blumchen & Co., spellbinders classic frame, flower soft - sweet pea, flower soft High tac PVA glue, foam dimensionals, lacey punch - Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friends of WMS Blog Waltz - Shabby Chic!

Welcome to this month's Friend's of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz. The theme for today is shabby chic/vintage. It all starts at the WMS Forum in the Playroom.

Now Shabby Chic is not my forte - I knew I had to use lots of pearls, pastel colors, ribbons and sponging! I think I got them all in on my little box today!

I covered the box with October Afternoon DP's (after sponging!) I adhered lace around the edge of the cover (after sponging!). I made my little rolled flower and leaves out of mulberry paper (yes, after sponging!). I used 3 different WMS stamp sets on my box - Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Victorian Frippery and Fancy Phrases.

So how'd I do with the shabby chic thing??? I think I'm getting the hang of it!
My shabby chic box is quite COLORFUL don't you think?!
Public Service Announcement: Of course there will be prizes!!! One of the Blog Waltz participants will be randomly selected to win a stamp set of choice.
We'll also have a bit of a game going on in the August Blog Waltz Chat thread... a bit different this month...and one of the waltzers who plays will be randomly selected to win a stamp set of choice!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Very Vintage Labels No. 10, Victorian Frippery, Fancy Phrases.
Paper: White - PTI, Mulberry Paper, DP October Afternoon - The Thrift Shop/Needs Paint & Still in Box
Ink: Ranger Distress - Tea Dye, Stormy Sky
Accessories: Sizzlets die Lots of Tags No 1 - SU, Zva Crystals, sticky pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Shop, 1 3/8" circle punch, lace - May Arts Ellen Hutson LLC, chipwood box - Michaels, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Scor Tape, foam dimensionals. Inksentials sponge and applicator - Ranger, Labels 10 and Labesl 3 Nestabilities.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shabby Reflections

I 've been seeing several cards in blog land inspired by the Shabby Tea Room Reflections challenge and decided I'd like to play along too! I have not been one to do the shabby chic but I've been making a few cards in this style lately and I'm becoming more comfortable with it. Here's the lovely picture we are to be inspired by:

And here's the card I created. I used Taylored Expressions Friday sketch


What makes this Shabby chic? Sponged edges with tea dye ink, crinkled ribbon, lace, stick pin, buttons and bling! Am I right??!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases

Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Silver - unknown, DP October Afternoon/thrift shop/still in Box

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.

Accessories: Foam dimensionals, scor tape, little gems - Michaels, wrinkle ribbon - www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com, butons - Making Memories Sabrina, narrow silk ribbo - PTI, lace - Ellen Hutson LLC, jewel pin - Marks Finest Papers, sizzix sizzlets die lots of tags label 1 - SU, sponge and applicator Inkssentials Ranger.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Buckle and a Case

I have two cards to share today from the weekend challenges over at Split Coast.


I was thrilled to help Stephanie with the Inspiration Challenge on Saturday by making a sample card for her.

I was inspired by this Cherry Blossom buckle on the Web shop Frankie & Julie.

My stamps are all Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 2 and Asian Gardens.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps: Vintage Labels 2, Asian Gardens
Paper: White- PTI, Tempting Turquoise - SU
Ink: Ranger Distress Spun Sugar, Aged Mahogany, Tumpled Glass, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone
Accessories: Black twill - Michaels, Pewter Pearls - Kaiser, Sponge and applicator - Ranger, Oval Nestabilities, Labels two Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, glue dot, Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart


My good blogging buddy Vicki Dutcher was the Featured Stamper on Split Coast. I CASED her pretty Inspired Late card. I used different stamps and slightly different colors.

Once again - my stamps are from Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 4 and Fancy Phrases.

Kent and I went to the Audubon Santuary in Ipswich today to do a little hiking on this gorgeous summer's day - here are a couple of pics from our outing!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! What did you do this weekend??

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No. 4, Fancy Phrases
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, blue bayou - SU, DP October afternoon/thrift shop-needs paint
Ink: ranger distress - tea dye & Stormy Sky
Accessories: sizzlets lots of tags label 1 - SU, glue dots, foam dimensionals, sponge & applicator Insentials/Ranger, martha stewart butterfly punch, Labels 4 and petite circles Nestabilities, adhesive paper ribbon - K&Co