Sunday, September 20

Shabby Chic

The latest DCM challenge calls for interpretations of 'Shabby Chic'. Easy, gather lots of bits and bobs. Hard, try and arrange them artistically on a card.

For me Prima epitomises this particular brief, so with that in mind here is my version.
Lots of flowers, swirls, jewels and raggedy bits.
Not entirely happy with the greeting, but I just couldn't find anything. I am increasingly in need of more little sentiment stamps. I will add them to my 'essentials' wish list. As opposed to the when I win the lottery wish list.

Essentials :
  • Large acrylic block at least 6x4 but 5x7 would be better (I bought a new Christmas stamp and now have nothing to put it on).
  • Large number stamps.
  • Small pointy scissors (mine have fallen apart due to over use!).
  • Papermania butterfly punch - the one that punches out the wings but leaves the body attached.
  • Small greetings stamps - birthday and Christmas.
  • Yet more 12x12 storage.
  • Kraft colour 12x12 card.

Fingers crossed that I don't have to rely on Father Christmas for that little lot.

** Kate **


Elise said...

I just adore the colours you've used here - that purple is just fab. thankyou !

Janice said...

Do you have a cuttlebug or other die cutting machine? I use the acyrlic plate from mine for big stamps.

Your card is lovely, I've used a bit of cardboard box on mine too lol!

Kathy said...

Fab card Kate - and love you wish list - you never know who might be reading, eh?

SueH said...

This is just ‘my’ colour Kate, I love it and the stamped image looks great on the torn corrugated card.


Lynda said...

Absolutely fabulously shabby chic and that flower is amazing!

Lynda xxx

Rein said...

Pretty card!

Julia Dunnit said...

Love your take on the challenge..rally enjoyed browsing your blog this morning.