Made for a challenge at Moxie Fab World: Shabby and Vintage Style. Here's how Cath describes these styles:
"Shabby chic is a style characterized by layering. It is soft, utilizing ribbon, lace, and techniques such as inking and distressing. The final product looks comfortable, weathered, and worn. Vintage goes a step further by adding old images, found items, and antique trinkets to the mix."
I adore this style, but always struggle with it. I started with this bird image, and my card evolved around his coloring. I added the floral Brenda Walton paper, some of my favorite music paper, lace and buttons, the little brass birdhouse charm, and stamped some haphazard script here and there. I also distressed the music paper, the lace, and all around the edges. I like my result, but I don't think I'm there yet. But I'll keep trying!