Saturday, 1 June 2013

UPA - What is shabby chic in art and craft RAQ

Welcome to Bumblebees and Butterflies, this is my second post today and if you haven't seen it yet I would love for you to scroll down one post to see a cabinet card album I made for Country View Challenges.

However over at Unruly PaperArts this month the focus is on 'Shabby Chic' (SC) with lots of information and inspiration during the month from the columnists, plus there are two Reader's Art Quests (RAQs) around the theme, one is' pink, cream and brown' SC projects, the other is 'SC in 3D'.


For my RAQ project I have used many elements to achieve the shabby chic look I wanted in a 3D dimensional project..


Pastel colours - mint green, pale pink, white, cream and walnut stain.


Flowers with glitter and butterflies with script stamping over them.


Some sewing elements keeping it feminine and a crackled heart.


Distressing the balsa wood box which has been painted white, rubbed down and brown distress ink added to give it an aged feel.


The pretty shabby paper has been edged with walnut stain to create the old and worn look.



Butterflies.


Pretty bottles and a cherub frame.


Tickets and cream roses.


Although not shown on these photos this box also has a slide-in lid which will keep all the cubby holes dust free whilst it is on display. Such a neat thing and it was a workshop I did last week, we barely had 3 hours to do it in, but the ladies took home the last little bits to finish it off, they loved what they made and they did a magnificent job.

I would like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week, 'Into The Woods'.

I hope you have a great month of June and that the weather is kinder to us all in the northern hemisphere.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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30 comments:

Juls said...

Oooooh wow this is stunning!!! Love all the soft pretty colours & all your details are just perfect!! Hugs Juls xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh love this!! So much to look at, so many pretty details, each little cubby hole is a miniature piece of art in itself, totally gorgeous! I love the shabby chic look and this is so pretty! I have had one of these boxes flying around for ages, you have just totally inspired me!

Ephemera said...

Oooooooh Brenda, just love this so gorgeous and feminine and just adore the colours. xxx

debby4000 said...

WOW Brenda this is so gorgeous, love all the beautiful bits and pieces.
luv
Debby

Paula Whittaker said...

Just gorgeous!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous project Brenda ! I love the pale colours and all the little details are exquisite ! Sue C x

Fandhmum said...

Love all the little cubby holes filled with beautiful things, so pretty.
Rosie x

Redanne said...

Oh My Goodness Brenda!! I love all things butterfy/moths and this has to be one of the most stunning and beautiful projects I have seen in ages. I love every single detail of it - it is totally gorgeous. I could just sit and explore every detail for hours. This is just a gorgeous piece of art, how lucky are your ladies to have made one with you too....... Hugs, Anne (in awe) xx

Suzi B said...

Oh gosh Brenda, I'm lost for words... I am trying to catch up with blog visits cos I've been a bit tardy of late :( but why would I want to miss beautiful creations like this!
I'm going to have to up my game with adjectives... need to do some research ;)

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow another stunner .. i love everything .. so much to look at !

Lisa x

Martina2801 said...

Oh my God, this Shabby Box is quite enchanting and delightful, Brenda! You have processed beautiful details and the pastel colors are fantastic. The butterfly with the safety pin is a great idea. BRAVO!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Breathtaking.

Candy C said...

Brenda...this shabby chic wooden box is absolutely gorgeous. I love all of your elements and all of the different products and techniques you used to achieve your shabby chic look. Love the pastel colors, the glitter, the torn and distressed edges...all so much a part of shabby chic! As usual, beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Oooh, wowowow, this is so fantastic shabby, lovelovelove it

butterfly said...

Completely gorgeous, Brenda - every cubicle has its delights, and together the whole thing is enchanting - wow!
Alison x

Annie said...

Simply stunning Brenda x wonderfully pieced together with an amazing result. Crafty hugs
Annie x

Daniele said...

omg, what a fabbilicious piece, love all the little details, so pretty
hugs

Buttons said...

What a fantastic cabinet Brenda! Great choice of ephemera to add and the way you have decorated it is perfectly chic. Can't believe your ladies managed this in 3 hours! Boy you work them hard:) Hugs, Jenny x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow Brenda you have been so busy. This piece is stunning, beautiful elements added to each area. Love all the wording and the butterflies and birds. A stunning piece, beautifully executed . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh my stars, Brenda, the ladies must've been thrilled to pieces to recreate this with you. I love the way each individual cubby is unique. My favorite is the bird perched on the clothespin but they all call to me. Beautiful!

Anita Houston said...

FANTASTIC!!! I love your shadow box...shabby chic yummy! The butterflies are wonderful everywhere...so beautiful! Thank you for taking a walk with us through the woods here at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Sandy said...

Goodness gracious sakes alive!!! I love this Brenda - I want one so badly I could spit!!!!! Beautifully done - such a keepsake. I think I am gonna swoon!!!!
Sandy

Tracey said...

Brenda this is so AMAZING !!! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Karin said...

wow this is really stunning!
Groetjes Karin

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, and I have been lucky enough to see IRL. This is 'Brenda's Shabby Chic Style' at her very best if I may say so!

Lucy x

2amscrapper said...

beyond amazing!

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning! ~Diane

Chris Warner said...

Wow, wow, WOW! How delicious and creative is this? Stunning. Every single niche is it's own work of art and all are fab. The soft sorbet colours are beautiful. What a great piece of art Bren! Chris xxx

Shar said...

A beautiful and elegant shadow box! Love all the butterflies.

Nataly Mica said...

Elegant and awesome shadows and proper way of describing :)
I love these all shabby chic