Apr 5, 2009

Digital Tuesday # 2 Shabby Chic

Hello and welcome!!
First I would like to thank everyone who participated in the last challenge. I hope you enjoyed working with the sketch. I will post the winner of the last blog candy later today. I have decided to move the challenge to a new blog, you can check it out here.

Today's challenge is "Shabby chic". While I don't do this style very often, I love the look.


I used the "Mushroom Lane- Butterfly" image from the Digital Stamp Oasis. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and baby oil. Did lots of sponging and distressing to get a shabby look. I don't have a distressing tool, I just use a pair of closed scissors. I also got out my Janome mini sewing machine and did some sewing along all of the edges. To finish off the card I added the leaves (made with a sizzix die), prima flowers (which I also sponged), with rhinestone brads and the crocheted ribbon. I also added flatback peals to the corners and stickles to the dots on the butterfly and the mushrooms. The sentiment is from SU's set Happy Harmony.
Papers used are riding hood red and garden green (SU). Designer paper by K&company.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you decide to play along too. You can check out the details of this challenge at my new challenge blog "Digital Tuesday Challenge".

21 comments:

MrsETaylor said...

Love this card. It's colors and richness are super cool. And I need those mushrooms lol

Jackie said...

This is fab Ellie! Love your layout and that cute image...tfs!!!

Martha said...

i love this card.

Steph said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this! The image, colour combo and all the different layers are beautiful. Thanks for dropping by my blog x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ellie :-) I love the shabby chic look, very sumptious :-) Gorgeous colouring, will have to get some baby oil !! :-)
Lorraine x x

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card I love it the colours and the way you have worked it all together perfectly, one day I will be able to make a creation like this (in my dreams)lol.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Laura said...

Wow! I love the vintage feel of this card, Ellie!

~*Joni said...

The layers on this card are so perfect! Your extras work so well together, without overpowering the adorable mushroom image. Wonderful inpsiration. Thank you for sharing this!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Ellie!
thanks so much for stopping by my blog with your kind comment, I do appreciate it!
Love your shabby chic card, these colors are magnificent! And the flowers and lace are perfect!
Well done!
I'm off to check out your challenges, I love a challenge!
take care,
blessings, Maria

Michelle said...

Oh, that is adorable!! I *heart* mushrooms, & these are the cutest I've seen in a long time!

craft mad Jenny said...

wow, this is so gorgeous!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Carisa said...

I love your card! I also am in love with that image! I can't wait to check out the new challenge blog - I wish I Had made my project in time for the last challenge. I just couldn't get it "just right" LOL!!!

Emma said...

Hi Ellie
Love all your cards...gorgeous images.
Thanks for popping by my blog and taking the time to comment.
Hugs
Emma x

All Pink girl said...

Fabulous card ,love the image and the papers ,hugs Dawnxxx

Louise Forsyth said...

This is lovely. I love this shabby look too, but I can never acheive it, you have done a brilliant job of it!

Becky said...

Oh wow Ellie! What a yummy card!! I've been having a drool over your digital images, they are so scrummy!!
Love Becky xx

Silli said...

OMG, your card is so sweet. I love your coloring, the stamps are so funny... Great work.. Big hugs from Silke

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous, love the image!
Clairex

Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooh! I love this! this is beautiful! and what an adorable image!

Jenny said...

Great card, Ellie! Love the theme...
Here's Mine