Saturday, 27 February 2010

The Sugar Bowl: Challenge # 30

The challenge this time at The Sugar Bowl was a great sketch from Kathy and the must have extras of Shabbychic style. A style I hadn't tryed before but I was up for the challenge!

Here is my contribution:

After this first attempt at a shabby chic style....I want to try it again already! :O)

I have used bassil, Blue Awning blue floral embossed paper from K & company, scrap cardboard.
The die-cut (glans bilder) roses and border are real antiques from my husbands grandmothers collection!
The flowers are from Mulberry Gardenia - antique blue, I have distressed them with Lefranc & Bourgeois acrylic gold paint the same paint I used on the paper doilie behind the chipboard frame from Panduro, which I distressed with antique pink and white acrylic with a smudge of gold and then distressed around the edges with my distress ink - Vintage photo. The same I used to paint the motiv - Sugar nellie Gorjuss Foxy.
I have used light tan tyll, which is smudged in with white acrylic paint to help it stand out a bit.
After a rake around my scrap box and a nice hot cup of tea I found the little plastic butterfly and thought mmm 'butterflys are in what can i do with that?' After distressing it with inks I threaded it onto a dressmaking pin then added a pearl.
The paper edges are distressed with my making memories distresser ( and I think if I mention the word distress again I will be distressed!! He he lots of it going on here though so it is hard to avoid :O)
Last but not least the half pearls are from Prima and the Rhinestones are from Kaiser.

Phew! From all that discribing you would think that it took ages to make that card but it really didn't it just all flowed out of me and I really enjoyed myself making it.
Hugs Nina xx


  1. Oh wow this is so very beautifully stunning I love it!
    kim x

  2. such a beautiful creation-stunning

  3. Oh, so beautiful, amazing card!
    Hugs Gosia S.

  4. Wow Nina! This is absolutely gorgeous! Looks so antique! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Hugs Viv xx

  5. Wow Nina. Again you have blown me away with a beautiful card. It's a masterpiece!!
    I know for sure who to ask if I need some pointers.
    For now, I'm just waiting to move my stuff into my new room, so I can really enjoy making cards. See you soon....

    Hugs Wenche :0)

  6. An amazing card Nina. I love the shabby chic look. You have excelled yourself. One would never say this was your first attempt... WOW! hugs Sharon

  7. Wonderful card Nina, I love what you have done here! It's lovely to meet someone out there who grew up in Edinburgh, we lived there for many years but moved out to Penicuik (10 miles south) 12 years ago when our kids were small. Hope the weather is better by Easter!
    Jenni x

  8. Nina you’ve got the “Shabby Chic” look perfectly, you’re card is truly a beautiful work of art. I particularly like the vintage look you gave your Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Foxy. I’m now going to look at the rest of your blog and put you in my favourites.
    Many thanks for posting a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.
    Heather. x

  9. o.O how did I miss that?! Is totaly gorgeous, Nina. Can't belive you atempt someting like this for first time. Vintage look comes naturaly for you. And just for the record - love the way you write your posts. Long but not boring. :)

  10. Good morning Nina, wow you're a genius hunny, so many absolutely stunnng cards and projects on your blog, i am just loving them all!!!!! thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, it is so nice to see new faces and i will be back here regularly now im following you!

    Have a lovely weekend, although here it is pouring of rain - yucky!!! hugs Linda x

  11. wow ..this is amazing..really gorgeous..thanks for your lovely comments on my card and ive started following you too!! sure ill get lots of inspiration as your work is fabulous ... :-)...Debs x

  12. Wonderful card Nina with great colours and details!!
    Hugs Gisela

  13. Hi Nina,WOW, is that really your first must be a natural then,it is so very beautiful,and love the 'Grandma' bits,how fab is that,a genuine

  14. Lekkert kort!!!
    Shabbychic kan du:-)
    Ha en fin søndag!
    Klem Laila.

  15. Halløj! Det var da et fantastisk kort du der har lavet, kan godt forstå du vil have mere! ;)

  16. Beautiful card... such an inspiration xx

  17. Hi, Thank you visiting my blog. This card is so pretty. It is definetly worth of all work. Have a nice day!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous card, stunning details.

  19. Gorgeosu card Nina!!! I love all your earthy colors and your intepretation of the sketch is so pretty!!! Love your coloration as well!!
    Thanks so much for playing along!

  20. Wow! I really love the way you've combined a cute image with the shabby look, it's beautiful.
    Jen x

  21. Nina..your card is beautiful. The colouring is perfect..and of ourse what can I say about the gorjuss Girl..I just love them!! I tried a shabby chi look for the first time the other day for anoher challenge...not sure about it. I have become a follower of your blog and hopefully you can have a look and mine oo.


  22. stunning!!! Love how you have created the frame!! Hugs Juls

  23. ♥ Aldeles nydelig! ♥ Helt herlig...


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