Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Card Style Shabby and Vintage


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!

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Lin!! This card has a special feel to it and I think you do this type of card exceptionally well - just love the 'home-made' creative appeal it has!!

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  2. wow, this is gorgeous! I just love that lacy trim you used with the buttons.

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  3. not much struggling going on with this one...it's shabbilicious....hugs kath xxx

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  4. Your card is very sweet! I love those muted colors!

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  5. This is beautiful - doesn't look like it was a struggle at all! :-)

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  6. This is Charming with a capital C! Thanks for sharing the descriptions of the 2 styles of design. You have certainly reached Shabby Chic status with this lovely card; the layers and all the components work beautifully together.
    bless you,
    nancy

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  7. Are you kidding?! Lin, this is so lovely! Doesn't look like you struggled at all! It turned out just beautifully! Gorgeous layering, love all the distressing and that charm is the perfect touch! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

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  8. Oh Sista I just love your shabby chic style...so elegant with a rustic feel and no one rocks it like you ! sending love your way...we are on vacation now. how's sweet Liam? Xo

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  9. I think you've mastered the shabby chic and vintage style with this beautiful card, Lin! I love all the layers!

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  10. very pretty card, LIn! love the soft colors and all the details!

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  11. This is a gorgeous shabby vintage card Lin! Wonderful layering and embellishing. Love taking in all the beautiful details!

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  12. Wow! What a lovely design, I love the charm of the lace and the string of buttons straight across, beautifully done!

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  13. Very soft and pretty! I love the lace trim you used! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  14. Beautiful shabby chic card. I agree with jacqueline you always do this style wonderfully!

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  15. Beautiful card, Lin! You enjoyed doing this cardand are good at this style!

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  16. Hey Lin! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Shabby & Vintage Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

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