Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Shabby Colours

I think I am on a roll in making shabby chic cards. This is another for my set, which now has 2 in it.

The inspiration for this came from -
Paper Sundaes - Distress
Critter challenge - Distress and add a circle (sentiment - I made it myself especially for this challenge using a Raindrop Echo saying and adding it digitally to the circle.)
Wild Orchids - Let's get sentimental

I took another photo to show you that I have added gold foil onto some of the raised parts of the embossed paper. This adds another dimension to the overall effect. Technique suggested by my sister - and I think it has worked really well.

Supplies used -
TH Collage embossing folder
Raindrop Echo - sentiment
bird digi stamp
DIs - shabby shutters, antique linen, tattered rose, pumice stone and vintage photo
Zig glue pen and gold foil
Other bits from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments when you can. I love reading them.

Take care. Luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow brenda - this is fabulous . I love the gilding .. and the embossing
Lisa ;)

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely Brenda, you are queen of shabby chic! hugs Heidi xx

Kathyk said...

I'll say the gilding works really well. Lovely shabby card - where in the world would lovely and shabby be a compliment except in crafting!!!

Have a fab Tuesday B


cheryl said...

oh hun this is just gorgoues,realy great design,love the embossing,hugs cheryl x

chris said...

its perfect, I love the style you are doing, hope you keep doing it I so admire it.
hugs chris x

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda this card is beautiful and so S/Chic love how you have done the foiling on parts of the embossing fabulous make chum, Hugs
Sarah x

craftymum said...

Just gorgeous Brenda. Love the foil work. Perhaps you could teach craft to schools when your present job finishes. It's definitely worth a try
Your blog candy will be in the post tonight. Congrats on the win
hugs Sarah x

Gem said...

Brenda this is gorgeous, so pretty :) x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its fantastic hunni and thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment :o)
hugs and xxxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi Brenda, do you know, sometimes I can recognize your card from my dashboard before I even see your blog name? Your style is very unique! Love all the little extras. Have a great day.
Joyce xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hunnie!
hope your all ok
hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda thats gorgeous, beautiful shabby look and i adore the way you foiled it too
I have a freebie on my dezinaworld blog today for just one day and thought i would also let you know about it so you can grab it while its there. Have a lovely week
take care for now

Liz said...

Brenda just fantastic work hunnie love the gilding and yer you should keep to this look want to do lots of vintage but the challenge blogs are few and far between wonder if we should start one hun great to have time to visit

Liz xx

Anonymous said...

fabulous card! I love the embossing and the added gold foil! thanks for playing the critter challenge this week.
Critter DT

Margreet said...

your sister is right with the dimension....this is so gorgeous....love the shabby chic effect!
xxx Margreet

Zoechaos said...

Stunning card Brenda the colours the embossing and that yummy ribbon love it XOXO Zoe

Pami said...

Hi Brenda, wow, I think I agree with Heidi that you are the Queen of Shabby Chic! I love the soft colours in this and the embossing is wonderful. Pami x

Netty said...

I love your card and those gorgeous soft colours. Annette x

Angela Weimer said...

Brenda, This is beautiful. I love the foil accents. Thansk fo sharing and hav a great day. Angela

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Fantastic Brenda,
And LOVE the colors and techniques--simply gorgeous!!! And so nice to meet you!

Crystal said...

Wow, this is simply gorgeous! No matter what I do I can't distress like this. Great card & thanks for playing along at Critter Sketch & Paper Sundaes ;)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Brenda and the touch of gold are absolutely a perfect finish.

Elina said...

Oh, love this one! It's so romantic and harmonic.. Love the colours and every little details in this card. You have your very own style, and that is wonderfull. You really make your card in your owns style, you are not copy anybody else!...

Embossing, text, that litlle glittering-bird... This is my favorite, I think!

Henriƫtte said...

Lovely card is this......I love the vintage style.

sgc said...

I love the shabby chic card. Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Distressed/Circle Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Else Irene said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at WOC♥

Shana said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the gold foil! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!