Hello friends! Well, I bet most of you have heard the buzz by now, but if you haven't, I finally get to spill the beans! My sweet friend, Lesley Croghan, is starting a new challenge beginning in January 2014 and guess what ...
... I have been invited to create for the inaugural the card Concept design team in the 'Shabby Chic' category ... LOVE!!! For those of you unfamiliar with the guidelines surrounding the Shabby Chic esthetic, here you go:
Shabby Chic and Vintage
- the use of used, worn or inexpensive components to make stylish goods
- distressed or sponged edges
- old feel-antiqued
- lots of embellishments
- ribbons or lace
- lots of layers
Those that know me well, already know that I adore anything shabby, old, worn and antique! YUM! I enjoy going to antique shows and finding old treasures to add to my cards and paper crafted projects! I love piling my creations high with lots of bits and bobs of sweet little treasures -- creating keepsakes suitable for framing in some instances!
Let's go through the shabby checklist, shall we? Used, worn, inexpensive components - check! Distressed or sponges layers - I inked mine with vanilla paint - check! Old/antique feeling with lots of embellishments - check! Ribbons or lace - check! Lots of layers - check!
This shabby little sweetie was chosen as the winning favorite at Festive Friday for last week's aqua, red & cream challenge! Materials list: Homespun Holidays, Ho Ho Ho, Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts, Rusty Jingle Bells, Red & White Chenille Candy Cane, October Afternoon - Make It Merry patterned paper, blue chenille trim - Webster's Pages.
A huge thank you to Miss Lesley for inviting me to join the line-up of talented designers who will be creating for The Card Concept challenges! We are all in for a treat to be inspired by these lovely ladies! Stay tuned for this new and exciting challenge to launch after the holidays in January ... and until then, happy stamping my friends!