Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Shabby Chic

I've gone all Shabby Chic over the last week. I don't even know what started me off, but I went to a Vintage Fair last Monday and bought myself a bargain printers tray to decorate, and then I went to the local Market on Friday and found some very old scales and an enamel jug. I do live in a country cottage so I suppose it should follow. Whilst on the theme I thought I'd have a go at doing a Shabby Chic card. I made a very similar one for Lesley's birthday on Saturday. It took me all day inbetween chatting and laughing at the local crop, but it was well worth it. This one took a lot less time than the original. My old faithful the 'En Francais' large background stamp definately came in useful here. Do you know that 'en francais' was one of my original stamps I chose as part of my Starter Kit? I hope they never retire this stamp. I've also used 'Artisic Etchings' for the Eiffel Tower and the greetings came from 'Clearly for You' and 'Something to Celebrate'. The colours are Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Marina Mist. Although a little fiddly the ribbon roses were made from the Rose Red Seam Binding. Hope you had a great day Lesley!

9 comments:

Lesley said...

This is really lovely Jo. Very pretty.

Angela said...

Its beautiful Jo, the colours are gorgeous too. xx

Lesden said...

Thanks Jo very much, I was thrilled to receive it and its gorgeous just love it. xx

Jane said...

Beautiful Jo, love the colour combo. I'm never really happy about distressing, but might give it another go now I've seen what you've been upto :)
xx

Zoë said...

Beautiful Jo, such perfect ingredients in a gorgeous card. Zx

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Jobe, this is just gorgeous, I love it and what lovely flowers - you are so clever..

what is a printers tray?]
k x

Kirsteen said...

Beautiful card Jo!
I wish we still had this DSP here....I used all mine for a class! :( or I would def be CASE'ing.
Kx

Shabby Horse said...

Wow! I LOVE this card. I love the style of it and all the little embellishments. It's so pretty! TFS

Steffi said...

Oh wow, its so beautiful. I love it!!