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Friday, 20 April 2012

The Stampman Challenge - Shabby Chic / Vintage / Distressed

Wow... where did that fortnight go?? It's another time for The Stampman Challenge, which is shabby chic / vintage / distressed.. so it was just right for me... and I had fun.
 So I began with a sheet of light cream cardstock and a slightly smaller sheet of Tim Holtz kraft. I distressed it with a Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked it along the edge. I used a couple of doilies, painted with daubers.

 I used some Prima flowers and made some of my favourite grunge paper roses, inspired by Lynn Forsythe, here.
 Not wanting  the ornate plate to look too metallic, I painted it with the daubers then rubbed over with Inca Gold bronze paste.  I used rusty hinge to stamp the fancy flourishes from Aspects of Design plate 58, on the pale cream cardstock, and embossed with clear ep.

 I love this ickle cage and two birdies, made from wood. These lovely laces are from my stash. I think I bought them at my local Hobbycraft. The dark brown cardstock is Core-dinations Graphics 45.

 Here is the whole piece. I worked hard on it and enjoyed working rather differently. I do love shabby, vintage and grunge but I don't usually make pieces like this one...it will be a card front.
And this last shot shows the textures nicely. I almost wish I liked Tilda, cos she would feel quite at home, here, I think!!! tee hee... but instead of the cage, of course!!! I just don't do that sort of cute, but I admire those who do. I hate the way the poor child has no mouth!!!

Anyway, I shall detain you no futher. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I love them all.
Love and light

Ps. I am going to enter this piece into some other challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - ribbons, lace
Crafts and Me Challenges - vintage


Sania said...

pretty cool post, thanks

Sania said...

pretty cool post, thanks

Helen said...

Love it - that lace is so pretty and the textures fabulous. With you on Tilda!

Sarah said...

A real vintage beauty Frankie...such wonderful lacy layers, muted tones and fabulous embellishments. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely vintage piece Frankie, live the birds and cage and the painted ornate plate. Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in thecSimon Says Stampand Show Challenge. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

This is just gorgeous Frankie and captures both the shabby chic and distressed looks. The layers, textures and tones you have created are gorgeous and I keep going back and seeing more. Love it.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Candy C said...

Absolutely gorgeous shabby chic card, Frankie. Your work is always so lovely. This is no exception. I love the browns and cream tones. You have so many layers of beautiful detail on this! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Frankie, you've created a wonderful card. Love the birdcage and the birdies.

Terry said...

What a great shabby chic creation from your hands Frankie, wowzers loving the layers of lace, the textures and the tones are just fabulous wowzersss Thank you for sharing with the DT from SSS and S. Hugs Terry xxxx

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful card Frankie. Loving all the layers and frills. Very Shabby Chic and distressed at the same time. Have a great day. Angela

Annette said...

I saw your card by the challenge of Crafts and me. It made me curious and I wanted to see your blog. Amazing cards, great details. Loving it!
Bye bye Annette

Mina said...

stunning card Frankie, beautifully designed, I love how you used the double lace and your roses are stunning...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx
p.s. I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in...the link is at the top of the sidebar

Monique's art said...

wow beautiful, love this card

Kat said...

what an amazing creation,
you covered the ribbon & lace theme perfectly,
Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
Kat X.