Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Shabby Chic

Back again with my entry into this week's Friday Mashup.

1. Make a project using the "sketch" (below)
2. Make a "shabby chic/vintage" project
3. Or "Mash it up!" and create a "shabby chic/vintage card using the sketch"

Kindness Matters
 

Materials used in this card:
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Stamps: Kindness Matters, Delicate Doilies
Inks: Crumb Cake, Versamark
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Gold embossing powder, feather*, Hemp Twine
Tools: Heat Tool, sanding block
*This is not Stampin' Up! It's leftover from our wedding :) 

This was the sketch I was working with


I admit, I had to look up shabby chic. And by "look  up", I mean I did my ever-extensive 2-step research process; Wikipedia, then google images.

Wikipedia:
Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with a feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor

And for those more visual people out there (like me!), Google images returned the following glorious result. I don't know if it's the most accurate portrayal of shabby chic, but I loved it nonetheless.



All this 'research' into shabby chic is really making me want to redo our bedroom again. And the first item on the list of new things to get for it would be that chandelier :)

-Tara
xox


Edit to add: So excited - This card was chosen as a "Glamette" with the Friday Mashup! :)


9 comments:

  1. LOL Tara you certainly have me smiling, I'm glad you didn't blame me for your sudden spurt of home decorating and expense!

    Your card is fabulous, I love the feather!

    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  2. Very Pretty!!! Love the soft color combo!!! Love the distressing and great accents!!! Thanks for playing along with The Friday Mashup, GD Diane

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  3. What an elegant card, simply gorgeous!!! I have never thought to use feathers on a card before but you can bet I will be now. Happy you could play along at The Friday Mashup :)

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  4. Gorgeous card, Tara! The monochromatic details, the fun feather (isn't it great to use stuff from our specil days?)...I love this card!

    Now...the chandeleir?? Hmmmmm, not so much. LOL I guess one feather is enough for me. ;-)

    Thanks for bringing your talent to the Friday Mashup again!

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  5. How cute is that feather accent you added... LOVE It! I really like the colors and how you used the sketch. Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup.

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  6. This is such a gorgeous card Tara! Simple and elegant. Love it. :)

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  7. So very pretty, and thanks for the insight on Shabby Chic. You really did a great job acheiving the look. Congratulations on being a pick too :)

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  8. Wow, that's really cool, Tara! Thanks for joining us this week at the Mashup.

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  9. You have the best ideas....gorgeous card!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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