Monday, 1 June 2015

Shabby Chic for Countryview Crafts

Hello everyone and thanks for dropping in! Yay, it's June, the month summer is supposed to start, the month of light and warmth (we all hope) and often the month of weddings!
Over at the Countryview Crafts Challenge blog the theme is Shabby Chic and for my first project I created a Shabby Chic card that could be used as a wedding card:
The base of the card is a deckle edge card blank. I then added several layers of stamped and stencilled card, distressed at the edges.
Here you can see just a bit of it, I used the Tim Holtz Lattice Work stencil, still one of my favourites.
I stamped a little postcard, a ticket and a butterfly and distressed them to make them look old. I also used one of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media die cuts underneath my flower cluster.
The flowers themselves were made with the Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms flower dies. The word Blessings was one of the Tim Holtz larger size Chit Chat stickers, I just snipped into it to make it look like a little banner.
Well, that is it, happy June to you all and I hope you'll take the time to hop over to the Countryview Crafts Challenge blog, to see all the beautiful Shabby makes my team mates have created and hopefully you'll feel inspired to play along.

Thank you for visiting right now and I will be back later in the day with another project. This time for Mixed Media Monthly.
Have a good week and a good month!!
xxx


29 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Looks fantastic.. love that special blue you used here... a very elegant piece!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Maravilloso trabajo!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work Astrid, love the delicate colours, Valerie

Rupa S said...

Such a breezy blue creation Astrid. So unusual for a wedding card, but looks BEAUTIFUL with the flowers and of course the distressed ticket and post card, my faves here!

brenda said...

More lovely work Astrid, I always think blue works so well with sepia tones and in your hand is a real treat.

B x

Adriana B said...

I love the colour combinations, great details and have a good week :)

Patty O'Malley said...

Gorgeous card, Astrid! Love the stamped elements you added and the pretty cluster of flowers.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful! Loving those colours!!

Jac Desordre said...

lovely, full of vintage lushness x

Dorthe said...

A beautiful card, with the distressed "old" postcard, and the wonderful flowers. I love your blue tones Astrid , and great with the sepia !!!
Dorthe,xo

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - gorgeous and the vintage details are lovely.

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful creation! Love the vintage flowers!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

So beautiful Astrid, I'm swooning as usual! I love the lattice, what a perfect backdrop for your stunning flower arrangement! A perfect blending of vintage and shabby, gorgeous card all around! hugs :)

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is so gorgeous - what a wonderful project x I love your use of colour and details x

chrissie said...

A very beautiful card that would be ideal for a wedding

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

June !!! It's like January here and so cold as well as wet and windy !!! Your project is beautiful and I love the layout and design........stunning adornments too x

TFS and huge hugs
Annie x

Redanne said...

Beautiful colouring, beautiful layering, beautiful shabby chic card Astrid. Stunning work! Hugs, Anne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Oh Astrid, what beautifully colour combinations you have chosen here and how beautiful your card is with all that wonderful layering. So very beautiful and solo shabby chic! Jennie x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous textures and colours, its a fabulous piece Astrid.
Yvonne

Joi at RR said...

It's almost like your post card is bringing BLESSINGS - that right there is enough to make it one of my favs of yours Astrid. This is very SPECIAL. Sending blessings back to YOU!! j

Lynn Price said...

Absolutely LOVE your palette here!! That blue is amazing - deep, shabby, beautiful!! And matching it with the linen tones - fabulous!! And your ephemera are incredible, including how you've placed everything....just gorgeous! Thank you so much for your visits and comments - so appreciate your time and insight! xxx Lynn

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Astrid, shabby perfection!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh so gorgeous!!! The lattice work stencil is my fave too and of course, you have once again used a fabulous colour combo!! So pretty!!! Love it!! xx

Maryann Laursen said...

And here´s just another masterpiece from you today Astrid. I feel soo spoiled with all this amazing inspiration with your stunning work. And again in my favorit color too.

Vintagehandmade said...

Shabby at it's best! Beautiful colour palette, amazing layering and awesome design! Your flowers are to die for, Astrid! I am totally in love with your stunning shabby card!
Branka xxx

Sandy said...

Again - beautiful!! Blessings to you dear heart....
Sandy xx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful shabby vintage feel, great work. Love the flowers. Nxx

JackieP Neal said...

Another beauty!! xo

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love the flowers and the tucked in ticket.

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