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Saturday, May 26, 2012

OCC......Shabby Thanks

Happy Saturday Peeps!!
It is time for another new challenge at Our Creative Corner.
Our hostess this week is the uber talented Susan Butler and she has a fun challenge for us this week.
Here it is in Susan's own words:

 The theme this week is unequivocally 'Shabby Chic'.This means the shabby part of Vintage! The challenge requires you to pull elements together, the more old/worn and distressed the elements/images the better; think of muted colours, layers, roses, burlap and pearls. 
You do not have to use all of these elements. 
The effect you are aiming for is a soft warm palette. 

Shabby chic is not my usual style and I put off tackling this challenge all week until down to crunch time and I had to put something together. Not sure my card is completely what one would call shabby chic but it does have a few of it's elements.
I keep my colors muted and I added some pearls and a scrunchy bow with and antique brad.

I have a few of these decorative pins in my stash and added them to the bow. 
The flowers are from the retired hostess set called "Love & Care" and I stamped them onto my whisper white top note die cut piece with Pink Pirouette ink and the stems are Pear Pizzazz. 
The sentiment is from the "Kindness Matters" stamp set and I stamped with soft Suede ink.  
The DSP on my card is from the Beau Chateau paper pack. 

I decorated the inside to match:

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog 
to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun challenge. 
I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Anonymous said...

Oh That is so soft and beautiful.....LOVE your leaf pins!!! Very very pretty!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Vicki!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this and captured the soft, warm palette in this beauty! Love that you decorated the inside of the card as well!

Lorri said...

Vicki Vicki Vicki! I swear you are one of THE MOST talented papercrafters out there! ALL of your cards are so over the top. Just don't know how you come up with these!!! Thank you so much for sharing, you are such an inspiration to me!
Are you going to convention this year???? I HOPE SO!!!

Bernita said...

Now that is my style of card. LOVE IT!

Shawnie Bartron said...

This card is so inspiring! A definite CASE!

Lynda said...

Shabby sass Vicki. So understated and so v v classy. A real wk of chic art.

Marisa said...

Beautiful soft colours and great use of the top note die! Congrats on the Dynamic Duo mention too :)

Sue said...

Hello Vicki
My, my, my, where has the 'Shabby' in you been hiding my friend, this card is adorable, just look at that wonderful Bow!! Your Bg stamping has created the soft palette, and your Brad is to die for. I am enjoying looking at this card very much it is so comfortable on the eye, please do not shrug away this genre, you have made such a beautiful card, and completing the inside is always a huge tick from me.
Thank you for making my Challenge so enjoyable by this creation.

Linda Callahan said...


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally lovely, Vicki! Your colors are wonderful and I love the faded effect of your stamping. Love that gorgeous shabby bow too! Beautiful work, as always!

Hope you had a terrific Memorial Day weekend!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Soft, serene and shabby-tastic, Vicki! I just love the muted color combo and the great details you added. I procrastinated this challenge as well, but had a lot of fun with it, in the end. Your card is great inspiration to try it out again, too. Hugs! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Love this pretty card Vicki ... the soft muted colour scheme is lovely and your ribbon treatment is exquisite!!!

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Vicki!!! Love the soft pink, but that flower with the pins is what caught my it! Love your blingy pearls too!

Allison said...

This is beautiful! Love the softness.