Shabby Chic or Vintage

Back again with a couple of cards to share with everyone and I really don't know if they would be considered Shabby, Vintage or Chic, but you can call them whatever fits your style.  With the grandkids back with their parents I am finding that I have lots of time to try new things so I decided to venture outside my comfort zone a bit.

I've been dabbling with watercolor and mixed media and believe me I have messed up quite a bit, but isn't that expected when we craft or go about learning. Anyway despite the mistakes I did manage to salvage a couple of cards (out of about 5) that I am okay with sharing so here we go.

My first card reflects my attempt with mixed media.  I used a slew of products such as gesso, texture paste, lace, chipboard, die cuts, stencils and my newest powders from Finnibar.  The designer paper is from Prima "Royal Menagerie" and the florals are all from my Wild Orchids stash.  

I also did a bit of stitching and added touches of acrylic paint and stickles. Lastly I created a matching envelope and finished the inside to match the theme outside.

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Simply Papercraft - #49 Anything Goes (8/24)
Morgan's Artworld - #15 Anything Goes (8/10)
Daring Cardmakers - August Elemental Inspiration (8/10)
Creative Artiste - #29 Anything Mixed Media

My second card was inspired by one I saw on pinterest although I didn't take it as far as the one I saw.  I didn't add very much since the paper was gorgeous with its own flowers.  Again my designer papers are by Prima, although this collection is "Tales of You & Me."

I did a bit of distressing around the edges and added a few butterflies and lace to add a bit of interest.  It didn't take very long to create this card so I thought to create a matching envelope with the leftover pieces.

I'd like to enter the following challenges.
Making Memories - #8 Anything Goes/One for the Ladies
Emerald City - #2 Anything Goes (8/23)
Creative Fingers - #135 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and 
I hope to see you again real soon.  

Sending hugs from Texas


aussie aNNie said...

Thanks so much for entering this delightful project into our challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope you will join us again. xx
{aNNie}DT for Emerald City Crafts

samanthadesigns said...

Beautiful card! I am a fan of shabby chic...I can't seem to pull off that look, but admire others who can!

Miri said...

I like your summer flower cards a lot. The dimension and the colours are great. Thanks for sharing them with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining us at Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog Anything Goes Challenge 2. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Loose Stitches said...

Gorgeous cards, love every detail! Thank you for joining us at Making Memories Crafting! We hope to see you again!
Sherry x - DT for Making Memories Crafting
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

Enfys said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week

Svenja said...

Lush cards! I especially like the first - probably because of the hexagons :-)
Thanks for sharing them with the Daring Cardmakers!

Anonymous said...

A stunning card, love the flowers and the papers. Love the envelope as well. Thank you for joining us at MMC this month.

Nicola DT

Day Dreamer Challenges
Making Memories Crafting

Angelnorth said...

You're right - experimenting with new things isn't going to give you perfection every time but it's at least half the fun of this hobby! These look lovely, I particularly like the big stitched circle in the background of the first one. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Andree said...

A fabulously pretty card. Wonderful textures and details.
Thank you for joining in with our August challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

craftysahmiam said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards (so many lovely details to look at) with us at Making Memories !

Tania Ridgwell said...

Such a stunning detailed card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog :)

Lynn Good said...

Beautiful card - love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog :)

Team Clark said...

I just scored this paper and love it! Your designs are amazing. Such gorgeous layers and details. Hugs, Autumn

Marjeta said...

Fantastic design. Love the flowers and Dp you used.


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