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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Going Shabby Chic With Heart 2 Heart

This week the ladies over at Heart 2 Heart want to see some Shabby Chic, a hot trend in paper crafting and home décor.  I started with this Atlantic Hearts Sketch and the new Ivy Lane paper pack which has a feminine, distressed look about it.

After distressing the edges of the foundation layers with Cocoa and attaching them I got busy with embellishments and just layered them on.  I even layered embellishments on top of embellishments!  I used a border punch from EK Success to make some lace which I topped with some retired ribbon.  I used the frame from the recently retired Pewter Mini Medley to frame the sentiment and layered on some more ribbon and a sparkle.  I added a sparkle to the center of the purple flower from the Ivy Lane Assortment and put the Hollyhock flower from the same pack on a Filigree charm.  Of course I had to use some sparkle flourishes.  Yes, to me Shabby Chic is about lots of embellishments and layers.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Ivy Lane, Bamboo and Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Cocoa, Smokey Plum
Stamp:  Unity (retired)
Embellishments:  Pewter Mini Medley (retired), Sweet Leaf ribbon (retired), Ivy Lane Assortment, Base and Bling Floral Accent (retired), Filigree Charm (retired), Pink Glitter Gem, Clear Sparkle, Sparkle Flourishes
Other:  Punch from EK Success


  1. Wow, just wow! You have done shabby chic so well with this sketch. Thanks for playing along with AHSC this week.

  2. Great combination of the Shabby Chic and Sketch! Very nice! AHSC

  3. Fabulous, this is stunning, amazing work combining the two challenges. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  4. love your card!! the embellishments are awesome!!

  5. Love your card and all the beautiful elements it has, thanks for joining the AHSC

  6. Beautiful !!! I have been playing with Ivy Lane paper for the last few weeks!! I can't seem to get enough of it. I love your take on this weeks sketch. Great job !! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  7. Love what you did here. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC this week

  8. Very pretty; I really like your card. Thanks for playing along at AHSC!

  9. Gorgeous!! the colors are just awesome! Thanks for playing with at AHSC :)