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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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

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

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  10. 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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. This is gorgeous, love the image!
    Clairex

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

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

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