Friday, 26 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 165 - Shabby Chic


This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week where the style requested was Shabby Chic and it's also the result of the bits and pieces that were on my table for WOYWW?.  I've never really tried this style before as I quite like to have everything clean straight and uncrumpled but as I enjoy the challenges I wanted to have a dabble.  I'm now having one of those rare moments where I'm actually going to be reluctant to part with this card and let it wing it's way to Wales. I'm happy that it's for a special birthday though and hopefully Rachel will keep it with all her other eighteenth birthday mementos.  It seems no time since she was a tiny baby and here she is ready to set out to university.  Good luck with your studies Rachel.

The stamped image I've used for this one is Bountiful (4065K) and I've coloured it with Promarkers.  I got a bit adventurous with my colouring this time as I usually follow the colours on the back of the stamp. I'm not very good at deciding on colour, and then how to shade without an example to follow, but as I had decided to use pink and chocolate as a colour theme then I had to break out of this comfort zone.  The stamped sentiment is from Hero Arts.

The spotted backing papers were from Kanban and the chocolate pearlescent card from the Papeterie.  The larger flowers and daisies were made using diecuts and puches and the roses, rosebuds and sequin flowers were from my stash although I have to confess that I bought the chocolate roses especially from Wild Orchid Crafts and they arrived yesterday just in time to be included.  Here's a close up of the corner arrangement.



I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz x

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and adorable Liz.
    luv
    Debby

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  2. Oh my this is sooo beautiful, your flower arrangement is just gorgeous!! Love those chockie flowers (dang, wish i had looked at this BEFORE i placed my WOC order! lol) Good luck with the challenge and thanks for joining us at BearlyMine
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  3. Really beautiful card Liz. The nesties look great layered together.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
    Clare x

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  4. stunning card liz..love the colour combo..those gorgeous flowers and great colour work on your image...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

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  5. Fabulous card I love the flowers and your gorgeous colouring. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  6. Very beautiful! I'm sure Rachel will loooove this card as it is so pretty! I think you did a marvelous job stepping out of your comfort zone with coloring. Those flowers are beautiful and you did a great job in the arrangement. Thanks for joining as at Karen's Doodles this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Shelby

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  7. Fabulous card Liz, love the colours and all the details, well done.

    Many thanks for joining the fun at Penny Black at Allsorts.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  8. Beautiful card, such a wonderful color combination!
    Thank you for playing along with the Pixies!
    hugs, margie

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  9. Such a pretty card Liz, love all your flowers and your colours are beautiful.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

    Anne

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  10. Lovely card- especially the flowers and all the great details. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink and come back soon!

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  11. Beautiful card Liz. The flowers and colors are amazing.

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  12. Nice to see you back with us again at Penny Black at Allsorts and with such a fabulous card too.
    This is really eye catching and all your colour co-ordinated papers and embellishments work perfectly together.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us and good luck in the draw.

    Shirley

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  13. Hi Liz. Great card. Love the pink/brown combo here & pretty dp choice to go with your fab image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

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  14. Liz

    Your card is incredible - I love the colour combo and those flowers you have created are just amazing.

    Hazel x

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  15. This is so pretty Liz, I love the colours :)
    Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  16. This is lovely, so much detail. Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Girl this month, we hope to see you again soon

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  17. Very pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

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  18. Simply gorgeous!! Love your choice of pp's and embelies. Wonderful scallops and incredible color work! Thanks for playing at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  19. gorgeous shabby chic 18th bday card! WOW!! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Kath
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

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  20. Wow! This is so gorgeous! I don't even know where to begin...love the flowers, the colored image...the scallops. It's just very pretty all around :) Thank you for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

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  21. Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and all the wonderful elements!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles!

    Good luck!

    Kelly

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  22. so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image
    i see it on Make it Monday….
    Hugs
    Bella

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  23. WOW WOW WOW!
    I love everything about this card!
    WOW!

    Saw it over at Make It Monday ...... WOW!
    xoxoxxo
    Carly

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  24. This is gorgeous Liz! I absolutely love the flowers. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week :)

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  25. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS ……..

    Hugs Judith

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  26. love those gorgeous flowers with this cutie hedgie!
    thanks for playing along in our die cuts/punches challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)
    also in the ribbon challenge at Kaboodle Doodles!

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  27. Beautiful card ,perfect for 18th celebration. Saw your card at MIM.

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  28. Beautiful card, love the colour scheme and your flowers are gorgeous. thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

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  29. So pretty. Love the spray of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge this time and good luck in the draw!

    Lisa x

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  30. Aw.. so sweet and I love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us on I Love Promarkers this week.
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  31. Stunning ,stylish and will be, I am sure, a treasured keepsake of a memorable occasion . Thank you for sharing on Make it Monday .
    When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.
    Shirley-Anne

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  32. Absolutely stunning card, saw it on MIM, Gaynor :)

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  33. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

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  34. what a stunning card!!!! how pretty!!!!! this is gorgeous work!! thanks sooo much for playing along at ScrapFit!!!

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  35. Amazing detail on your card! Stunning image, colors and coloring and just the little details. I saw your card on MIM. Have an amazing day :)

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  36. What a lovely card! Those flowers are gorgeous! Great job on the entire card! Love it! Glad I found you on MIM!
    Karen C

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  37. gorgeous card and my fave colour combo, you can tell a lot of time and effort went into this!, saw it on mim x

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  38. Gorgeous card so beautifully embellished. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

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  39. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

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  40. Hi.

    Great card. I love the colours! Saw your card on the Make it Monday blog where I entered too!!

    Hugs, Hilde

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