Saturday, 12 October 2013

what makes a card shabby chic?

I have to admit I really struggle with this term and steampunk come to that and I guess my definition of clean and simple is a little confused too. I know vintage is using images of things that are old like old cars and fashion but how old is old is it 50 years or does it have to be over 100. My son would say the 50's rock and rollers were from a vintage era whereas I think turn of the century to the 20's.

Steampunk I think is clockwork mechanical spin on things and CAS I interpret as single layer and no embellishments, but I would also say a card with a single rose on it and a ribbon bow on the stem would also be CAS ...see my confusion?

Any way I have had a dabble at shabby chic but if anyone can give me definitions please feel free I'm always willing to learn. I interpret this as looking older than it really is by roughing up the edges of the papers used or distressing the edges with ink or making the images look aged by using cream backing, if I'm wrong then so is my card, so all help great- fully received PLEASE.

I used a fab LOTV image of a wee girl pretending to be an elegant lady from a bygone era playing dress-up -older than she really, is this a good start? I used scraps of papers which I roughed the edges with scissors (though from the photo not very well) from various designers I think on is a freebie from a magazine , the check I think is papermania and the gingham is a downloadable from bird house.
The ribbons are from my stash. I used brown ink to stamp the images and sentiments also from LOTV and the stampman( the granddaughter), to add to the aged look.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

LOTV-anything goes
craft bloggers network-anything goes
make my monday-elegant ladies
whoopsi daisy-vintage/shabby chic
milk coffee challenge-spots and dots
simon says wednesday challenge-use a rubber or clear stamp no digi's
a gem of a challenge-3 designer papers, 2 types of embellishments,1 image
 ALBC-a little bit shabby
a creative romance-pink


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

jonim52 said...

What an adorable image. Cute card in pink. thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

Chris Hanselman said...

Definitely shabby chic. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Distressed Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Tina M said...

Great take on the sketch! I often ask myself those same questions...confusing! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room :)

-Aneta- said...

lovely colours and polka dots and gingham papers :) Thank you for joining TSTR challenge!

Rossella said...

What a pretty card, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
Rosie x

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Oh...this is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a sweet card, I love the adorable image and pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Shanna Shands said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable. I love this LOTV image. I haven't colored one up in a long time. I should pull some out. Thanks for inspiring me. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute, love this image and the cute pink and white polka dots bg. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Anonymous said...

So sweet !! This LOTV is adorable and you have made a lovely card with her!! :) :)
Thanks for playing along w/ Loves this week for our Polka dots challenge!!!

PS ~ I have some yummy blog candy this week and it's a BIG prize pack!! :) :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Julye :-) the image is very cute and the colours and details are so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty creation, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Erica said...

Hi Julye,

Such a sweet card! I love the colours.

CAS can be one layer and no embellishments but it can be two layers with only a few embellishments; anything that's not too fussy.
I always think of vintage as anything older than the 50s but from what I've seen it tends to be flowers, distressing and pale colours or it's old cars and brown tones.
Steampunk is definitely cogs and clocks and anything industrial as it's based around the industrial revolution in the 1800s. It started as a sub-culture of science fiction based on works by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne and it's expanded into other areas like craft.

Hope that helps! =)

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Anything Goes' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x