Thursday, 14 March 2013

Shabby chic...

Good afternoon, Blogger friends!  How about this?  I'm on a bit of a roll this week and am back again with another project to share!  I have created something to enter into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week, which is Chic to be Shabby...
...I only enter the challenge now and again (usually after visiting Candy's blog for inspiration - it amazes me how this lady can take a plain piece of card or household object and turn it into a piece of art!), but thoroughly enjoy it when I do!  It takes me out of my comfort zone and makes me try new things, but I thought that Shabby Chic was a touch more achieveable for me!  I decided to create another box frame (you can download my template here and the instructions are on my tutorials tab at the top of my blog)  I printed onto the reverse with a freebie paper and printed a second sheet of paper to cut the flowers from...
...Behind the flowers is the Marianne Creatables Large Oval by Petra die, inked with Victorian Velvet, Marianne swirl in antique gold and small tab die with the word 'love', then I glittered the rose and flowers with Diamond Stickles...
I really liked this sentiment which reads, ' Family - like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.'  I attached some bunting using the same vintage paper matted onto blue cardstock and finished with some pearls.  All edges were inked with Vintage Photo for that Shabby feel and Die-namics corners were added to the corners on the front of the frame.  I also attached a stand to the back of the frame so that it stands securely without toppling.  I really liked making this, though it took a bit of paper shuffling to decide where I was going and it has found a nice home on my windowsill!
...Thanks for dropping in to see my creation, I hope you've enjoyed looking at it and maybe taken inspiration to try something Shabby Chic!  Lisa x
I'd like to enter my project into the following challenges :
Chic to be Shabby
Flowers

7 comments:

Jane said...

You have been a busy bee this week Lisa. As you well know I love your frames....I am waiting to get back out to my studio to admire my one again ;0) This is so pretty, I love that banner with the pearls...very chic. Have a great weekend, nearly there, Jane x

Candy C said...

Lisa, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the very kind words you said about me on your blog! I am blown away and very very touched! You are so sweet!!! Thank you!!! I am so happy that I inspire you to create! That makes me feel so good! Your shabby chic box frame is just awesome! I love everything about it. I have GOT to make one of these! :) It is so shabby chic and perfect for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show. I love the banner! So cute and the pearls just make it! I also love the paper choices you've made. The plain cardstocks coordinate so perfectly with that gorgeous floral print. I also love your touches of gold and your sentiment! I'm sure this shabby chic piece looks amazing as it graces your windowsill. It' stunning! Thanks for entering it in our challenge and sharing it with everyone! It's awesome! <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful and very shabby chic! Love the banner and roses! Thanks for playing in our shabby chic challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

littlebee said...

Hiya Lisa, what a gorgeous frame, the colours are so beautiful and muted. I must have a go with this again - maybe make one for my newest granddaughter, Esmee with her name on. Sue x

coops said...

ww this is fabulous lisa.i love all things vintage and shabby chic and your box frame is so beautiful, really love all the details and sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Norma said...

Lisa, what a gorgeous box frame. Love the shabby chic look. Beautiful design--lovely image and embellishments. What a lovely sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday,
Hugs,
Norma

Suzanne C said...

I love that sentiment too. How lovely and perfect with your beautiful shadow box. Lovely shabby chic touches with the flowers and doily. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.