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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Shabby Chic???

613 Ave C has a new challenge... Shabby Chic!  You have the month of August to show your creative talents!  For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

I know, I know!  Pretty Clean and Simple for a Shabby Chic project... but I'm not very good at creating frou-frou.  I got the shabby in there and used glitter and a BIG [for me] bow ... so there you go!  I do like the result and still managed to maintain my style.
I used a diecut from SU and a technique that my friend Suzanne taught me... using regular tape on the back of the die cut with the sticky side facing up.  I put tape [sticky up] on three of the spaces and Midnight Turquoise from Stamp A Mania embossing powder - then used a heat gun.  This EP has specks of black and gold in the turquoise - very pretty!  Next I applied the tape to the last three sections and used a ultra fine gold glitter.  The background is a turquoise panel that has been distressed with a Tonic tool that creates the worn and aged edges.  Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger was used to ink over the physical distressing.  Nail heads [gold bling] from Creative Crystal Co. were glued on in random spaces.  This layer was matted in black to repeat the color of the balloon outline.  Gold specked ribbon pieces [cut off the ends of the double bow] were taped down around the edges of the black layer to give the impression of it being wrapped with ribbon.  These layers were then fastened to Kraft CS as the base A2 card.
The inside is another panel treated in the same manner as the front - and then an oval punched out for the sentiment plus additional bling.

Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Crafting From the Heart -#170 ATG Always
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #354 – Out of the World
Aud Sentiments - #185 – No Sentiment on front
Penny's Challenge #339 & #340 – ATG
As You Like It – Fave – Color Duo & Why [Turquoise & Black - Black just sets up & presents turquoise like a crown jewel IMHO] TOP THREE
Oddball Art – Sky Full of Stars / ATG
Crafty Creations - #347 – ATG
Really Reasonable Ribbon  #169 – ATG w/ ribbon or trim
Fussy & Fancy  #193 – Fave Colors [Turquoise & Black - Black just sets up & presents turquoise like a crown jewel IMHO]
Scrapper's Delight #69 – ATG Always

Create wildly and color with abandon!