Monday, January 19, 2015

Shabby Chic Meets Primitive

Hello Shabby Friends.
Are you staying warm and cozy this winter??
I am trying, but there have been very "BRRR" days here.
Speaking of "cold", 
that brings me to this weeks challenge theme
at The Shabby Tea Room which is "Forecast? Freez'in"
and using the photo below for inspiration.

Normally my cards for "The Shabby Tea Room" are a bit more "shabby".
But, this week I went with "Shabby Chic Meets Primitive"!
Our sponsor is "Paper Sweeties" and as soon as I saw the inspiration photo,
I knew I was going to use this adorable 
"Bundle" from Paper Sweeties
called "Holly Days Bundle"   isn't it just the cutest??

I "built" my little snowman 
using a piece of homespun for his scarf 
with a rusty jingle bell.
The cheeks were made rosy with real blush and a q-tip.  I like to do this for
"blushing" my figures as I just seem to have much more control on getting
that "soft" look I am after.
His little hat, I used Marvy Snow Marker
to give a little more 3D look!

I started my card out by stamping a background on very vanilla card stock.
The little birdhouse and bird are cutouts I have had forever, and I mean forever!
I bought these before the dies were even thought!! 
The ribbon has also been in my stash for a long time.
I added a few greens from my all ready "cut pile"
and a few berry and a flower embellishment.

Now "pop" on over to The Shabby Tea Room blog and see what the other
'Shabby Girls" have to inspire you.
Join in our challenge with us, and don't forget to take a peek at the adorable
stamps~dies~embellishments at Paper Sweeties!!

Entering the following challenges:
Paper Sweeties....Winter Wishes

Crafty Cardmakers ....Something Old (cutouts)/Something New (Berries Cluster)

Lawnscaping .... Stamp A Background

Love To Create .... #150 Color Inspired


Ros Crawford said...

Wow! Diane this fabulous!! I love that snowman and his cute scarf!! It's an adorable scene with the birdhouse and foliage ... totally stunning!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is amazing, Diane!! All of the texture and the details you added are perfect!! I love that snowman!! You dressed him up beautifully!! I just love everything about this gorgeous card!! Stay warm my friend!! We are supposed to hit 50 today!! Woohoo - heat wave!! Have a great day :)

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Darlene said...

WOW! What a beautifully constructed card my friend! Just LOVE all the little extra detail you put into your creations! Well done!!

Leslie Miller said...

Before I bought my first soft chalks I would use blush and eye shadow on my images sometimes. It worked great! Some of the eye shadows were shimmery. Hmmmm... maybe I could use chalks for make up, tee hee! Anyway, this sure is adorable! You come up with the cutest ideas for your projects!

Mynn xx said...

This is totally GORGEOUS! I LOVE the fun textures and layers you used--this totally rocks! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

Debbie said...

Diane, this card is simply STUNNING! Wowzers - I love everything about it from the Paper Sweeties image and bell to the homespun burlap, scarf and goodies! LOVE!! Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties!!

Samantha Casey said...

Awesome card! I love the background you made, and the all the textures on your card! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Love all of your vintage shabby projects! They're beautiful! Especially the snowmans! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Fingers DT 
Sami Stamps DT

{Chrissie} said...

This is so pretty! What a fabulous shabby chic creation! You really rocked it! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

Yainea said...

Wow! Look at all those details! So so pretty!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)