16 March 2013

SSS&S Shabby Chic


Hi everyone hope you had a good Saturday and I'm popping on late with my last minute entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge of Shabby Chic.



I've made a tag, coloured the background with Ranger Distress Paint in Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood and picket Fence then stamped over it in shaded lilac distress ink using stamps from the Blueprints 3 set.

The sentiment is from another Tim Holtz set and is stamped in Walnut Stain Distress paint over a background of swiped Victorian Velvet. I made all the flowers from the Tattered Florals and Tattered Garland dies and lightweight paper that I coloured with distress inks, then I cut a couple of leaves also coloured with distress ink. After adding pearl pen centres to the flowers I attached everything to the tag, coloured some seam binding with Mustard Seed Distress paint to go through the top and I embossed around the edges of the tag, the sentiment and here and there over the rest of it with Stapendous Aged Green embossing powder.

Back tomorrow with my Alpha Challenge page.
Chris x




23 comments:

Danielle Champagne said...

Wonderful Chris, it makes me dream of spring. such pretty colors and wonderful textures. I love it! Hugs.

Candy C said...

Hi Chris! Your shabby chic tag is so pretty. I love the background and the grid pattern you have going on it. You did a wonderful job of blending and stamping with the new Distress Paints. I love their matte finish when they dry! I also love that Tim sentiment that you've added to your tag. Your flowers are so colorful and pretty! I love all of the layers, the different colors and the pearls at the center of each one! Very shabby chic! Thanks for sharing your lovely tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Paula said...

Chris, I really like this ...love the mix of colors and the green embossing...just fabulous (inspiring as always)
paula

Buttons said...

Loving the splattering and the mix of colours on this Chris. Hugs, Jenny x

Tracey said...

This is beautiful Chris, I love the soft colours :o)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Redanne said...

A glorious shabby chic creation Chris, love the wonderful colours on the flowers and fabulous embossing. A triumph of beauty! You are such an inspiring lady. Hugs, Anne x

Annie said...

Love the pastel colours Chris and the layers you have created...beautiful florals too

Have a great Sunday

Annie x

whyducks said...

Very pretty. x

cathylynn said...

Gorgeous use of color! Your flowers are awesome. A delightful tag!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous Spring colours Chris. Even all the speckles remind me of eggs. Gorgeous shabby chic tag. Nicola x

butterfly said...

Oh, how yummy is this?! Beautiful spring colours; the flowers look just gorgeous; glorious embossing; and that shabby background to the quote is so cool - love it!
Alison x

Christina C. said...

Ohhhhhh, if I could ever learn to use colors the way you do!!!!!
Once again, an outstanding work of art!

Riet said...

So gorgeous tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
I hope you are well.
I love this tag and the way you stained it. Beautiful.
Hugs maz

Dan said...

I love your tag Chris, it's just bursting with shabby spring flowery goodness! :) Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Cami said...

Gorgeous shabby-chic tag, Chris! Beautiful colors and layout!

Anita Houston said...

Shabbilicious! Love the flowers, the colors, the glitter, the sentiment....all the details are wonderful on this chic tag! Thanks for playing in our shabby challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Kelly Neis said...

This tag is ooozing with Spring! Love the shabby feel of the colors, love how the color turned out. Love the florals as well and the texture. Beautiful addition to your tag collection.
Hugs Kelly

Tracey said...

I don't think I could LOVE this any more then I do !!! LOVE those flowers! and your colour combos are my absolute favourite for shabby chic! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous tag Chris, loving the candy colours, great techniques, your floral loveliness gives me smiley eyes...Melxx :)

Sandy said...

Gorgeous Chris - we are all so ready for Spring! Your flowers are gorgeous.
Sandy

Gay Peplow said...

HI Chris, Fabulous!! I
LOVE your beautiful tag:D
Have you thought about entering Tim's Tattered Floral challenge? Your tag would qualify, it is on his blog and closes soon! Good Luck hugs Gay xx

Juls said...

Wowzer this is stunning!!! Hugs Juls xxx