Thursday, January 14, 2010

Simon Says Challenge - Shabby Chic

I created this for the Simon Says Challenge - Shabby Chic.

What is shabby chic you ask? Shabby Chic is "showing signs of wear and tear, distressing, whites, worn or bleached out pastels, rustic" (courtesy of Wikipedia !!).

So, I did shabby chic Western. Here is my card...

Stamps: Tilda with Horse Halter, Horse (both Magnolia), Rustic Wood Frame (All Night Media)
Paper: All Papers Stampin' Up! (retired)
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink Water Coloring
Embellishments: Prima's, Dew Drops, Twine, Jumbo Eyelet, Distress Tool, Doilie

What says shabby chic better than distress ink. I used distress ink to watercolor my image.

I used my distressing tool to distress the edges of the papers, and used distress ink to add some browns to make them "shabbier."

I used the distress ink to add some brown to the flowers to age them as well.

I added some twine and a jumbo eyelet to carry over the western theme. The background circle is a doilie. I used a stain and distress ink to age it.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO


Jacque said...

Beautiful job, Julie!!! Oh my!! What a gorgeous job with all of the details too!!! Precious setting for those images!!Love the distressing....Magnificent!!! Hugs..Jacque

Nancy said...

Oh Julie, everything about this card is perfect. It is definitely shabby chic, and distressed but in a beautiful way, like an old photo of loved ones. Absolutely beautiful. I must try using the Distress inks one of these days. Thanks for sharing and for posting what you used. That is so important to those of us who are new and still finding our way.

Angelwood said...

This is just lovely, Julie. I love the shabby chic look! hugs, Angela

Gina K said...

Love how you colored the image! Beautiful card! - Gina L

Suzanne J Dean said...

STUNNING!! Looks like a vintage picture--love all your shabby details they are just fab! A Brilliant card--love it!


Christina C. said...

What a stunning vintage card!!! Love, love it!

Shawn said...

Wow gorgeous the vintage feel and all the extraordinary attention to detail.
hugs, Diana

Only By His Grace said...

Super gorgeous. I love your image of Tilda and horse. Love all the detail.
terrific job on your colouring.
hugs Marion

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful card, looks Shabby to me! Good luck!!


coldwaters2 said...

Oh Julie this is excellent work and most definitely shabby chic your colours the distressing the image those gorgeous flowers just so beautiful.

Lorraine x

Barb Smith said...

Lovely job. Lots of interesting elements.

Barb. from Toronto

Nancy said...

Oh WOW Julie what a awesome card! Love the Shabby Chic look that you have given to your card! Everything about your card is gorgeous!!!!

Peggie said...

What a great card. Love all the shabby details, especially the rope.

Candy said...

Hi Julie,
I am so impressed with your card! What an excellent job on all of the distressing. I really love the doilie. I too think it looks like a picture :o)
Hugs, Candy

Stampin Mindy said...

Very cute, love Tilda and that horse. Beautiful papers and love those flowers. Very Chic. Love it!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous work Julie. The distressing and coloring are both awesome!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous work Julie. The distressing and coloring are both awesome!!

KymKreates said...

Great take on shabby chic, I have a bit of a problem with this one. Want to have everything look shinny and new but yours looks great!

Lorraine A said...

oohh this is lovely :-) Fabulous job with the shabby chic look :-) I love the images and all the papers and embellies are just perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and DT call :-)
Lols x x

Susie M. said...

Awwww....just beautiful julie!! and I LOVE the way you did the embellishments as well! TFS!

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OH MY!! This is very shabby and very chic i may add. Your coloring makes it look very vintage, I like it! wow!! just beautiful!! Gosh all the details is amazing great job!!!RubyM:)

Monique said...

That's a lovely card !

Hugs Monique

Liz said...

Such a beautiful card just love it This is the first I have seen ur blog and I will be back!
Liz xx

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love the vintage feel to it, it's just gorgeous.
Hugs, Christine