Sunday, April 12, 2009

Double Digital Challenge: Shabby Chic meets Bling!

I decided to do two digital challenges this week, Digital Tuesday's Challenge (shabby chic was the challenge) and Dare you to Digi Stamp Friday (bling was the challenge)

Digital Tuesday's Challenge this week is to make a project that is "Shabby Chic". So I had an idea of WHAT Shabby Chic was, but googled it anyway and this is what I came up with:
"Shabby chic doesn't follow rigid rules and is a hodge-podge of mismatched colors, textures and materials with an aged looked to them. "
Dare You to Digi Stamp Friday was to add some bling to your project...
Now were these two challenges made to match or what? LOL
I started off with Digital Stamp Oasis' image Susie Squirrel Watering Flowers...she is so adorable and soooo Springy...she's such a favorite of mine! I colored her in with Copics and then I sponged the edges to distress it a bit. I then layered it a scalloped rectangle and sponged that also. THEN I got out my pink paper and decided since this is supposed to be "distressed"...what more could I do to paper? Well, Crumple it, of course! (now this is WAAAAAAY outside my comfort zone! LOL) So I crumpled, and crumpled and crumpled, then I opened it up and decided I needed more distressing, so then I got my distress edger and did that (in hindsight it probaby would have been easier to do that BEFORE the crumpling!) and then I added a little ink on with my sponge and then I sewed it down, added my Susie image and then stickled the background of the pink paper. I added the ribbon, the tag and the flower with leaves and "aged" those with some more ink. I hope you enjoy, this was a fun card to make...thanks for visiting me today and the recipe is below!



Recipe:
  • Digital Image: Susie Squirrel Watering Flowers by Digital Stamp Oasis
  • Rubber Stamp: Flower by Paper Trey Ink, Thanks by Hot Off the Press Expressions
  • Paper: The Paper Studio
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Photo, Memento, SU Pretty in Pink
  • Die: Nestabilities Rectangle and Rectangular Scallop, Punch Martha Stewart Leaf
  • Other: Stickles, Tag, Grosgrain Ribbon, Silk and Paper Flower, Button, String, Sewing Machine

27 comments:

Lil' Inker said...

Love the card but wondering what's up with the commercials when I visit your blog? Hmmmm inquiring minds!

Alicia said...

Sooo Cute I think you discovered Shabby Chic and perfected it cute card love the sewing.

mamichelle said...

Oooh, that is shabbylicious!! Love that image. She's so cute!

Paula said...

Are you talking about the pop ups at the bottom of my blog? I think they added those to the little bubbles game...if it's too annoying let me know and I'll ditch the game!

Sprytebyrd said...

WoW! Beautiful!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

The wrinkled paper and stickles are SO darling! Cute image too!

Jackie said...

Awesome card Paula and love that image! tfs!!!

Carisa said...

OMG I love it! Totally shabby chic and just pretty! You really outdid yourself on that coloring.

Sandra said...

Hi....beautiful card,love the image you have used and all the distressing,thanks for joining us this week at DU2DS,
Take care
San x

Michelle said...

Love this card - just my sort of thing, beautifully done! Thanks for joining us on DU2DS.
x Michelle

Lilsweetpea said...

I am such a shabby chic fan. And I absolutely LOVE this card!

Michele said...

Fabulous card. Love the image and the colours you've used. Michele x

Larissa said...

Very lovely card! Love the look that you gave it with your inks and wrinkling the paper. The image is very cute!

Thanks for joining us at DU2DS
Hugs,
Larissa

MollyD said...

love your shabby chic - it is great!

Shary said...

Gorgeous really pretty card. THank you for your lovely comment on my blog. :0)

Laura said...

Awesome card! It's definately 'Shabby Chic'! Love the soft colors you used! Susie is so sweet!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

so sweet!

Chris said...

Great card and such a cute image. Love your shabby chic style and the crumpled paper looks wonderful. Chris DU2DS.

Debs said...

great card, you sound like you really enjoyed all that crumpling
Debs

Steph said...

So adorable! Love the sewing especially x

Jan said...

So shabby chic! Definitely one of my favorites of yours!

Crafting Joanne said...

This is lovely Paula, love the shabiness and great colours.

Joanne x

Sharon said...

This is totally fantastic!! Love the crumpled look!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Love the shabby chic-ness of this card. Really cute!

Sandra said...

Very Sweet card. Love that colour combo.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous and what a wonderful image!

Donna said...

Fantastic card Paula, such a brilliant image and a great layout and colours :) thanks for joining us at DU2DS this week :) Donna x