Tuesday, 4 June 2013

S is for Shabby Chic

Good morning everyone, hope you are having a good day.
The current challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is the letter S. Loved that theme straight away and after a little thought decided to go for Shabby chic, combined with Sapphire Blue, Sky and Stamping of course. Here is my make:
It's a tag holder made from a size 12 giant tag. I folded the bottom up to create the pocket and punched it with a Martha Stewart punch for a decorative edge. It was coloured with various blue Distress Stains, paints and inks. I decorated the front with some Spellbinder dies. The take wing stamp and butterfly I found some years ago in a dollar bin at Michaels.


This flower was made with the help of a Hampton Arts stamp, the other flowers were white roses from my Stash, coloured with some home made Sprays using Chipped Sapphire Distress re-inker and Silver perfect pearls.

I created a little tag to go inside the pocket and embellished it with some bits and pieces from the Graphics 45 Place in Time collection. I chose the little boy because I think he looks Sweet and Sassy
Well, hope you like this little project, I had fun creating it and thinking of all these Ss (now how on earth would you spell the plural of S??)

Thank you for visiting and I hope you get some time to play today...

I am putting this into the following challenges: 



44 comments:

Maryann Laursen said...

WAUW this is simply just PERFECT Astrid. It has everything I love in it, just so gorgeous creation, and all in my favorit style and my favorit color too, so as I said, it´s just PERFECT. I absolutely LOVE it.

Shirley Chillman said...

My oh my Astrid how beautiful is this, two tags for the price of one lol. Love the punched border edge for the pocket plus Sapphire and Silver work for me every time.

Lovely to see you here at FSC thank you for sharing with us.

Crafty hugs Shirl

butterfly said...

I love it - pretty much my favourite colour too, and the delicious diecuts, punching and flowers are so lovely - another gorgeous make, Astrid!
Alison x

Claire said...

Wow Astrid what a beautiful project, the blues are ssssssttunning and I love all the pretty details. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Claire xx

inkypinkycraft said...

This is another beautiful make, really gorgeous xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Astrid
this is so so cute, pretty and stunning. The blues you have used are fabby and the lace and frilly feel to the whole things is so lovely
Ria

Redanne said...

Superb, stunning make Astrid - I have just exhausted my S's. Love the gorgeous colours, the roses and flower are beautiful - love the little tag to pop inside too. Great job with the all the S's (not sure if that's right but spell checker let it through!). Hugs, Anne x

Netty said...

Beautiful tag holder and fab colourings. xx

Marianne said...

Wow, beautiful colour this Sapphire blue. Lovely creation. Love the butterfly in blue and the gorgeous flowers. And you sure used a lot of Ssssss.
xxx Marianne

Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love the blue!! This is so lovely ... The butterfly is stunning and the spray of flowers perfect!! Your tag is the perfect compliment to the holder and I love how you put that little boy there ...

Candy C said...

Astrid...this is so pretty. I love the die cuts that you've used on this to create such a gorgeous sentiment piece. So pretty! And the blue stamping on the white background is so striking. Your shabby chic pocket tag is so pretty! Love the mottled background. Love the sweet little flowers and pretty bow. All so much a part of shabby chic. As always, beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your inspirational art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Annie said...

Stunning with a Capital S my friend. The colours are beautiful and the flowers, ribbon, dies create a superb shabby Chic piece

Wonderful make.

Hugs Annie x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully shabby Astrid, in the nicest way of course, and a gorgeous shade of blue. Love the design and that fabulous button.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Astrid

Very lovely indeed. I don't remember you using these colours a lot but they are so beautiful and fresh looking I really like it a lot!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

brenda said...

A stunning creation Astrid and such beautifully vivid colours.

Thanks so much for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful as always! Love the blue colors!!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Me encantan tus trabajos, son preciosos!!!!!!!

Dorthe said...

A wonderful colour, dear Astrid, a fantastic created background and such beautiful flowers!
Your pocket is lovely with the dies and butterfly, looking so beautiful, and love the tag you made to "hide" in the pocket - Such a gorgeous project,-
Hope your tuesday have been pretty and lovely !! Hugs,Dorthe

sharon said...

Wow Astrid! This blue and white creation really knocks my socks off, it's so pretty and makes such an impact, and I looove the flowers! Your art is always outstanding!

Ephemera said...

WOWEE love that beautiful cornflower blue and such a gorgeous shabby chic make so stunning. xx

Fandhmum said...

Another absolutely beautiful creation, the most gorgeous colours,
Rosie x

Margie said...

Simply Superb Astrid. Love what you do with this design and these colours go together just beautifully. Margie x

May said...

Gorgeous creation Astrid...Love the blues, Beautiful embellishments... Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Stunning creation Astrid as always. Love the blue and white combo, the butterfly the flowers, everything is just perfect. Have never tried to mix re-inkers with perfect pearls but it looks fabulous on those flowers. ox Marg

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

S is for Stunning! Love the colors and the delicacy of this delightful piece. That's a wonderful sentiment stamp too. Thanks for Sharing.

Hugs,
Linda

marda said...

This is So beautiful.. and the Sapphire coloring is Stunning!

Claudia said...

Wow, this is so beautiful...

unni's scrappeboble said...

Wooow, denne var skikkelig flott, perfekt :)

Gitte said...

Wohooo so beautiful. :-)

chrissies said...

Very beautiful creation Astrid with wonderful ideas for the S

Love Chrissie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How lovely, such a little cutie. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Dianne said...

STUNNING Ss it a gorgeous tag holder, and the sweetest tag inside, beautiful color, the die cuts are gorgeous, fabulous make as always my dear Astrid,brilliant take on the Ss.. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Have a wonderful day..

May said...

sensational! simply stunning! spectacular! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

May

Anita Houston said...

Super super!!! I love you shabby chic make, especially the color! The images are fab too!!! Thank you for showing us your S inspiration this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

Terry said...

Astrid, you certainly covered the "S" challenge and so beautifully at that! Love all the inking goodness and pretty edging and those rich blues! Love this tag! Hugs!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Absolutely perfect Astrid,,,,I am falling in lovew with this butterfly,,and all voer the die cut,,,,.A Play of Art.

Bärbel said...

Oh, wie zauberhaft, wunderbare Blauabstufungen in diesem schönen Tag, ich liebe es!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Astrid...you make the most beautiful things! Silver and blue look brilliant together, a real classic, and so effective. The shabbiness is so delicate and soft and the pop of white - perfect. Love all the thoughtful detail.
Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Esther said...

HI Astrid - such a beautiful tag pocket, lovely colour combination and pretty details..and the little tag inside is so cute...Thank you for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

Sarah said...

Very lovely indeed. A gorgeous colour and design. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Astrid! Your passion for paper-crafting sings on your tag. Delicate, shabby chic, beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing with us at FSC!

Dagmar said...

Beautiful tag holder - Your shabby chic pocket is so pretty!

Fliss said...

I am sooo behind with my comments Astrid and so sorry for that.
An absolutely beautiful tag and just adore those gorgeous blue hues.
Thanks for joining in with our FSC tag challenge and it's so lovely to have you with us.
Fliss xx

James Curtis said...

Another beautiful piece to adore!
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