Monday, 23 November 2015

Shabby chic Christmas

Hello all and thanks for dropping in! Today it is my turn to show a project over at the Countryview Challenge blog. I have made another Christmas card, this time more shabby chic in style.

I had actually planned to just make a tag, so this card started with a size 10 manilla tag.
I stencilled three snow flakes using the Tim Holtz snowflake layering stencil using texture paste. Once the paste had dried I coloured the tag with Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks.
I deepened the colour with some Chipped Sapphire Distress Stain Spray and inked around the edges with Ground Espresso DI then did some background stamping with a text stamp.
At this point I decided I was going to turn the tag into a card, so I took a piece of scrapbook paper, cut it somewhat larger than the tag, inked around the edges with Blueprint Sketch and then adhered my tag. I also glued two bit of lace along the side.

Next I selected some flowers, leaves and berries from my stash and gave them a coat of gesso. When the gesso had dried I used a hot glue gun to create a cluster and arranged it over the lace
I also adhered a little resin bird over the hole in my tag and added a little red berry sprig for a patch of colour.
Here is a close up of the flower cluster.

I added a little sentiment by stamping and fussy cutting a ticket from the Tim Holtz Odds and Ends set, then all I needed to do was mat and layer my card and it was done.

Well, it's only just over a month until the big day, so I am glad I can tick another card of my list.
Thanks so much for visiting today, and don't forget, there are still a few days left to enter our challenge at Countryview Crafts!

36 comments:

  1. Terrific card Astrid with yummy texture. Nicola x

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  2. Beautiful shabby card in those delicious colors I love! Great to make the change from a tag to a card. Those snowflakes warm my creative heart, and I'm so kicking myself for passing up that stencil. Back on the list!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and for the heads up about posting the badge. I have done so, so I hope I'm OK now...I need to add it on another entry as well. Silly me...I think I need to start wearing glasses! Hugs!

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  3. Fab card Avril, love those textured snowflakes and the lovely cluster of flowers

    Joan

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  4. Gorgeous card Astrid!! Fabulous background and I love the pretty flower cluster!! Also love the pop of red from the berries and the textures, as always, are just yummy!!! xx

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  5. Wow, gorgeous Astrid! I just love when you go shabby chic! Those blues are wonderful, I will definitely by ordering a Blueprint Sketch inkpad now! I love the little dove you added, stunning! hugs :)

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  6. Oh, what a shabbily beautiful card, Astrid! I love the blue color, the sparkly snowflakes and the snowcapped flowers. Wonderful!

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  7. A wonderful Christmas masterpiece dear Astrid... This textures and colors and all the details fascinate me!
    Happy new week!
    oxo
    Susi

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  8. Stunning ideas on this.The lace is beautiful

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. A lovely piece of artwork to start the week Astrid and do rather like the layout with the embellishments coming down the card.

    B x

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  10. Fantastic tag, love the icy blues, so pretty. Hugs, Valerie

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  11. A beautiful card Astrid, gorgeous the shades of blue with the white flower cluster and laceand I love the pop of red from the berry cluster.
    Avril xx

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  12. A beautiful card Astrid, Lovely tones of blue, with the great bouquet of flowers, and the wonderful snowflakes also in blue tones. Love your added laces, giving your card a shabby look !!
    Dorthe, oxox

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  13. A lovely mixed media piece Astrid and always very clear because of the great tutorial! Miranda

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  14. Wow Astrid,it's so beautiful!!!!!

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  15. A stunning MM card Astrid...loved the textures of the paste and lace....a lovely vintage shabby look

    Sending huge hugs Annie x

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  16. Astrid,
    So very, very beautiful and the blue is lovely. The flowers are wonderful!

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  17. So elegant and classy! LOVE the dove and the lace! Awesome texture too!

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  18. A gorgeous shabby chic card Astrid. Beautiful details and textures.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. this is sooo beautiful - I love it - all the texture looks lovely! Hugs rachel x

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  20. Love your shabby chic blues, with all the fantastic texture and details....the little dove is such a great touch! An exquisite little card - xxx Lynn

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  21. This is just right up my alley here Astrid. As you probably know, I LOVE all blue shades, and this is absolut gorgeous as all you ever do. Soooooo gorgeous put together and everything just fit soo well with each other and make the perfect impression. I LOVE what you´ve done here.
    Have a wonderful time and lots of fun.

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  22. Elegant and charming decorated pieces!
    Big hugs Anja

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  23. Loving those winter blues and the little bird flying. Beautiful card! xx

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  24. Such a pretty card. Love the colours and all the layers. The dimensional snowflake with the paints looks os good on the background. Smiled when I read it started as a tag x Beautiful project x

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  25. Gorgeous card Astrid, love it to bits. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  26. Stunning Astrid, adore you card.
    Julie x

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  27. Love the dimensional snowflakes and the gorgeous lacy texture - another beautiful frosty blue card.
    Alison xx

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  28. Another gorgeous card - I love the touch of vintage lace, just beautiful.

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  29. Wow! This really is a gorgeous card! I love the frosty look to this! Chrisx

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  30. Such a gorgeous card!! Love all the layers and texture!! Hugs!

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  31. Another beautiful creation!! Love all the pretty details and texture!!

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  32. Genuinely the BEST way of using a tag on a card I've ever seen Astrid! Perfection. Jenny x

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  33. Beautiful Astrid, love the lace and how you've layered the flowers and berries over top! Gorgeous textures and colours, love it! Deb xo

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  34. Beautiful in colour , texture , detail and originality . x

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