måndag 14 oktober 2013

Shabby Chic

Monday and a new week has started. My kids are at their grand parents today as the school is closed. Philip, the youngest has not started school yet but he thought it was unfair that only Willy was off. So a sleep over with grand dad and grandma made life a little more fun for both of them. Guess if we have been nagging the kids about a sleep over? Willy turns seven in a few weeks and has refused up to now to go and sleep there on his own. His friends is starting to ask if they should have a sleep over and he doesn't want to as he thinks it's to scary, so who better start with than granma and graddad? LoL

It's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Card Makers again and this time we are doing the theme "Shabby Chic". I always find it really hard to create after that theme as there is more than one definition on that. I decided to do a bit of googling before I went on with this card. Lots to be found about the subject. But returning explainations was : white, worn, lace, pearls, flowers, pastels (green, pink and blue). So I did a little bit of all on this card.

As the kids have been sick for about a week I didn't take the time to colour any image and used a vintage photo instead. Works with the theme. LoL I used some wonderful papers from Maja Design called Sofiero that is a wonderful garden and castle here in Sweden. All the papers are inspired by the gardens there. Now, you don't see that much of them on my card as I have white washed them with some gesso and water. After that I used some Frantage silver and white to make it even more shabby and to look more worn.

Some die cuts made with Spellbinders, chees cloth also covered in gesso, pearl strings from ROX here in Sweden. Lace and flowers from WOC . A key charm covered in gesso as well is from Bildmålarna. And with all that I hope that it looks at least a tiny bit shabby chic.

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Well I think this is it for today. I hope to be able to finish of some more cards for my dt-commitments in the coming days as I seem to be way behind all the time now days. I always spend a lot of time trying to get my rehab going and hopefully that will lead to something good. Only that it takes alot of time and energy from my crafting. It's time to do something about my work outs and eating habbits I think to try gaining some new energy in my life.

Love n hugs

Challenges for this card
CLP - Sketch (Entry number 2)
Make it Monday - Always anything goes
Wild Orchid Craft Challenges - Pretty Pastels

9 kommentarer:

Loz sa...

Fabulous card and image. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Karen Petitt sa...

This is gorgeous huni! I love how you've used the gesso and water, will pinch your fab idea for that. I never thought to google the phrase 'shabby chic' before - thank you for inspiring me! Keep well and don't be so hard on yourself xx

lalkygirl sa...

what a stunning vintage card ,so many pretty details....
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck

Lin sa...

Wow Marie, this is a stunner!!! I love what you have done with the gesso and water, whitewash I guess!! Don't know if I could have covered over those gorgeous Sofiero papers myself, but then it nearly killed me cutting into some to use them the other week!

I noticed when I got here from my dashboard that your card wasn't on the CCM blog, not sure if you added it and someone accidentally removed it, or if you didn't get the chance to add it on, but I have added it now, and just copied a little of what you said here to use for the comment under it.


coops sa...

so gorgeous maria.really love your pretty details and colours and the vintage image is beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Monika Reeck sa...

ooh wooow I love the Image and the arrangement on your card this is really shabby chic and elegant card..love the soft colors and the flowers on your card..amazing card....

I see your card on Make It Monday, if you like to see my card it is # 65, I would be glad if you could leave me some love too...hugs, and thanks before, Monika

Sherryn sa...

this is so beautiful. love the vintage look. saw it on makeitmonday xx

Nannieflash sa...

Hi Marie, Im so behind this week, thanks for stepping in for me last week, I will catch up I promise. Oh wow what a stunning and beautiful card, I love your image and the whole design and layout is beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anne Kristine sa...

Such a lovely card!

Thanks for joining our challenge at WOC this time - hope to see you back at our next challenge!
Hugs Anne Kristine