Monday, March 11, 2013

Shabby Chicness

Hi everyone,

Lately I find myself playing more with corrugated cardstock and I don't know how to stop. And the challengeof this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show is also very suitable. The theme is chic to be shabby. I'm very curious to see what you get up with for this challenge!



I myself was in the mood for a light and monochrome card. I started with a #12 giant tag. I began stamping on it, but it was not quite as I expected. But luckily I had a large cardboard to hide it... sssttt lol. To make the corrugated look old I lightly brushed with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain on the ridges. When I think of Shabby Chic I think about white bird cages, and I could not resist that. I painted it white and so I did the bird, and distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Don't you think that sentiment is true? I need to remind me more of that!









To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

20 comments:

Patricia said...

WAUW ook weer PRACHTIG Sandra!!!!
Jouw style is echt zo mooi!!!!!
Gr Patricia

Sunshine Girl said...

Its very nice - I love the colours.

Jenny Marples said...

Definitely shabby chic in my eyes. Love your take on this theme (know what you mean about the corrugated card - especially the white stuff!) Hugs, Jenny x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I too can become addicted to that cardboard it adds such a lovely texture!

Sarah said...

Great minds think alike! Lol! I love cardboard too, Amazon packaging is the best! This is a great shabby chic card and I love the ruffled ribbon. Hope you have a good week. Thanks for calling by my blog each week. Sarah. X

Candy C said...

Sandra...your card is lovely! Don't stop playing with the corrugated cardstock! You do it so well! :) I love the shabby chic feeling of your very vintage card! <3 Candy

Anna-Karin said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! Love the cardboard and the birdcage, and the ribbon is so pretty. hug!

GrĂ¡inne said...

What a beautiful card! Love the corrugated carboard as a background, the beautiful shades of colors and all the lovely details. Suzanne

Terry said...

Shabby Chic gorgeousness! Love this project with all the texture and that bird and cage! Very pretty! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the natural feel to this piece Sandra, the corrugated card, hessian, twine all adding wonderful texture. Love the heart bird and cage too. Tracy x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous creation, Sandra! I love how you scrunched up ribbon behind the corrugated paper :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Annie said...

Beautiful project Sandra. The corrugated card is fabulous. Love the die cuts and sentiment with the chic ribbons

TFS

Annie x

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Sandra! Lovely in so many ways!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a layered beauty here Sandra! Love the corrugated paper and bird and bird cage! Great vintage feel!

Cis-sy said...

Hoi Sandra!

Ik ben een tijdje niet op mn blog geweest maar wat heb je weer een hoop leuke dingen gemaakt!!
Ik hoop ook dat het om je heen inmiddels een beetje "rustiger" is.
Nog bedankt voor je lieve berichtje!

Groetjes en een dikke kus ciske

Petra said...

Blijft een leuke tekst stempel!!

Kelly said...

I love the monochromatic colors because of all the texture you put into the tag. I love corrugated cardboard too and it makes the neatest creations. Love the bird cage and bird. I guess I love it all, so vintage.
Hugs Kelly

Sandy said...

I have never seen you do anything quite like this Sandra and I love it. it really is very tres chic to say the least. Beautifully done - love the texture and your colors. I think you hve a thing for that bird cage -- I love it too - just haven't used it!!! Keep up the good work!
Sandy

butterfly said...

Why stop?! Corrugated card is the best!! Love the pale elegant colour palette, and gorgeous distressing on the sentiment panel and other elements - just lovely!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

This is so lovely!