Thursday, 14 April 2016

An Attempt at Shabby Chic

I wanted to do a card for the SCS Ways to Use It "Shabby Chic" challenge as it seemed a good opportunity to use up some "shabby" dp I have.  I've never been too clear on the differences between vintage and shabby chic so I hope I've done something more or less the right style!

I stamped a peony and stem, watercoloured it (with Zig brush markers in colours that matched the flowers in the dp), fussy cut it, and popped it up on foam tape. I added lace (not sure if that is shabby chic or vintage?) and a tag with a sentiment.

So what do you think?  Is it shabby and chic enough?

I can't resist putting in a couple more puppy photos.  I love the first one (and put in the second in case you were wondering where the other three puppies were).

They are all gaining weight (not surprising as they nurse / sleep / nurse / sleep all day long) and turning into lovely plump little things.  They wriggle around on their bellies, and won't be able to see or hear for another week or so.

Thanks for indulging me!

Stamps: Tim Holtz peony, unknown sentiment
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream cs, Paper Studio dp, watercolour paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Zig brush markers, lace, blue twine, tag punch, foam tape


  1. I think we see which of the puppies is the most loving. That is the sweetest photo! Love your peony! I don't know the difference between shabby chic and vintage. I know that I love this though!

  2. Awwww ... what an adorable picture with baby kissing momma. :) I bet you can't wait for the weeks to fly by and then one of those little sweeties is yours. :)

    Beautiful card Susan. Love the pretty colours of the DP ... and the gorgeous shades of your flower. I have no idea the difference between shabby chic and vintage ... I'm so challenged by both those styles. But whichever category your card fits into, it is really beautiful! xx

  3. What a beautful photo of mamma and her babies.

    Nice peony flower mine are almost ready to bloom. I like the watercoloring.


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