Saturday, June 4, 2011

Well, she tried.

I'm not good at shabby chic. There. I said it. There's always something that doesn't quite work. Still, I often tell my fourth-graders that you don't learn anything by not doing it.  So I'm trying. Again. And failing. Again. Eesh.

This latest attempt is for the challenges at:
Really Reasonable Ribbon - pink and brown
One Stop Craft Challenge - Add texture (That's corrugated cardboard.)
Paper Sundaes - Vintage or Shabby Chic
City Crafter Challenge Blog - Use recycled cardboard and paint
Card Patterns - Use this sketch:

 Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Border is from Waltzingmouse, the verse is a Plain Jane from Verve. The backgrounder is an old one from CHF.
Inks: Adirondack Watermelon mixed with a copper Dabber to stamp the background. Border and sentiment are stamped in Momento.
The big flower is Prima; the little ones and the center brads are from the stash.
 Brown and pink ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Lace is from my mom's stash.

Please don't judge too harshly. :P
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. I still have one more week of school, but hope that those of you that are out have a wonderful first week off!



  1. No judgement at all, this looks shabby/chic to me...I think it is very pretty! (I don't doe shabby/chic either! LOL!

  2. Great job! It looks perfectly shabby chic! Love the colors and papers too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  3. Love the colour combintation of your entry, its lovely
    Sharon xx

  4. So pretty ... and I love your use of cardboard and paint .. perfect for the challenge ... thanks ever so much for playing along at CCCB

  5. I think you are much too hard on yourself...I think that your card is wonderful!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  6. This is pretty, great used of that cardboard, love the sweet colors too, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. Well I think it turned out really great!

  8. Very pretty card. I don't think you failed at all! ;)
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!

    True :D

  9. I really don't think you failed at all.. This is beautiful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

  10. Ohhhhhhh so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

  11. I think this is very elegant. Great textures.

  12. Very beautiful
    Thanks for joining us at one stop craft challenge this week and good luck !

  13. This is very pretty, I love all your texture! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  14. Super cute card.
    Thanks for playing along with us on Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  15. there are no rules in crafting and doing any style is down to how you interpet thing so it's basicaaly your take on that theme so don't be to hard on yourself this card is beautiful you have added so much texture to the card and the layout is wonderful well done
    Jacki xx