Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Chic Yet Shabby Kind Of Love!

It's Monday! Yawn no more, because it's time for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show. From lace, roses, and doilies,  to adding a bit of a shabby touch with some brown ink around the edges, to adding bits of pearls to that vintage creation, this week we’re thinking "Shabby Chic". Now, if this style is normally too feminine or frilly for you, we challenge you to take just one element that is often considered shabby chic and try to incorporate that. You’re also welcome to focus on the ‘chic’ or just the ‘shabby’ part in this challenge too. From brown inks to soft trims and vintage findings, we hope you’ll join in and create something with us this week.
I love to incorporate scrapbooking with my home decor, and what better way to do so than with a little 'chic'. When I think Shabby Chic, I think about gathering up great vintage finds and combining those with others that are complimentary, but it must have pearls, lace, and roses, and be vintage with a little French something or another thrown in. That's what I tried to do here in this 8x10 inch frame, that I am currently teaching to a group of people, which explains the lack of photos here. I did show you the base however.
The base of this project is an old broken frame that has been semi repaired, distressed,  painted, and filled with a painted and papered chipboard backing. The quadrants are Art Parts painted and papered as well. The rest of this project is just comprised of mounds of embellishment and photos.
 
 
Do you love Shabby Chic style? If so, create your work of Art and enter it into our challenge. You just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and please visit the other DT member's blogs to check out their super shabbily chic projects this week. Talk about eye candy!
 
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



41 comments:

  1. Love this style! Great inspiration! Kiss! Barbarayaya

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  2. this is just such an amazing Project you have created wow wow wow!!!
    XOXO SanDee

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  3. Wow!!! So beautiful frame. I love it :) So gorgerous flowers and all elements. Cool idea of putting photos in a frame of your family, so gorgerous kids :) I love the colors used in the frame I like the tones and browns.
    Greetings Asia :)

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  4. Lovely framed art! The images blended in with the bits of lace and baubles is beautiful!

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  5. Hi Anita, you really have brought that old battered frame to life. Love how you laid the papered chipboard backing with the beautiful papered quadrants on top to give dimension. All the photos and bits and pieces are so beautifully arranged, the lace is fabulous too. Your class members must have loved every minute of recreating this..... Hugs, Anne x

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  6. Oh My Anita.....This is absolutely STUNNING!!!! I love all your attention to detail.....everything placed just perfectly!!!!! I could sit and look at it all day!!!! Just Beautiful!!

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  7. Hi Anita, WOW!! Love your frame it's Gorgeous... full of wonderful flowers & elements...Love it all... Thank you for the fantastic inspiration... Simply Beautiful... Hugs May x x x

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  8. Wow Anita, this is gorgeous!! So many beautiful details! Love the distressed frame.

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  9. What a magnificent frame Anita. I just love all the combinations of art you have used to fill it. Stunning work. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  10. Beautiful frame and what a wonderful way to display the pictures. What a great shabby chic design. Love everything about it.

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  11. Anita....Beautiful piece, Anita. I love everything about this. The collage design is so lovely. Your mix of lights and darks is such a nice contrast. The bits of lace and pearls and cameo gives such a beautiful shabby chic feeling. The photographs are so sweet and your sentiment in the center is the perfect sentiment for this piece. Your frame is so beautifully done and I love the floral arrangement at the bottom corner. This is a beautiful piece, Anita! <3 Candy

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  12. Oh boy, this would be a lovely memory piece! It's so well thought out and put together. Delightful!

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  13. Wow Anita, that's a fantastic project.

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  14. What a work of art! It leapt off the screen at me from SSS. I love all these fabulous embellishments and how you grouped everything... it's stunning! The bauble and flowers on the outer corners are crowning touches. LOVE it!

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  15. What a masterpiece! I literally gasped when I saw it. The soft, romantic colors and the skillful layering of embellishments is enchanting. My favorite thing here is the stamping on the frame and that bit of burlap at the bottom. Wow, wow, wow! That corner treatment! This one deserves a place of honor. Love it!

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  16. OK, that's it. I'm telling my husband we have to move so that I live close enough to take your classes. This is such a beautiful piece. I love every single detail. Brilliant background and layout. The layering, the textures and textiles, sweet photos, even the letters stacked next to the photos...what a keepsake. Gorgeous flower cluster and stamped frame...wowsers!

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  17. I adore this frame. The stamping on the frame is brilliant. Loving all the bits and baubles. Nice make Anita!

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  18. Loving your fabulous frame and all the wonderful details Anita. Terrific.
    Hugs Annette

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  19. Gorgeous shabby chic Anita! Great elements, very creative!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  20. WOW what an awesome projekt, really a little masterpiece.

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  21. Totally lovely and uber-shabby chic Anita! Love all the details and elements. a fabulous creation and gorgeous pictures too! Sarah.

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  22. Gorgeous framed piece Anita, everything works so well together. Love all the framed photos and the embellishments are stunning. This is a wonderful home decor piece. Tracy x

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  23. Now this might be my favorite of your creations! I guess that must say that I am a shabby chic kind of girl. I totally bounce all over the place with my "style," but I can say I consistently LOVE this look! Two words: Gor. Geous.

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  24. Pretty creation, Anita! I love the way you stamped the frame and the embellishing is so pretty!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  25. Wow!! I love this Anita x the frame is fabulous but the way you have pieced this together so beautifully.

    Hoping to play along at SSSS.

    Take care my crafty friend

    Annie x

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  26. Gorgeous frame, Anita! Love the way you collaged it! It has so many layers and details! What a great keepsake! Hugs, Sandra

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  27. Àh, oui Madame...tres chic!! Love the sepia look - makes it feel very vintage.

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  28. What a labour of love these piece is!, GORGEOUS, with so many awesome details to adore!

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  29. Totally beautiful, charming, vintage and desirable. I am so hi-jacking this project with all its inspiration and sharing the love of your vision. Thanks for sharing the beauty!!!!
    ava g

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  30. This is a gorgeous piece of art! Amazing detail. Love it!!

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  31. Yum, yum, yum! The frame itself is already gorgeous, and then all those beautiful shabby chic details in amongst the lovely photos - this is a real heirloom, to be pored over, treasured and handed down the generations - gorgeous make!
    Alison x

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  32. AMAZEBALLS!!! OMGOSH....this is eye candy and beyond. Beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful work Anita. I really, really, love this. :D

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  33. Beautiful Anita! So many glorious shabby chic details I don't even know where to look next! Time to sit back and let the shabby chic soak in :)

    Amy*

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  34. I'm only catching up now Anita - This is totally delicious. Love all the fabulous embellies, lace, fabric, pearls, stamps - need I go on!!! Stunning work and so lovely that it has all your gorgeous loved ones therein. Nicola x

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  35. This is a stunning piece, Anita. By the way, I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, so take care. Healing prayers coming your way!

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  36. Gorgeous altered frame, love all the wonderful elements, I would never have thought to use a frame like that, thanks for great inspiration.

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  37. Ack! (That's a good saying..lol) This is over the top gorgeous!!! I LOVE it!

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  38. Ahhhh! LOVE the texture and dimension of this!!!

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  39. Gorgeous project Anita ! Love all the embellishments, could look at it for ages ! Sue C x

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