Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Shabby Chic or Vintage?

Firstly, welcome to my latest follower, Sandy.

When I saw that the challenge on the Country View blog was 'Shabby Chic', I knew it would take me way, way out of my comfort zone of CAS cards!  For a start, I've never been sure of the difference between Shabby Chic and Vintage, but here is my take on the challenge.
I started with a white card blank and attached a piece of torn patterned paper. I still find it difficult to tear paper without trying to neaten it afterwards, but figured torn is more shabby!  I distressed the card around the edges with 'Tea Dye' distress ink. I also used the same ink on the lace, doily and Spellbinders 'Picot Edge Circle' die-cut I used for the sentiment.  The rosette was made using a Sizzix Tom Holtz die, with a button added to the centre.  The butterfly punch is by Stampin' Up.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Country View June Challenge ~ Shabby Chic
Butterfly Challenge # 33 ~ Butterflies + F is for Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes


Jane Willis said...

Huge round of applause from me for being brave enough to stand up and say that you can't tell the difference, because neither can I !!! Occasionally I see, or even make, a card that is definitely vintage but isn't shabby chic, but that's usually because it's leaning towards the steampunk end of the spectrum.
Anyway, whatever it's called, this card is gorgeous!

Liz said...

When I Googled 'shabby chic' and 'vintage' it said that shabby chic was either old and worn or distressed to look old and worn, whereas vintage is just classic and old. I'm still confused! LOL! xx

Liz said...

.......I guess if it looks old, but not worn then it must be vintage. ;-)

Shona Erlenborn said...

I think you nailed it Liz! Such pretty colors and the lace and doily make the card.

Virginia Lu said...

Intricate design and details, Liz! GREAT job on incorporating lace, doily and accordion flowers into one! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

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Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Liz, the lace and doily are fabulous and give a lot of texture.

Love and hugs

Kathleen said...

Mmm, shabby chic is not my cup of tea either but you have made a very good job with the challenge, great card and very well done .

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Liz you have made me laugh. That's sorted then. so when I'm all distressed and worn out form not being able to get on the internet I'm shabby chic and all other times just look vintage!!
Your card is lovely. I must admit I can't leave threads hanging which are supposed to help give that shabby chic look if I do sewing on a card or a mixed media piece. Goregoeus butterfly and love the colourway. Thankyou for fluttering by #33.
p.s. Off to look in the mirror to see if any threads are hanging from my attire.
Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

LOL! I think I'm probably shabby chic some days and vintage on other days too. ;-)

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

My Paper Cat said...

Well shabby chic or vintage doesn't really matter because you have created another lovely card. Well done and thanks for playing in Butterfly Challenge #33. Glenda

Sarah Mabery said...

I'm so with you on having a hard time figuring out what the difference between shabby chic and vintage is. But I'd say you managed to make your card both shabby and chic. And which ever it is, it is most definitely pretty.