Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vintage/Shabby Chic


Vintage - um....I'm not there yet but getting closer by the day I'm afraid!
Shabby - Probably.....and if you check out my wardrobe you'd say I was for sure!
Chic - No even!

Vintage, Shabby Chic is the theme of our challenge beginning today at Tuesday Throwdown.  Stop by the blog and see all the wonderful inspiration from the DT and enter for your chance to win a fantastic prize from our sponsor, Really Reasonable Ribbon!

I used a Just Inklined image on my card and colored it up with Copics and Prisma pencils.  The sky was created with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Then I really "went to town" on distressing and sponging.  LOL!  The panel with the rabbit was done with a die and then I added the stitching on the other panels with my trusty sewing machine.  The crochet lace is some from my stash.

This is not my usual type of card at all (but you probably already know that)!  A challenge is a challenge though and it was fun getting a little messy with all the distress stuff.

Thanks for stopping by......and check out our Vintage/Shabby Chic challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.

Lynn

40 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I know this is something you don't normally do, but you nailed it. I love this image and your stitching, and sponging along with the pretty lacy ribbon all came together perfectly for this Shabby Chic card. I am even afraid to try something this pretty. Have a fun day.

Tammy said...

Absolutely fabulous Lynn! Love the sweet image and you do shabby chic well! Great job on the stitching!

Monica said...

Hi Lynn, of course this card is shabby chic and I love the way you have made it. The rabbit is cute, cute, cute and the lace adds that special shabby chic touch. Very pretty card, Lynn.

Love,
Monica

Irish Cherokee said...

Are you ready? AAAWWWW so cute. Great card Lynn. You colored the bunny perfectly and the card is great.

Jessi Fogan said...

Well, you got a big chuckle out of me this morning :) Shabby=my wardrobe too! (Said while still wearing my scruffy jammies, lol)
I think this card is totally vintagey and shabby chic! It may not be your comfort zone but you rocked it - distressing, lace, stitching, BOOM!

Darlene said...

Oh, but Lynn, this card is BEAUTIFUL!! No matter that it's not your typical style, it's incredible! The coloring is so pretty and the subtle affects from the shading and texturing are perfectly done. Kudos to you!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn I love the image the design and lace.
Kevin xx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

So cute! You did 'vintage' great!!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday :) :) :)

Benzi said...

Wow! What a super creation. I LOVE that bunny and the cute scene you made. The stitching and distressing look fabulous. A different kind of card for you and it is fabulous.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the stitching and lace with this sweet bunny, Lynn!! What a sweet card!

Becky said...

What a lovely card Lynn. Beautiful design.

Anne Temple said...

Great way to get out of your comfort zone - this looks fabulous! You did a fantastic job on this shabby/chic challenge.

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my Lynn, this sure is gorgeous, I just love the papers and the lace. The little bunny is so cute.
Hugs
Linda xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything about it - especially the sweet bunny. I really like your distressing. I think that's what I was missing on the card where I attempted shabby chic. This is a tough one for me you but you did a fabulous job!

Asha said...

I can't tell the difference between vintage, shabby, chic but I know that your card is fabulous! All the distressed and inked edges make is an awesome card. Well done, Lynn.
hugs, Asha

NanaConnie said...

I'd say this was delightfully shabby chic, Lynn! Love all the distressed layers and your stitching. Wonderful lace ribbon and I adore the bunny. Fab coloring and your clouds are perfect!

Shirley said...

Well, it looks vintage to me!! and the edges looked distressed and I may not mean the kind you understand!! ;-) I love the sponged edges and that bunny is wonderful too!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely stunning, Lynn! This is just gorgeous! ♥

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Lynn your card is stunning. Love the vintage feel of this and your design.

Davi said...

Fabulous Lynn!! Looks like your style to me, love all the shabbiness, distressing and cool dp to go with that sweet sweet bunny! The lace ribbon look perfect with it too :)

Carol L said...

You met this challenge with flying colors! I love it all!! I just love that image panel with the little cuts around the edges, and the crochet trim tied it all up perfectly! Well done!

Maxine D said...

You are getting the hang of this just fine Lynn -it's fun to step out of our comfort zone every now and again, and you have made a great job of this card.
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

You do shabby chic very well, Lynn! I love this little bunny and the lace is makes this card very chic!

Diane said...

Absolutely fabulous Lynn, wow what a great image, distressing and wonderful stitching.

Hugs Diane

Deepti said...

This is an unexpected card from you but you did awesome. I love the cloudy sky and the distressed edges on the layers of paper :)

MaryH said...

Yes, this is different from your 'style', but it's lovely too. You did a great job with the vintage, and I'm loving that stitched die (in case you can't tell by how much I'm using the pierced ones!). Loved the clouds behind Mr. Bunny. You've got that done perfectly. Your coloring is fantastic, and I liked all the papers you used on here. Again, another nice layout. You're the master of many styles I think! Good job. Happy Easter.

JD/ Jill said...

It sure looks to me that you nailed the challenge with this very cute card. Nicely done!

lauren bergold said...

to me this is the PERFECT vintage shabby chic card... look at those gorgeous distressed edges, the lovely image, the inky goodness and OF COURSE that beautiful stitching! slam dunk, missus!!! :) (which seems like the WRONG compliment for the challenge, but just go with me, k?!) :) :) :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'd say this is definitely vintage shabby chic. I just adore it and all the work you put into it. It is wonderful!

Kat W said...

I would say this is vintage shabby chic for sure and not only that but it is BEEYOOTIFUL!
The little bunny reminds me of the pet one had for so many years and I love your soft colouring :)
Hugs, Kat x

Tammy said...

Oh WOW Lynn, I love this!! Sweet image and gorgeous distressing, fabulous vintage/shabby chic card!
Tammy x

Joan Ervin said...

Gorgeous, Lynn and oh, sooo shabby chic!!! The image is beautifully colored and the sewing, distressing, tilted layers, and the lace are all fabulous!!!!!

Emily Thubbron said...

I love your little bunny. He's so cute. The browns and creams work so well. Lovely card.

Kristie W. said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn!!! You DO know how to do shabby chic and really well. I adore the bunny image you used, so sweet!

vic said...

This is so beautiful love the shabby chic feel and the rabbit is so sweet! Gorgeous creation !!!

Vic xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this shabby chic card Lynn! Gotta tell you- I love the great stitching you added and love that sweet bunny!

Just 4 Challenges said...

How beautiful :) Such a lovely card-Happy Easter,Nessa xxx

Patti said...

This is so sweet! I love that Bunny. Happy Easter!

Patti

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Brenda said...

Wow Lynn, this is adorable! Let me just tell you that you did Shabby Chic way better than I would have. I love Shabby Chic, just can't pull it off. lol I love everything you did with this card. Hugs

Margaret said...

You nailed this! I love the puffy clouds in the background!

Instead of vintage, we should say you are a classic! That's more timeless and less 'aged'!!