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The Paula Oakley Collection

6 October 2008

CHALLENG 19# SHABBY CHIC


Thank you to everyone who joined in last weeks challenge I loved seeing each and everyone of them, we had a brilliant week

Now to this weeks challenge and maybe you are saying ...... Whats Shabby Chic
Shabby Chic refers to a type of design that looks a bit old and worn, the style is imitated by rubbing or sanding away , some times fabric is stained with tea to give it a look of old fabric the same can be done with paper and card.
The essence of Shabby Chic is usually vintage or antique looking

I decided to try something different this week and found these 2 projects in one of my French craft mags, I hope you like them




I distressed the green card with brown and gold ink pads, the 2 photgraphs are very old photo's of my grandfather and great grandfather and the baby is my grandmother




If you would like to join in please add a comment to this thread and a link to your work so we can all come and take a look

10 comments:

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your shabby chic art pieces are beautiful...I hope to join in. Gorgeous art and excellent theme.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gayle's Art

carolann said...

Fantastic work these pieces are fab my entry is here
http://nuttynanascraftblog.blogspot.com/

a portland granny said...

I love all of your illustrations. I was just plain stumped on this one as I don't know much about "aging" the cards. But suddenly, I spied an antique on my desk that had been a book marker for a few years.....and I used it. So enjoy....

Jilly said...

HERE is my card this week

Julie said...

Your projects are great. This is my first entry to one of your challenges. My card can be found HERE

Christine D. said...

My entry for this challenge

Chrissie said...

I've had a go at this, I hope that the result pleases the friend for whom the card was made!You can find my card here

Rica said...

This was fun - I like distressing things.
Mine's here

Heather xx

CraftyC said...

I love what you have done and to have photo's like that, WOW!!
Clairexx