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