Saturday, 20 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Shabby Chic

This week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, we've come over all:

'Shabby Chic'

The prize for this challenge is this adorable stamp from former PBSC DT member Carole:

I've used a stamp that I won on a PBSC ages ago called 'Irises' (it's one of the cling stamps) on my card. I coloured directly on to the stamp using Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Dusty Concord & Chipped Saphire), then spritzed it with a little water before stamping...think I rather overdid the water, but it kind of goes with the 'shabby' feel of the card! I embossed a couple of pieces of card using my Cuttlebug 'Kassie's Brocade' and 'Victoria' folders...sanding over the surface to reveal the white core. I distressed all of the edges using inks and my distressing tool...then added some adhesive pearls & seam binding ribbon (from Wild Orchid Crafts) for the 'chic' element.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please visit the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


Claire x said...

WOW Helen this is just stunning - love the technique you have used. Hugs, Claire x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabby creation, love it

Ali x

Louise said...

Fantastic shabby chic card, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Carissa said...

This is a beauty. Love the co.ours and the watercolor style image. Hugs, Carissa

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous card hun xxx

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen I love this effect ...n I love brushstroke stamps but never thought of inking distress inks straight to a stamp unless it was a very non- intricate design (how did you do it by the way??) love how it has turned out
Pauline x

Liz, said...

Loving all the texture on this one, great card again this week,

Liz x

Mags said...

This is so elegant! I love the watercolour effect of the Irises! Very chic!

luv, Mags x

Sandra said...

This is beautiful very elegant:) Sandra H

Kat said...

Loving this shabby chic card Helen. Love that image and colour combo.

Kat xx

kath said...

beautiful card the embossed backgrounds.....enjoy the rest of your weekend...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Helen.

MarikaVaan said...

Really pretty card.Thank you for playing with us this week PTWC.
Hugs Marika August GDT