Friday, 20 April 2012

Shabby Chic challenge at The Stamp Man

Evening Everyone
Today sees the start of a new challenge over at The Stamp Man where the lovely Brenda is looking forward to seeing your Shabby Chic or Distressed creations.
Sorry that my post is much later than it should be, but it was due a spot of unexpected babysitting. Pocahontas this time, and a bit of their Easter egg :)
Before I share my card I just wanted to thank everyone who entered my vellum challenge.
I'm really not looking forward to having to pick a winner, but I will be popping in on everyone over the next few days so don't forget to check out The Stamp Man blog on Friday to see who I finally picked.
For my card for this challenge I chose the lovely Stampendous CRP147 Cling Butterfly Post.
Amazingly so did at least two of the other Design Team, how spooky is that lol.
I decided to go with my second colour choice and opted for Pink and Brown. 
I stamped and embossed the image using Versafine Vintage Sepia and clear embossing powder, and then added colour using Victorian Velvet and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks. I painted the butterfly with the same inks and then added a little sparkle with a Gelly Roll glaze pen. 
I tore round the panel and distressed the edges before mounting it on to the card which has an added panel of background paper and a punched border..
The flowers are made using the latest addition to my crafty stash Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms.
They were cut from background paper from my stash, and I also added some punched leaves, buds, pearls and a pin.
If I'm brutally honest I'm not totally sure what Shabby Chic is so I do hope that this fits the bill lol.
Why not pop over to The Stamp Man and check out what my wonderful Teamies have come up with, I know that they will appreciate your visits, just as I do.
The Kids are all safely tucked up and sound asleep, so I think it's my turn to get to bed.
Night night
hugs Kimx


  1. Love this card Kim, and, inspired by you, I am going to have a go at entering this challenge.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  2. Such a gorgeous shabby distressed card Kim. I love your colour choice and the blossom flowers, just beautiful.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. A wonderful card kim! Love your color choice so vintage feeling. The flowers are fab too. Have a great day. Angela


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