Friday, 17 February 2012

Shabby Chic

I've made this card for a few challenges, I'm getting the hang of them now and am already addicted!  This blogging lark is great fun!
The lovely image was a freebie download from Saturated Canary which I've coloured with my trusty Promarkers.  I then highlighted  the eyes, lips, heart and buttons with Anita's 3D Gloss.  I'm so glad Docrafts have brought out the gloss with a finer nozzle, it's so much easier to use on small areas.  The edges of the topper were gently inked with Distress ink in Milled Lavender after being distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool.  I patted Distress Ink in Pumice Stone along the edges of all the mats direct from the pad after they'd had the Tim Holtz tool treatment.
The yummy papers are Shabby Vintage from Craftwork Cards.  They weren't cheap but I just had to have them!  The plain cardstock is Bazzil.
The tag is a luggage label which has been stamped with a sentiment from a Forever Friends set and then I've gone over it with a metallic gel pen.  Some Distress Stickles in Milled Lavender and a paper raffia bow add to the shabby look.
The flowers were made with my favourite Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die from mauve card held together with brads and accented with Distress Stickles.
Some wide lace and glass nuggets provide the finishing touches.
I am entering this card in the following challenges -
Sketchy Colours - sketch
Passion for Promarkers - distressing


  1. Fab card Wendy, love the shabby chic look and your colouring of the image is beautiful! Love Jayne. x x

  2. Gorgeous card Wendy. The colours are fab.

    Edna x

  3. Gorgeous card Wendy. Fab colours and Design. I have that image but have not coloured her yet.
    Kathleen x

  4. so stunning wendy.your colours are gorgeous and i love this sc image and fab distressing.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Oh this is beautiful Wendy, a gorgeous image and I love the colours too!
    Have a lovely weekend :)

  6. Beautiful card.
    Love the image,,,
    Thank you for joining SC's sketch challenge this week.
    Hugs, Kaia

  7. Ooooh love this one Wendy - wonderful colouring and great colour combo. Sarah

  8. Absolutely gorgeous Wendy, love everything about it.
    Wendy xx

  9. Beautiful card Wendy, love how you have coloured the image Tinaxx

  10. Wow, this is stunning. She is so beautiful. Love the colours and the fab flowers, well love it all really xx

  11. beautiful card love the coloring x

  12. This card is stunning Wendy. So gorgeous. The colours, design and image are just great.
    Heike xx

  13. Another Beautiful Card Wendy, Love the shabby chic look,

  14. Such a beautiful image and I love what you did with it. Gorgeous colouring and colour choice for this image and your card. And perfect embellished. Great job!
    Hugs, Karina


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