Sunday, 17 February 2013

Shabby Chic Birdy

I don't often try my hand at shabby chic, but it's nice to try new things ,stops the crafting rut setting in. Quite pleased with the results , what do you think....shabby chic or just plain shabby?

I've used lots of dies and lots of punches ,all on pink or brown bazil paper and sanded them with them sanding flower do da's.
The bird die cut is a Marianne design, the circles nesties. The punches are floral punches and embosers, a large woodware petal punch and a L-Em. com fern punch.
The mesh I bought from my local craft shop yesterday, love it , and only 50p a meter. I inked the mesh and the paper edges with brown chalk ink. The sentiment from  whiff of joy  . The bp is first edition . The pink gem is from hobby craft.

challenges entered :
Happy Campers : shabby chic
Anything goes challenge: shabby chic
pan pastel : just 2 colours
crafting when we can : birthstones ( mines a cystal birthstone for October called pink tourmaline)

lovely sunny day here , hoping my hubby gets back from work soon.
enjoy your day. janex


Poppet said...

I think this is very chic and not the least bit shabby. Gorgeous card JEM.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the bird die and fab

Juls said...

Hi, loving your shabby chic look, very elegant! Love the soft colours hugs Juls xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Jane. I love the design and gorgeous soft colours
Sue xx

xxcalamityxx said...

I'm loving your shabby and definitely chic card it's really pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at ATG xhugsx Nikki

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jane. I love the bird and the pretty flower.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

I think it's stunning Jane! You've done a brilliant job - let's see some more like this! Fab inspiration.

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card.

Claire said...

Hi there, what a beautiful card. I love the delicate vintage colours and the pretty die cuts. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
Claire xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow love this one, great distressing on the die cut image and flowers love the textural feel
Hugs Kate xx

Tracie said...

Stunning colour pallette I love the softness of it! Thanks for joining in the pan pastel UK challenge

Beryl said...

Definitely plenty of 'chic' going on here Jane. It's lovely. Great design and colour choice - and the sanding is brill.
Beryl xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jane, I love the soft pink and brown and your flower is fabulous.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love the distressed Core'dinations. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel Challenge Blog
Lindsay xx

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning shabby chic card I love the colours gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xx