Didn't January fly by quickly? It's hard to believe that we're into February already. And you know what that means? It's challenge time again at Magnolia-licious Highlites. This month Designer Patti Jo has offered us a gorgeous challenge - "Shabby Chic" - and if you have the Magnolia Vintage Keys die, throw that onto your card somewhere! Diana has great discount values on her dies at the present, so you want to head on over to her shop and get this die and any others you've been "die-ing" to have today! Sorry, just had to throw that in...
I have to admit that Shabby Chic is a style that I find difficult. It seems that I work better with a less cluttered style! So this was a HUGE challenge for me. I browsed tons of blogs to get some inspiration and finally found what I was looking for on this blog. Marianne's style is very shabby chic and I found lots of inspiration there. The style of my card is a CASE from her, but I changed the colors, images, sentiments and design elements.
So let's get going and have a look at what I made...
I hand crocheted around all the edges of my card and front panel. Below is a look at the card with the image panel out! I have used Spellbinders Large Circle die and Fancy Labels, and Large Scalloped dies to create my card and crocheted around the large circle which has a card stock backing. Then I cut another circle in half, crocheted around it and adhered it to the front, creating a pocket for the image panel. My sentiments are from AmyR Elegant Greetings. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the gingham bows are from SU (retired ribbon).
This sweet image is #3010 Daisy Tilda and she is currently out of stock! This collection has been wildly popular and images have flown off the shelves. I'm sure Diana will be restocking though so keep checking back with her.
Here is a close up of the coloring, the little bow with an antique type button tied with linen thread. The shading behind Tilda is done with Distress inks Weathered Wood and Tattered Rose.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It is always such fun to hear from everyone! I hope you'll take up the Shabby Chic Challenge and show us your "stuff". Can't wait to see what you create!
Blessings and hugs
Blessings and hugs