Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Whimsy Challenge - A bit of Shabby Chic!

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Today is the Whimsy Inspiration Challenge and this week the request is for a bit of Shabby Chic to your project. Well you know I love that! For my card this week I colored up Digital image, Birdie Friend - such an adorable image by artist Crissy Armstrong. We all love her don't we :0)

I colored with my Copics, and then went to work on all that shabby-ness. Do you adore those pattern papers or what! Love Love Love them... they are Whimsy Digital Papers! All of the papers for my card are from the new Shabby Chic and the Pink Rustic Cottage collections. These were my first real digital papers that I have used... definitely not my last! I printed them out on heavy card stock, cut to the sizes I wanted and then inked the edges - more shabby look you know. I matted everything on kraft card stock. And sewed. Found a piece of antique lace  - had to have some lace. Then I went to work on my die cut fence and doily - to give even more chic look I used a new product that I have had but not used yet. PaperArtsy Fresco Finishes. I got a few of these a while back and just didn't find the right project to use them. But WOW how totally cool! I painted the pieces with an antique gold let it dry, then they have a crackle finish... I painted that and let it dry. Ok... I was impatient and use the heat gun here. Then a third layer of white chalk finish... and bam... it all started to crack. UP close it is really cool as the gold really does show through. And this stuff comes in a ton of colors... will so be gathering up more! I dotted the fence with black Viva Decor Paper Pen, for a few nails. then some Martha Stewart frond and branch punches with Mulberry Roses. My "Hello" dots... VERY old stash stuff... but still cute!

For the inside -

I printed out one of the pattern papers, inked and sewed to kraft card stock. Again... leaving it blank to be ready for any need.

Now it is time to visit the Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog and see all the DT inspiration and then join us for a prize of more Whimsy! Don't forget You don't have to use a Whimsy image, it would be great if you did but not necessary :0)

Hope you enjoyed my card - and I really do hope you will join us at Whimsy Challenge -

OH.. I should pop over and add this to the Sunday's with Crissy Challenge shouldn't I?? The challenge I do believe is still something with wings... and I do have a Birdie on my card :0) I think I will do that!

Off with Hubby for a while this morning... errands and then to visit my Mom at the beauty shop to see if she can do something with my hair... a lawn mower or a Weed Wacker might handle things as it is way out of control I need a ton chopped off! I warned her, that it was bad. LOL Hope she is ready.

Have a wonderful Wednesday -
HUG and


Carol Dee said...

Very pretty. Love the papers. The only problem with printing my DP is all the ink I use! Have a wonderful Wednesday, hugs....

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous ♥ Pops x

Kelly said...

This is so sweet Michelle! Love it.
Hugs, Kelly x

sassy said...

a fabulous card indeed and the papaers are lovely too i love shabby...hugs sassyx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

This is one beautiful card Michelle. I love all the details you've added.

Kasey ~ in Oz